In CA my husband got a speeding ticket someone told him to claim "Coasting" but isnt that worse?

by C. Hale
(CA)

My husband was in Kern County, CA got a speeding ticket for 10 miles over limit. Another driver told him to claim "Coasting" but isn't that worse since by law the truck should never be out of gear?

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Jun 16, 2011
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coasting
by: Dale

Coasting is dangerouse, and the company "swift" i worked for had a no coasting policy. you have to be in gear all the time, and something like 1 or 2 warnings and your fired.
I think speeding and you just didn't realise you went over speed limit would look better than deliberate coasting.

Jun 08, 2011
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speeding
by: Anonymous

Hire a lawyer get it reduced to a non moving violation it is worth the money to do it.

Jun 08, 2011
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out of control
by: Rolly Polly

I believe you're right, it would be worse if your husband said he was "coasting" cause then cali dot would say that exact thing: he was out of gear which equals out of control of the vehicle.

If I may offer a suggestion: tell your old man to speak with a trucker attorney (I recommend Road Law, they're on the web & OOIDA supports them) if he hasn't already & fight it!

Cali is bankrupt & its high time that they stop using scale houses & picking on truckers as a source of revenue

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