How to Effectively Challenge a Speeding Ticket.

Written by Gregory Monte. Notice that I did not title my blog post “How to Effectively BEAT a Speeding Ticket.” Unfortunately, I can’t tell you a magic way to beat each and every possible speeding ticket. But what I can do is teach you a method about how to approach your ticket so that you … Continue reading How to Effectively Challenge a Speeding Ticket.

The Hearsay Technicality in Speeding Cases

Written by Gregory Monte. I learned about this particular technicality the hard way. In this post, I cite several Pennsylvania court cases, but the hearsay technicality applies in all states. The Background Info. About ten years ago, I got a speeding ticket in Paramus, New Jersey.  The two officers involved in my citation were working … Continue reading The Hearsay Technicality in Speeding Cases

Statute of Limitations for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania

I know, I know ... this is not a "statute" but I couldn't find a better picture. Written by Gregory Monte. How about if I start with a really short answer and then leave the details for whoever want to delve into them? Three Years … that is the statute of limitations for traffic tickets. … Continue reading Statute of Limitations for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania

Are Stop Signs WITHOUT White Borders Enforceable?

Written by Gregory Monte. I will keep this post short and to the point because detailed commentary is unnecessary.  The only reason I am even spending the time at all is because I didn’t find a web site that properly answered this question. I did find one related article entitled Are Stop Signs with White … Continue reading Are Stop Signs WITHOUT White Borders Enforceable?

Really? The State is Concerned About My Son’s Driving?

Written by Gregory Monte. I received some correspondence from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation several months ago related to my son's conviction in Magisterial Court for a stop sign violation (he won his case on appeal by the way). At the time, I wondered if I might be the only one offended by the bullshit … Continue reading Really? The State is Concerned About My Son’s Driving?

Passing a School Bus with Yellow Flashing Lights.

Written by Gregory Monte. Is a driver permitted to pass a school bus when the yellow (amber) lights are flashing? The Short Answer Yes, you can pass a school bus with flashing amber lights. Simple enough, but I will add that you are asking for trouble if you do so immediately after these lights are … Continue reading Passing a School Bus with Yellow Flashing Lights.

A Traffic Citation is a Courtesy – The Cop Could Arrest and Lock You Up on the Spot.

Written by Gregory Monte. “The function to be served by a citation is to avoid the unceremonious removal, perhaps in the middle of the night, of the responsible citizen from the highway and his subsequent incarceration in the local lockup in lieu of bail … The citation does not compel appearance and is nothing more … Continue reading A Traffic Citation is a Courtesy – The Cop Could Arrest and Lock You Up on the Spot.

Speeding Ticket on a Bicycle? Police Officer Testimony Wins Out (Yet Again).

Written by Gregory Monte. In a previous blog post I wrote about speeding tickets for slow-moving cars: Taking Your Car Out for a “Walk.”  A Ticket for the Slow-Pokes. The statutory basis for these types of tickets is Title 75, Section 3364: “Impeding movement of traffic prohibited.--Except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation … Continue reading Speeding Ticket on a Bicycle? Police Officer Testimony Wins Out (Yet Again).

A Bit of Humor from the Bench (“Good” vs. “Bad” Technicalities in the Law)

Written by Gregory Monte. When it comes to judges, I have mixed feelings.  You can pick up on this if you note that I have two categories in my blog post archives related to this issue: Judges Rule!Judges Suck! Well, today’s post fits into an entirely new category.  I think I might call it: Judges … Continue reading A Bit of Humor from the Bench (“Good” vs. “Bad” Technicalities in the Law)

Are Yellow Speed Limit Signs Legally Enforceable by Police?

Written by Gregory Monte. The short answer is – no, they are not legally enforceable. But I don’t just make this statement because it is my opinion or because I read about it on some random web page.  Almost all of my blog posts are about traffic issues that I have personally researched and this … Continue reading Are Yellow Speed Limit Signs Legally Enforceable by Police?