Holiday Travel Safety Tips for NYC

If 2016 mimics 2015, then about 100 million Americans will be traveling for the holidays this year. (However, that number will likely be lower, since gas prices are higher than last year.) Drivers in New York City already know just how awful traffic is on a day-to-day basis. When it’s Read More


New Study Shows Gender Discrepancy in Traffic Citations

According to just about every insurance company in America, women are safer drivers than men. That’s why their insurance rates are cheaper, at least up until a certain age. A new study seems to come to the same conclusion. According to data from the New York State Department of Motor Read More


The Most Common Traffic Violations for New Drivers

Being a new driver has its ups and downs. It’s exciting to finally be behind the wheel of a car, independently navigating your course. It’s also a bit stressful knowing that you may be faced with situations you aren’t entirely prepared for. As with many things in life, the more Read More


Lawsuit Brought for Unlawful Tickets in Iowa

When traffic citations are issued, it is usually by a police officer, either local or state. However, in Iowa, more than 20,000 tickets were issued by the Department of Transportation in the past five years. A recent court decision ruled one such ticket illegal. That has opened up a class Read More


What Exactly Is the Textalyzer?

 

You may have heard about a Breathalyzer. If you haven’t, it’s the machine that law enforcement officers ask suspected drunk drivers to blow into to measure the concentration of alcohol in their body. What exactly, then, is the Textalyzer?

In recent years, close to every state has enacted legislation Read More


NYC Drivers Avoiding Tickets with License Plate Tampering

In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Vision Zero, a plan to eliminate all traffic fatalities on the city’s streets. Part of the initiative included installing more speed detection devices and red light cameras. Though it seemed like a good way to catch drivers who were breaking Read More


Nassau County Approves New Citation Fee

Legislators in Nassau County, New York have recently passed a $55 additional surcharge fee to all ticket citations. The proposal was met with opposition, both from local residents and politicians. However, the measure passed, though it was modified. The original surcharge was set to be $105, but was cut Read More


Okla. Finds Texting and Driving Laws Hard to Enforce

In 2015, Oklahoma joined the ranks of nearly every other state in the nation by banning texting and driving. Drivers using a cellphone while they drive is often cited as one of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents, and the state hoped their new law would eliminate many of Read More


Intersection Change Spurring Hundreds of Tickets in Mass.

Massachusetts is known for many things, including some confusing intersections in major cities like Boston and its neighbor, Cambridge. One such intersection in Cambridge is Inman Square. At the beginning of November, the intersection was changed to eliminate many of the left turns that made Inman Square so dangerous. Specifically, Read More