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September 2013 Archives

YouTube video leads to reckless driving arrest

New York drivers can receive citations for a multitude of reasons. The vehicle laws for New York City are designed to keep everyone including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians safe and speeding tickets or other citations are one way that law enforcement officers try to ensure that is able to happen. Often, a traffic ticket can simply be paid and the whole situation is over. Points can be assessed on a driving record and can eventually expire or be removed.

Suspended license leads to City Council candidate arrest

Often times, when people hear about drivers that have arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license, they may assume that the person is not very responsible or that they are trying to get away with something else. That may or may not be the case and the reality is that any New York driver is a candidate for this type of violation and deserves the right to have their situation handled and resolved properly.

Sleeping man charged with DWI

Many times, the media calls attention to cases of people arrested with DUI or DWI charges and highlights any accidents, injuries or deaths that may have occurred and be related to the arrest. It can seem as though people arrested for driving while intoxicated are automatically convicted by the public with the high level of scrutiny in our society today.

Man receives felony charge for driving with suspended license

Driving with a suspended license can open a person up to the risk of some very severe consequences, especially in the case of multiple offenses. Sometimes, a person can even be unaware that their license is suspended. For example, a traffic ticket that is overlooked and accidentally not paid can eventually lead one to have their license suspended. A driver may not even be aware of this until they are stopped for something or receive notification from the DMV. No matter the reason, New York drivers should take caution to avoid unnecessary penalties.

Distracted and drunk driving concern today’s youth

Younger drivers statistically have a higher chance of being involved in an accident or some other unsafe driving activity. This is reflected in higher premiums for drivers under certain ages. The same logic applies to young male drivers versus their female counterparts and the numbers provide young men with much higher insurance rates as a result. Drivers of all ages have reason to be concerned about safety hazards on the road whether drunk driving, speeding or distracted driving.

Distracted and drunk driving concern today's youth

Younger drivers statistically have a higher chance of being involved in an accident or some other unsafe driving activity. This is reflected in higher premiums for drivers under certain ages. The same logic applies to young male drivers versus their female counterparts and the numbers provide young men with much higher insurance rates as a result. Drivers of all ages have reason to be concerned about safety hazards on the road whether drunk driving, speeding or distracted driving.

NYC launches campaign to slow speeders near schools

Law enforcement officials are tasked with monitoring traffic and ensuring that laws are properly followed. Speeding tickets are a common consequence for many New York City drivers. Sometimes, a driver is found speeding at excessive rates while other times a citation can be issued when someone is going only a few miles per hour over the posted limit. Many things play into an officer’s decision as to whether or not to issue a speeding ticket in a certain circumstance.

Actor arrested for second DWI in three years

New York state DWI laws are stringent, especially in cases where a driver has had multiple offenses. Whether a person is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired or driving under the influence, the consequences can be steep, long term and include anything from misdemeanor to felony charges. Laws can make it tough for people to recover from a DUI but there are options with the right help.

State lawmaker charged with DUI, other traffic law violations

In New York City, as well as in other cities all across the U.S., drivers are subject to vehicle and traffic laws when they operate motor vehicles on public roadways. When motorists are accused of breaking those laws, they face consequences that may have an impact on more than just their driving record.

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