Just How “Technical” are Traffic Law Technicalities?

Written by Gregory Monte. As I have written in many previous blog posts, I love technicalities in the traffic laws – the “petty formal points arising from a strict interpretation of rules.”  I spend a lot of time reading motor vehicle codes to find them in order to suggest ways to beat traffic tickets.  For … Continue reading Just How “Technical” are Traffic Law Technicalities?

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The 55 MPH Speed Limit in PA – No Special Signs Required?

Written by Gregory Monte. This short post is a follow-up to my last two which dealt with the speed limit/reduced speed sign requirements in Pennsylvania: Beating a Speeding Ticket in PA – You may be able to use this interesting technicality to win your case. – This is where I discuss, in some detail, Title 75, … Continue reading The 55 MPH Speed Limit in PA – No Special Signs Required?

PA Speeding Tickets – Two More Technicalities You Might Be Able to Use to Beat a Ticket.

Written by Gregory Monte. My last blog post described a technicality in the Pennsylvania speed limit statutes which could be used in court to win your case – the requirement that signs be posted at least every ½ mile.  If you want to know the details, go to Beating a Speeding Ticket in PA – … Continue reading PA Speeding Tickets – Two More Technicalities You Might Be Able to Use to Beat a Ticket.

Beating a Speeding Ticket in PA – You may be able to use this interesting technicality to win your case.

Written by Gregory Monte. In Pennsylvania, according to Title 75, Section 3362, there are four default speed limits and one special case: “(1) 35 miles per hour in any urban district” “(1.1) 65 miles per hour or 70 miles per hour for all vehicles on freeways [as posted]” “(1.2) 25 miles per hour in a … Continue reading Beating a Speeding Ticket in PA – You may be able to use this interesting technicality to win your case.

Handcuffed and Arrested for a Traffic Ticket? You Live and You Learn.

Written by Gregory Monte. I recently came across an article in the New York Times about a woman who was arrested for not paying a traffic ticket: Handcuffed and Arrested for Not Paying a Traffic Ticket Obviously, the fact that this story had something to do with traffic tickets caught my attention – after all, … Continue reading Handcuffed and Arrested for a Traffic Ticket? You Live and You Learn.

Don’t Count on This Technicality – The Cop Can Amend the Citation

Written by Gregory Monte. As I indicated in a previous blog post, a Pennsylvania State Police Officer using radar is not permitted to issue a ticket for merely traveling 1 mph over the limit.  Specifically, Title 75, Section 3368(c)(4) indicates that: “No person may be convicted upon evidence obtained through the use of [speed-monitoring] devices … Continue reading Don’t Count on This Technicality – The Cop Can Amend the Citation

Using the “MUTCD Technicality” to Beat a Traffic Ticket

Written by Gregory Monte. I Love “Technicalities” I write a lot of blog posts about using “technicalities” to beat traffic tickets.  You can go to the archives section of my blog page if you want to see the whole list of articles related to this topic.  When I use the term “technicality,” I have in … Continue reading Using the “MUTCD Technicality” to Beat a Traffic Ticket