Request A Service

Fill out the form below to get in touch with our team!

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
    Please select an option.
Tickets for Tailgating

Tailgating Tickets in New York

Speak with a New York City Traffic Ticket Lawyer

When operating a motor vehicle, it is important to ensure that there is adequate space between you and the vehicle in front of you in case of an emergency situation. Should the vehicle you're following suddenly brake, you could rear-end them if you were following too close behind them. Each vehicle is unique and takes a different amount of time and distance to come to a complete stop. If your car takes longer to stop than the vehicle in front of you, you may be liable for an accident.

What is Defined as Tailgating?

The New York DMV's Driver's Manual recommends that drivers allow a space of two seconds between them and the car they're following. This can be calculated by counting the seconds between the point in which the other vehicle passes an object and the point in which you pass that same object. Following too closely - or "tailgating" - is illegal according to the New York Vehicle and Transportation Law (N.Y. VLT), so make sure you understand what penalties you may be facing.

Can I be Ticketed for Tailgating?

It states in N.Y. VTL §1129 that all motorists must leave enough space between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them for another car to safely occupy that space. Otherwise, they could be charged with tailgating.

Such a ticket will incur the following:

Also, tailgating is a viable reason for raised insurance rates, so don't take your chances. If you've been ticketed for tailgating, get aggressive legal defense right away.

Hire a New York City Traffic Ticket Attorney!

Contact a NYC traffic lawyer from Gannes & Musico, LLP today if you have been ticketed for any kind of traffic violation. Our legal team has more than 25 years of combined experience and has taken thousands of cases to trial. We would love to review your case and discuss your legal options.

To learn how we could fight for you, call now at (877) 803-2603 or use our online contact form and we will get back to you shortly!

Hear From Our Former Clients

  • “I really appreciate Margo Gannes.”


  • “Ms. Gannes poked holes in the credibility of the officer and supported by my cell phone bills, among other things, she got the ticket dismissed. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney today!”


  • “Really easy to work with. The communication is open and great.”


  • “Final verdict of not guilty.”


  • “They saved me 5 points on my license which made me unbelievably happy.”


  • “Margo got it thrown out and I didn't even have to show up.”


  • “She is not going down without a fight.”

    Gregory Marrero

  • “They saved my driver's license and my job!”


  • “I didn't even have to go to court.”


  • “Margo provided the best legal representation available, at a fraction of the cost of a conviction.”


  • “Mr. Musico saved my license!”


  • “I hope that i do not have to use your services again but if I ever do your phone number will be on speed dial.”


  • “She's really the best in Brooklyn.”


  • “Very pleased with my representation.”


  • “Case dismissed!”


Have you received a traffic ticket in New York? Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP at (877) 803-2603

Our dedicated NYC traffic ticket attorneys offer personalized legal counsel.