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New York cracks down on jaywalkers in effort to reduce fatalities

New York City drivers and pedestrians navigate some of the busiest and most congested streets in the country on a daily basis. Cab drivers, bus drivers, commercial trucks, cars, bicyclists and a slew of pedestrians must share the roads as safely as possible. New York traffic law is firmly in place to guide behaviors and keep people safe.

Reduction in traffic deaths a top priority in New York City

New York City residents and visitors must face some of the nation’s busiest and most congested streets. With extreme density in the city, the chance for accidents to occur can be high. Traffic violations are taken seriously by law enforcement and New York traffic law can have harsh penalties depending upon the nature of a given situation. Fines are high, points on a driver’s license can raise insurance rates and license suspensions can make life challenging for many drivers.

Study shows that states with more traffic laws have fewer deaths

Drivers in New York are aware of the state’s strong stance against drinking and driving. New York traffic law has also been increasing the effort to reduce vehicular accidents and fatalities with a range of efforts on the part of law enforcement and municipal officials ranging from CITE vehicles to designated slow zones in New York City. Any person who receives a traffic ticket or DUI arrest is eligible for an appropriate defense but should be aware of the consequences.

CITE vehicles once again allowed in New York

Drivers in New York know the sights and sounds of a police car when pulling someone over. New York traffic law requires that a driver stops when appropriately signaled by officers. The failure to do so could result in additional charges being levied. Police officers can stop drivers for any number of reasons including speeding, reckless driving, non-functional vehicle lights, expired auto tags and more. Fines, points and other penalties are typically determined by the circumstances of each individual situation.

CITE vehicles target handheld mobile device drivers

New York City drivers have seen an increased effort to reduce speeding in many parts of the city with new speed bumps installed and speed zones designated near schools or other select areas. The goal according to city officials is public safety. Drivers in violation of New York traffic law can face various penalties depending on the circumstances that can include fines, points on driving records, driver’s license suspension and more.

Commercial drivers in New York face new cell phone restrictions

New York traffic laws have been evolving and can sometimes include different statutes or requirements for different types of drivers' licenses. Violations of New York traffic law can result in a variety of consequences including fines, points added to a Department of Motor Vehicle records, license suspensions and more.

Distracted driving takes center stage in New York

Getting behind the wheel of a car is a natural thing that people do every day in our society, sometimes with little thought as to the privileges inherent or the laws governing it. Today’s New York traffic law, however, are clear and sometimes strict in an effort to ensure public safety and minimize motor vehicle accidents and other problems.

Driver in Brooklyn accused of violating move over law

New York City lawmakers and officials develop and enact traffic laws to maintain order and safety on the roadways. While some laws are aimed at protecting motorists themselves, others are meant to serve as protection for the pedestrians, cyclists, workers and others who share the roads with drivers.

New York man arrested, charged with multiple traffic violations

New York, like all individual states in the U.S., enacts and enforces its own traffic laws. These laws are established in order to keep the roads and all those who use them safe. When motorists are charged with violating New York traffic law, the penalties can add up quickly, and, in some cases is made more severe when a driver is charged with multiple violations.

New York law proposes felony if suspended driver causes death

Lawmakers in New York and other states have difficult tasks. They must balance individual rights with preserving public safety. Sometimes, as is often the case with traffic laws, laws must be adjusted. Any number of reasons could lead to a law being reformed, such as no longer being applicable or in order to create stricter punishments for breaking laws. When fines or points on a driver's license do not encourage motorists to obey traffic laws, lawmakers develop and enact more severe consequences in order to ensure the roads remain safe.

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