Written by Gregory Monte. This post is a follow up to last week’s discussion about whether a motorist can get a ticket for hanging an air freshener from his rear-view mirror – A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror? After reviewing many court decisions, it appears that there is really only one possible … Continue reading Obstructed Windshield Ticket? Police Have the Burden of Proof.
Written by Gregory Monte. What the Law Says Pennsylvania is one of the few states which allows motorists to cross a double yellow line in order to pass a slower moving vehicle. I proved this in a blog post back in June: Can You Cross a Double Yellow Line to Pass a Slow-Moving Vehicle? The only restriction … Continue reading No Passing Zones – A Technicality to Beat Your Ticket
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?
Written by Gregory Monte. Signaling Before Turning Most motor vehicle codes require drivers to signal before changing lanes on a highway – that much is clear. These codes also clearly specify how far in advance the turn signal must be initiated. For example, New York and New Jersey require 100 feet while in Pennsylvania it depends … Continue reading How long do you have to signal before you can change lanes on a highway?
Unsafe Lane Change ... Written by Gregory Monte. I have written several posts about how most traffic ticket websites are worthless. Most Traffic Ticket Websites Are Worthless. Yet Another Worthless Traffic Ticket Website Well I just found another one – a law firm - that provides incorrect information about the topic of signaling when changing lanes. … Continue reading Changing Lanes on a Highway: Is a Turn Signal Required by Law?
Written by Gregory Monte. Yesterday I posted a very basic analysis of the number of speeding tickets handed out by Pennsylvania State Troopers over the Labor Day holiday weekend. This was a follow-up to a similar analysis I did of speed enforcement over the Fourth of July weekend. In that earlier post, I determined that three … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – Revisited …
Written by Gregory Monte. The Pennsylvania State Police Department regularly reports its ticketing statistics after every major holiday weekend. I commented about this right before July 4th 2019 when I posted a warning that certain counties tend to see much higher rates of enforcement than others. I noted, specifically, that Troops A, F & G issued … Continue reading The “Cowboy” State Troopers Were at it Again …
Written by Gregory Monte. “De minimis no curat lex [the law does not concern itself with trifles].” Latin Expression The “Traffic Law Nazi” Answer If you are what I call a “Traffic Law Nazi,” then the answer to the question posed in the title to this blog post is a resounding … “YES!” In case you … Continue reading Is Failing to Signal When Turning Always a Violation of the Law?
Written by Gregory Monte. In a blog post from last week, I proved that a stop sign that was shorter than the required minimum height could not be enforced in Ohio: Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works. Today I will argue that this technicality also applies to most … Continue reading A Short Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced
Written by Gregory Monte. My last blog post described a technicality in the Pennsylvania speed limit statutes which could be used in court to win your case – the requirement that signs be posted at least every ½ mile. If you want to know the details, go to Beating a Speeding Ticket in PA – … Continue reading PA Speeding Tickets – Two More Technicalities You Might Be Able to Use to Beat a Ticket.