No DUI for Police Chief: Justice or “Just-US”

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”

Illegal Stop Signs – Legal Brief Submitted to PA Court of Common Pleas

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

Ticket for Jaywalking in Pennsylvania?

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?

Traffic Ticket Nazis Will Be Outraged About This!

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!

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 Ready to Join the Traffic Law “Dark Side?”

Welcome to 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”

Turn Signal Tickets – Pennsylvania vs. North Carolina

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

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?