Over the next few years, New York City will undergo something of a transformation as more bike lanes are added to city streets and bridges, and city officials roll out a new bicycle-sharing program. However, while this plan is being lauded by both proponents of alternative transportation and environmental advocacy groups, others are worried that the growing number of speeding bicyclists will lead to more pedestrian accidents.
Here in New York, many people set aside time during the autumn months to drive to their cabins or see the vivid fall colors in other states. However, according to a recently released report, these motorists should be on the lookout for more than just highway patrol officers eager to hand out traffic violations. They should be on the lookout for deer.
As you already know, your driver's license will be suspended or revoked unless you meet certain requirements here in the state of New York. For example, when the time comes to renew your driver's license, you are more than likely accustomed to traveling to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) - and perhaps standing in line for quite some time - in order to take a mandatory vision test.
In vehicle traffic law news, motorists traveling to and from New York City are likely very irritated this morning but not because it's the start of a new workweek. Rather, they are likely irritated over having to pay substantially higher tolls on some of the city's busiest thoroughfares.
In previous posts, we've discussed how a routine internal investigation of a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer turned into a large-scale probe of hundreds of police officers accused of "fixing" traffic violations for friends or family.
If you have ever been pulled over for speeding, several thoughts likely go through your mind. The first is more than likely, "why me?" or "why today?" The second is likely, "why do the police in this city always unfairly target this area?"
A few days ago, Allstate Insurance Company released a highly anticipated and much discussed report ranking U.S. cities according to who has the so-called best and worst drivers. Here, "worst" does not mean cities where drivers openly flout the vehicle traffic laws or fail to comprehend the rules of the road. Rather, it means how accident-prone the drivers in a particular city happen to be.
Last August, the state of New York enacted the final provision of Leandra's Law, a rather stringent DUI law named after an 11-year-old girl who was tragically killed in a drunk driving accident on the West Side Highway back in 2009.
In these tough economic times, several major U.S. cities have found a new cash cow: Red light cameras that are bringing in big bucks every time they film a traffic violation.In fact, our very own New York City has found that red light cameras are a big source of extra income. How big? Last year, the city nabbed more than $52 million in fines, according to a recent story in the New York Daily News.The cameras, mounted at busy intersections, routinely film motorists as they are running red lights. In fact, there are now 150 red light cameras in our fair city.
Now that summer is officially winding down, people across the state of New York will be looking to maximize their time spent outdoors before the leaves start to fall and the gray skies return. This means more time spent at BBQs, baseball/softball games, parties and outdoor restaurants/taverns with patios. However, one of the staples of all of these outdoor events is alcohol and with this abundance of alcohol comes an increased risk of motorists driving under the influence (DUI).