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?

Flipping Off a Cop – It’s Legal.

Written by Gregory Monte. In a blog post from last October (Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing?) I discussed why the following three actions were legal: Giving Middle Finger to a CopCursing at a CopCursing in Your Car (and a cop hears you) In a later post from last November (The Police and Free Speech) I … Continue reading Flipping Off a Cop – It’s Legal.

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?

Traffic Tickets: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I wrote a blog post about yet another useless traffic ticket advice website: More Useless Speeding Ticket Advice. A reader responded with a very interesting comment that I though was worth sharing. In response to the claim on the useless website that: “If you go to court, the prosecutor has to … Continue reading Traffic Tickets: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

More Useless Speeding Ticket Advice

Written by Gregory Monte. One of the first websites that comes up in a Google Search using the term “speeding ticket” is an article called What to Do After Getting a Speeding Ticket.  But if you are looking for any real helpful advice from this blog post, you will be sorely disappointed.  This particular article is … Continue reading More Useless Speeding Ticket Advice

Basic Speeding Ticket Defense

Written by Gregory Monte. I just wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that I have completed my first speeding ticket defense eBook which deals with the most basic way to beat a ticket. In my opinion, this is the first place you should start if you want to plan a defense. Here is … Continue reading Basic Speeding Ticket Defense

Pissed Off About Your Traffic Ticket?

Written by Gregory Monte. Beating the System You got a traffic ticket, you’re pissed off, you want to fight it – but you don’t even know where to begin. If this describes your current state of mind, then take a moment to read about what I discovered after spending three months attempting to find a sure-fire way … Continue reading Pissed Off About Your Traffic Ticket?

Police Officer Driving Behavior: More “Just-US”

Written by Gregory Monte. I am writing this blog post about an incident I observed on my commute to work today.  While making my way on Route 17 through New York state in early morning rush hour traffic, I was travelling in the right lane at about 60 mph.  A NY state trooper passed me on … Continue reading Police Officer Driving Behavior: More “Just-US”

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?