5 Common Causes for License Suspension
A significant majority of us depend heavily on our automobiles to get us from point A to point B. Imagine suddenly being prohibited by law to jump in the drivers seat and freely take off to your desired destination. For those who have been forced to deal with the repercussions of a revoked license this imagined scenario becomes a concrete reality. License suspension can be the result of a number of offenses, a few of the most common are listed below.
- Point System
Most states have a point system in place that monitors and records the accumulation of traffic offenses. Each traffic violation you commit earns you a point, if you collect a certain amount of points over a given time your licence will be suspended. To avoid racking up points be a model citizen on the road. Obey all traffic laws at all times, stop at red lights and drive within the speed limit.
- Committing a serious driving offense
Serious driving offenses are considered to be traffic violations that fall on the more extreme side of the spectrum, such as DUI's, OWI(operating while intoxicated) involvement in a hit and run, or reckless driving. Appoint a designated driver if you plan to consume any alcohol and do not flee the scene of a traffic accident no matter how tempting it may be.
- Driving without a license or a learners permit without the presence of an adult.
It may be difficult for you to acquire a license later if you have been caught driving with a learners permit or no license. As antsy as you are to trade in your learners permit for a license it is always in your best interests to wait patiently to avoid extending the receival of your license.
- No auto insurance
Driving without insurance or any proof of auto insurance can lead to license suspension. For some lucky individuals driving without auto insurance simply earns them a traffic ticket to handle at the DMV. However, for the rest of the unfortunate bunch driving without proof of auto insurance can result in a suspended license. Auto insurance can be a very pricey purchase, however the benefits that come with auto insurance significantly outweigh the costs.
- Forgetting to pay a fine or attend traffic school
Sometimes in the midst of our chaotic lives we simply forget to pay our traffic fines or attend court mandated traffic school. Failure to pay fines or attend traffic school can result in a suspended license. Do whatever it takes to remember to pay traffic tickets, whether it be obnoxious sticky notes plastered everywhere or constant phone reminders.
Dealing with a suspended license can disrupt your daily routines and schedules forcing you to depend on others on how to get from one location to another. To avoid the hassle that accompanies a suspended license avoid these be a model citizen on the road at all times.
If you or anyone you know needs legal advice concerning a suspended license please contact us at Colley & Colley.