From the cab driver in New York City to the commuter in Omaha to the delivery driver in Seattle, it's the one sight that prompts universal dread among motorists: flashing red lights in their rearview mirror.
When you hear the expression "too good to be true," chances are the last thing to pop into your head is the parking here in New York City -- particularly in lower Manhattan. However, motorists below 34th Street have reported a noticeable drop in the number of parking tickets affixed to their windshields over the course of the last several months.
As we speak, people across the state of New York are begrudgingly putting away their decorations, taking down their lights, and saying their final goodbyes to friends and families as the holidays have officially drawn to a close. Of course, with the end of the holiday season also comes the release of comprehensive statistics summarizing the impact of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
When a 25-year-old Texas man was recently pulled over by a police officer for a routine traffic violation, he got much more than he bargained for -- but in a good way. It all started when the police officer pulled Hayden C. over for an expired registration sticker. When asked by the police officer why his registration had expired, Hayden C. simply said he had no excuse. "I said 'there's no explanation for why I haven't done it, except I don't have the money,' Hayden C. recently told a local television station. "I said 'it was either feed my kids or get my registration done.'"
All this week and next, people across the state of New York will be attending holiday parties put on by family, friends and employers. The majority of these parties will feature delicious food, festive music, carefully planned gift-exchanges and, of course, an assortment of alcoholic beverages.
Of all the methods used to enforce the vehicle traffic laws here in New York City, the one that probably causes the most resentment among drivers is red-light traffic cameras, which automatically take photos of the license plates of cars running red lights in intersections. Traffic tickets are then automatically issued to the owners of the photographed cars.
Back in April, our blog discussed how a New Jersey lawmaker asked a state trooper who pulled him over on his way to the Statehouse to give him a break on a speeding ticket.
You might not be shocked to learn that directors of states' Highway Safety Divisions have a traffic violation or two on their records. But how about 34 entries? As surprising as that may seem, that's exactly what the Boston Globe recently discovered on the record of the director of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division.
We all know how frustrating it can be to receive a traffic violation or, even worse, a parking ticket. You might be faced with the prospect of having to fight a costly ticket even though you did absolutely nothing wrong.
Last week, a judge threw out criminal charges filed against a photographer accused of driving dangerously while attempting to take photos of pop star Justin Bieber.