I am just getting into the maritime industry. I am about to start acquiring my TWIC and then MMC. My question is: "How will my poor driving record affect my MMC endorsements?" I was very dumb when I was younger (almost 26 now). Do I have to have a driver's license to get started in this industry? Any help or advice will be taken with a grain of salt and appreciated. I intend on working on the status of my driver's license over the next year or two. Also none of my poor driving record is in any way related to drugs or alcohol, only SPEEDING/RECKLESS DRIVING (sportbikes were a bad idea for me). Thank you all in advance for your wisdom.
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Thank You. I hope it doesn't effect my future career. I'm still really new to this and I'm just learning what steps to take to get started. So far I've come up with getting the TWIC, then MMC, then take the STCW Basic Safety Training course. Are there any other things I need to do after that?
trekleader (May 28th, 2011)
I knew a QMED that was not allowed to test for a License for one year because a wreckless driving ticket, (he was doing standing burnouts). This has been discussed on the forum before and there was an official reference discussed for how these issues are considered by the USCG, as I recall. Do a search on this forum.
stevefoster (May 28th, 2011)
take a look here
Have you ever been convicted of a traffic violation arising in connection with a fatal traffic accident, reckless driving or racing on the
highway or operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of, or impaired by, alcohol or a controlled substance? (If yes, attach statement)
Whatever you do, don't lie on the application.
It could screw the opportunity forever.
If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. -Red Green
Mr 100 ton quoted the statement you must truthfully answer from the USCG form. Don't lie, don't try to be evasive, but don't volunteer extranious information either.
46 CFR 10.211 lists the criminal convictions that the CG is interested in. There is a category for vehicular crimes which includes things such as reckless driving. The maximum assessment for that particular offense is 2 years.
Man life is rough sometimes.. i have a rap sheet for having tickets non-moving traffic violations, mostly for being broke most of the times, u know having no proof of issurance which leads to suspended license leading to another ticket. blah blah blah... anyone knows if this affects employment once they see my driving record theyll be like WTF.
Best answer to all this: turn it all into the REC and let the chips fall where they will. We can debate your youthful indiscretions to no end, but in the end the NMC is the only voice that will count.Originally Posted by AtomicPhil