If you’ve ever flown into New York City, you know what the traffic can be like as you try to get from the airport to your Manhattan hotel. If you live in The Big Apple or in one of its suburbs, you also know what the streets can look like when they are clogged with cars. That’s why many people take the subway!

The largest city in America has numerous freeways cutting throw it and surrounding it, as well as city streets that were designed and built long before New York’s population was in the double-digit millions.

If you are on one of the crowded freeways, such as I-95 coming up the west side of the city or on the Long Island Expressway (I-495) east to get to Brooklyn or L.I., you can easily end up in a large pack of speeding cars, and you will need to keep pace or get run over.

The Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway ((I-278) are also freeways that can resemble the jumble of cars on a NASCAR track at certain hours of the day.

Within the city limits, famed streets such as 5th Avenue and West 57th Street are fun to walk down, not so fun to drive down. You can end up in a long line of cars and not be able to get through an intersection without running a red light. A camera will probably take your picture, or you can remain in the middle of the intersection and risk a $115 fine for “blocking the box”—not much of a choice.

That’s just one of the pricey fines that you can incur in the city. Others range from $145-$685 for speeding and $100-$300 for running a red light.

Now, about those red lights. A suit was brought last year over the timing used with the red light cameras in the city. Federal law stipulates that drivers should have a full three seconds to get through a 30 mph intersection after the light turns yellow. Yet, engineers with AAA New York have found that some yellow lights flash to red a full ½ second quicker in the city.

Now, all of the city’s 150 red-light cameras are in question, and the $235 million that they have generated over the past five years looks inflated and suspicious. In 2010, for instance, 1 million drivers were given red-light tickets in the city!

For this reason and many others, when you receive a ticket from an officer or open one in the mail, you can be tempted to just mail in your fine or pay it online, thus admitting your guilt with no question. Perhaps you want to avoid the presumed hassle of appealing your fine, but if you find a good New York traffic ticket attorney, you can appeal your ticket with little time and money expended.

A qualified New York traffic ticket lawyer can help you explore the many possible foul-ups that led to your alleged violation. That can be very helpful, considering how many points can be added to your driving record and how your insurance company will react if points are added: with large increases in your premiums.

If you have a shaky record to begin with, added points could lead to the loss of your license, which could possibly lead to the loss of your job if your contract maintains that you must keep a valid driver’s license, which many do.

A New York speeding ticket lawyer can investigate and see if any of these scenarios led to a questionable reading of your speed:

A New York speeding ticket lawyer can obtain maintenance records for all speed-recording devices as s/he uses the process of Discovery. If any problems are discovered, your case can be quickly dismissed.

Don’t let the expensive ripple effect of a traffic ticket gain momentum. Challenge your offense with the help of a skilled New York traffic ticket attorney.




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    The objectives of Delco’s Driver Improvement Problem Driver Program are manifold: (1) to identify driver’s problems; (2) to change the problematic driver’s behavior by giving information and opportunities for training; (3) if needed be, to impose continuous sanctions after more accumulation of convictions/points on driving record of the individual. Governed by Division Policy Regulation #45, the goal of the program is to prevent crash . There are steps in the program geared to the gravity of the driving record that maybe the cause of an advisory letter, a mandated suspension, and/or taking a driving course on modification of attitude and behavior. Added is a reinstatement fee of $25.00 to be paid at the Division of Motor Vehicles for reinstatement of license. The point system of Delco: speeding violation of 1-9 MPH over posted limit  = 2 points; speeding violation of 10-14 MPH = 4 points; speeding violation of 15 – 19 MPH = 5 points ; speeding 20 MPH = 5 points + other actions including suspension. Point system for: passing a school bus that stopped = 6 points; reckless driving = 6 points; aggressive driving = 6 points; disregarding red light or stop sign = 3 points and other moving violations = 2 points. For the first 12 months from the date of violation, calculated points are credited at full point value. After the initial expiration of initial 12 months, the calculated points will get a half-point value for the next 12 months. All rates are determined by the based upon entire calculated […]

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    Secane Pa. – A 2nd charge of DUI homicide is filed versus a woman from Delaware County who repeated acts of creating havoc while driving her vehicle. Authorities reported that this week, Nichole Labelle, age 24 and resident of Secane is facing her second DUI crash in less than two years. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood of the Upper Darby reported that the woman was unsteady; her clothes were in disarray and wearing only one shoe when they apprehended her. Labelle in her latest crash hit a car and she told Chitwood that she was driving her vehicle when she hit another vehicle. The officer said just last year, Labelle was DUI when she slammed her car and killed her passenger identified as George Kaminski, age 21. During her last crash, Labelle was out on bail. It is in the news that a awaiting trial on charges of killing a young man while driving impaired in Philadelphia two years ago was again arrested in Upper Darby last Tuesday night for crashing her car while high on heroin and prescription pills. Labelle rammed her vehicle into a parked car that was unoccupied along Westbrook Dr. in the vicinity of Alverstone Rd. at about 8:45 o’clock Tuesday evening. When police reached the scene, they saw that had only one shoe on and was speaking in a slurred manner. She told Chitwood that she got distracted and crashed her car. When police questioned her further, she told officers she had shot up heroin and took doses of Adderall […]

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    Experts of traffic safety pronounced three classifications for distractions: it maybe manual, visual and cognitive. Manual distractions happen when you are moving your hands away from the wheel and the task of controlling the vehicle. For example: reaching for a falling personal object. Visual distractions take place when you turn your eyes away from the road. For example, when you are looking at a road map to ascertain where you are going. A cognitive distraction is the wandering away of your mind instead of paying attention to the road. For example, thinking of your date tonight. Some facts about distractive driving are quite alarming. Studies showed that drivers within the 20-24 year group caused crashes related to cell phone use; the 25-29 year olds follow and those 19 and under follow very closely. It appears that 55% are crashed committed by males while 45% are the females. Friday crashes due to distracted driving are higher compared with any other days. Delaware is among the states with the toughest imposition of laws on distracted driving for Delco wants to alleviate traffic safety. They are strongly enforcing cell phone bans as using a mobile while behind the wheel has been considered as top driving distraction. Just consider lots of car mishaps on roads across America due to use of mobiles while behind the wheel. Here is a list of prohibitions imposed by the state of Delaware to drivers especially more impositions to newbie and bus drivers. In the state of Delco, no […]

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    Delaware roads have claimed 139 lives and injured more than 9,657 over the past three years in crashes involving aggressive driving. In fact, about 42% of all fatal car accidents in Delaware for the year 2010 were caused by aggressive driving with more than 1/3 were due to the failure of driver to grant the right of way. It was in 1998 that Delaware passed an aggressive driving law that defines this type of driving as a combination of three or more specific illegal actions from one continuous incident. There are specific acts that can be considered under the charge of aggressive driving: (1) not following a traffic control device; (2) passing at the right; (3) not driving within the traffic lane; (4) tail driving; (5) failure to yield; (6) improper entrance to the roadway; (7) not using turn signals; (8) failure to stop or yield at a sign; (9) overtaking and passing a stopped school bus; and (10) speeding . Anyone given a citation for aggressive driving is subject to stiffer penalties. These is a fine from $100 to $300, an imprisonment for 10 to 30 days, or both fine and imprisonment even for a first offense. For another offense than occur within three years of the previous, the sanctions include a fine from $300-$1,000, imprisonment for 30 to 60 days, or both, plus 30-day suspension of driving privileges. There are no suspensions of sentences. Violators have more obligations to face; they must pass an approved course that addressed behavior modification or […]

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