2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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  • 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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  • Speeding & Texting Tickets in New York City On the Rise in 2017

    Law enforcement agencies around New York have recently reported that New York City drivers are receiving more speeding tickets and texting-while-driving tickets so far in 2017 than compared to the same time frame in 2016. It is not just a minor increase, either. According to their data, the number of total tickets has spiked a whopping 50% , bringing the 2017 total to more than 25,000 thus far. ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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  • 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 ...
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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 Cars Must Pass Window Tinting Test in 2017

    Every time the New Year rolls around, legislative changes go into effect. This year was no different for the state of New York and the changes include one new traffic law that will affect many motorists, as well as auto shops statewide. Beginning on January 1, 2017, all cars in New York must pass a window tinting test. Windows that are “too dark” (as determined by the new light percentage ...
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