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January 28, 2016

If you've decided to fight a NYC traffic ticket, you'll be dealing with the NYS Traffic Violations Bureau (the TVB).  The TVB is a state administrative agency that is part of the NYS DMV and handles the adjudication of traffic tickets (moving violations) issued throughout NYC. After your ticket is issued, the first decision you need to make is whether to actually

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January 12, 2016

What is a NY HOV violation? On certain highways in NY, specific lanes are designated for HOV or High Occupancy Vehicles only.  This means more than one person in the vehicle at certain times of the day and days of the week.  The one exception to the multiple occupants requirement is the NY Clean Pass program that allows eligible energy-efficient vehicles to use

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January 02, 2016

Many people after getting a ticket for using their cell phone while driving will claim that they were not  technically “using” the phone because they weren’t engaged in a conversation or because they were only holding it or moving it or picking it up or something like that.  § 1225-c of the NYS VTL sets forth what is defined as “use” of

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October 08, 2014

The NYC City Council approved a bill on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, that will reduce the maximum speed on most NYC streets to 25 mph from the current 30 mph. The new limit is set to go into effect on November 7. The new speed limit applies to all streets where a maximum speed is not otherwise posted. These are referred to

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September 04, 2014

Whether you're yelling at your kids or trying find that perfect song on your iPod, distracted driving is dangerous driving. While most people think drunk driving is the leading cause of death among teens in motor vehicle accidents, texting while driving kills 300 more teens per year, with an additional 300,000 injuries. Learn why distracted driving is becoming the leading cause of motor

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July 30, 2014

Surprisingly, a small percentage of ticketed drivers (around 3-5%) actually contest tickets in court. So, most people are accumulating fees, fines and insurance points that may have been avoided had they decided to fight. But how do you know if you should just pay the ticket or fight it? We of course think you should fight in almost every circumstance where a charge may

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July 17, 2014

People usually come to us after they’ve received a traffic ticket. They don’t want the fines, added license points, raised insurance premiums, license suspensions, etc., that might come with it. The best way to avoid the consequences of getting a ticket is to avoid traffic violations in the first place. Below are 9 tips to avoiding traffic tickets in New York. Hopefully,

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