Manhattan South TVB Address Change (as of Nov. 12, 2013)

The Manhattan South TVB will move to a new office as of Nov. 12, 2013.

Currently at 19 Rector Street, the TVB office will move to a new location in the same neighborhood.  The last day at the old address of 19 Rector St will be on Friday, Nov. 8th.… Read More


Liability For Texting While Driving Even If Not Driving

The battle to educate people on the dangers of distracted driving and the steadily increasing penalties for those convicted of texting while driving have been well documented. Not quite as well documented is the potential liability of the “remote” individual on the other end of the text.

On Tuesday, the … Read More


NY Cell Phone Law 5 points As Of June 2013

New NY cell phone law now adds 5 points to your NY license as of June 2013.  New York simply does not want drivers distracted by the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices while driving and the penalties if convicted of this offense keep getting more severe.… 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


Cell Phone Use And Other Driving Distractions

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the task of driving.  Using cell phones and other electronic devices, adjusting various settings for the car or radio or navigation system, eating, drinking, shaving, disciplining your kids in the back…all are … Read More


Suffolk County SCTPVA New Traffic Court Set To Open April 1, 2013

The new Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency (SCTPVA) is set to open on April 1, 2013.

Currently, moving violation traffic tickets which will be handled by this court are handled by the Suffolk County TVB. At the TVB, there is no plea bargaining. All challenged tickets proceed to … Read More


Motorists Bear the Brunt of Ticket Fixing Scandals

Last week nine judges were indicted for ticket fixing in Philadelphia’s traffic court. The indictment charges that the judges improperly “fixed” tickets for various friends and relatives of the judges.  The indictment also alleges that the judges made tickets disappear for the politically connected as well as business associates of … Read More


More On Cuomo’s Proposed Restrictions On Speeding Ticket Plea Bargains

Governor Cuomo has included in his 2013-2013 budget a proposal to add additional fees to certain traffic tickets and restrict certain types of speeding tickets on plea bargains.

Typically, the “target” plea bargain is a reduction to a parking violation or other local ordinance.  The “win-win” here is that the … 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