If a Tree Falls in a Forest … A Tale of Unnecessary Traffic Tickets

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I discussed the fact that most states require motorists to signal even if no other car is anywhere near you: Now This Would Be a Silly Ticket …  I used the word “silly” in the title of that post for obvious reasons.  After all, what possible function does that signal serve … Continue reading If a Tree Falls in a Forest … A Tale of Unnecessary Traffic Tickets

Noncompliance – Unintended Consequence of Unnecessary Traffic Laws

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I wrote a post called Human Nature and Speed Limits.  There I discussed the fact that enforcement of traffic laws deemed unnecessary by a large portion of motorists has two unfortunate consequences: NoncomplianceContempt for law enforcement Here was my conclusion: “Governmental entities can pass all of the laws that they … Continue reading Noncompliance – Unintended Consequence of Unnecessary Traffic Laws

The Unavoidable Turn Signal Traffic Ticket?

Written by Gregory Monte. This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s discussion of proper use of a turn signal: Now This Would Be a Silly Ticket …  In that post, I discussed the requirement to use a turn signal even when: In a right (or left) turn only lane At the end of a road which with … Continue reading The Unavoidable Turn Signal Traffic Ticket?

The Unavoidable Turn Signal Ticket?

Written by Gregory Monte. This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s discussion of proper use of a turn signal: Now This Would Be a Silly Ticket …  In that post, I discussed the requirement to use a turn signal even when: In a right (or left) turn only lane At the end of a road which with … Continue reading The Unavoidable Turn Signal Ticket?

Now This Would Be a Silly Traffic Ticket …

Written by Gregory Monte. Worrying About a Silly Ticket On my way to work each day I travel on a local road that ends with three possible choices (see picture above): I can turn left into a private driveway, go straight into another private driveway, or turn right onto Monroe Street.  Every time I come to … Continue reading Now This Would Be a Silly Traffic Ticket …

Some Citizens Are More Equal Than Others?

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” George Orwell, Animal Farm Written by Gregory Monte. Back in April of 2019 I first addressed the issue of car window tinting – Traffic Ticket for Tinted Car Windows? In that post I explained that a friend of my son’s was issued SIX separate tickets because a … Continue reading Some Citizens Are More Equal Than Others?

Human Nature and Speed Limits

Written by Gregory Monte. The Post Office in Oradell, NJ I pass through Oradell, NJ everyday on my two-hour commute from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.  Often, I stop at the local Post Office there to mail letters and packages.  Below are two pictures of that building which I took yesterday: Oradell, NJ Post Office (2020) Oradell, … Continue reading Human Nature and Speed Limits