For the last few years, users of iPhones, Blackberrys and Android-based phones have become accustomed to downloading new phone applications - or "apps" - designed to alert them to the location of speed traps, red light cameras and even DUI sobriety checkpoints not otherwise made public by the police.
With the Fourth of July weekend officially underway, motorists all over the state of New York will be driving to cabins, resorts or the homes of family and friends to celebrate the long holiday. However, with this influx of motorists will undoubtedly come an increase in the number of law enforcement officials looking to hand out tickets for speeding or other traffic violations.
Over the years, public safety officials have devised a variety of methods to reduce the number of traffic violations and serious accidents caused by both poor road design and human error. One of these methods, the roundabout, was imported straight from Europe and touted as a guaranteed way to reduce traffic tickets/accidents.
A controversial new vehicle traffic law currently being considered by the state legislature is generating headlines throughout New York City, and has even resulted in hundreds of taxi drivers taking to the streets in open protest.
In vehicle traffic law news, officials with the New York State Police have officially announced the results of this year's "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which ran from May 23 through June 5. Now, in its tenth year, the program is designed to remind both motorists and vehicle occupants of the importance of wearing a seat belt through increased patrols/checkpoints.
Walk down any busy street in New York City and you will more than likely see bike messengers or food delivery cyclists weaving their way through traffic in a rather hurried manner. While time is understandably of the essence for many of these cyclists, their no-nonsense approach to navigating the Big Apple's congested streets has done little to earn them the goodwill of either motorists or pedestrians.
In you are convicted of a DUI-related offense in the state of New York, you will face some rather harsh penalties concerning your driving privileges. For example, a conviction on a first offense DUI will result in your driver's license being suspended for a minimum of six months.
Earlier this week, GMAC Insurance released the results of a nationwide test designed to measure the average motorist's knowledge of vehicle traffic laws. The results? You may want to reconsider that road trip to the nation's capital.
In vehicle traffic law news, Monday marked the official start of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign in the state of New York. Now, in its tenth year, the program is designed to remind both motorists and vehicle occupants of the importance of wearing a seat belt through stepped up enforcement.
Over the course of the summer, motorists navigating the busy streets of New York City will receive a rather vivid message reminding them of the dangers posed by speeding.