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  • Bicycle Citations

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    • New NYC Bike Lanes Could Bring Increased Traffic Tickets

      On September 13 th , 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Transportation announced plans to add 75 miles of new bike lanes to streets throughout across each of the city’s five boroughs, with 18 miles of these lanes to be fully protected. The initiative, which is part of the mayor’s Vision Zero plan, is slated to be completed by the end of 2016. Upon completion, the city ...
    • New York City Bicycle Accidents in Decline

      After seeing hundreds of bicycle accidents in New York City leaving cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists injured every year, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has decidedly cracked down on negligent behaviors to encourage safety. Many precincts – including the 19 th in the Upper East Side – report that enforcement efforts of bicycle-related laws and citation have been increased by over 50% ...

    Bike Lane Violations

    The latest posts for Bike Lane Violations are listed below.
    • New NYC Bike Lanes Could Bring Increased Traffic Tickets

      On September 13 th , 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Transportation announced plans to add 75 miles of new bike lanes to streets throughout across each of the city’s five boroughs, with 18 miles of these lanes to be fully protected. The initiative, which is part of the mayor’s Vision Zero plan, is slated to be completed by the end of 2016. Upon completion, the city ...

    Brooklyn

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    Bus Citations

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    • Bus Drivers Gain Leniency in Pedestrian Accident Cases

      Just about a year after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted the Right of Way law to try to eliminate all traffic-related deaths in the city, a new settlement shifts things around again. Previously, if a bus driver struck a pedestrian, law enforcement called to the scene would have to automatically arrest the driver then and there, regardless of the circumstances. This meant that if a ...

    Carpool Lane Violations

    The latest posts for Carpool Lane Violations are listed below.
    • Why Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer to Fight Carpool Lane Violations

      The carpool lane, also referred to as the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane, was established to encourage people to carpool to and from work, as well as to various other destinations. Its purpose is to help cut down on congestion, save on gas consumption, scale down commute times, lower harmful emissions and significantly decrease the number of vehicles traveling along state highways. To drive in ...

    Driving Without a License

    The latest posts for Driving Without a License are listed below.
    • The Penalties for Driving Without a License

      There are various different scenarios which may lead a person to consider driving without a license in New York City. In times of desperation or due to previous obligations, a person may opt to do something they know isn't right so that they can accomplish what they consider needs to be done. Perhaps you have been in the unfortunate situation of having your license suspended/revoked, or maybe you ...

    DWI

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    • Traffic Tickets & Arrests Drop in NY As Mayor & Police Feud Ensues

      With the growing tension between law enforcement, civilians, and the government, it seems that the pressure must eventually be released. But where will this come from? Many are beginning to speculate that New York will lead the way with action from police officers. With the recent deaths of two NYPD officers boiling in the belly of New York City, the anti-cop protests have only acted to stoke the ...
    • Overview of a New York DWI

      A DWI conviction in New York State may involve a suspended driver's license , fines, and the possibility of jail time. In New York, it's illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater, for commercial drivers that number is .04%, and for drivers under 21, the threshold is just .02%. A New York Aggravated DWI refers to a BAC of .18% or greater, and ...

    Fighting a Ticket

    The latest posts for Fighting a Ticket are listed below.
    • NYC Speeding Ticket Conviction Rates May Reveal Overzealous Traffic Courts

      Getting handed a traffic ticket in New York City should always raise your eyebrow and make you start thinking about how you can fight it . Traffic throughout NYC is notoriously crowded and complex, making it difficult for even the best drivers to always adhere to the rules. A person given a citation might not deserve it at all, and merely be the victim of an overzealous or misinformed police ...
    • Staten Island Drivers Receive Tickets at Fake Traffic Sign

      For a brief time in November of 2016, a traffic sign prohibiting left hand turns popped up in the Staten Island intersection of Arden and Woodrow. The only problem? The sign was a fake. This fact, however, did not stop local police from issuing tickets to drivers who, disregarding the sign, made left hand turns. Locals familiar with the area’s traffic rules began to contact city officials and the ...
    • NYC Delivery Companies Avoid Millions in Parking Fees, Lawsuit Claims

      The New York City Department of Finance and Parking Violations Bureaus are still dealing with a lawsuit filed against them last year that alleges unlawful favoritism shown to commercial delivery companies in the city. The lawsuit states that UPS, FedEx, and other major delivery companies have never paid the $15 surcharge attached to all parking tickets issued by law enforcement and parking ...

