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?

Racism AND Revenue?

Written by Gregory Monte. NOTE: The second and third installments of How I Beat a Ridiculous Stop Sign Ticket will be posted this Wednesday and Thursday. Over the past several months I have pointed out that Pennsylvania State Police Troop B is way more likely to issue speeding tickets than any other Troop in the state.  … Continue reading Racism AND Revenue?

A Worrying Trend in Seat Belt Enforcement?

Written by Gregory Monte. On Monday I reported that Pennsylvania State Police Troop B issued way more seat belt violation tickets in 2019 than any of the other Troops: Seat Belt Ticket or Just a Warning? Here is what I concluded in that post: “You would think that no matter where you drive in Pennsylvania, the State … Continue reading A Worrying Trend in Seat Belt Enforcement?

Seat Belt Ticket or Just a Warning?

Written by Gregory Monte. As I have indicated in several previous blog posts, the Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during each holiday season and then report the results of their efforts on the  “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page.  One of the enforcement categories that is regularly documented is the number of tickets vs. warnings issued … Continue reading Seat Belt Ticket or Just a Warning?

The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – 2019 Results are in …

Written by Gregory Monte. As I have indicated in previous blog posts, the Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during each holiday season and then report the results of their efforts on the  “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page.  Before I discuss those results, let me remind readers that this is the sixth installment in a series … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – 2019 Results are in …

The “Cowboy” PA State Trooper Speeding Ticket Anomaly

Written by Gregory Monte. As I have written on several occasions (most recently on December 4th), PA State Troops A, F & G consistently issue more holiday speeding tickets than any of the other Troops – by a long shot. So, if you intend to travel the highways of our Commonwealth during the upcoming Christmas and … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Trooper Speeding Ticket Anomaly

The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – True to Form Yet Again …

Written by Gregory Monte. As I indicated in yesterday’s blog post, the Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during each holiday season and then report the results of their efforts on the  “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page.   Well, the results are now in for Thanksgiving. Before I discuss those results, let me remind readers that … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – True to Form Yet Again …

Very Sneaky: Cops Dressed as Construction Workers.

Written by Gregory Monte. I was alerted to this situation after reading the National Motorist Association website today.  An article was posted about New York State Troopers disguising themselves as construction workers in order to catch violations of the motor vehicle code. “During ‘Operation Hardhat,’ troopers dressed as highway workers, while stationed in active work zones, … Continue reading Very Sneaky: Cops Dressed as Construction Workers.

The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – Revisited …

Written by Gregory Monte. Yesterday I posted a very basic analysis of the number of speeding tickets handed out by Pennsylvania State Troopers over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  This was a follow-up to a similar analysis I did of speed enforcement over the Fourth of July weekend.  In that earlier post, I determined that three … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – Revisited …