November 26, 2010
NYPD Caught Using Traffic Ticket Quotas
Evidence that the NYPD imposing illegal traffic ticket quotas recently was un-covered by the Daily News.
November 21, 2010
Red Light Cameras Up & Shooting
NYC is installing and using cameras to enforce bus lane violations. Don’t use a bus lane unless you are making an immediate turn or an expeditious pick-up or drop-off.
November 13, 2010
Suffolk County Red Light Camera Program Up And Flashing
Suffolk County was recently authorized to install up to 50 red light cameras at various intersections. The program is up and flashing with $50 tickets being issued every day.
October 22, 2010
$25 To Speed
Would you pay to be able to speed with impunity?
October 14, 2010
Car Sniffing Upheld
The state’s highest court upheld using drug-sniffing dogs for motorists stopped for simple traffic infractions.
October 10, 2010
Worst Drivers’ Award Given To New York
Results from a national driving test place New Yorkers as the worst drivings in the country. Take the test yourself.
September 24, 2010
Police Officer Offers To Drop Traffic Ticket In Exchange For Sex
A Memphis police officer is answering charges that he asked for sex in exchange for dropping a traffic ticket.
September 10, 2010
Motorist Speeding And Crashing At 100 MPH Caught On Tape
You have to see this video of a speeding motorist crashing into a overpass.
August 29, 2010
The Best & Worse Traffic Violations Bureaus
There are 10 Traffic Violations Bureaus in New York. This article discusses how likely you can beat a traffic ticket at each of them.
August 29, 2010
Failing To Exercise Due Care Made A More Serious Moving Violation
Effective October 12, 2010, Section 1146 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law will be amended to make the failure to exercise due care a much more serious moving violation.
August 24, 2010
Likelihood Of A Police Officer “No Show”
If a police officer does not appear for your traffic ticket trial, you almost always will win your case. We recently obtained the statistics on the most likely Traffic Violations Bureau traffic courts for police officers “no shows”.
August 19, 2010
New York City Traffic Tickets Generate $76 Million
Fines, surcharges and suspension termination fees from New York City traffic tickets generated over $76 million in revenue last year.
August 1, 2010
Crackdown On Fixing Traffic Tickets
Having a friend or relative “on the job” no longer is going to help you fix a traffic ticket. A new tracking system will eliminate such favors.
June 28, 2010
Speeding Tickets From The Air
Suffolk County is experimenting with using a small airplane to assist police officers in issuing speeding tickets, reckless driving tickets and other moving violations.
June 16, 2010
Cop Accepts Pizza Bribe To Drop Aggravated Unlicensed Ticket
An Eric County police officer allegedly agreed to accept 3 pizzas in exchange for dropping an aggravated unlicensed ticket, a misdemeanor charge.
May 24, 2010
New (More Serious) Reckless Driving Ticket Coming
A new law in New York is near passage imposing a 6-month suspension whenever a driver seriously injure a pedestrian while driving recklessly.
May 14, 2010
Speed Enforcement From Outer Space?
Satellites will soon be used in the United Kingdom to monitor speeding motorists and issue them speeding tickets.
April 28, 2010
Crackdown In Nassau County On Aggressive Driving In Effect Through May 9th
From now through May 9th, Nassau County will have extra police officers out on the road enforcing traffic laws such as speeding, unsafe lane changes and failure to yield the right of way. Be extra cautious to avoid being snared.
April 19, 2010
Stopwatch Used To Beat Red Light Ticket
A man used a stopwatch to beat a red light ticket by showing a traffic court judge that the yellow phase was too quick violating local laws.
April 10, 2010
Man Improperly Issued 32 Tickets
A man recently had to appear at the Nassau County Traffic And Parking Violations Agency at 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead, to answer 32 tickets which rightfully did not belong to him.
March 30, 2010
Appellate Court Upholds Tasering 3x Of Speeding Motorist
Three Seattle police officers who tasered a pregnant motorist three times for refusing to sign a speeding ticket and exit her vehicle were granted immunity from suit from an appellate court.
March 26, 2010
Cell Phone Ticket Crackdown
From midnight March 25, 2010 through midnight on March 26, 2010, the NYPD will be heavily enforcing the cell phone law requiring motorists to use a hands-free device while driving.
March 19, 2010
New Type Of Traffic Control Device?
A new type of traffic control device has been proposed. It’s across between a stop sign and a yield sign.
March 14, 2010
How To Avoid Being Ripped Off In A NYC Cab
NYC taxi drivers have been ripping off passengers by charging the wrong meter rate. Don’t be a victim of these dis-honest hacks.
March 10, 2010
Two New Defenses To A Speeding Ticket
Social media sites are abuzz with two new defenses to fighting a speeding ticket.
March 5, 2010
Two DMV Workers Arrested
Two employees who worked at the DMV office adjoining the Manhattan Traffic Violations Bureau were recently arrested for issuing fraudulent licenses.
February 28, 2010
Driving And Texting Message To Become A Primary Traffic Violation
Governor David Paterson has introduced a bill which would remove the loophole in the current law prohibiting driving and text messaging. The new law would make driving and text messaging a traffic offense even if you commit no other moving violation.
February 20, 2010
Entrepreneur Turns Traffic Control Devices Into Jewelry
A Hofstra undergraduate has started a new business transforming traffic pylons into stylish and unique jewelry.
February 19, 2010
Don’t Watch Porn And Drive
A truck driver on the New York Thruway recently learned of the dangers of enjoying porn while driving his truck.
February 14, 2010
Motorist Tries To Get Creative In Beating HOV Lane Law
A Long Island motorist wanted to use the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway without receiving a ticket. She came up with a creative (albeit unsuccessful) way to beat the system.
February 5, 2010
2009 Success Rates Posted
We continue to be the only New York law firm which posts its success rates at New York traffic courts.
February 2, 2010
Strict Enforcement Alert: Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island
Between January 14th to January 25th, police officers have issued 87 speeding tickets and 115 cell phone violations to motorists on Hylan Boulevard, south of Richmond Avenue.
January 28, 2010
New Post About Reckless Driving
Read my recent blog post about reckless driving tickets in New York.
January 16, 2010
How To Talk Yourself Out Of A Traffic Ticket
New article posted on things to say to get yourself out of a traffic ticket.
January 2, 2010
Matthew Weiss Quoted Extensively At AOL.com
Matthew Weiss was extensively quoted at AOL.com on how to talk yourself out of a speeding ticket.