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Unsafe Lane Change in NYC

New York Unsafe Lane Change Lawyer

What constitutes an unsafe lane change?

One of the most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. is unsafe lane changes. When a person changes from one marked lane to another without paying attention, or does so when they are not legally allowed to do so, they could collide with another vehicle or cause someone else to crash.

Unsafe lane changes are outlined in N.Y. VTL §1128 as follows:

  • A driver must not change lanes until they have ascertained that it is safe to do so
  • The left lane is to be used for passing or making left turns
  • Slow-moving vehicles (trucks, buses, etc.) may be required to use designated lanes
  • Markings indicating hazardous crossing must not be crossed (double-yellow lines, etc.)

As a dangerous traffic violation, making an unsafe lane change can result in a traffic ticket with harsh penalties. However, you may have a means of defending yourself. Speak with a New York traffic ticket attorney from Gannes & Musico, LLP today to find out whether or not you have means of fighting your ticket and avoiding fines or points on your record. With the defense and representation of an attorney, your case could be dismissed in court.

Consult with a Traffic Ticket Attorney in New York!

Gannes & Musico, LLP has more than 25 years of combined experience taking traffic violation cases to trial. We are not afraid to go to court and fight on your behalf, and we will stop at nothing to ensure that you are not wrongfully punished for a violation you did not commit. Our legal team has handled thousands of cases, giving us a vast understanding of all laws and procedures, as well as extensive resources to draw from on your behalf.

Learn more about how we could help by engaging in a free initial consultation with our firm.

Contact us online or call us today to discuss your case and determine what legal options are available to you. With the defense of a New York City traffic ticket lawyer, you could find freedom from false charges of a violation.

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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.