GA Commercial Driver’s License Violations

Large trucks cause a number of auto accidents on the highways and roads in Georgia.  Because of the increased potential of harm, or even death that can result from these accidents, Georgia holds CDL drivers to much higher standards than someone with a regular driving license.  While one or two traffic violations may be minor when driving your regular automobile, that’s not the case with a CDL violation.  There are some cases where only one or two GA Commercial Driver’s License Violations can result in the loss of a license, either temporarily or permanently.  Having violations on your GA CDL license can also mean the loss of a job or the inability to get a job driving.

Major Traffic Violations

Under Georgia CDL law, a major violation results in a one-year suspension of your CDL on the first offense and a permanent commercial driver’s license disqualification on the second offense. Major violations include:

  • Alcohol or drug-related violations such as a DUI
  • Refusing a field sobriety test/alcohol blood testing
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving a CMV(commercial motor vehicle)
  • Committing a felony with a vehicle
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked CDL
  • Fatality caused by negligent driving

Serious Traffic Violations

Receiving two serious traffic violations while driving a commercial vehicle within three years can result in a 60 day suspension, and a third within 3 years results in a 120 day suspension. Serious traffic violations include:

  • Speeding greater than 15 MPH over the posted limit
  • Improper lane changes
  • Reckless driving
  • Following too closely
  • Driving violation leading to a fatality
  • Not having a valid CDL for the specific type of vehicle being driven

If you have a CDL and receive a ticket in Georgia don’t wait to contact an experienced lawyer.  Waiting can mean fines, fees and/or a loss of your CDL driving privileges.  If you receive a violation on one of the following, you can upload your citation on our website for a review.

  • Speeding(15 mph or more above the posted limit)
  • Georgia Super Speeder Violations
  • Following Too Closely
  • Reckless or Careless Driving
  • Auto insurance violations
  • Wrong Lane or improper lane changes
  • Load weight violations
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices
  • Failure to stop
  • Equipment violations
  • Off Truck Route
  • Operating a commercial vehicle without proof of holding a valid CDL
  • Driving a rig without the proper endorsement

Many of these violations can be lowered so that you do not lose your driving ability.  Contact David today to discuss your situation or upload your citation on our website for a free case review.

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