Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing?

Written by Gregory Monte. I was inspired to write about this topic because of an interesting 2019 court decision from North Carolina.  As you will read further along in this post, a woman was pulled over after a police officer heard someone in her car yell “mother-fucker.”  When I started researching the case a bit more … Continue reading Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing?

Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal?

Written by Gregory Monte. Pennsylvania – The Reasonable State Back in April I wrote a blog post about how Pennsylvania was more reasonable than other states when it comes to its issuing speeding tickets: Speeding Tickets in PA – More Reasonable Than Many Other States. Well, it turns out that my home state is also reasonable when … Continue reading Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal?

A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

Written by Gregory Monte. Many states have motor vehicle statutes that prohibit drivers from hanging items off the rear view mirror of a vehicle.  In this post I cite several examples to illustrate the many ways that the law can be written.  Some are clear and straightforward (Vermont) and some are as vague as they come … Continue reading A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

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

The 55 MPH Speed Limit in PA – No Special Signs Required?

Written by Gregory Monte. This short post is a follow-up to my last two which dealt with the speed limit/reduced speed sign requirements in Pennsylvania: Beating a Speeding Ticket in PA – You may be able to use this interesting technicality to win your case. – This is where I discuss, in some detail, Title 75, … Continue reading The 55 MPH Speed Limit in PA – No Special Signs Required?

Handcuffed and Arrested for a Traffic Ticket? You Live and You Learn.

Written by Gregory Monte. I recently came across an article in the New York Times about a woman who was arrested for not paying a traffic ticket: Handcuffed and Arrested for Not Paying a Traffic Ticket Obviously, the fact that this story had something to do with traffic tickets caught my attention – after all, … Continue reading Handcuffed and Arrested for a Traffic Ticket? You Live and You Learn.

A Ticket for Driving Too Many Hours in a Day?

Written by Gregory Monte. I first discovered this particular law when doing research into the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code.  The result was a blog post called: Virginia Driving Laws – You Would Need a Police State to Enforce Some of Them The Virginia Statute (and my commentary on it) § 46.2-812. Driving more than thirteen hours … Continue reading A Ticket for Driving Too Many Hours in a Day?

Using Google Scholar to Challenge a Speeding Ticket.

Written by Gregory Monte. The Discussion Continues This post is part of my continuing series of articles to explain the strategy/method you should use to decide if your traffic ticket is worth contesting or not. The original post from Thursday, July 25th provided the entire strategy all at once: How to Effectively Challenge a Speeding … Continue reading Using Google Scholar to Challenge a Speeding Ticket.