Law Office of Charles Huber Offers Insight Into Rise in Student Traffic Tickets

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As the occurrence of traffic tickets rises among younger drivers throughout Missouri, Charles H. Huber, attorney at law, explains the phenomenon from a legal perspective.

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There seems to be a direct correlation between good weather and bad driving among teens and early twenty-somethings

School may be in session, but that isn't stopping many young drivers from taking advantage of the warm weather while it lasts. But in an increasing number of cases, high school and college students are driving recklessly in the remaining weeks before winter begins, resulting in a growing number of traffic tickets being issued.

As an attorney at law who frequently deals with traffic law, principal Charles H. Huber of the Law Office of Charles Huber has seen the trend for himself.

"There seems to be a direct correlation between good weather and bad driving among teens and early twenty-somethings," Huber says. "The spike in traffic tickets seems to happen before school starts up again -- maybe because people are having one last fling before hitting the books this fall. However, when the weather gets bad, people tend to slow down again."

This may come as no surprise to some Missouri residents -- a recent study found that Missouri boasts the seventh-worst drivers in the country.

What many people, especially students in the 16 to 22 age group, don't realize are the unintended consequences of receiving a traffic ticket, according to Huber.

"Getting a traffic ticket can lead to points on your license, as well as an increase in your car insurance," Huber explains. "We even saw a recent case where the student received a ticket and put it in their glove compartment and forgot about it. Soon enough, there was a warrant out for their arrest due to their simple forgetfulness."

If a young person ends up receiving a traffic ticket, Huber stresses the importance of communicating with one's parents.

"Many high school and college students will get a traffic ticket, then plead guilty and pay the fine themselves in order to avoid a confrontation with their parents," Huber says. "However, the parents will eventually get a higher car insurance statement. Therefore, it is important for students to be up front and communicative with their parents about an accident or traffic violation."

About the Law Office of Charles Huber

The Law Office of Charles Huber is a St. Louis; Missouri based private law practice that provides legal services to clients as a bankruptcy Lawyer and with traffic issues. With over 30 years of experience, the Law Office of Charles Huber has consistently helped clients win their cases. Charles Huber is a member of the Missouri State Bar Association. For more information on the Law Office of Charles Huber, please call 314-298-0305, or visit

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