School Zone Tickets Start with School Starting Soon

School starts next week, and you have to be careful. You have to be careful for any number of reasons. You have to be careful beyond the obvious reason of kids on the roadways. Remember that it’s the beginning of school. That means there is likely to be a lot of excitement. There is also going to be a whole lot of uncertainty as children dart back and forth. They’ll grab things that they forget. They will realize they’ve gone to the wrong entrance. Skateboards will catch on unfamiliar seems in the concrete at new schools. Bicycles will weave back and forth, looking for unfamiliar bike racks and going through unfamiliar roadways.

Through all this, you can expect Metro Police to be monitoring everything from speed to crosswalks to lights, traffic crossing guards, you name it. Remember that school zone tickets are very, very expensive to just pay off or to try to fight on your own. Remember that 24hourticketpower.com lets you fight a Las Vegas school zone speeding ticket totally online in the vast majority of our cases. If it is or is close to a felony, there’s a chance you’ll have to come in to our offices. For more serious offenses like repeated driving under the influence issues you may also need to go into court. That is, go into court with us. Whether it is going in and taking care of everything for you as we are able to do in almost every speeding ticket or other traffic citation you may get in Las Vegas to more serious felony arrests, you can count on our experienced traffic attorneys at 24hourticketpower.com to take care of everything possible on your behalf.

In the meantime, check out this useful set of school zone traffic tips for Las Vegas drivers from the National Safety Council:

“If You’re Dropping Off

Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. More children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location, according to the National Safe Routes to School program. The following apply to all school zones:

  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians

According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they’re walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

  • Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
  • Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
  • Don’t honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way”

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Boulder City Speeding Tickets, and The Police’ Spin

The headline reads “Traffic Division Officers Keep Roads Safe” and the article follows predictably from there. Well, predictably if you look first at who wrote the piece. The woman’s name is immaterial, but the office from which she’s writing is not: Boulder City Police.” We mean, honestly though, what other kind of article to do you expect someone to write in an official capacity and speaking on behalf of the police department? They’re not going to write a story that could be headlined “Sometimes Traffic Enforcement Is About Funding” or “You Didn’t Deserve That Ticket.” Police are going to toe the line for police, that’s just the way it is. And we don’t mean to necessarily say that the article or the sentiment is exactly one hundred percent wrong. Police and traffic enforcement officers have their place, all police have their place.

But that doesn’t mean the whopper of a speeding ticket Boulder City Police just handed you is “right” or that you shouldn’t fight it. In fact, if you want to fight your Boulder City speeding ticket online visit 24hourticketpower.com today for the quickest, simplest, cheapest, and all around best experience in fixing traffic tickets online. While we do understand (like you probably do as well) that police have their place and sure, traffic enforcement is a necessary and worthwhile endeavor, our job is to fight for you. That’s what we do. We are on your side the whole way, and usually we can take up the whole side: you don’t have to leave your house to fight the ticket. 24hourticketpower.com lets you fix a Boulder City speeding ticket completely online in most cases. The same goes for traffic tickets or speeding tickets in Henderson, Las Vegas, Summerlin, Laughlin, you name it. If it’s in the Las Vegas area, broadly defined, our attorneys can handle it for you without you having to even visit our office.

The rest of the article is about some of the things that we do like police to do, such as help with traffic flow. Show up when you’ve gotten in a southern Nevada vehicle accident and take statements, locate witnesses, and make sure that the person who hit you doesn’t just walk away. They monitor traffic and make bypass routes around construction or accidents. There are many other good things that traffic cops handle. Fine, even speeding tickets have their place. But still, 24hourticketpower.com is here to fight for you, not them. Visit us today to click-n-fix your Boulder City traffic ticket.

