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February 2012 Archives

DMV typo causes accidental license suspension

There is no question that a suspended license can prove to be a major obstacle in a person's life. Not only will they have to attempt to apply for a restricted or conditional license, they will also have to adjust their schedules (i.e. driving to work, school, etc.) and face increased insurance premiums.

Investigation shows some motorists going to new extreme to avoid tickets

Many motorists here in New York City are very familiar with the steep fines associated with certain types of traffic violations. As such, they will often look for any advantage they can get to help reduce the likelihood that they will have to dole out hundreds of dollars to government officials in the event they make a simple mistake.

New York drivers: Three DWI strikes could mean you are out

It is no secret that getting convicted of drunk driving can lead to serious penalties. Even a first-time offender in New York will have to pay several hundred dollars in a fine and face up to one year in prison.

City Council meeting tackles reckless driving, accident investigations

This past Wednesday, safety advocates, concerned citizens and city officials all gathered in Manhattan for a joint meeting of the City Council's Transportation and Public Safety Committees. The reason? The assembled group wanted to discuss such important matters as reckless driving/speeding and the adequacy of current vehicle traffic laws governing accident investigations.

New statistics show dramatic spike in texting, cell phone citations

It appears that law enforcement officials throughout the state of New York have been going to great lengths to enforce one of the state's newer -- and decidedly more stringent -- vehicle traffic laws over the past six months.

Plea entered, sentencing scheduled after fatal wrong-way crash

The State of New York has many laws and regulations that apply to drivers on our roadways. Many of these laws address relatively minor issues, such as noise pollution, and the punishment for minor violations often comes in the form of fines.

Russian PM Putin calls for greater enforcement of traffic rules

If you've ever taken a trip to Washington, D.C., you may have seen all traffic come to a complete halt and a phalanx of law enforcement personnel making sure that the road stays clear so that the sleek, black limousine of a politician or dignitary can go speeding by.

Can't understand the parking sign? There's an app for that ...

If you live in New York City and own a car then you have more than likely taken part in the ritual of trying to decipher some of the signs outlining the city's arcane parking regulations. Sometimes you may have guessed right, while other times your powers of deduction may have failed you, resulting in an unwanted parking ticket/traffic violation.

New York preps for Super Bowl, cops prep for increased enforcement

Tomorrow is the big showdown between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. The two teams will battle it out in front of thousands of fans live in the Lucas Oil Stadium. The National Football League championship will be broadcast on the televisions of fans hosting Super Bowl XLVI parties in New York and across the nation.

Sen. Schumer proposes funding to combat drugged driving

In our previous post, we discussed how the State Senate recently passed a new DUI-related law designed to punish particularly dangerous behavior such as reckless driving and wrong-way drunk driving. Interestingly enough, a very prominent New York lawmaker -- Senator Charles Schumer -- recently held a joint press conference in which he called for federal action to combat yet another form of particularly dangerous behavior -- drugged driving.

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