    Fines & Costs

    The latest posts for Fines & Costs are listed below.
    • NYC Child Seat Laws Could Be Changing Again

      Do you have a child under the age of two? Odds are you restrain them in a car seat while driving, but what direction do they face? If they face forward, you may be affected by a new law that could go into effect soon in the state of New York. A 2007 study by the University of Virginia found that a forward-facing seat was 75 percent more likely to cause an injury to a child under the age of two ...
    • How Many Points Will Go on My Record for Speeding?

      While many people’s initial concern after being issued a speeding ticket is the associated fine, possibly a far greater consequence is the addition of demerit points to a person’s driving record. The New York DMV has a point system for traffic violations that keeps track of a person’s driving history, with different points being assigned for different infractions. Individuals who accrue 11 points ...
    • Should I Fight My Ticket or Go to Traffic School?

      One of the most frequently asked questions regarding traffic tickets is whether you should fight a traffic violation in court or just go to traffic school . This is a complicated question, as there are several pros and cons to each side. From a financial standpoint, it is almost always in your best interest to fight a traffic ticket instead of electing to go to traffic school. Choosing traffic ...

    Hit-and-Run

    The latest posts for Hit-and-Run are listed below.
    • Vision Zero Means Civil Penalties Apply to Hit-and-Run Drivers

      Vision Zero is New York City’s official initiative to significantly decrease the number of fatalities and injuries caused by car accidents and make the city’s streets a much safer place to be. According to one study, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured each year by traffic accidents. This is unacceptable and Vision Zero intends to rectify the problem. One of the most notable ...

    Improper Turns

    The latest posts for Improper Turns are listed below.
    • Staten Island Drivers Receive Tickets at Fake Traffic Sign

      For a brief time in November of 2016, a traffic sign prohibiting left hand turns popped up in the Staten Island intersection of Arden and Woodrow. The only problem? The sign was a fake. This fact, however, did not stop local police from issuing tickets to drivers who, disregarding the sign, made left hand turns. Locals familiar with the area’s traffic rules began to contact city officials and the ...
    • Know Your Rights at a Four-Way Stop

      Despite four-way traffic stops being a common part of the average driver’s commute, many people have forgotten how to navigate them. We’ve all come to one of these stops only to tentatively inch forward, unsure of who has the right-of-way. Sometimes, a driver will waive cars through despite it being clear that it was really their turn to go. With so many misconceptions of how to approach these ...
    • Types of Improper Turns in New York

      In New York, there are state laws that govern driving procedures. Whether a driver is turning right, turning left, or making a u-turn, there are certain regulations that must be followed when making each type of turn. Failure to follow these rules could result in a traffic ticket if the driver is caught by a police officer or traffic camera. Some of the tickets that can be given for improper turns ...

    In the News

    The latest posts for In the News are listed below.
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • NYC Child Seat Laws Could Be Changing Again

      Do you have a child under the age of two? Odds are you restrain them in a car seat while driving, but what direction do they face? If they face forward, you may be affected by a new law that could go into effect soon in the state of New York. A 2007 study by the University of Virginia found that a forward-facing seat was 75 percent more likely to cause an injury to a child under the age of two ...
    • Are NYPD Police Using Illegal License Plate Covers to Avoid Tickets?

      According to an article published in the New York Post , a large group of NYPD police officers have been using illegal flash-reflecting plastic license plate covers on their personal vehicles to fool traffic cameras and avoid tickets. The covers, which cost about $6 online, allow the plates to remain visible to the naked eye but obstruct the ability of cameras to get a clear picture. An Inside ...

