Speeding Tickets

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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 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 ...
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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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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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  • Speeding Tickets Increase Despite the Mayor's Promises

    On November 6, 2014, the speed limit in New York City dropped from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. Just a day before the new speed limit went into effect, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised that speeding tickets would be issued slowly so drivers could adjust to the change. Unfortunately, it appears that Mayor de Blasio’s promises didn’t amount to very much at all. Tickets Doubling in One Month ...
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  • NYC Speed Limit Reduced to 25mph

    When you think of driving New York City, you can't help but imagine the hustle and bustle. Unfortunately, that busy lifestyle has led to more than 20 fatal crashes in a certain section of road. For this reason, the NYPD and the city pushed to change the speed limit to 25 mph on Broadway. However, the changes are still hard for drivers, and pedestrians, to adjust to. NYPD has been frequently ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • New York City Mayor Seeks to Reduce Traffic Deaths by Reducing Speed Limits on Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue

    Earlier this year, New York City Mayor de Blasio announced his "Vision Zero" plan to reduce traffic deaths in the city by lowering the speed limits on 25 major city roads. The first of these roads will be Atlantic Avenue, which will have its speed limit reduced from 30 to 25 miles per hour. The New York Department of Transportation also plans to re-time the traffic lights on the street so that ...
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  • 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 ...
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