Forget Quotas. What About Traffic Ticket Of The Month?

In Onondaga County, NY 1,280 window tint tickets were issued in March.

This is an unusually high number and is a result of a push by the Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board to focus on specific traffic violations.

The Board started with tinted windows in March. One officer explained … Read More

Our Top 10 Driving Related Headlines For April 1, 2011

Some items of interest you may have missed if you haven’t been following the news closely this week:

1.  New York State lawmakers, noting that “times are tough and it’s just not right to rely on drivers as a source of revenue” unanimously agree to reduce traffic ticket fines and … Read More

Deciding Whether To Fight A Speeding Ticket

A good place to start when making the decision whether to fight or pay a speeding ticket is looking at the penalties you may face if convicted of speeding.   The worst thing you can do is simply pay a  ticket without any knowledge of the potential consequences.  We see too … Read More

Is Your NY Driver License Suspended?

We get a lot of inquiries from people who have found out one way or another their license or privilege to drive is suspended in New York.  Whether you find out while in the process of renting a car, renewing a driver license in another state, switching auto insurance or … Read More

Review Of Driver Licenses and Inspection Of Busses In Wake Of Bronx Bus Tragedy

Efforts have been stepped up to review commercial driver licenses and enforce commercial vehicle violations following the terrible bus crash on I-95 last weekend which resulted in the death of 15 passengers.

Sen. Charles Schumer has called for a crackdown on the discount tour bus companies and is asking the … Read More

Interesting Old Article On The Elks “War Against Ticket-Fixing”

I thought this old article from 1937 was very interesting for two reasons.  First, in contrast to what’s predominant today, we see an organization more concerned with too few tickets written and too many people using whatever means necessary to get out of paying tickets issued to them.  Next, compare … Read More

Staten Island Police Officers Accused of Writing Bogus Traffic Tickets

Two Staten Island Police Offers have been charged with writing dozens of bogus traffic summonses to justify their overtime hours.

At the time an Officer writes a traffic ticket, there are three relevant copies.  One is kept at the Precinct for the police records, one is sent to DMV so … Read More