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?

Deadly: Police Pursuit of Traffic Law Violators

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

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”

Traffic Ticket Nazis Will Be Outraged About This!

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!

Turn Signal Tickets – Pennsylvania vs. North Carolina

Written by Gregory Monte. The most effective way to beat a traffic ticket is to find case law in your state where a defendant wins in circumstances similar to yours.  This post will show you how I would approach a turn signal ticket in North Carolina using this method, but the strategy applies to every kind … Continue reading Turn Signal Tickets – Pennsylvania vs. North Carolina

If a Tree Falls in a Forest … A Tale of Unnecessary Traffic Tickets

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I discussed the fact that most states require motorists to signal even if no other car is anywhere near you: Now This Would Be a Silly Ticket …  I used the word “silly” in the title of that post for obvious reasons.  After all, what possible function does that signal serve … Continue reading If a Tree Falls in a Forest … A Tale of Unnecessary Traffic Tickets

Noncompliance – Unintended Consequence of Unnecessary Traffic Laws

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I wrote a post called Human Nature and Speed Limits.  There I discussed the fact that enforcement of traffic laws deemed unnecessary by a large portion of motorists has two unfortunate consequences: NoncomplianceContempt for law enforcement Here was my conclusion: “Governmental entities can pass all of the laws that they … Continue reading Noncompliance – Unintended Consequence of Unnecessary Traffic Laws