Written by Gregory Monte. When its time to write a new blog post, I often get inspiration by reading motor vehicle statues and the related judicial opinions based on them. Today, however, the inspiration is a Facebook post that I read this morning. It was a response to my blog post from June 14 entitled … Continue reading The Traffic Ticket Defense Blog – Its value and legitimacy explained to all of the doubters (and haters) out there.
Written by Gregory Monte. Pennsylvania is one of the many states to use aircraft for speed enforcement. You can read the official State Police policy on this if you want to know the details of this program. Apparently, this method of speed enforcement is not used that much anymore. An article in The Morning Call … Continue reading Police Speed Enforcement from Aircraft in Pennsylvania
Laser-Blocking Cover on my Front Plate Written by Gregory Monte. As I have indicated many times before, I don’t generally go to websites or other blogs to get answers to questions about traffic enforcement. I either go to the original sources (statutes/case law) or I do my own personal research. Why should the question posed … Continue reading Do Laser-Blocking License Plate Covers Really Work?
Written by Gregory Monte. NOTE #1: I have added to the bottom of this post an interaction I had with a reader on Facebook about whether a police officer has to be in uniform or not. NOTE #2: I found a more recent case which suggests that the police do not need a uniform: Com. … Continue reading Can a police officer without a hat give you a ticket – or is he officially out of uniform?
Written by Gregory Monte. NOTE #1: Please check out the end of this post for my interactions with a reader who disagreed with my interpretation of this issue. NOTE #2 (11/25/19): I just found another case which contradicts the original conclusion of this blog post: Com. v. Gommer, 665 A. 2d 1269 - Pa: Superior … Continue reading A Police Officer Must be in Uniform to Issue a Speeding Ticket … in PA, at Least …
Written by Gregory Monte. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I decided it was a good time to issue the first in a series of analyses of speeding ticket data for Pennsylvania. Like most states, the Pennsylvania State Police increase their traffic enforcement around the holidays. What you will read about in … Continue reading Get Ready for a Speeding Ticket! Holiday Weekend Traffic Enforcement in Pennsylvania.
Written by Gregory Monte. Back in April, I wrote a blog post about drivers who “take their cars out for a walk.” Taking Your Car Out for a “Walk.” A Ticket for the Slow-Pokes. I noted there that Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Code, Title 75, Section 3364(a), regulates minimum speeds: “… no person shall drive a motor … Continue reading The California & Pennsylvania “Slow-Poke” Laws – A Brief Comparison.