Tag Archives: traffic fines

Hands-free bill update awaits governor’s decision

A bill that would raise the traffic fine for violating cell phone laws is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Senate Bill 28 arrived there Monday after the state Senate voted last week 23 to 13 to pass it. Brown … Continue reading

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Do you follow me?

As you all know, I occasionally ride sidesaddle with law enforcement to get good topics of interest to share in Street Smarts. Earlier this week, I rode shotgun with Officer Sarah Jackson, the California Highway Patrol’s public information officer. For … Continue reading

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Street Smarts talks traffic fines

Ever wonder what the fines are for various traffic violations? Below are some of the common tickets written, as posted on http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/reference/documents/2009_jcbail.pdf. The first number after the citation listed is the base fine, while the second is the total fine, … Continue reading

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The Cost of a DUI

The woman suspected of hitting my vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol is to be arraigned in a San Mateo County courtroom Thursday, April 23. One dark, early morning last month, I and a couple friends were returning … Continue reading

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