    Insurance

    The latest posts for Insurance are listed below.
    • New Speeding Ticket Policy Proposal

      The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is trying to make it hard for motorists to plead down a speeding ticket . Currently, defendants are allowed to plea to a lesser offense, which allows the local court to pocket the fine money rather than giving it to the state. Governor Cuomo believes that "this practice threatens public safety and leads to a loss of $58 million annually," so he wants to ...
    • New York State Liability Insurance Requirements

      Any motor vehicle registered in New York must have liability insurance; the NY required minimum limits are $25,000/50,000 for injury and $50,000/100,000 for death, and $10,000 for property damage caused in an accident. The state of New York is considered a "no-fault" state; therefore, all New York drivers must maintain their liability coverage while their registration is valid, even if they are ...

    License Points

    The latest posts for License Points are listed below.
    • How Many Points Will Go on My Record for Speeding?

      While many people’s initial concern after being issued a speeding ticket is the associated fine, possibly a far greater consequence is the addition of demerit points to a person’s driving record. The New York DMV has a point system for traffic violations that keeps track of a person’s driving history, with different points being assigned for different infractions. Individuals who accrue 11 points ...

    License Revocation

    The latest posts for License Revocation are listed below.
    • Difference Between a License Suspension and Revocation in NY

      If you are convicted of a serious traffic violation or multiple traffic violations in a certain period of time, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may suspend or revoke your driving privileges. Driving a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license is a criminal offense and will result in serious criminal penalties. But what is the difference between a suspension and a revocation, ...

    License Suspension

    The latest posts for License Suspension are listed below.
    • Difference Between a License Suspension and Revocation in NY

      If you are convicted of a serious traffic violation or multiple traffic violations in a certain period of time, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may suspend or revoke your driving privileges. Driving a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license is a criminal offense and will result in serious criminal penalties. But what is the difference between a suspension and a revocation, ...
    • How Many Points Will Go on My Record for Speeding?

      While many people’s initial concern after being issued a speeding ticket is the associated fine, possibly a far greater consequence is the addition of demerit points to a person’s driving record. The New York DMV has a point system for traffic violations that keeps track of a person’s driving history, with different points being assigned for different infractions. Individuals who accrue 11 points ...
    • Information on the New York Point System

      The State of New York operates under the point system. When you are convicted of a traffic offense, part of the penalty is a certain amount of points being placed on your driver's license. When you build up a certain amount of points, your driver's license could be taken away. Within an 18-month period, if you get a total of 11 points, your license could be suspended for a month. This may not ...

    New York

    The latest posts for New York are listed below.
    • Cabbies Buckle Up

      New York City boasts one of the largest collections of taxi cab services in the country. Thousands of people use taxis as an easy and convenient means of transportation every day. While laws have required drivers and passengers of private passenger vehicles to buckle up since the 1980s, bus drivers, as well as taxi drivers, have been able to operate their vehicles without wearing a seat belt. Now, ...
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • NYC Child Seat Laws Could Be Changing Again

      Do you have a child under the age of two? Odds are you restrain them in a car seat while driving, but what direction do they face? If they face forward, you may be affected by a new law that could go into effect soon in the state of New York. A 2007 study by the University of Virginia found that a forward-facing seat was 75 percent more likely to cause an injury to a child under the age of two ...

    New York City

    The latest posts for New York City are listed below.
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • NYC Speeding Ticket Conviction Rates May Reveal Overzealous Traffic Courts

      Getting handed a traffic ticket in New York City should always raise your eyebrow and make you start thinking about how you can fight it . Traffic throughout NYC is notoriously crowded and complex, making it difficult for even the best drivers to always adhere to the rules. A person given a citation might not deserve it at all, and merely be the victim of an overzealous or misinformed police ...
    • Tips to Avoid Holiday Traffic in NYC

      With a strong economy and the lowest gas prices since 2009, holiday travel is expected to surge this upcoming holiday season, especially in New York City. Unfortunately, projections also indicate that this will likely lead to major traffic and gridlock in a number of areas throughout the Big Apple. The New York City Department of Transportation has announced 10 gridlock alert days in Manhattan ...

