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?

Racism AND Revenue?

Written by Gregory Monte. NOTE: The second and third installments of How I Beat a Ridiculous Stop Sign Ticket will be posted this Wednesday and Thursday. Over the past several months I have pointed out that Pennsylvania State Police Troop B is way more likely to issue speeding tickets than any other Troop in the state.  … Continue reading Racism AND Revenue?

How I Beat a Ridiculous Stop Sign Ticket (Part One)

This is my first “guest” post.  It was written by a reader of my blog who unfairly received a stop sign ticket.  Rather than simply accepting his fate, however, he decided to fight it.  As you will read, he ultimately won his case. I have divided up his story into three parts and will post … Continue reading How I Beat a Ridiculous Stop Sign Ticket (Part One)

A Worrying Trend in Seat Belt Enforcement?

Written by Gregory Monte. On Monday I reported that Pennsylvania State Police Troop B issued way more seat belt violation tickets in 2019 than any of the other Troops: Seat Belt Ticket or Just a Warning? Here is what I concluded in that post: “You would think that no matter where you drive in Pennsylvania, the State … Continue reading A Worrying Trend in Seat Belt Enforcement?

Seat Belt Ticket or Just a Warning?

Written by Gregory Monte. As I have indicated in several previous blog posts, the Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during each holiday season and then report the results of their efforts on the  “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page.  One of the enforcement categories that is regularly documented is the number of tickets vs. warnings issued … Continue reading Seat Belt Ticket or Just a Warning?