Police Radar Use – Breakdown by State, County and More

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I wrote a post about my personal experience with police radar in the three states I travel through every day: New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania. Police Radar in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania - Get a radar detector to avoid a speeding ticket. I had no idea … Continue reading Police Radar Use – Breakdown by State, County and More

“Unfair” Speeding Tickets?

Written by Gregory Monte. Sour Grapes? “What the heck is an “unfair” speeding ticket?  A ticket is a ticket.  You either went over the limit or you didn’t – case closed, judgement rendered.  It can’t possibly be considered a legal term, right?  I mean, you can’t actually show up in court and tell the judge … Continue reading “Unfair” Speeding Tickets?

Why do cops hate the term “speed trap” so much?

Written by Gregory Monte. I recently came upon a website called Officer.com while doing research for an upcoming blog post.  I was looking for information about police operation of a radar gun on private property.  My initial thought was that this action might violate the 4th Amendment protection against an unreasonable search.  After all, the … Continue reading Why do cops hate the term “speed trap” so much?

The “Traffic Law Nazis” vs. The Reasonable Driver

Written by Gregory Monte. I have written several other blog posts related to this topic, but I decided to write one more to directly address the point of several Facebook detractors.  If you want to read one of the best posts related to this issue, it was published back in April: Speeding Tickets in PA … Continue reading The “Traffic Law Nazis” vs. The Reasonable Driver

Really? The State is Concerned About My Son’s Driving?

Written by Gregory Monte. I received some correspondence from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation several months ago related to my son's conviction in Magisterial Court for a stop sign violation (he won his case on appeal by the way). At the time, I wondered if I might be the only one offended by the bullshit … Continue reading Really? The State is Concerned About My Son’s Driving?

Passing a School Bus with Yellow Flashing Lights.

Written by Gregory Monte. Is a driver permitted to pass a school bus when the yellow (amber) lights are flashing? The Short Answer Yes, you can pass a school bus with flashing amber lights. Simple enough, but I will add that you are asking for trouble if you do so immediately after these lights are … Continue reading Passing a School Bus with Yellow Flashing Lights.

A Traffic Citation is a Courtesy – The Cop Could Arrest and Lock You Up on the Spot.

Written by Gregory Monte. “The function to be served by a citation is to avoid the unceremonious removal, perhaps in the middle of the night, of the responsible citizen from the highway and his subsequent incarceration in the local lockup in lieu of bail … The citation does not compel appearance and is nothing more … Continue reading A Traffic Citation is a Courtesy – The Cop Could Arrest and Lock You Up on the Spot.

Police Radar in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – Get a radar detector to avoid a speeding ticket.

Written by Gregory Monte. I commute to work 100 miles in each direction from my home in Pennsylvania to my place of work in Bergen County, New Jersey.  On this two-hour long trip, I also travel through New York State using Route 17 and the New York State Thruway. In other words, I travel through … Continue reading Police Radar in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – Get a radar detector to avoid a speeding ticket.

Speeding Ticket on a Bicycle? Police Officer Testimony Wins Out (Yet Again).

Written by Gregory Monte. In a previous blog post I wrote about speeding tickets for slow-moving cars: Taking Your Car Out for a “Walk.”  A Ticket for the Slow-Pokes. The statutory basis for these types of tickets is Title 75, Section 3364: “Impeding movement of traffic prohibited.--Except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation … Continue reading Speeding Ticket on a Bicycle? Police Officer Testimony Wins Out (Yet Again).

A Bit of Humor from the Bench (“Good” vs. “Bad” Technicalities in the Law)

Written by Gregory Monte. When it comes to judges, I have mixed feelings.  You can pick up on this if you note that I have two categories in my blog post archives related to this issue: Judges Rule!Judges Suck! Well, today’s post fits into an entirely new category.  I think I might call it: Judges … Continue reading A Bit of Humor from the Bench (“Good” vs. “Bad” Technicalities in the Law)