The larger cities in Texas have hundreds of thousands of cars speeding along their roads as commuters rush into the city or hurry home after a long day of work in the traffic congestion.
Between the crowded expressways, loops, or interstates, it can be easy to get a traffic ticket as you maneuver between vehicles or just try to keep your place in the pack. On these heavily used roads that are sometimes choked with traffic, it can be easy to lose track of your speed or get pulled along in a pack of vehicles and speed or run a red light. Sometimes you can commit a traffic violation simply trying to avoid being in an accident!
You might assume that you are guilty just because you received a ticket, but you should wisely weigh your options before mailing in your fine like an obedient servant. That fine will cost you in the short term, obviously, but it could cost you in the long term as well if points are assessed to your driving record and/or your insurance premiums get bumped up.
In other words, the initial fine that you pay could be the start of several financial hits as a consequence of your speeding or other traffic violation. Consider these questions before you plead guilty to a speeding offense: 1) Are you absolutely sure that the police officer got an accurate measure of your speed, or is he/she still learning how to correctly use the new LIDAR technology? 2) Did he/she clock you at your true speed, or was he/she too eager to start and stop the stopwatch used in VASCAR technology?
Those are just two preliminary questions, and if you don’t know what LIDAR and VASCAR are, you should definitely contact a speeding ticket lawyer for assistance. He/she might be able to prove in court that the police officer lacked sufficient training in using LIDAR equipment, or that the VASCAR machine was improperly maintained. Again, those are just two possible roads down which a qualified traffic ticket lawyer can take you and save you money and time.
Before admitting your guilt by virtue of paying your fine, call for a free consultation to discover your options in dealing with your ticket.
Here’s another bad surprise that you want to avoid: if you have accumulated points previously on your driving record, a few more could put you over the state limit and cause you to lose your license. If that happens, you not only will be blocked from driving, you could lose your job. Many employment contracts require a current license to continue employment. So, a speeding ticket could push you all the way into the unemployment line, a scary prospect when you consider how difficult it is to find a job in our sluggish economy.
Call for a consultation and let a traffic ticket lawyer review your case and go over your options. A trained professional who is familiar with traffic law can be a powerful ally in preserving your driving record and guarding your money and job.
The traffic ticket attorney’s fee usually more than pays for itself when you consider the high stakes that can result from a simple traffic ticket. Getting a reduced fine or your case dismissed can save you thousands of dollars in fines and higher insurance premiums. Who knows? It might even help you to keep your job.
Ensuring Mosquito Control Around Home and Business
Do you need mosquito control? Instituting effective mosquito control around home and business environments usually requires both personal effort as well as professional expertise. A reliable, licensed pest control exterminator should inspect and treat your home and office on a regular basis.
Health Effects of Mosquitoes
The presence of mosquitoes in a home’s backyard or on the grounds surrounding a place of business can mean more than the annoyance of getting an itchy bite. Mosquitoes can carry malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever, as well as spreading encephalitis. Even pets aren’t safe from the adverse effects to good health that mosquitoes can cause as mosquitoes can transmit heartworm to both dogs and cats.
Perfect Breeding Grounds
One of the most effective ways of controlling any mosquito population is removing the conditions that encourage them to breed so profusely. Any place where water can collect included a neglected fountain, birdbath, pool or rain pipe is a place where mosquito larvae can breed. Check home and business properties for containers such as cans, buckets or discarded tires where water can settle and stagnate. Fill in any holes or depressions in the lawn or near tree trunks where water can accumulate. Remove any standing water on the property and ensure that there are no leaking water pipes, faucets or drains where puddles of water can gather. Keep ponds aerated and stocked with mosquito-eating fish and make sure swimming pools and kiddie wading pools are properly attended to so that mosquitoes don’t start a colony in dirty water.
Personal Mosquito Control
At the individual level, there are several actions to take to promote mosquito control. Burn citronella or mosquito-repelling candles in outdoor areas such as patios and decks where entertaining takes place. Wear insect repellent and hang a bug zapper, an electrical device that attracts mosquitoes and other pests to their light and electrocutes them upon contact. Stock outdoor ponds with plenty of fish and even a frog or two that will delight in devouring the mosquito population. Purchase over the counter organic mosquito pesticides from your local gardening store and spray around your vegetation and in any areas where mosquitoes tend to breed.
Mosquito Problem? Call in Professional Help
If a mosquito control problem is chronic or seems to have gotten out of hand, find a reliable pest control company to send a professional exterminator. The exterminator can evaluate your infestation, make recommendations, and apply safe but effective pesticide sprays in and around your home or business property to eliminate existing mosquitoes and any larvae getting ready to hatch.
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