    Non-Speeding Tickets

    The latest posts for Non-Speeding Tickets are listed below.
    • New York to Crackdown on Distracted Driving in Operation Hang Up

      April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the State of New York has not been shy about its intent to participate. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that from April 10 th to 15 th , the state will be increasing its effort to catch distracted drivers. At the top of their list of offenders to watch for: drivers using smartphones. As part of “Operation Hang Up”, law ...
    • NY Police Officers on a Mission to End Texting While Driving

      New Yorkers are glued to their phones and behind the wheel it is no different. Texting while driving tickets increased by 50 percent last year in all five boroughs, due to increased penalties and heightened enforcement. In 2014, nearly 50,000 drivers in New York City received a ticket for using their phone. A year prior, that number barely tipped 30,000. Distracted driving is a problem throughout ...
    • Multiple Train Collisions Lead to Enforced Penalties for Driver Violations

      Enough is enough, according to federal regulators. After three New York train collisions occurred in the span of just one month, it’s time for the penalties to become more severe for drivers who choose to ignore or violate crossing signals. The Federal Railroad Administration is looking to police departments across the U.S. to harshly punish these offenders. This request came on the heels of the ...

    NYPD

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    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • Vision Zero Crackdowns: Useful or Profiling?

      You might not have known it, but the New York Police Department actually launched the Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative in December of 2015. Officers were ordered to crackdown on dangerous driving behaviors near senior centers in New York City as part of Mayor Cuomo’s Vision Zero plan. The crackdown follows several pedestrian fatalities involving senior citizens and allegedly reckless drivers. ...
    • New York's Vision Zero Prepares to Crackdown on Dangerous Drivers

      New York has been using a plan known as Vision Zero for a while now in an attempt to reduce car accident fatalities in the Big Apple down to zero, and otherwise promote safe driving behaviors. Since Halloween, however, there have already been 12 more fatal pedestrian accidents, suggesting that the plan might not be working. Perhaps in direct response to this statistic, Mayor de Blasio has ...

    Parking Tickets

    The latest posts for Parking Tickets are listed below.
    • Parking Boots to Be Replaced By "The Barnacle"

      Have an unpaid parking ticket? Better get it taken care of soon, otherwise you might find yourself getting to know the latest replacement of the parking boot: a big, ugly monstrosity known as “ the Barnacle. ” Instead of the antiquated technology of clamping a massive hunk of metal to the wheel of a vehicle, the Barnacle instead latches onto the windshield using industrial-strength suction cups ...

    Reckless Driving

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    • Drag Racing Reports in Washington Heights

      In Washington Heights, New York, a neighborhood of Manhattan, residents are starting to become worried by a rapidly-growing problem. It seems that there, more than anywhere else in the Big Apple, reckless drag racers are taking to the streets for regular and illegal competitions late in the night. In particular, they seem to be blasting down a stretch of road directly adjacent to a high school and ...
    • Red Means Go for New York Drivers

      In New York, stop lights may not mean as much as they once did. A recent study performed by Hunter College revealed the tendency of New Yorkers to run red lights with a frequency that is downright scary. By observing more than 4,300 motorists at 50 random intersections throughout the New York Boroughs for over a month, researchers found that nearly one in 10 drivers in NYC runs red lights. Cab ...
    • How Can a Reckless Driving Ticket Hurt My Record?

      Reckless driving seems like something out of the movies or car commercials, but law enforcement in New York City is by no means hesitant in issuing tickets for such behavior. Even something you might not consider to be reckless is often considered dangerous by police and will leave you stuck with a hefty fine and a tarnished record. But how does a ticket like this one hurt your record? The ...

    Red Light Camera

    The latest posts for Red Light Camera are listed below.
    • Are NYPD Police Using Illegal License Plate Covers to Avoid Tickets?

