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


School Buses Across the Nation Getting Ticketed

School bus drivers are trusted by millions of parents across the nation to get their children to school on time and, more importantly, safely. While most bus drivers do just that, some are a bit more reckless. They receive traffic tickets while driving the bus, which often goes unreported — Read More


When Does an Infraction Become a Misdemeanor?

When you are issued a traffic ticket for some type of violation, you are accused of committing some type of infraction. These are non-dangerous moving and mechanical violations. In New York, an infraction does not carry the same weight as a criminal offense. Unfortunately, in some instances, the law you Read More