A few weeks ago, we discussed how pop star Justin Bieber was issued a speeding ticket for driving more than 65 miles-per-hour while attempting to evade paparazzi on Los Angeles' 101 freeway.
When you get a ticket for a traffic violation, the bad news keeps on coming. First, there's the fine for the ticket itself. Then comes the increase in insurance premiums, which for some traffic violations can cost thousands of dollars over the long term. For example, a ticket/charge for reckless driving increases premiums by an average of 22 percent. In some states, these rate increases stay in place for up to seven years. Interestingly, SmartMoney recently published a few tips on how to lessen the pain after you've received a citation. Firstly, a spokesperson for the National Motorists Association told the site that drivers should always consider fighting their traffic tickets.
Believe it or not, training camp will officially open for the NFL's 32 teams in just a matter of days. However, it's not the New York Jets that are generating the most headlines these days, but rather the normally quiet Tennessee Titans.
If you drive in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg wants you to slow down. As part of the city's latest foray into tinkering with vehicle traffic laws, the mayor recently announced the expansion of the "slow zone" program, which will reduce the speed limit in 13 neighborhoods from 30 miles-per-hour to 20 miles-per-hour.
A little over a year ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed one of the state's most stringent vehicle traffic laws into effect. Specifically, back on July 12, 2011, he signed a bill designed to crack down on distracted driving by effectively banning motorists from using their cell phones or other handheld devices while behind the wheel.
Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard as it crosses through New York's Harlem neighborhood has become one of the busiest roads in all of Manhattan. According to a recent story in the New York Times, it's also become one of its deadliest. Speeding cars and large numbers of pedestrians have added up to scores of accidents on this six-lane road.
Pop star Justin Bieber apparently caused quite a commotion while in Southern California last week. However, it wasn't for putting on a show before thousands of fans at the Staples Center or for signing autographs at a local radio station, but rather for flouting vehicle traffic laws as he dodged paparazzi on Los Angeles' 101 freeway.
New York City may soon be getting more aggressive about catching drivers who commit traffic violations. Drivers in the city already have to contend with cameras set up to catch red-light runners and bus-lane violators. However, if a proposed law is passed, NYC drivers will also have to run a gauntlet of cameras set up to catch speeders.
At this very moment, people here in the state of New York and across the country are busy navigating crowded highways and interstates in an attempt to make their way to a favorite vacation destination for the July 4th holiday.