Earlier this week, GMAC Insurance released the results of a nationwide test designed to measure the average motorist's knowledge of vehicle traffic laws. The results? You may want to reconsider that road trip to the nation's capital.
In vehicle traffic law news, Monday marked the official start of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign in the state of New York. Now, in its tenth year, the program is designed to remind both motorists and vehicle occupants of the importance of wearing a seat belt through stepped up enforcement.
Over the course of the summer, motorists navigating the busy streets of New York City will receive a rather vivid message reminding them of the dangers posed by speeding.
From speeding and distracted driving to driving under the influence, it always seems as if the number of fatalities on U.S. highways continues to rise despite efforts by local, state, and federal officials to make roads safer.
In 2009, the New York State Assembly enacted a comprehensive and ambitious package of vehicle traffic laws designed to cut down on the number of series and fatal accidents - especially among teen drivers.
The green grass of the field. The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The sound of police sirens? After yet another DUI-related arrest of a professional baseball player last week, both fans and safety groups are wondering if Major League Baseball (MLB) is doing enough to combat alcohol abuse among players and personnel.
Professional football player, Chris Simms, was arrested in New York City last July on DWI charges. The arrest took place in the early morning after Simms was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in the West Village. The 30-year-old football player was driving a 2009 Mercedes Benz when he was arbitrarily stopped.
Last week, a blog post discussed how several police precincts in the Bronx were currently at the center of a large-scale investigation into allegations of ticket-fixing. Now, another prominent law enforcement agency in the Bronx - the district attorney's office - is under the spotlight for perhaps providing favorable treatment to a fellow prosecutor who was arrested for DUI.