For decades, motorists attempting to find the elusive parking spot in Manhattan have had to contend with the one-two punch of heavy traffic and virtually indecipherable parking signs. City officials, however, are hoping that this confusion over the "when" and "where" of parking in Manhattan will soon disappear entirely.
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.
If your travels take you to different parts of the city, you may feel as if you are more likely to get a certain type of traffic violation in one neighborhood than you are in another. Interestingly, recently released data from the New York Police Department sheds some light on this topic, revealing the most common citations issued in New York City neighborhoods thus far in 2012.
As you traverse the streets here in New York City, you will undoubtedly encounter many familiar sights including speeding cars, taxis, bicyclists and, of course, discount bus carriers transporting people to major cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Back in February, our blog discussed how safety advocates, concerned citizens and city officials all packed a joint meeting of the City Council's Transportation and Public Safety Committees to discuss such important matters as reckless driving/speeding and the adequacy of current efforts to combat speeding-related fatalities.
Last month, our blog reported on how the New York Public Library was officially doing damage control after Dr. Anthony Marx - the highly regarded former president of Amherst College and recently appointed library president - was charged with DUI.
In 2007, New York City officials implemented a new program targeting one of the most reviled traffic violations throughout the Five Boroughs: parking tickets.
Most problems concerning the New York Public Library likely have to do with funding, overdue fines, loud patrons or perhaps even stolen books. However, the revered institution is currently dealing with a bona fide scandal after its head official was arrested for DUI last weekend.
Professional football player, Chris Simms, was arrested in New York City last July on DWI charges. The arrest took place in the early morning after Simms was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in the West Village. The 30-year-old football player was driving a 2009 Mercedes Benz when he was arbitrarily stopped.