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California is made for road trips. The state’s stunning landscapes and never-ending coastlines make driving a pleasant experience for many.

However, no matter if you are driving on the state’s famous Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast or trying to get from one part of the country to another during rush hour, it is important that you remember the basic rules of the road.

This notion especially applies when you are driving in suburban cities like West Covina where you may find yourself breaking a law of any kind and end up getting a ticket for it.

The reality is there is more to just paying a traffic fine and continuing about your business on the road. Depending on your circumstances, a ticket can lead to a suspended, or even revoked, driver’s license as well as exhausting court proceedings. 

Here is everything you need to know about traffic violations and how you should go about accepting the consequences.

The importance of hiring a traffic ticket lawyer

When making a traffic violation in West Covina, the one question you are probably asking yourself is “Can a West Covina traffic ticket lawyer help you with your ticket?” The simple answer to this question is – yes.

In fact, hiring a traffic lawyer comes with a lot of benefits. Mainly, these lawyers are familiar with the road laws and regulations so they can provide you with legal guidance and ensure your rights in case you need to go to court.

Besides this, with a professional traffic lawyer by your side, you will also be able to save money and time, reduce insurance premiums, negotiate alternative discipline and in some cases even dismiss your traffic ticket.

Distinguishing between minor and major traffic violations

Generally, traffic violations are broken down into two main categories –major and minor violations

Major violations refer to the serious offenses that carry heavy weight when accounted for on motor vehicle records (MVR). Depending on the severity of the action, these violations can result in both fines and jail time. Some common major violations include operating a vehicle under the influence, driving with a suspended driving or invalid license and fleeing from law enforcement.

Minor violations such as speeding, running a red light or failing to obey traffic devices, are less serious offenses for which drivers usually expect to pay a fine, fight your violation in court or attend traffic school to nullify the violation.

Traffic court vs. criminal court

Being able to distinguish betweentraffic court and the criminal court is also very important.

Generally, traffic courts are reserved for handling minor violation cases. These courts are less formal and don’t offer the right to a court-appointed attorney. That’s why it is very common to see people representing themselves without a lawyer. The stakes are also much lower as the worst thing you can end up with if you are found guilty is to pay a fine or get your driver’s license suspended or revoked.

On the other hand, major traffic violations typically go to criminal court as people may be faced with both paying a fine and going to jail.

Hidden penalties in traffic tickets

Another thing you should know about traffic tickets is that they may be accompanied by some hidden penalties that both the police and courts are not obligated to tell you about. These include:

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 4 Things You Need to Know About Traffic Violations in West Covina
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/77148/4-things-need-to-know-traffic-violations-west-covina
Published Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:59:10 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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