Virgina woman finds way to beat long DMV lines

A Virginia woman drove to her local Department of Motor Vehicles service center in Leesburg this weekend to take care of some basic paperwork related to her car’s title.  She then drove straight into the building.

Some theories as to why she did this:

1.  She was under the impression … Read More

More traffic tickets for drivers of hybrid vehicles

A new study of 360,000 vehicle insurance claims by San Francisco-based Quality Planning Corp has concluded that hybrid drivers get more traffic tickets and get into more accidents than drivers of conventional cars.

This certainly has the potential to force insurance companies to reconsider the discount many major insurers currently … Read More

New York speeding ticket. What if I was justified?

In April of 2007, I drove my wife to the hospital as she was about to deliver our second child.  We left way before anything had progressed too far and with plenty of time to spare (we thought).

Fifteen minutes later I found myself in the middle of a “this … Read More

NY traffic ticket? Keep your cool every step of the way.

From the time you are pulled over through the very last word uttered at your hearing, it will never pay to lose your temper.

It won’t get you out of the traffic ticket.  it won’t convince the enforcement officer, prosecutor or judge that a big mistake has been made.

Losing … Read More

Speeding tickets deserve careful review based on E-ZPass glitch

A news story circulated a few days ago about an E-ZPass malfunction at a western New York toll booth.  The malfunction caused erroneous E-ZPass “speeding citations”  for about 3,600 motorists who use the electronic toll collection system.

The errors happened at Exit 59 of the NYS Thruway between May 28 … Read More

Avoid traffic tickets, New York, and save your money.

These are tough times and we are all hurting.  Almost every type of business is touched either directly or indirectly.  If your business is one of the few to thrive, you are still left with various investments now worth a fraction of what they once were.

While many families cut … Read More

NYS TVB bond payments for NYC traffic tickets now due next day.

In many Traffic Violation Bureau (TVB) cases, the majority of which are traffic tickets in NYC, the Judge will require payment of a $40 cash bond on a ticket. It’s a refundable deposit and, as long as a motorist shows for court on the next hearing date, it will be … Read More

NY traffic violation? Change in state law may mean extra day in court.

City, town and village traffic courts were notified last month that the state Legislature amended New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to require courts to schedule an extra appearance date for motorists to talk over a plea-bargain with a police officer or prosecutor.

This law is related to the big … Read More

How many points will I get from a NY Speeding Ticket?

Points for a New York Speeding Ticket range from 3 to 11. The number of points put on your NY drivers license depends on how many mph over the limit you were driving–not your actual speed.

Speeding ticket NY points:

3 pts
An unspecified “unreasonable” speed
1-10 over the speed … Read More