My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
The information on my ticket is: 22349(b), exceeding 55 mph. Max speed says "55" and the sections for Vehicle Limit and Safe and Special were left blank by the officer. The officer said I was doing 84 in a 55 zone. I received the ticket while traveling in Northern California, though I live in Southern California (which is where I am now).
First a couple of insurance questions. I read on one law site on the web that it is illegal in California for insurance companies to raise rates if there is only 1 point on a person's record. Is this true? Was this a law of the past, or a law that is still in force now? Since my driving record is otherwise clean, I am interested to know this. I called the DMV, and it was confirmed for me that this was 1 point violation, but the person I talked to there said some insurance companies can and do raise rates on a 1 point violation.
I would like to do a TBD and was wondering if anyone could point me to a good resource for information on this. I know that if you win the ticket is thrown out, but I am also wondering: can a TBD ever result in a judge giving a fine reduction/option for traffic school even if you lose?