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Myths and truths of traffic tickets in New York

Traffic laws in New York can be very complicated and hard for some residents to understand. In addition, there can very easily be many myths than people believe to be true but that are actually not so. With the ever watchful eye of law enforcement only seeming to grow in these days of Vision Zero, it is important for all New Yorkers to have a solid understanding of some basics of traffic law and the processes related to how to fight a traffic ticket.

Rollback on speed limit in New York to come

Vision Zero has become a commonly referred to campaign in New York. Residents of the city should be well aware of the municipal government’s stated effort to not only reduce but to eliminate pedestrian deaths. Cracking down on speeding and finding new ways to slow drivers are integral elements to this overall effort. 

Understanding the Driver Responsibility Assessment Program

A New York driver who receives a default conviction for traffic infractions or even a conviction after an attempted defense against an alleged traffic violation may face a range of penalties. The state of New York has many programs and processes in place to monitor a driver’s activities and records. One of these is the assessment of points on records. Another is the Driver Responsibility Assessment Program.

NYPD announces dramatic change to its accident investigation policy

For many years now, one of the most contentious issues between the New York Police Department, and safety advocates, citizens and the City Council has been the adequacy of vehicle traffic laws governing accident investigations.

NFL star receives traffic citation for giving false name

Professional football player Rolando McClain has seen a simple vehicle traffic law violation turn into something far more serious after providing law enforcement with a rather interesting signature.

How did a man who has never been to NYC get a traffic ticket in Brooklyn?

Last month, a Buffalo man was informed that the state Department of Motor Vehicles had suspended his driver's license for nonpayment of a traffic violation issued to him while he was in New York City.

Motorist who warned drivers about speed trap protected by First Amendment

Anyone who has received a speeding ticket at any point in their lives has probably spent some small amount of time beating themselves up for driving straight into a speed trap and wondering if there was any way to help others avoid the same fate.

NYC prosecutor arrested after cutting off unmarked police car

Prosecutors are used to enforcing the law. Now, for one Brooklyn prosecutor, the tables are turned, and he is the one being prosecuted for allegedly violating not only motor vehicle traffic laws, but also laws against resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and attempted assault of a police officer. It all started on a Saturday evening earlier this month, when the prosecutor was driving at a high speed in Queens, changing lanes without signaling on the Whitestone Expressway. According to court papers, he was driving so erratically that other cars on the road had to swerve to avoid hitting him. Unfortunately for him, one of the cars he cut off was an unmarked police car with four on-duty NYPD narcotics officers inside.

D.C. poised to increase number of traffic cameras

Ask any motorist here in New York about the city's vehicle traffic laws and propensity for handing out traffic violations, and you are more than likely going to get an earful. While this frustration is understandable, it may help to remember that things could definitely be worse.

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