First Six Points
When a Bucks County driver’s record reaches 6 or more points for the first time, that driver will receive a written notice from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) requiring them to take a special written point exam covering:
- Safe Driving Practices
- Departmental Sanctions
- Related Safety Issue
The Bucks County driver will have 30 days to successfully pass the exam or their driver’s license will be suspended until which time the exam is passed. If the Bucks County driver passes the exam within the 30-day period, 2 points will be removed from his or her driving record.
If you have received a Bucks County traffic violation that carries points, Caterina Saile, Esq., an experienced local Bucks County traffic violation lawyer, can defend your rights.
Many drivers are stopped for speeding in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Whether you are driving on a local road or on a highway, if you are stopped for speeding and smell like alcohol, chances are you may also be charged with a Bucks County DUI.
Pennsylvania State Police officers use radar guns to stop Bucks County drivers for speeding violations on major highways. However, Pennsylvania law forbids local Bucks County police to use radar to catch Bucks County speeders. Local Bucks County police utilize various other means, such as stop watches and Vascar, to catch speeders. There are specific rules governing the use of these means to determine if someone is speeding.
A speeding violation in Pennsylvania (75 Pa.C.S.A. §3362) carries fines and points. Speeding ticket points in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and all other Pennsylvania counties are as follows:
- 6-10 miles per hour over the speed limit: 2 points.
- 11-15 miles per hour over the speed limit: 3 points.
- 16-25 miles per hour over the speed limit: 4 points.
- 26-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: 5 points.
- 31+ miles per hour over the speed limit: 5 points + PennDOT Hearing.
Caterina Saile, Esq. of Saile & Saile, LLP regularly represents Bucks County drivers who receive speeding tickets. If you are charged with a Bucks County speeding violation along with a Bucks County DUI charge, many times the Bucks County speeding ticket can be eliminated or reduced. It is important to retain an experienced local Bucks County DUI and speeding ticket attorney, before your Bucks County DUI Preliminary Hearing. Give yourself the best chance of beating your speeding ticket and driving under the influence charges by hiring expert attorneys like Saile & Saile, LLP!