Traffic Violations

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lambert8
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Traffic Violations

Postby lambert8 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:28 pm

How do you go about disclosing traffic violations for applications? Should I just list them, or put a little detail into what happened? Thanks.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Traffic Violations

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:35 pm

Character & Fitness Addendum for [XX] School

On [date], I was cited by the [City] Police Department for [Violation]. I appeared in traffic court and [payed a fine of $X/the judge reduced the fine to $Y/was sentenced to driver's education/whatever].

rinse, repeat

If you've got more than a couple of violations, you may need to write something about how you have since matured and haven't had a ticket in [X] years. (If you're still getting tickets, then learn how to drive.)

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kalvano
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Re: Traffic Violations

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:40 pm

I just put:

On or about the following months, I received a traffic violation.

Month/year, city, violation, outcome.
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat




I had a lot (A LOT) so I also put a little disclaimer about any omissions not being intentional but the result of passage of time and lack of memory, and I wasn't trying to hide anything. Since I listed a ton, I guess they figured I was being truthful.

I got passed through C&F just fine.

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BVest
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Re: Traffic Violations

Postby BVest » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:28 am

I indicated that I had been cited for numerous speeding violations over my 20+ years of driving, none of them in excess of 25 mph over the speed limit and all but one of which were dismissed through state-permitted driver education or deferred adjudication orders. I did not elaborate.

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Yardbird
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Re: Traffic Violations

Postby Yardbird » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:26 am

I thought you didn't have to put minor traffic violations/parking violations...

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Re: Traffic Violations

Postby suzige » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:09 am

shadowofjazz wrote:I thought you didn't have to put minor traffic violations/parking violations...


Be sure to read the C&F for each school carefully. Some want more than others.

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Yardbird
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Re: Traffic Violations

Postby Yardbird » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:10 am

suzige wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:I thought you didn't have to put minor traffic violations/parking violations...


Be sure to read the C&F for each school carefully. Some want more than others.
I'll keep an eye out. So far the open apps I've filled out have specified to not include minor traffic violations (Chicago, Cornell, Duke)




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