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. 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?
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
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.
Written by Gregory Monte. Because so few motorists are on the roads these days (thanks to the Corona Virus hysteria), states are not pulling in much money on their toll roads: America’s empty roads seeing fewer deaths but are a blow to state budgets Similar scenes are playing out across the U.S. as Americans drive roughly … Continue reading Maybe They Should Just Increase Traffic Ticket Fines …
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?
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.
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.
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….
Written by Gregory Monte. Because I work in New Jersey but live in Pennsylvania, I get to experience filling up my car in two distinctly different ways. In my home state I am allowed to do it myself but in New Jersey, someone else has to do it for me. The result is that I almost … Continue reading The Corona Virus and Self-Serve Gas Stations