Memorial Day. Drive Safe.

Hello summer.  Memorial Day is here.

With the Memorial Day holiday, as we see on many holidays, people will travel.  Whether it’s vacation or quick visits to friends and family, major holidays like this one are when the greatest number of people travel from here to there.

The number of … Read More

NY Passing A Stopped School Bus Law Sec. 1174(a)

NYS VTL Section 1174(a) reads as follows:

§ 1174. Overtaking and passing school bus. (a) The driver of a vehicle
upon a public highway, street or private road upon meeting or overtaking
from either direction any school bus marked and equipped as provided in
subdivision twenty of section three hundred … Read More

Do Police Officers Purposely Issue Bad Traffic Tickets?

I talk to many people each day about a traffic ticket they received. A small percentage of the people I consult with tell me straight up that “they did it”, the “it” being whatever traffic violation they were charged with.

A larger percentage of the people I consult with tell … Read More

Gov. Cuomo 2013-2014 Budget Proposal Targets Speeding Tickets

A South Dakota legislator recently tried and failed to attach points to speeding tickets in that state. The measure failed when a majority of legislators deemed the bill unnecessary and overly burdensome on local residents.

This laissez faire attitude toward punishing drivers charged with a speeding ticket is not shared … Read More

Simple Holiday Driving Tips. Avoid The Following

I’ve seen all the year end lists this week. Ten ways to avoid weight gain, to avoid stress, for gift giving, gift getting, ten thing you can do to end your year strong and for making 2013 resolutions.

Here’s our list…what NOT to do while driving during the holidays.

1. … Read More

What Can An NYC Speeding Ticket Lawyer Do?

Expect your speeding ticket in NYC to be handled by the Traffic Violations Bureau.  Due to the no plea bargaining policy at the TVB, many people ask what a NYC speeding ticket lawyer can do to fight a speeding ticket issued in a TVB jurisdiction (NYC, Suffolk, Buffalo, Rochester).


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The Official NYS DMV Driver License Point System

While DMV and many lawyer websites like ours may offer lists showing the varying point values of NY traffic violations, ever wonder where it’s all officially codified by law?

The NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules and Regulations) primarily contains state agency (the DMV, for example) rules and regulations adopted under … Read More

How Long Do Points Stay On Your License In NY

We get a lot of questions concerning NY driver license points.  There seems to be some degree of confusion out there about how the points system in NY works and how it all relates to a driver’s insurance rates.  Here is some basic information:

How long will actual items on

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Asking Officers You Know For Traffic Ticket Favors

At least once a week I’ll hear from a client or prospective client dealing with an open traffic violation that he’s going to reach out through a friend or relative to the police officer who issued him a traffic ticket.

Typically, I have no problem with that.  In most case … Read More

Class-Action Suit Attacking NYC Red Light Cameras

Who likes red light cameras?

Good news if you don’t.  A class action lawsuit has been filed against NYC and it accuses the city of rigging the timing of the light cycles to encourage more violations and thus more fines.

Robert Sinclair, AAA motor club New York spokesperson, says they … Read More