still eligible to drive?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by guwop, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. guwop

    guwop New Member

    longtime lurker, first time posting..
    iv been on the preload for a lil over a year now. iv been thinking its time to get into driving so i signed the TCD bid list. long story short I just got a speeding ticket a few weeks ago an im wondering did that just kill my chances of driving or will like something lk defensive driving clear me out? thanx for any info
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In my center, you could be ineligible for a year.
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  4. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Depends on what your local DA's policy is on tickets and how severe it is (ie. 65 in a 55 at night on the highway vs. 65 in a school zone....) If you have a good driving record and pay for a lawyer -- which I always do in my state -- then you might get it dropped to an improper equipment infraction or other non-moving violations. I'm assuming if you get it dropped it does not DQ you from driving.
  5. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your going to have to sign that list again next year.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Not here. A ticket is a ticket.

    We had one guy lose his license for a short time because he missed a court date over a parking ticket. He did not find out he was ineligible until he signed a bid. Had to wait a year for the license suspension to get off his record. That suspension was over a parking ticket.

    If you are going to depend on your drivers license to make your living, you are an idiot if you do not protect it as the valuable asset that it is.

    To me, that means I do not drink and drive and I also do not go over 100 mph on my motorcycle or in my wife's very capable car. In my state over 100 is immediate suspension. I would be an idiot to travel over 100 no matter how much fun it is.
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I could not agree more. As a former VERY aggressive driver, once I won a bid to go FT, I had to lighten up my pedal foot quite a bit. Yea, it's fun to drive fast, but it would be much less fun to have to come home and tell my wife that I lost my VERY good paying job because my driving habits put my license in jeopardy.
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Here a parking ticket is not considered a moving violation. No points on your record for one. More like a fine since its mostly just a way for the city to make money. You might lose your license if you had a bazzillion unpaid parking tickets but that would be an extreme example.
  9. guwop

    guwop New Member

    even if i plead not guilty an go thru the process and end up winning am i still ineligible? im in texas btw. the ticket was a 36 in a 20 1st day of skool 3 min into the skool zone time frame.
  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Come on man, it's spelled SCHOOL. Lazy, or unintelligent?
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    He is probably just kool.
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    ​Doing 16 over in a 'skool' zone, I know what my guess is.
  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your not getting that reduced your where in a school zone. Chalk it up to a lessoned learn and be ready to sign the list again next year.
    Lasted edited by : Sep 8, 2013
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You will also lose your license if you do not pay the ticket, then ignore the court summons, not show up for your court date and then not pay the fine the judge imposes.

    It is quite a few hoops to jump through, but someone has done it, I work with him.
    Lasted edited by : Sep 8, 2013
  15. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Here it is more than two infractions in three years (3 in 3) that gets you DQ'd. iirc
  16. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    I've been told it's three years with no moving violations here. I've been fighting my need for speed for quite some time now.
  17. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    When they pass the dot sheet out requesting your driving record be sure and put that on there. I dont think one ticket will boot you out of driving. If you can go to driving school and get it dismissed do it.
  18. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    Im sure it may vary state to state, but parking tickets are usually only attached to the car, not the driver. Because they dont know who parked the car, it could have been you, or your wife, or your child. And many times a car is registered under both the husband and wife's name, so they cant issue 2 tickets to both husband and wife.

    With that being said. The registered owner (or owners) are responsible for that fine no matter who was driving. But I doubt it would ever show on a driving record. It doesnt over here in washington.
  19. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    In my area it's no more that 2 moving violations in 3 years and none within the past year.
  20. guwop

    guwop New Member

    looks lk im stuck on the preload for another year. appreciate the info.