On one stretch of road in Texas, you may soon be able to drive 85 mph without getting a speeding ticket. That's because the Texas Legislature passed a law last year allowing speed limits of up to 85 mph on newly built roads if driving at that speed would be safe.
Anyone who has received a speeding ticket at any point in their lives has probably spent some small amount of time beating themselves up for driving straight into a speed trap and wondering if there was any way to help others avoid the same fate.
Have you ever been stopped by a police officer and was not sure what to do? This may have been the case for a man who was pulled over for allegedly drunk driving.
In vehicle traffic law news, INRIX -- a Washington-based software company that makes traffic/driver apps for mobile phones -- made some rather interesting findings concerning overall traffic patterns here in the U.S. in a study released just last month. In fact, it also ranked the ten worst stretches of highway in the U.S. for daily commutes and the ten cities with the worst overall commutes.
Prosecutors are used to enforcing the law. Now, for one Brooklyn prosecutor, the tables are turned, and he is the one being prosecuted for allegedly violating not only motor vehicle traffic laws, but also laws against resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and attempted assault of a police officer. It all started on a Saturday evening earlier this month, when the prosecutor was driving at a high speed in Queens, changing lanes without signaling on the Whitestone Expressway. According to court papers, he was driving so erratically that other cars on the road had to swerve to avoid hitting him. Unfortunately for him, one of the cars he cut off was an unmarked police car with four on-duty NYPD narcotics officers inside.
If you and your family are planning to take advantage of lower gas prices by hitting the road to visit family or see some of our nation's many landmarks, you may want to take a look at a recently published report outlining the states and cities where law enforcement officials are most likely to issue a speeding ticket. Doing so may end up saving you both time and money.
Amanda Bynes is an actress who has starred in many comedies, some of which may be familiar to New York moviegoers. But now Bynes is starring in what may be described as a real life comedy.
In the offseason, many professional football players use their time to continue training or recover from injuries sustained while they were playing. Jerome Felton, a football player who might be familiar to fans in New York, recently suffered a major setback this offseason.
A father in New Jersey may have saved his 5-year-old son's life. But that didn't stop him from being cited for a traffic violation. According to Fox News, the man took his young son to the banks of a New Jersey river to feed the ducks. But when the man briefly stopped his jeep before settling on a parking spot, the 5-year-old boy leapt from the vehicle and ran toward a ledge that towered 35 feet above the river. The man, fearing that his son might run off this ledge, also jumped out of his vehicle and caught his son just feet from the ledge.