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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Laws & Concerns Keep Self-Driving Cars Out of New York City

    Those looking forward to the possible introduction of self-driving cars in New York City may be waiting much longer than initially believed. Tech companies looking to test self-driving cars in The Big Apple have encountered considerable roadblocks preventing their plans from being realized, thanks to red tape and antiquated legislation. Old Driving Laws Hold NYC Back During a New York City Council ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Text Message Reminders Sent to NYC Residents for Courtroom Appearances

    If you are like most everyone between the ages of 10 and 75, you probably check your smartphone routinely throughout each and every day for new text messages and notifications. While most of them are probably just the latest gossip on celebrity news, wouldn’t it be great if it was actually something useful? Something that could help you avoid getting arrested ? The New York criminal justice ...
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  • FAST Act Approved, Improvements Coming to NYC Roadways

    The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law back in December 2015, and New York State is starting to see the beginnings of the changes it promises to bring. The entirety of the FAST Act is set to give $305 billion in funding over the course of the next five years to improve the roads and highways of states all across the country. New York, which has gained notoriety ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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