Traffic laws have been in place for decades to protect people on the roads from getting into collisions. With over 90 percent of those over the age of 16 licensed to drive, it's necessary for people to do all they can to keep the roads safe. That includes learning how to be safe drivers themselves.
When you're driving in New York City, one thing you have to constantly be aware of is the traffic. There is not a moment that goes by when there aren't other vehicles on the roads.
You probably know at least one person who has violated a traffic law and gotten caught. Most people who offend park in the wrong location, speed or otherwise break laws without harming other people. In cases involving nondangerous moving violations or mechanical violations, the police generally issue tickets.
April is almost here, and with it comes a new 21-day campaign called, "UDrive. UText. UPay." This campaign, with the help of local officers, intends to enforce distracted driving laws to reduce the risks to drivers on the roads.
Imagine being told you're going to be fined because you decided to drive through a town in which you're not a resident. It's ludicrous to most people, since most roadways are public. However, in a town in New Jersey, people could find themselves being fined just for driving through Leonia.
If you drive in New Jersey, you may have noticed more people pulled over than usual in the last year or so. There's a good reason for that. Changes to some of New Jersey's laws have resulted in more people being ticketed than in the past.
It is a requirement of the law to keep up-to-date auto insurance on your vehicle. The least insurance you can have is called liability insurance; it provides you with enough coverage to pay for damages and medical expenses in the case of a crash.
Hitting a parked car is something that no one intends to do but that does happen. Maybe the parking space was smaller than expected or the vehicle wasn't as far away as you thought when it happened. Whatever the reason is, if you hit a parked car, there are some steps you should follow.
The National Motorists Association recently sent a letter to Elaine Chao, the current U.S. Secretary of Transportation, seeking two changes in national transportation policy. First, they urged the Trump administration to end its support for traffic ticket quotas. Second, they asked the administration to choose a head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who is ready to "shake up the status quo."
Speeding tickets are certainly not uncommon. Because of this, many people may not think they're a big deal. The truth is that they can have some serious implications, depending on why you've received a ticket and how fast you were traveling. Besides raising the cost of your insurance policy, a speeding ticket can actually land you in jail.