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NYPD data breaks down ticket patterns in 2012

If your travels take you to different parts of the city, you may feel as if you are more likely to get a certain type of traffic violation in one neighborhood than you are in another. Interestingly, recently released data from the New York Police Department sheds some light on this topic, revealing the most common citations issued in New York City neighborhoods thus far in 2012.

If you happen to be in Staten Island, you should be especially careful to keep your seatbelt buckled and your window tint at a legally acceptable level. Here, police have issued 1,169 citations for tinted windows violations and 1,498 citations for seatbelt violations.

As for speeding, Staten Island law enforcement officials have issued 1,035 speeding violations in 2012.

Interestingly, there has been a concerted effort across New York City to crack down on excessive tint, as many people are perhaps overzealous about protecting themselves from harmful ultraviolet rays. However, window tint tickets were not the most popular citation issued in other NYC neighborhoods.

Breaking the figures down, the NYPD data reveals the following about traffic citation patterns in 2012:

  • Brooklyn South -- which has issued the highest number of tickets thus far in 2012 (40,846) -- issued the highest number of citations for cell phone violations with 7,915
  • Brooklyn North issued the highest number of citations for cell phone violations with 4,837
  • The Bronx issued the highest number of citations for tinted window violations with 4,312
  • Queens South issued the highest number of citations for tinted window violations with 7,544
  • Queens North issued the highest number of citations for seatbelt violations with 6,957
  • Manhattan South issued the highest number of citations for failing to obey signs with 4,741
  • Manhattan North issued the highest number of citations for cell phone violations with 5,661

Stay tuned for more from our New York vehicle traffic law blog ...

If you have been issued a traffic violation, fight to keep your driving privileges and your insurance premiums as low as possible. Consider contacting an attorney who understands New York's confusing legal system, and who can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions.

This post was provided for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice.

Source:

The Epoch Times, "Several infractions top speeding on Staten Island," Zachary Stieber, May 1, 2012

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