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Distracted driving focus of Operation Hang Up

Drivers in New York City may lately feel under siege with the Vision Zero and related campaigns intended to reduce traffic fatalities. An increased number of slow zones, speed bumps and traffic cameras are routinely reported on as of late. Even jaywalkers are at an increased risk of being ticketed than before. However, it is not just in New York City that drivers must beware of being stopped for traffic violations.

Reduction in vehicular deaths on NYC streets for 2014

Whether visitors or residents, any person who must drive, ride or walk on the streets of New York has to navigate extremely congested roadways and the accompanying dangers. The risk of an accident can be always present and the penalties for anyone involved in an accident can be high as well, especially when traffic violations are involved.

Man ticketed for vaping

New Yorkers know all too well that area law enforcement have increased vigilance against speeding and other actions believed to be hazards to public safety. Traffic violations can result in high fines, increases in insurance costs and even state surcharges. For some people, the ability to fight a traffic ticket is difficult and without the proper help, they may end up with their driver’s license suspended if they do not receive the right help.

New York's traffic ticket surcharges broken down

The cost of a traffic ticket in New York can vary depending upon the reason for the ticket and the circumstances. In addition to paying the ticket cost, drivers may face insurance surcharges as well. Under New York traffic law, a state surcharge is applied to each ticket issued, further raising the cost of a single traffic violation for drivers.

Cell phone ticket drop while texting tickets increase

As the New Year is now well underway, various states are collecting and reviewing statistics from the prior year. New York is no different and when it comes to traffic violations, the state is highly interested to see the trends from year to year about different types of offenses. Often such information is utilized by law enforcement to develop programs to curb certain activities. One example may be the slow zones that are now seen in different parts of New York, one effort designed to reduce speeding in the city.

Administrative fees assessed on dismissed tickets in Suffolk County

Throughout New York, drivers are aware of the potential fines or other consequences that may be assessed if they receive vehicular citations. Traffic violations can be received for many reasons including speeding, failure to obey traffic signs or signals, driving without licensing or insurance and more. The specific penalties vary based upon the nature of the circumstances at the time.

A decade of traffic changes in New York City reduces fatalities

Drivers in New York City face some of the nation’s busiest roadways. This can lead to a greater percentage of accidents, traffic violations or other concerns based solely on the number and range of vehicles that share the streets in this city. As with other cities, New York police officers are always on alert for problems and people who receive tickets or other citations. Such instances may result in fines, points on a driver’s record, license suspensions or more.

Reckless motorcycle group cited for numerous violations

New York traffic laws are put into place to help keep the public safe while on the road. Law enforcement officials can issue citations or even arrest people in the event that the laws are not properly obeyed. Traffic violations can range from minor offenses, such as a single speeding ticket to more serious charges such as driving under the influence of alcohol or vehicular manslaughter. Penalties also range based upon the nature of the violation or charge.

Deadly week on NYC streets raises concerns about traffic safety

Traffic challenges and accidents are things that every New Yorkers may face at some point. However, that does not mean that citizens should disregard the laws or not focus on safety. Concern for the well-being and lives of others as well as the wish to prevent traffic violations and consequences make the need to remain safe when behind the wheel ever relevant.

MTA cracks down on bus driver traffic violations

Virtually every driver gets a traffic ticket at some point in his or her life. Often, there are extenuating circumstances that can make fighting a ticket appropriate and worthwhile. This can include some times when the traffic violations are not completely cut-and-dried or when there may be ambiguity about the situation. This can be the case for any driver whether personal or profession on New York City roadways.

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