Fewer Black Drivers Stopped at Night – Proof of Racial Bias?

Written by Gregory Monte. If you think that police officers should be upheld as paragons of the law, you may not like the results of a recent study by Stanford University: “The largest-ever study of alleged racial profiling during traffic stops has found that blacks, who are pulled over more frequently than whites by day, are … Continue reading Fewer Black Drivers Stopped at Night – Proof of Racial Bias?

Corona Virus Induced Low-Traffic Roads Leading to More Speeding? Not in Ohio

Written by Gregory Monte. As I wrote in a recent blog post (More Corona Virus Times – Speeding is all the rage now, it appears….): “More and more often these days I am seeing articles about how motorists are speeding on the roads.  With so many citizens in quarantine, traffic is much lighter than it used to … Continue reading Corona Virus Induced Low-Traffic Roads Leading to More Speeding? Not in Ohio

Blatant Hyperbole – No Wonder It’s Called the “Failing” New York Times.

Written by Gregory Monte. The Hyperbole It’s Horrifying! Speeding tickets have doubled in New York. New York Streets Are Nearly Empty, but Speeding Tickets Have Doubled The hyperbole used in the above New York Times article amazed me so much that I felt compelled to write a blog post about it. Here are some of the … Continue reading Blatant Hyperbole – No Wonder It’s Called the “Failing” New York Times.

Traffic Lights in Los Angeles – in Violation of the MUTCD?

Written by Gregory Monte. Is Los Angeles, CA acting in violation of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) in the wake of the corona virus? Los Angeles Traffic Lights Adjusted To Prevent Unsafe Speeds During Pandem’c “Traffic signals across the city have been indefinitely put on ‘nighttime mode," which allow them to operate … Continue reading Traffic Lights in Los Angeles – in Violation of the MUTCD?

A New “Cannonball Run” Record Thanks to the Corona Virus.

Written by Gregory Monte. “Cannonball Run (also known as the US Express or C2C Express) is an unsanctioned speed record from New York City to Los Angeles. It was popularized in the 1981 film The Cannonball Run …”Wikipedia I am writing this post as a follow-up to one I did last week about how more and … Continue reading A New “Cannonball Run” Record Thanks to the Corona Virus.

Corona Virus is Reducing Auto Insurance Rates.

Written by Gregory Monte. I just found out that my insurer, Allstate, will be reducing my premium payments: Given an unprecedented decline in driving, customers will receive a Shelter-in-Place Payback of more than $600 million over the next two months. This is fair because less driving means fewer accidents ... Most customers will receive 15% of … Continue reading Corona Virus is Reducing Auto Insurance Rates.

More Corona Virus Times – Speeding is all the rage now, it appears….

Written by Gregory Monte. More and more often these days I am seeing articles about how motorists are speeding on the roads.  With so many citizens in quarantine, traffic is much lighter than it used to be so this kind of makes sense. Here are some examples: Speed camera violations skyrocket on empty New York City … Continue reading More Corona Virus Times – Speeding is all the rage now, it appears….

DUI Checks, Seat Belt Checks … Corona Virus Checks?

Written by Gregory Monte. I can kind of understand why there might be DUI and Seat Belt Checks - although I have written why I don't agree with them in earlier posts: DUI Arrests: Victimless Pre-crime? Live Free And Die? Seat Belt Use in New Hampshire Seat Belt Ticket Ends in Getting Shot by Cop A Worrying Trend in … Continue reading DUI Checks, Seat Belt Checks … Corona Virus Checks?

Corona Virus Times: Cops Still Handing Out Speeding Tickets

Written by Gregory Monte. The "Traffic Ticket Nazis" should be happy in these trying times. Traffic Ticket Nazi, noun: An individual who believes that tickets should be issued to all motorists for every minor traffic infraction. 1 mph over the limit?  Ticket. Failure to signal at a deserted intersection?  Ticket. Roll through a stop sign when no one … Continue reading Corona Virus Times: Cops Still Handing Out Speeding Tickets

School Speeding Ticket When Schools Are Closed?

Written by Gregory Monte. Amid all of the school closures around the country, you would think that the automated speed enforcement around schools would be unnecessary, right? Not in New York, however. According to a spokesperson at the NY DOT: “The law states the cameras must be on year-round from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday … Continue reading School Speeding Ticket When Schools Are Closed?