Written by Gregory Monte. I always assumed that vehicle inspections were required for safety reasons. After all, improperly maintained cars are hazardous to all drivers. But then I read that both the Virginia and West Virginia legislatures are considering extending inspections to every other year. In fact, they even thought about making them every three years. … Continue reading Vehicle Inspections – Is It Really About Safety?
Written by Gregory Monte. The Curious Case of the School Bus Speed Limit Obviously, all states have speed limits. But when you take a look at the Florida Motor Vehicle Code, there is an interesting subsection of Title XXIII 316.183 (Unlawful Speed) that appears somewhat redundant. Here is how subsection 2 of the statute reads: “On … Continue reading The Vestigial Speeding Statute?
Written by Gregory Monte. Should the police engage in high speed pursuit of motorists who commit violations of traffic laws? The Traffic Ticket Nazis who I write about on a regular basis (hard-core believers in strict enforcement of all traffic laws under all circumstances) would probably answer in the affirmative. After all, you have to teach … Continue reading Deadly: Police Pursuit of Traffic Law Violators
Written by Gregory Monte. They sure do look out for their own … A police chief spends 8 hours drinking at a restaurant, leaves, and then totals his truck. The cops who arrive at the scene state that he had alcohol on his breath and his speech was slurred. Slate Belt police chief not charged with … Continue reading No DUI for Police Chief: Justice or “Just-US”
Written by Gregory Monte. I am making available to any interested person the actual legal brief that I wrote for submission to the Wayne County, PA, Court of Common Pleas to prove that a stop sign without proper authorization is not enforceable. Portions of the document appear below, but if you want to see the complete … Continue reading Illegal Stop Signs – Legal Brief Submitted to PA Court of Common Pleas
Written by Gregory Monte. When you hear the term “jaywalking,” most likely you think of a pedestrian who is too lazy to walk to the corner in order to cross a street. For some reason, there is a certain negative connotation to that term. Its almost as if an individual’s unwillingness to make the effort to … Continue reading Ticket for Jaywalking in Pennsylvania?
Written by Gregory Monte. Its bad enough that the average traffic ticket sets citizens back around $100. But when you add in the fines, points and potential increase in insurance rates you are talking some serious, real money. But what if you can’t afford to pay this money and yet still have to use your vehicle … Continue reading Traffic Ticket Nazis Will Be Outraged About This!
Written by Gregory Monte. How many people do you know who treat red lights like stop signs? Serious question. Does any reader honestly know anyone who regularly stops at a red signal, looks right and left to see if anyone is coming, and then blows right through when the light is still red? Chances are you … Continue reading Ready to Join the Traffic Law “Dark Side?”
Written by Gregory Monte. How many people do you know who treat red lights like stop signs? Serious question. Does any reader honestly know anyone who regularly stops at a red signal, looks right and left to see if anyone is coming, and then blows right through when the light is still red? Chances are you … Continue reading Welcome to the Traffic Law “Dark Side”
Written by Gregory Monte. The most effective way to beat a traffic ticket is to find case law in your state where a defendant wins in circumstances similar to yours. This post will show you how I would approach a turn signal ticket in North Carolina using this method, but the strategy applies to every kind … Continue reading Turn Signal Tickets – Pennsylvania vs. North Carolina