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Speeding Tickets in Las Vegas Push Nevada To Poor Driving Rank

Speeding tickets in Nevada are part of why many rankings have Nevada as one of the worst states for driving. Or rather, this helps us hit the ranking for some of the worst drivers out there, across the country. Does that sound right to you? Depends in part on how you measure it, as with everything. Yes, there are a lot of issues on Nevada roads. Las Vegas and the rest of the valley have some serious issues with accidents, speeding tickets, driving under the influence, and any number of other issues. But in some part, we’re a victim of others. While many states have bad drivers just by virtue of being bad drivers, Las Vegas gets everyone else’s bad drivers. And we get them on vacation, without a care in the world, in a rental car, not knowing where they are going. That’s right, we said it: a part of our bad rating has to be from the tourists.

Look, we’re Las Vegas traffic ticket attorneys. We get it as much or probably more than anyone. Las Vegans have their share of speeding tickets to fight online and we help them with it. 24hourticketpower.com knows the numbers because we live them, helping our clients through fighting Nevada speeding tickets online and avoiding Las Vegas traffic court. But, though we know that the good people of Las Vegas do have some issues with speeding and driving under the influence and distracted driving or cell phone violations, we also know that locals are not worse than the national average, certainly. Vacationers really bump our stats up. But 24hourticketpower.com helps anyone fight a traffic ticket online so if you’ve gotten one, visit our site today whether you’re a local or just here for the weekend when you got popped for speeding or what ever.

Here’s a sampling of some of the worst states, and what makes them the worst:

  1. Florida: Floridians Google “speeding tickets” and “traffic tickets” more than any other state. They also have the second lowest number of insured drivers in the nation.
  2. Mississippi: The state had the fifth-highest number of deaths resulting from auto accidents and the 12th highest rate of DUI arrests per driver in the country. Like Florida, relatively few people are insured.
  3. Oklahoma: When it comes to states with many uninsured drivers, Oklahoma has more than its fair share: Only 74 percent of its drivers are insured. It also has one of the 15 worst scores in DUIs per thousand drivers and the number of people killed per thousand drivers in auto accidents.
  4. New Jersey: The Garden State has the second-most deaths per driver.
  5. Delaware: New Jersey’s neighbor and rival for worst drivers in the mid-Atlantic region, Delaware is the only state with more deaths per driver than New Jersey.

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Henderson Speeding Ticket Bonanza

Received a speeding ticket in Henderson, Nevada? You are not alone, you are not anywhere near alone, especially if it happened in the last couple of weeks. On top of speeding tickets issues by the Nevada Highway Patrol, hundreds of other citations were handed out for various infractions such as distracted driving in Henderson, cell phone violations, seat belt violations, revoked or suspended licenses, and more. We’ll break down the numbers and give the specifics in a moment, but one big point sticks out for us. These are just the numbers released by the Nevada Highway Patrol, according to news accounts of this speeding enforcement in Henderson. The Henderson Police Department was also in on this, and they haven’t even released their numbers or had them counted in this total as released by the NHP. If you’re given a speeding ticket in Henderson, Nevada, or anywhere else across the Las Vegas Valley and want to fight it online visit ticketpower.com today your ticket fix is just one click away.

From the news report, it looks like this enforcement focus was going on for about two weeks. It began on July 22 and continued through to the 8th of August. We’re not sure why it was only Henderson Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Often times these special enforcement focuses will have officers from all the different departments across the valley involved. One interesting thing is that on three arrests for driving under the influence were reported out of this operation. That’s interesting because Las Vegas and the surrounding areas are high on the list of likely places to get a DUI arrest in Nevada. The total number of vehicles stopped during this focused enforcement was just over 1,100, and only three arrests for driving under the influence out of that total seems somewhat low. According to the news report, this total came out to

“. . . 960 citations and 287 warnings. Troopers arrested three drivers for driving under the influence, wrote 510 speeding citations and 115 distracted driving citations.

Also, 28 seat belt violation citations were written along with 113 cell phone violations, 17 for people diving on a suspended or revoked license, 83 registration violations. 44 for driving without proof of insurance and 10 fugitives were apprehended.”

Ticketpower.com has your back if you want to fight a Henderson speeding ticket online, or any other traffic violation in Southern Nevada. Our easy to use online system connects you with a top traffic attorney, and does it as cheap or cheaper than any competitor. Ticketpower.com is the way to avoid Las Vegas traffic court, try us today.

