Al Capone and the “Traffic Ticket Nazis”

Written by Gregory Monte. Words of Wisdom from an Infamous Bootlegger Over the holidays I was at a party and the host had some box wine.  The brand was called Big House Wine and the variety was "Prohibition Red." The wine itself was nothing much to write home about, but there was an interesting quote … Continue reading Al Capone and the “Traffic Ticket Nazis”

A Libertarian’s Opinion About “Cute” Road Signs

Written by Gregory Monte. The government is way too intertwined in our lives. That is my take away when I see a state department of transportation using its multi-million-dollar digital road sign network to make “cute” comments rather than inform motorists about road conditions. Check out some of the messages that have appeared on Missouri’s digital … Continue reading A Libertarian’s Opinion About “Cute” Road Signs

The “Car Horn” Traffic Ticket Revisited

Written by Gregory Monte. This post follows up on yesterday’s discussion about when motorists are not allowed to use their car horns: Unreasonable Use of Your Car Horn? I closed that post as follows: “In summary, good luck trying to fight a “horn ticket” unless you used it in an emergency type situation where there was some … Continue reading The “Car Horn” Traffic Ticket Revisited

Unreasonable Use of Your Car Horn?

Written by Gregory Monte. NOTE: This post specifically references the New York Motor Vehicle Code, but all states have some form of the "car horn" statute. The Frustration ... Have you ever been annoyed when someone behind you impatiently blows his horn to get you to move at an intersection when the light turns green? Or … Continue reading Unreasonable Use of Your Car Horn?

A Traffic Ticket for Driving Too Closely? A Potential Defense.

Written by Gregory Monte. Driving too closely, commonly known as tail-gating, is pretty much an offense in all states.  Because it is such a subjective charge, you would think that there is no real way to present a winning defense against it. Cop says you did it? Guilty as charged ... Maybe – but possibly not. … Continue reading A Traffic Ticket for Driving Too Closely? A Potential Defense.

Signaling to Change Lanes? Not the Same as for Turning.

Written by Gregory Monte. This post is an update of my previous attempt to explain why you don’t have to continuously signal for a specified number of feet before you change lanes.  I first wrote about this back in September - How long do you have to signal before you can change lanes on a highway? In … Continue reading Signaling to Change Lanes? Not the Same as for Turning.

The “Cowboy” PA State Trooper Speeding Ticket Anomaly

Written by Gregory Monte. As I have written on several occasions (most recently on December 4th), PA State Troops A, F & G consistently issue more holiday speeding tickets than any of the other Troops – by a long shot. So, if you intend to travel the highways of our Commonwealth during the upcoming Christmas and … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Trooper Speeding Ticket Anomaly

How to “Behave” at a Traffic Stop

Written by Gregory Monte. This post was published under a different title yesterday (in order to get Facebook approval). Has police/citizen interaction gotten so bad that law makers have to provide recommendations for how we are supposed to act when the cops pull us over? In Tennessee, apparently so: Tennessee bill would instruct motorists on what … Continue reading How to “Behave” at a Traffic Stop

Legislating Proper Behavior During a Traffic Stop?

Written by Gregory Monte. Has police/citizen interaction gotten so bad that law makers have to provide recommendations for how we are supposed to act when the cops pull us over? In Tennessee, apparently so: Tennessee bill would instruct motorists on what to do during a traffic stop Senate Bill 1554 attempts to set up a commission … Continue reading Legislating Proper Behavior During a Traffic Stop?

Beating a Traffic Ticket Using MUTCD – The Fog Line “Technicality”

Written by Gregory Monte. This post will mark the 20th time I have written about the importance of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices in fighting traffic tickets.  As I have indicated on numerous occasions, the MUTCD is THE source for technicalities that help you beat the system.  While you won’t always be able … Continue reading Beating a Traffic Ticket Using MUTCD – The Fog Line “Technicality”