      According to an article published in the New York Post , a large group of NYPD police officers have been using illegal flash-reflecting plastic license plate covers on their personal vehicles to fool traffic cameras and avoid tickets. The covers, which cost about $6 online, allow the plates to remain visible to the naked eye but obstruct the ability of cameras to get a clear picture. An Inside ...
    • New York to Crack Down on Anti-Ticket License Plate Covers

      New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new initiative to crack down on drivers, including police officers, who use plastic license plate covers to evade tickets from traffic enforcement cameras. According to The Daily News , covered license plates have allowed drivers to break traffic laws and dodge tickets in at least 144,852 cases since 2014. The clear plastic covers, which can be ...
    • Red Means Go for New York Drivers

      In New York, stop lights may not mean as much as they once did. A recent study performed by Hunter College revealed the tendency of New Yorkers to run red lights with a frequency that is downright scary. By observing more than 4,300 motorists at 50 random intersections throughout the New York Boroughs for over a month, researchers found that nearly one in 10 drivers in NYC runs red lights. Cab ...

    Red Light Violation

    The latest posts for Red Light Violation are listed below.
    • Red Means Go for New York Drivers

      In New York, stop lights may not mean as much as they once did. A recent study performed by Hunter College revealed the tendency of New Yorkers to run red lights with a frequency that is downright scary. By observing more than 4,300 motorists at 50 random intersections throughout the New York Boroughs for over a month, researchers found that nearly one in 10 drivers in NYC runs red lights. Cab ...
    • Caught on Camera? Fighting Your Red Light Violation

      New York City has hundreds of thousands of red light cameras installed on various streets, all for the purpose of catching offenders and penalizing them for their violation. Unfortunately, many drivers feel that these tickets are invalid because the cameras might not tell the full story. Even if you did receive a ticket in the mail for a red light violation caught on camera, there may be hope for ...
    • City Sued Over Short Yellow Signals

      New York City – A lawsuit has been filed against the City of New York over the city's yellow signals. Three men ticketed by the city's traffic cameras are claiming the city's yellow signals are shorter than the law allows them to be. According to the complaint filed in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, the city's traffic lights that change to red are displaying yellow for less than ...

    Speeding Camera

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    • Are Speeding Cameras Making New York City Streets Safer?

      Speeding cameras are the bane of many drivers’ existence. Forcing you to quickly hit the brakes lest the camera catch you going over the posted speed limit, these cameras are notorious in New York City. What drivers may not know, however, is that speeding cameras may actually be cutting down on violations and making the streets safer. Speeding cameras are most popular in school zones where the ...

    Speeding Tickets

    The latest posts for Speeding Tickets are listed below.
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • NYC Speeding Ticket Conviction Rates May Reveal Overzealous Traffic Courts

      Getting handed a traffic ticket in New York City should always raise your eyebrow and make you start thinking about how you can fight it . Traffic throughout NYC is notoriously crowded and complex, making it difficult for even the best drivers to always adhere to the rules. A person given a citation might not deserve it at all, and merely be the victim of an overzealous or misinformed police ...
    • New York to Crack Down on Anti-Ticket License Plate Covers

      New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new initiative to crack down on drivers, including police officers, who use plastic license plate covers to evade tickets from traffic enforcement cameras. According to The Daily News , covered license plates have allowed drivers to break traffic laws and dodge tickets in at least 144,852 cases since 2014. The clear plastic covers, which can be ...

    Staten Island

    The latest posts for Staten Island are listed below.
    • Staten Island Drivers Receive Tickets at Fake Traffic Sign

      For a brief time in November of 2016, a traffic sign prohibiting left hand turns popped up in the Staten Island intersection of Arden and Woodrow. The only problem? The sign was a fake. This fact, however, did not stop local police from issuing tickets to drivers who, disregarding the sign, made left hand turns. Locals familiar with the area’s traffic rules began to contact city officials and the ...
    • Traffic Court Judge Ordered to Attend Anger Management

      Being issued with a traffic citation and having to appear in traffic court can be an intimidating situation. If the judge is abrasive and unreasonable, this only makes the situation worse. According to many people who appeared in the Staten Island traffic court, this was what was happening to them when they appeared before a specific judge. B.L. is an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles ...