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Different Kinds of Nevada Careless Driving Citations

Though we are mostly an online traffic ticket service for Las Vegas and the surrounding area, we still follow traffic law all over the state. Good ideas spread, and sometimes bad ideas spread even more quickly. So we perked our ears up when we saw news of a new Nevada traffic law going into effect in Reno. What are our urban compatriots up north up to these days? They’re making a separate traffic offense for careless driving in Nevada, if only inside their Reno city limits. Additions to the no no list include eating, doing any kind of makeup or face pruning including but not limited to shaving, and more. The actual infraction that this has become is called “Inattentive Driving” and also includes the heinous act of brushing your teeth. At least according to some reports, kids distracting you is also a newly leveled traffic violation under this new provision. Even Fido and Katty Cat are not immune from being the proximal causes of this statute. It’s not a cheap Nevada traffic citation, either, running up to and including three hundred and five dollars. It’s not surprising that the list of banned and newly harsher penalized activities includes doing donut or generally burning rubber in a car lot. Above and beyond that, a careless driving ticket for a whopping four hundred and fifty dollars can be issued when a driving is speeding at a “greater than reasonable rate” or without regard for life and limb of other parties.

What is the common theme running through basically all of these new infractions? They’re subjective in the eyes of the law enforcement officer you’re dealing with. This is not a speeding ticket where a radar gives less subjective testimony or even a blood alcohol content above .08 blood alcohol level. Though both of those measures and specifically the measurements and chain of custody thereof can be challenged, they are specific levels above which you may not go. Not so for these laws, they all depend on their impeding your ability to be safe behind the wheel in the eyes of the officer.

24hourticketpower.com follows Nevada traffic law issues like this to know how best to help you if you’re stopped for a traffic violation and want to fight your ticket online. Our easy to use system is called “click n fix” for a reason: our goal and our measurement of success is helping you as effectively and quickly as possible. Visit 24hourticketpower.com today to fight a Nevada careless driving citation online.

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Watch Out for Construction Zone Speeding Tickets in Summerlin

Watch out for speeding tickets in construction zones on Summerlin Parkway in Las Vegas this summer. There’s some work going in there, but not necessarily the work that everyone, or at least a lot of people, were hoping for. There was a planned road expansion for Summerlin Parkway before the great recession that stalled with the cuts and budget crunches. It will likely remain stalled. According to the Road Warrior blog on all things traffic related like speeding tickets in Las Vegas, it will be a while. From a recent blog on that site:

“Originally, the full build-out of Summerlin Parkway called for three general-purpose traffic lanes in each direction between the Beltway and U.S. Highway 95, with a carpool lane in each direction up to Rampart Boulevard, city spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz said.

If the project is ever completed, most of that widening would wipe out the current open median along most of Summerlin Parkway. As a result, the city would have to build a concrete barrier to separate opposing traffic lanes, similar to what you see on most freeways.

Those improvements have a hefty $100 million price-tag — money that Kurtz said the city doesn’t have right now.”

So what is on tap that can bring out the construction zone speeding tickets in Summerlin area? There are, also according to this blog, plans to install high-tension cables that will act as a barrier between oncoming lanes of traffic in the left hand lanes to give them a sort of buffer to avoid some of the worst, head on collision type accidents. Again from the same blog:

“Las Vegas city officials are trying to fix that by installing a system of heavy, high-tension steel cables that will line both sides of the median. Those cables will create a springlike effect aimed at supporting the weight of vehicles that stray from the expressway between Buffalo Drive and the 215 Beltway.”

If you’re caught going too fast in this construction zone or any orange cone area in Nevada and want to fight your speeding ticket online 24hourticketpower.com is the place to go. Our easy online system lets you fight your ticket with a minimum of hassle. Our goal at 24hourticketpower.com is to make your speeding ticket have the least impact on your life possible. In most cases you don’t have to come into our office or attend court, and your settlement is the best possible if we can’t just get the ticket thrown out outright.

