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July 2015 Archives

New York noted for strict DUI laws

Drunk driving has long been a common topic among public safety advocates. Certainly most people in New York would agree that keeping the roads safe and reducing traffic accidents is important. However, many motorists also recognize that over-vigilance can lead to inaccurate stereotypes about people who are arrested for driving while intoxicated. It is also important for people to remember that not everyone arrested for DWI, DWAI or DUI charges is actually guilty.

A look at traffic ticket statistics in New York City

New York traffic law has always been complex and the crackdown that motorists have felt since the origination of Vision Zero has increased that. Being cited for traffic violations can have long-lasting impact on drivers. You may be forced to pay high fines or you might even have your driver’s license suspended.

Federal lawsuit challenges practice of jailing drivers

In and around New York City, there has been a crackdown on various traffic violations over the past couple of years. The city itself led the way with the Vision Zero project and other counties and areas have also tightened their oversight on other issues and penalties. This includes multiple agencies including the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as law enforcement. All in all, New York traffic law has become a complicated thing.

How many points do traffic violations add to a license?

Under New York traffic law, you can receive points on your driving record if you are convicted of traffic violations. The number of points you will receive can vary based upon the type of infraction committed. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can have your driver’s license suspended if you amass 11 points within an 18-month time period. Some speeding violations can result in 11 points at one time, making it important for you to know the status of your license and how many points different violations are worth.

Commercial driving violations in New York City

Driving a commercial vehicle within New York City is no easy task. Navigating narrow, crowded streets while trying to meet deadlines can put drivers in difficult situations. If you hold a commercial driver’s license in New York, you know that there are stringent regulations by which you must abide in order to retain the ability to drive commercially. Some traffic violations may result in fines or action against an employer but some can result in points added to your driver’s license.

Penalties for driving without a valid license in New York

New York traffic law can be a complicated thing for driver’s to understand and keep track of. There are many different types of violations and consequences and some even involve criminal charges. One of the penalties that drivers can face depending upon the situation is the loss of driving privileges. This can include either a suspension or a full revocation of a driver’s license.

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