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
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. 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
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?
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?
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.
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 …