Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2005
Recently, the federal government passed road and highway legislation intended to cut deaths and injuries caused by trucking accidents by 40%.
These mandates essentially state that all Class A & B drivers are not allowed to take defensive driving or get deferred adjudication (probation) to remove a traffic ticket from their record. The purpose of these rulings is to get negligent drivers off the road. For independent drivers, they will be forced off the road because they have accumulated too many points on their license. For company drivers, their company will fire them because they can’t afford insurance increases. Truckers are treated the same for traffic violations whether they are in their big rigs or in their personal vehicles.
The scope of these laws, however, has failed to recognize that truckers on a whole have excellent safety records, can be unfairly targeted for moving violations, and also rely on their driving records for their livelihood. Furthermore, this legislation was forced on states and municipalities by threatening to withhold Federal Transportation funds for road work if the legislation was not adopted at a state and local level.
“Truckers have a difficult time making a living, especially with the present cost of fuel,” says Steven Owsley of Owsley & Associates. “We believe the trucking industry has been unfairly singled out, especially when drivers are in their own cars and small trucks.”
Owsley & Associates is helping truckers keep their licenses and stay on the road by fighting unfair violations that may cost them their job. Owsley says that his firm can do this by either getting relief in the Justice of Peace or Municipal courts, or by posting bond and appealing the cases to the county court, where prosecutors are not as restricted by Federal guidelines. Owsley & Associates provides legal representation for speeding tickets, traffic tickets and other violations throughout the state of Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Austin, Lubbock and all other areas.
For more information, please visit http://www.texas-traffic-ticket.com?s=pr_txnov or call 1-877.898.4964.
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