Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

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happyflying
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Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by happyflying » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 am

Is a driving record check common with most companies when hiring pilots? I have 2 speeding tickets on my record one from last year and one this year. Thankfully, I have never been in a car accident in my 17 years I have been driving. From what I have read one speeding ticket usually isn't an issue however now that I have 2 in the last 3 years I am concerned. In an interview I would say that I take full responsibility for the tickets and that I have learned from them. Is a driving record check a common request when applying for a first officer position? Will my 2 speeding tickets prevent me from getting a first officer position?
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Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by digits_ » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:40 am

Never been asked for mine. Then again with airlines nowadays you never know.

I got one on the way to an interview once. Then I asked the cop if I could answer the phone as the interviewer was calling me to tell me he was running late. Good times...
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Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by Pacqing » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 pm

Heck yes, your flying career is toast. I'd take the tickets and show them within seconds in the interview, then beg for forgiveness. (come on man, get real)
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Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by altiplano » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Maybe if you have to drive company vehicles as part of your job and they want a driver's abstract or something... but I doubt it... don't lie about it if ever asked.

That, lying, is something you are more likely to not get hired for - or fired for...
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Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by northernpilot2 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:27 pm

Just 2? Ive got plenty over the span of 20 years+. When I was 17 I got my first one, 150 in 100.. back then they never had the stunt driving rule, just had to go to court and let the judge decide. Anyway, Im not saying you should speed recklessly, but going 80 in a 70 is not speeding in my opinion. Sometimes they just have to get rid of those tickets. Hopefully no employer ever asks, but if they do just tell them yeah. Im sure the guy interviewing you has got a speeding ticket at least once before. So don't worry.
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Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by shimmydampner » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:28 pm

northernpilot2 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Im not saying you should speed recklessly, but going 80 in a 70 is not speeding in my opinion.
Don't be silly. Going faster than the speed limit is the very definition of speeding. Your opinion is irrelevant.
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Re: Does speeding tickets affect employment opportunities?

Post by TheRealMcCoy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:58 pm

Short answer, no it shouldn't.
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