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

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

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

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