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Study ranks the traffic violations most likely to increase your insurance rates

If you've ever been pulled over by a law enforcement official for an alleged traffic violation, you are likely very familiar with the seemingly endless amount of time it takes for the officer or trooper to process the ticket. In fact, as you waited patiently for them to return your license and hand you the ticket, you probably thought about how much the ticket would cost and how it would affect your insurance rates.

Stress, fatigue, other factors cause six percent increase in road fatalities on tax day

If asked to name the days in which Americans are most likely to violate vehicle traffic laws or become involved in a fatal car crash, many people would likely cite the Super Bowl -- because of increased alcohol consumption -- Thanksgiving -- because of increased traffic on the road -- or Christmas -- because of increased chances of inclement weather.

Safety group says NYPD not doing enough to combat speeding

Over the past year, the Department of Transportation has been making a concerted effort to crack down on certain dangerous and illegal driving practices by New Yorkers, including texting while driving, drunk driving and even driving with tinted windows. To date, these enforcement efforts have been successful, very likely contributing to the record low in traffic fatalities reached in 2011. However, some safety advocates are now arguing that these stepped up enforcement efforts have somehow managed to overlook a major cause of many serious and fatal accidents -- speeding.

Former prosecutor with Bronx D.A. pleads guilty to DUI

Last May, our blog discussed how one of the more prominent law enforcement agencies in all of New York City -- the Bronx District Attorney's Office -- was under fire for perhaps providing favorable treatment to a fellow prosecutor who was arrested for DUI.

Mets catcher arrested for spring training DUI

Both Mets fans and Yankees fans are anxiously awaiting the end of spring training, counting down the weeks until the two teams pack up their gear to leave Florida and come back to New York to start the regular season. In fact, while most of us tend to think of spring training as something to be endured rather than enjoyed, it has produced some rather notable headlines this year. Just last weekend, for example, a member of the Mets was arrested on DUI charges in Florida.

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.

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.

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.

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