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Say Hello to Tougher Texting-While-Driving Penalties, New York!

by Alicia Sparks on

New York is beefing up its cell phone laws; rather, the penalties for violating those laws. Before today, all drivers–regardless of license type–faced a three-point penalty on their driving records if they were caught texting while driving. Sounds pretty standard, right? However, during a recent news conference, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as of […]

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Contesting an Out-of-State Traffic Ticket by Nadia Ibanez on

Let’s face it: Getting a traffic ticket is no fun. After all, traffic tickets often bring: Fines. Potential driving record points, depending on the state. Possible license suspension, depending on the violation or point accumulation. Increased car insurance rates. Could it get any worse? Well, maybe, because getting a traffic ticket becomes even less fun […]

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Traffic Ticket Myths: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction? by Kat Saks on

When it comes to speeding tickets and other traffic violations, long-accepted “facts” are often myths, and things we think can’t possibly be true actually are. What if your ticketing officer doesn’t show up to court? How valid is the “faulty radar” defense? If there aren’t any signatures on the ticket, does it still count? Knowing […]

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Using Witnesses When Fighting a Traffic Ticket by Kat Saks on

Mistakes happen. Even the most seasoned drivers sometimes slip up behind the wheel and get stuck with speeding tickets or other traffic tickets. If you receive a speeding ticket or other traffic citation, you might choose to admit guilt and pay the price, or you might decide to contest a traffic ticket instead. If you […]

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The Pros and Cons of Fighting a Traffic Ticket by Melissa Crumish on

Whether you get a traffic violation because you forgot to use your turn signal or a speeding ticket because you were driving too fast on a two-lane road, it’s common to freak out when you receive a traffic ticket. After all, traffic tickets bring annoying, expensive, and sometimes even serious penalties like: Fines and other […]

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Traffic Ticket and DUI Penalties for Commercial Drivers by Melissa Crumish on

As the holder of a commercial drivers license (CDL), you’re held to a higher standard when behind the wheel – kind of a the -bigger-the-vehicle-the-bigger-the-responsibilies type mindset. And, with this higher standard comes higher repercussions when traffic tickets and DUI convictions are involved. Traffic Violation Repercussions for Truckers The best advice is to avoid getting ticketed. […]

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Attending Traffic School for an Auto Insurance Discount by Nadia Ibanez on

For some drivers, auto insurance can get pricey. Factors like – Your driving record, Where you live, and The type of car you drive – can all make or break your monthly rate. When you’ve run out of ways to find discounts on your insurance package, consider taking traffic school. Some people know traffic school […]

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