    Tailgating

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    • Can I Get a Ticket for Driving Too Closely in New York?

      Oftentimes, people are unaware of the consequences of driving too closely, or tailgating , on the road. People also assume that this act cannot result in penalties unless they rear-end someone or get in some type of accident. Tailgating itself is a traffic offense and can result in consequences regardless if you get in an accident or not. N.Y. VTL §1129 requires that drivers and all motorists ...

    Taxi Cab Laws

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    • Cabbies Buckle Up

      New York City boasts one of the largest collections of taxi cab services in the country. Thousands of people use taxis as an easy and convenient means of transportation every day. While laws have required drivers and passengers of private passenger vehicles to buckle up since the 1980s, bus drivers, as well as taxi drivers, have been able to operate their vehicles without wearing a seat belt. Now, ...

    Texting While Driving

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    • New York to Crackdown on Distracted Driving in Operation Hang Up

      April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the State of New York has not been shy about its intent to participate. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that from April 10 th to 15 th , the state will be increasing its effort to catch distracted drivers. At the top of their list of offenders to watch for: drivers using smartphones. As part of “Operation Hang Up”, law ...
    • NY Police Officers on a Mission to End Texting While Driving

      New Yorkers are glued to their phones and behind the wheel it is no different. Texting while driving tickets increased by 50 percent last year in all five boroughs, due to increased penalties and heightened enforcement. In 2014, nearly 50,000 drivers in New York City received a ticket for using their phone. A year prior, that number barely tipped 30,000. Distracted driving is a problem throughout ...
    • NYPD Issues Over 5,000 Tickets After 2-Day Crackdown on Distracted Driving; Results of 2-Day Speeding Crackdown Pending

      Last week, the New York Police Department (NYPD) conducted a two-day crackdown on distracted driving and on failing to yield to pedestrians. The results of the crackdown came in on May 20: the police force issued 5,258 tickets over two 24-hour periods. According to an article by CBS New York , the traffic ticket breakdown was as follows: 2,938 for using a cellphone while driving 1,254 for failure ...

    Traffic Court

    The latest posts for Traffic Court are listed below.
    • Traffic Court Judge Ordered to Attend Anger Management

      Being issued with a traffic citation and having to appear in traffic court can be an intimidating situation. If the judge is abrasive and unreasonable, this only makes the situation worse. According to many people who appeared in the Staten Island traffic court, this was what was happening to them when they appeared before a specific judge. B.L. is an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles ...
    • New Speeding Ticket Policy Proposal

      The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is trying to make it hard for motorists to plead down a speeding ticket . Currently, defendants are allowed to plea to a lesser offense, which allows the local court to pocket the fine money rather than giving it to the state. Governor Cuomo believes that "this practice threatens public safety and leads to a loss of $58 million annually," so he wants to ...
    • Why Should You Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney?

      Driving is our method of transportation today, while some may choose a train or subway, the average American goes about their daily business in a vehicle. Polls have been conducted that assume around 90% of the American population drives a vehicle, no wonder there is so much traffic! Not only do we rely heavily on cars for transportation, but as a fast pace society we are also often in a hurry. ...

    Traffic School

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    • Should I Fight My Ticket or Go to Traffic School?

      One of the most frequently asked questions regarding traffic tickets is whether you should fight a traffic violation in court or just go to traffic school . This is a complicated question, as there are several pros and cons to each side. From a financial standpoint, it is almost always in your best interest to fight a traffic ticket instead of electing to go to traffic school. Choosing traffic ...

    Traffic Ticket Advice

    The latest posts for Traffic Ticket Advice are listed below.
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • How Many Points Will Go on My Record for Speeding?

