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

Proposal to make traffic agents photograph certain NY parking violations.

A bill has been proposed that would make all traffic agents take photographs of certain parking violations.

Of course, NYC parking ticket issuing agencies and other agencies affected are against it.

Councilman James Vacca, who sponsored the bill, said the city was just concerned that it would lose revenue from … 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

Many vehicle owners turning to car insurance fraud during difficult times

Many desperate, financially strapped car owners are intentionally destroying (burning in many cases) or simply dumping their vehicles and then reporting them stolen to cash in on the automobile insurance.

This is known as an owner “give-up”.  Most claims are filed by first-time offenders looking for a quick financial fix.  … Read More

NY Parking Tickets pile up on van with dead man inside

Just read a news item about a man’s decomposing body inside a minivan covered in parking tickets going undiscovered for weeks because the vehicle’s windows were apparently tinted and ticketing officers don’t normally search cars

The body was found in the backseat Wednesday when a city marshal tried to tow … Read More

NYS DMV to double certain fees in July 2009.

Right on the heels of my prior post about a potential for increased tickets and surcharges during these difficult economic times (Hard Times?  Expect more traffic tickets NY), we’ve learned that NY has authorized the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to increase their suspension termination fees (stf) by 100%.  This … Read More

Hard times? Expect more traffic tickets NY.

Last week we read of renewed talk about a $50 surcharge to fund increased and more efficient enforcement in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Click here for the full story.

“If you speed, you’ll get a surcharge and you’ll pay for the people who are protecting you,” Legis. Jack Eddington (WF-Medford) … Read More

Study: More traffic tickets, fewer accidents

It’s always been the same argument.  Our clients are issued traffic tickets in New York and claim that it’s all about revenue generation.  The enforcement and administrative agencies in question respond with a simple “we don’t want to issue traffic summonses or set high fines and surcharges—we just want to … Read More

NMA list of “worst places to drive”

The “summer driving season” is here and officially gets underway Memorial Day weekend.

More vehicles on the road means more potential traffic tickets and more enforcement of the traffic laws.

The National Motorists Association recently ranked the worst places to drive due to what they characterize as unfair traffic laws … Read More

Are there traffic ticket quotas?

A recent news item indicated that the Montreal Police union says it’s true: there’s a traffic ticket quota on the Montreal police force.

Montreal Executive Committee chairman Claude Dauphin, the number-two man at city hall, says it’s news to him.

Dauphin figures Yves Francoeur must be talking about a per-day, … Read More