A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

Written by Gregory Monte. Many states have motor vehicle statutes that prohibit drivers from hanging items off the rear view mirror of a vehicle.  In this post I cite several examples to illustrate the many ways that the law can be written.  Some are clear and straightforward (Vermont) and some are as vague as they come … Continue reading A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

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How long do you have to signal before you can change lanes on a highway?

Written by Gregory Monte. Signaling Before Turning Most motor vehicle codes require drivers to signal before changing lanes on a highway – that much is clear.  These codes also clearly specify how far in advance the turn signal must be initiated.  For example, New York and New Jersey require 100 feet while in Pennsylvania it depends … Continue reading How long do you have to signal before you can change lanes on a highway?

Changing Lanes on a Highway: Is a Turn Signal Required by Law?

Unsafe Lane Change ... Written by Gregory Monte. I have written several posts about how most traffic ticket websites are worthless. Most Traffic Ticket Websites Are Worthless. Yet Another Worthless Traffic Ticket Website Well I just found another one – a law firm - that provides incorrect information about the topic of signaling when changing lanes. … Continue reading Changing Lanes on a Highway: Is a Turn Signal Required by Law?

Size DOES Matter … At Least When It Comes to Speed Limit Signs …

Written by Gregory Monte. Yesterday I discussed the legal requirements for the size of a stop sign.  In that post, I concluded that a stop sign which does not adhere to the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) guidelines is not enforceable: A Small Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced. These same guidelines also apply to … Continue reading Size DOES Matter … At Least When It Comes to Speed Limit Signs …

A Small Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced.

Written by Gregory Monte. Back in early September I wrote a blog post which explained why a short stop sign is unenforceable: A Short Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced Well it turns out that a SMALL stop sign also cannot be enforced for similar reasons. The MUTCD is the “Bible” When it Comes to Beating Tickets As … Continue reading A Small Stop Sign Cannot Be Enforced.

Want to Beat a Parking Ticket? You Might Not Want to Try This …

Written by Gregory Monte. In the six months since I started this blog, I have never discussed how to beat a parking ticket (although I did write about a Constitutional issue related to parking enforcement).  The main reason for this is that people rarely choose to contest them.  Do I really want to spend hours researching/finding … Continue reading Want to Beat a Parking Ticket? You Might Not Want to Try This …

Speeding Tickets in PA – Radar vs. Electrical Timing

Written by Gregory Monte. One of my earliest blog posts (April, 2019) discussed Pennsylvania’s “two-tiered” approach toward speed enforcement described in Title 75, Section 3368. This statute also specifies two categories of devices which can be used by the police : Electronic Devices (i.e. radar) only by the State PoliceElectrical/Mechanical Devices (i.e. stopwatch or sensors over … Continue reading Speeding Tickets in PA – Radar vs. Electrical Timing