A Positive Result of the Corona Virus Scare

Written by Gregory Monte. It appears that Pennsylvania has finally joined the information age – too bad it took a coronavirus scare to do it. I don’t know if this is a permanent change, but for now there will be no more time wasted waiting in line at the PA DMV to get your license renewed … Continue reading A Positive Result of the Corona Virus Scare

The Vestigial Speeding Statute?

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?

How to “Behave” at a Traffic Stop

Written by Gregory Monte. This post was published under a different title yesterday (in order to get Facebook approval). Has police/citizen interaction gotten so bad that law makers have to provide recommendations for how we are supposed to act when the cops pull us over? In Tennessee, apparently so: Tennessee bill would instruct motorists on what … Continue reading How to “Behave” at a Traffic Stop

Legislating Proper Behavior During a Traffic Stop?

Written by Gregory Monte. Has police/citizen interaction gotten so bad that law makers have to provide recommendations for how we are supposed to act when the cops pull us over? In Tennessee, apparently so: Tennessee bill would instruct motorists on what to do during a traffic stop Senate Bill 1554 attempts to set up a commission … Continue reading Legislating Proper Behavior During a Traffic Stop?

A “Speed Trap” for the Cops?

Written by Gregory Monte. If a cop gives you a “break” on your speeding ticket, can you use this leniency against him in court?  Sounds like a terrible thing to do, right?  Maybe, but it might be worth a try if you are pissed off enough about getting that ticket in the first place.  The way … Continue reading A “Speed Trap” for the Cops?

The Motor Vehicle Statute That Trumps Them All.

Written by Gregory Monte. If you want to learn about an interesting way to beat a speeding ticket – even if you actually were speeding – keep reading.  This particular strategy will almost always work, but it does depend on one aspect of the circumstances surrounding your ticket.  For the strategy to be effective, there must … Continue reading The Motor Vehicle Statute That Trumps Them All.

Size DOES Matter … At Least When It Comes to Speed Limit Signs …

Written by Gregory Monte. Yesterday I discussed the legal requirements for the size of a stop sign.  In that post, I concluded that a stop sign which does not adhere to the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) guidelines is not enforceable: A Small Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced. These same guidelines also apply to … Continue reading Size DOES Matter … At Least When It Comes to Speed Limit Signs …