NYC Unposted Speed Limit Lowered from 30 to 25 mph.

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 … Read More


Tips, Stats and Consequences of Distracted Driving [Infographic]

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 … Read More


Should You Pay or Fight Your New York Traffic Ticket

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 … Read More


9 Ways to Avoid Traffic Violations in New York

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. … Read More


Apps To Help Avoid Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous. No need to say much more on that. Unfortunately, plenty of us still do it. Perhaps it’s a false belief that an accident won’t “happen to me” or some insatiable need to stay informed or connected. Regardless, there’s clearly too much of it on our roads. … Read More


Traffic Violation Enforcement: Further Evidence It’s More About Money

The newly opened Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau (SCTPVA) currently charges an administrative fee on all tickets. While this isn’t necessarily unusual for a court, the SCTPVA is charging a fee even if a motorist is found “not guilty” of a charge and the traffic ticket case is … Read More


Manhattan South TVB Address Change (as of Nov. 12, 2013)

The Manhattan South TVB will move to a new office as of Nov. 12, 2013.

Currently at 19 Rector Street, the TVB office will move to a new location in the same neighborhood.  The last day at the old address of 19 Rector St will be on Friday, Nov. 8th.… Read More


Liability For Texting While Driving Even If Not Driving

The battle to educate people on the dangers of distracted driving and the steadily increasing penalties for those convicted of texting while driving have been well documented. Not quite as well documented is the potential liability of the “remote” individual on the other end of the text.

On Tuesday, the … Read More


Choosing A NY Traffic Lawyer

If you’ve come to the general conclusion that hiring a traffic ticket attorney is the right decision for you, then you’re likely in the process of choosing a NY traffic lawyer.  How can you determine which attorney in particular is the right attorney for your case?

In most situations, there … Read More