Written by Gregory Monte. Beating the System You got a traffic ticket, you’re pissed off, you want to fight it – but you don’t even know where to begin. If this describes your current state of mind, then take a moment to read about what I discovered after spending three months attempting to find a sure-fire way … Continue reading Pissed Off About Your Traffic Ticket?
Written by Gregory Monte. I am writing this blog post about an incident I observed on my commute to work today. While making my way on Route 17 through New York state in early morning rush hour traffic, I was travelling in the right lane at about 60 mph. A NY state trooper passed me on … Continue reading Police Officer Driving Behavior: More “Just-US”
Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I concluded that state vehicle inspections were not necessarily about safety: Vehicle Inspections – Is It Really About Safety? Some of the Facebook commentary in response to that post informed me that some states actually don't have any inspections. This was news to me, so I decided to look into it … Continue reading Are Vehicle Inspections Necessary?
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!