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DUI Laws in Las Vegas, The News, and The NFL

Our attorneys at 24hourticketpower.com follow traffic and DUI laws in the news rather obsessively. Recently that includes a lot of marijuana DUI news in Las Vegas and across the country. There is of course that ballot question coming up in November to fully legalize it for recreational use. It has been legal in Nevada for over a decade for medical use. You can quibble with that figure though because it’s been a whole lot less time that it’s been more than just theoretical in availability.

Marijuana is also getting lots of national attention for everything from research availability and data to stories about its way overboard focus in the National Football League. The NFL goes out of its way to test players and sanction and stigmatize them for use of marijuana. Many find this somewhat baffling in an industry so reliant on and in constant use of prescription pain medication that is orders of magnitude more powerful. A prominent writer on CBS Sports has a long piece just recently up on their website calling for an end to marijuana testing, or at least drastically cutting the testing down to a reasonable level, and treating it much less seriously and only if and when you have to. Some excerpts:

“It’s also makes too much sense, given what NFL players put their minds and bodies through to play this game which so greatly benefits the owners. Especially given ongoing research about marijuana and pain relief and some of its medicinal benefits, plus the fact it appears to be far less an evil than a potent drug like, oh, say, Toradol. There is no better time to change than the present.

If a player gets caught smoking marijuana in an area where it is illegal or gets caught in a sting with a massive amount of it being shipped to his residence or he is selling the drug or supplying the drug or breaking any state or federal drug law, then by all means I condone punishment and future testing.”

If you’re charged with a marijuana DUI in Las Vegas, fix it online at 24hourticketpower.com. We handle DUI charges of all different types for all different situations, and know how to help you with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of results. Visit 24hourticketpower.com today to start fighting your marijuana DUI online. Help is as easy as one click away. A top attorney will receive your email day or night, and we’ll get started on your case ASAP.

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The Law on Cell Phones Driving and Traffic Tickets

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the laws around Nevada cell phone tickets. This is a relatively new area of law, as far as laws go, having been on the books only since 2011. There are some gems buried in there, but one of the big ones is what is not in there. There is no particular carve out for using your cell phone while stopped at a traffic light. Remember that, as you make your way around the valley, and contact ticketpower.com if you get a Nevada cell phone ticket. This is typically a Nevada distracted driving ticket which you can fight online with ticketpower.com. Our easy to use online system has everything you need.
NRS 484B.165  Using handheld wireless communications device to type or enter text, send or read data, engage in nonvoice communication or engage in voice communications without use of hands-free device unlawful; exceptions; penalty; additional penalty for violation in work zone or pedestrian safety zone.
1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not, while operating a motor vehicle on a highway in this State:
(a) Manually type or enter text into a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device, or send or read data using any such device to access or search the Internet or to engage in nonvoice communications with another person, including, without limitation, texting, electronic messaging and instant messaging.
(b) Use a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device to engage in voice communications with another person, unless the device is used with an accessory which allows the person to communicate without using his or her hands, other than to activate, deactivate or initiate a feature or function on the device.
2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to:
(a) A paid or volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician, paramedic, ambulance attendant or other person trained to provide emergency medical services who is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.
(b) A law enforcement officer or any person designated by a sheriff or chief of police or the Director of the Department of Public Safety who is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.
(c) A person who is reporting a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity or who is requesting assistance relating to a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity.
(d) A person who is responding to a situation requiring immediate action to protect the health, welfare or safety of the driver or another person and stopping the vehicle would be inadvisable, impractical or dangerous.
(e) A person who is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as an amateur radio operator and who is providing a communication service in connection with an actual or impending disaster or emergency, participating in a drill, test, or other exercise in preparation for a disaster or emergency or otherwise communicating public information.
(f) An employee or contractor of a public utility who uses a handheld wireless communications device:
(1) That has been provided by the public utility; and
(2) While responding to a dispatch by the public utility to respond to an emergency, including, without limitation, a response to a power outage or an interruption in utility service.
3.  The provisions of this section do not prohibit the use of a voice-operated global positioning or navigation system that is affixed to the vehicle.
4.  A person who violates any provision of subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor and:
(a) For the first offense within the immediately preceding 7 years, shall pay a fine of $50.
(b) For the second offense within the immediately preceding 7 years, shall pay a fine of $100.
(c) For the third or subsequent offense within the immediately preceding 7 years, shall pay a fine of $250.
5.  A person who violates any provision of subsection 1 may be subject to any additional penalty set forth in NRS 484B.130 or 484B.135.

