DUI on a Bicycle?

Written by Gregory Monte. While I was doing research for yesterday’s blog post about whether bicyclists could legally roll through stop signs, I came across an interesting statute in Utah - Title 41, Chapter 6a, Part 11, Section 1102 - that got me thinking about the question posed in today’s post.  Here is what it says: … Continue reading DUI on a Bicycle?

Does a Bicycle Have to Stop at a Stop Sign?

“We want to be law-abiding.  But there’s no need, unless there is really heavy traffic, for bicycles to come to a complete stop at stop signs. None of us ride that way. And it’s not good for cyclists to go out every day and break the law three dozen times.” James Wilson, Bike Delaware (quoted … Continue reading Does a Bicycle Have to Stop at a Stop Sign?

Stop Sign Ticket Google Search Results: This Blog Comes Out Near the Top!

Written by Gregory Monte. When I started this blog back in April of 2019, I had no idea how it would fare.  There were times when I started to doubt that there was anyone out there who really cared to spend time trying to fight a traffic ticket.  Well, six months into this project, Google suggests … Continue reading Stop Sign Ticket Google Search Results: This Blog Comes Out Near the Top!

Is Failing to Signal When Turning Always a Violation of the Law?

Written by Gregory Monte. “De minimis no curat lex [the law does not concern itself with trifles].” Latin Expression The “Traffic Law Nazi” Answer If you are what I call a “Traffic Law Nazi,” then the answer to the question posed in the title to this blog post is a resounding … “YES!” In case you … Continue reading Is Failing to Signal When Turning Always a Violation of the Law?

A Short Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced

Written by Gregory Monte. In a blog post from last week, I proved that a stop sign that was shorter than the required minimum height could not be enforced in Ohio: Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works.  Today I will argue that this technicality also applies to most … Continue reading A Short Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced

The “Soup Nazi“ Approach to Traffic Tickets

Written by Gregory Monte. Even if you didn’t grow up during the 1990’s like I did, you are probably still familiar with Jerry Seinfeld and the iconic Soup Nazi character he introduced in one of his shows.  Wikipedia indicates that this restaurant owner … “… is known as the "Soup Nazi" due to his temperament and … Continue reading The “Soup Nazi“ Approach to Traffic Tickets

Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works

Written by Gregory Monte. What you will read in this post is a 100% full-proof way to beat a stop sign ticket in Ohio.  The only catch is that the sign you allegedly violated must have been improperly placed by the authorities. There are many ways that a stop sign can be improperly installed, but I … Continue reading Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works

Lower Speed Limits Are Better … Right?

Written by Gregory Monte. "We found there was an increase in fatal and injury crashes at locations with posted speed limits set 10 miles per hour or more below engineering recommendations." Vikash Gayah, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State Engineering Studies and Speed Limits According to the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) … Continue reading Lower Speed Limits Are Better … Right?

Google Trends and Traffic Tickets

Written by Gregory Monte. Google Trends is a website which tells you what people are searching for on the internet.  The logic behind it is pretty simple - the more people use a particular search term, the more interest they have in that particular topic. Note: All of the charts included in this blog post … Continue reading Google Trends and Traffic Tickets