      While many people’s initial concern after being issued a speeding ticket is the associated fine, possibly a far greater consequence is the addition of demerit points to a person’s driving record. The New York DMV has a point system for traffic violations that keeps track of a person’s driving history, with different points being assigned for different infractions. Individuals who accrue 11 points ...
    • Should I Fight My Ticket or Go to Traffic School?

      One of the most frequently asked questions regarding traffic tickets is whether you should fight a traffic violation in court or just go to traffic school . This is a complicated question, as there are several pros and cons to each side. From a financial standpoint, it is almost always in your best interest to fight a traffic ticket instead of electing to go to traffic school. Choosing traffic ...

    Traffic Tickets

    The latest posts for Traffic Tickets are listed below.
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • Decrease in NY Traffic Deaths Due to Increased Traffic Tickets

      Starting at the beginning of the year, NYPD cops began writing more traffic tickets, strictly enforcing traffic laws on the streets of the Big Apple in an effort to lower the death toll. So far, there has been a 17% increase in tickets compared to the previous year within the same period. While the bulk of these tickets are for speeding, many of them are also for turning at intersections when ...
    • Are NYPD Police Using Illegal License Plate Covers to Avoid Tickets?

      According to an article published in the New York Post , a large group of NYPD police officers have been using illegal flash-reflecting plastic license plate covers on their personal vehicles to fool traffic cameras and avoid tickets. The covers, which cost about $6 online, allow the plates to remain visible to the naked eye but obstruct the ability of cameras to get a clear picture. An Inside ...

    Traffic Violations

    The latest posts for Traffic Violations are listed below.
    • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

      New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
    • Decrease in NY Traffic Deaths Due to Increased Traffic Tickets

      Starting at the beginning of the year, NYPD cops began writing more traffic tickets, strictly enforcing traffic laws on the streets of the Big Apple in an effort to lower the death toll. So far, there has been a 17% increase in tickets compared to the previous year within the same period. While the bulk of these tickets are for speeding, many of them are also for turning at intersections when ...
    • 2017 Changes to New York Traffic Laws

      Changes are coming to New York traffic laws at the beginning of this year. How will these changes affect you and other motorists on the road? Read on for the answer from the New York City traffic ticket attorneys at Gannes & Musico, LLP! Window Tinting Must Pass a Test For a while now, it has been illegal to tint your windows darker than 30% (meaning 70% of light passes through), but there was no ...

    Train Collisions

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    • Multiple Train Collisions Lead to Enforced Penalties for Driver Violations

      Enough is enough, according to federal regulators. After three New York train collisions occurred in the span of just one month, it’s time for the penalties to become more severe for drivers who choose to ignore or violate crossing signals. The Federal Railroad Administration is looking to police departments across the U.S. to harshly punish these offenders. This request came on the heels of the ...

    Vision Zero

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    • New NYC Bike Lanes Could Bring Increased Traffic Tickets

      On September 13 th , 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Transportation announced plans to add 75 miles of new bike lanes to streets throughout across each of the city’s five boroughs, with 18 miles of these lanes to be fully protected. The initiative, which is part of the mayor’s Vision Zero plan, is slated to be completed by the end of 2016. Upon completion, the city ...
    • Transportation Safety Group Criticizes NYC Vision Zero Plan

      Transportation Alternatives (TA) have harshly criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio and his attention, or lack thereof, on New York City’s Vision Zero initiative. A safety group of public activists and interested parties, Transportation Alternatives has dedicated itself to collecting and understanding car accident statistics in an effort to promote public safety and transportation. TA has looked at data ...
    • Vision Zero Crackdowns: Useful or Profiling?

      You might not have known it, but the New York Police Department actually launched the Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative in December of 2015. Officers were ordered to crackdown on dangerous driving behaviors near senior centers in New York City as part of Mayor Cuomo’s Vision Zero plan. The crackdown follows several pedestrian fatalities involving senior citizens and allegedly reckless drivers. ...
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