Individuals who are charged with speeding tickets generally fall into one of two categories. The first category are those drivers who have clean records and are concerned about preventing insurance rate increases.
The second category is composed of those drivers who have had a number of tickets, or who are charged with serious violations, and who are concerned about saving their driving privileges.
North Carolina General Statute 58-36-75 describes certain insurance waiver provisions under the Safe Driver Incentive Plan. That statute provides that a first conviction within a three year period for speeding 10 mph or less above the posted speed limit will not create any grounds for an increase in insurance premium points. (This waiver does not apply for speeding offenses that occur within a school zone.) This section of the law also provides that under certain circumstances where the driver has had an accident within the previous three year period, the 10 mile or less above the limit waiver does not qualify for the insurance premium enhancement point waiver.
Section (f) of NCGS 58-36-75 also provides that under the Safe Driver Incentive Plan, a Prayer for Judgment Continued shall not constitute a prior conviction for consideration of the waiver for a first conviction for speeding 10 mph or less above the speed limit. It is important to note, however, that the waiver for the Prayer for Judgment Continued only applies if the vehicle owner, the principle operator, or any licensed operator in the owner’s household, does not have a Prayer for Judgment Continued for any moving traffic violation during the three years immediately preceding the date of application or the preparation of the insurance policy renewal.
NCGS 20-16 sets out the violations that will authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend an operator’s license, as well as the schedule of motor vehicle points for various violations.
NCGS 20-17 sets out those offenses that carry mandatory revocations of an operator’s license. Obviously, when individuals are faced with such offenses as those listed in these two statutory references, insurance concerns pale in comparison to the necessity to drive.
Other statutes deal with issues related to “serious offenses” as they relate to individuals licensed as CDL licensees. Special consideration must be paid to traffic violations committed by individuals who have commercial driver’s licenses since what may appear to be fairly minor violations can have significant repercussions for those licensees.
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