According to recent data, police in New York City are writing more traffic citations today than at any other time in history. Thanks to the ticket blitz, fatalities related to traffic collisions are on the decline. We are now just over three months into the new year and cops have written nearly 36,000 traffic citations. During the same period last year, cops had only handed out 30,601 tickets.
A ticket blitz was held last week and the police are planning two more for the month of April. Targeted will be anyone traveling over the speed limit and those who turn at intersections, ignoring people in crosswalks. Police have handed out close to 13,000 failure-to-yield tickets, more than the number written during the first three months of 2016.
Reports say that 40 people have died due to traffic accidents in New York City this year. That is a 17 percent decrease from last year. Police are attributing the decline in traffic deaths to their heightened efforts in traffic enforcement.
Drivers in the city are not happy with the number of tickets being handed out. A few miles an hour over the speed limit isn’t worth the extreme fines and penalties that can pile up when a person gets a traffic ticket. While officials understand that people upset, they say that the easiest way to avoid a ticket is to obey traffic laws.
If you find yourself the victim of one of these ticket blitzes and want to fight for your rights in court, reach out to our team of experienced traffic ticket attorneys. We will review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you of your legal options. Call us today to schedule your consultation.