Getting a traffic ticket in New York can be a lot like buying jewelry or antiques. Unless you have a trained eye, it’s almost impossible to know what to expect to pay. Drivers should never assume they know what a traffic ticket will cost in fines, surcharges and other penalties … Read More
No driver or officer can deny the fact that there are inherent differences between men and women. However, a recent study shows that these differences are unlikely to alter the chances of simply receiving a warning instead of a ticket when pulled over.
Yesterday the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency fired six employees for fixing more than 100 tickets. News reports didn’t mention that they were actually selling their “fixing” services. It seems the tickets in question were for themselves, friends and family.
The investigation apparently started with an individual who … Read More
I was interviewed last week by Justin Mason of the Schenectady Daily Gazette for an article on how fees, fines and bail forfeitures collected by some of New York State’s 1,262 justice courts are generating hundreds of thousands of dollars for New York State and local municipalities.
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.
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
Red light cameras in Nassau County, which were supposed to generate millions of dollars for the county without any upfront expense, will require more than $1 million in start-up costs, county officials now say.
The money is a combination of the amount it will cost to lease the actual equipment … Read More