Learn About Serious Traffic Offenses for CDL Holders
If you are a commercial driver in the state of Oklahoma, it’s important to understand what constitutes a serious traffic offense. These offenses can have severe consequences on your ability to maintain your commercial driver’s license.
As defined by Oklahoma law, serious traffic offenses are those that, if committed by a CDL holder, result in disqualification from operating a commercial vehicle for a period of 60 days if two offenses are committed within a three-year period. If a CDL holder commits three or more serious traffic offenses within a three-year period, their license will be disqualified for 120 days.
Examples of Serious Traffic Offenses
Some examples of serious traffic offenses in Oklahoma include:
- Speeding 15 miles per hour or more over the limit
- Reckless driving
- Any traffic offense involving a fatality
- Erratic or unsafe lane change
- Following too closely
- Failure to obtain a commercial driver’s license
- Failure to have in your possession a commercial driver’s license
- Failure to have proper class license for vehicle operated
- Failure to have proper endorsement for the vehicle operated
- Using a cellular telephone or electronic communication device to write, send, or read text message communications while the commercial motor vehicle is in motion
If you are a CDL holder and have been charged with one of these offenses, it’s important to speak with an attorney who understands the specific laws and regulations that affect commercial drivers in Oklahoma.
Contact an Attorney for Assistance
If you have questions or concerns about your CDL and the laws that apply to your specific situation, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney for a free consultation. At the Law Office of James Wirth, we have years of experience helping commercial drivers in Oklahoma protect their licenses and their livelihoods. To schedule your free consultation, visit us online at makelaweasy.com.