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Grant Funded Clark County Traffic Ticket Focus Underway

The Joining Forces grant is at it again. There’s a major effort underway now until the end of the month to ticket Clark County drivers for just about anything they can find. Here’s what the Joining Forces grant is about, from the program’s own site:

“Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes traffic safety by targeting impaired or distracted driving, pedestrian safety, speeding and seat belt use.

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States and most crashes are preventable.  Through scheduled Joining Forces events, Nevada law enforcement agencies aim to increase awareness for traffic safety and modify risky behavior, thereby preventing accidents and saving lives.”

The bulk of our law firm practice is devoted to speeding ticket representation. Radar and following are the primary means of police engagement to nail a speeder. The majority of speeding tickets issued are for the minor offense of: BASIC SPEED 1-10 mph over the speed limit. What does this mean? It means the officer likely caught you speeding over that amount, but graciously gave you a discount—or so they said. Basic speeding means you were traveling over the 65 mph doing 75 or 80 and was pegged by a blue trooper waiting for your lead foot.

But we handle any number of other tickets such as failure to use due care, reckless driving, seatbelt violations and cell phone while driving or distracted driving citations, reckless driving, and of course the other big one, driving under the influence.

Drunken Driving charges are prosecuted based upon blood, urine, or breath analysis. A supplemental sobriety test may also be given at the scene of the suspected violation. The Law does not prefer one test over the other and are all treated the same in Court. There are many defenses available to the accused drunk driver including the following: Was the performed test accurate? Was the test issued simultaneously? Was the test issued timely? Was the police inspection Constitutional? Did the officer follow the rules? Does the documentation support the charge? Was Due Process violated in any way? Call ticketpower.com today at 702-684-6906 if you have been arrested for DUI and need a DUI attorney to help fight for your rights in Court. Do go alone—get the Power of many years of experience to help you keep that first DUI at bay. The DUI rules are very clear in Nevada. A first time offense is very expensive and time consuming. The second time offense is not only expensive, but also truly serious and an experienced attorney should be handling your matter

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Cell Phone Ticket in Nevada — Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is the name of the most recent gain for a current enforcement focus that the Nevada Highway Patrol is presently in the midst of. In pushing out press info on this program, spokespeople for the highway patrol discussed the first day’s haul of 90 tickets written for distracted driving in Nevada. That’s a whole lot of people’s days just really sent in a very different direction than they were likely hoping. We certainly understand the need for police action to curb the number of nasty car crashes on Nevada’s highways, we prefer to fight for the people who are given tickets and to help them fight Clark County distracted driving citations online.

One thing that the spokesperson highlighted that may not be widely known is that smart watches can get you that same cell phone ticket if you’re dialing or really using it at all. They are all the same thing: a Nevada distracted driving violation. And even if they didn’t, it would be a moot point as the spokesperson mentioned that it is treated like a cellular device in their eyes anyway. The spokesperson, by the way, is one Jason Buratczuk, a trooper with the NHP.

Beyond cellular, tablet, and other electronic ways and reasons that people were cited for distracted driving there were plenty of rarer but maybe more amusing stories of infractions. One person seen shaving. We assume it was a man, but the story doesn’t elaborate. Beyond that, people of course eating in certain cases got them ticketed. Doing make up is always one you at least see in the movies, and one that was mentioned as a ticketed offense.

24hourticketpower.com will fix your Nevada distracted driving and cell phone tickets online. We’re the best option for what you really want: to get the best deal possible to avoid points on your license, a fine, or any impacts whatsoever if you can help it. But the catch is, you want to not have to go see a lawyer or go through the hassle of traffic court you want to avoid it, and that’s why 24hourticketpower.com is your top choice for fixing a Las Vegas distracted driving ticket online.

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