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 …

Yes, Ticket Quotas Do Exist.

Written by Gregory Monte. If you check out the question/answer website Quora.com, you will find the following question: Are traffic ticket quotas used by law enforcement? After reading all of the answers written by Quora contributors, I felt impelled to provide my own, because too many of the individuals who responded denied the existence of traffic … Continue reading Yes, Ticket Quotas Do Exist.

Al Capone and the “Traffic Ticket Nazis”

Written by Gregory Monte. Words of Wisdom from an Infamous Bootlegger Over the holidays I was at a party and the host had some box wine.  The brand was called Big House Wine and the variety was "Prohibition Red." The wine itself was nothing much to write home about, but there was an interesting quote … Continue reading Al Capone and the “Traffic Ticket Nazis”

A Libertarian’s Opinion About “Cute” Road Signs

Written by Gregory Monte. The government is way too intertwined in our lives. That is my take away when I see a state department of transportation using its multi-million-dollar digital road sign network to make “cute” comments rather than inform motorists about road conditions. Check out some of the messages that have appeared on Missouri’s digital … Continue reading A Libertarian’s Opinion About “Cute” Road Signs

The "Car Horn" Ticket Revisited

Written by Gregory Monte. This post follows up on yesterday’s discussion about when motorists are not allowed to use their car horns: Unreasonable Use of Your Car Horn? I closed that post as follows: “In summary, good luck trying to fight a “horn ticket” unless you used it in an emergency type situation where there was some … Continue reading The "Car Horn" Ticket Revisited

Unreasonable Use of Your Car Horn?

Written by Gregory Monte. NOTE: This post specifically references the New York Motor Vehicle Code, but all states have some form of the "car horn" statute. The Frustration ... Have you ever been annoyed when someone behind you impatiently blows his horn to get you to move at an intersection when the light turns green? Or … Continue reading Unreasonable Use of Your Car Horn?