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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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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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  • 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 ...
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  • Sandy Causes Sharp Decline in Traffic Tickets

    New Yorkers can thank superstorm Sandy for the sharp decline in traffic tickets issued by the city's police force. The numbers of parking and traffic tickets issued after Sandy have dropped dramatically as the city's police force have more important matters to tend to. While some areas saw a large drop, other areas such as the 100th and the 101st Precincts covering the Rockaways, the 60th Precinct ...
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  • "Where's the Money?!" Cried the City

    I'd hate to sound like a broken record, but once again the consequences of the ticket fixing scandal are showing their ugly faces. With all the potential punishment and scrutiny New York officers are facing, they are being much more selective with their ticket writing . Their selectivity has resulted in a great decrease in the overall amount of tickets being written and, ultimately, resulting in a ...
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  • Backlash of Ticket Fixing Scandal Continues to Be Felt by NYPD

    How do you punish a person for committing offenses in the workplace? Dock their vacation time, of course. That is exactly what the new "harsh" punishment plan for New York police officers consists of if they mess up paperwork for a moving violation. If a moving violation gets thrown out of court because the paperwork was not perfect, it will result in docked vacation days, ranging anywhere from ...
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