Obstructed Windshield Ticket? Police Have the Burden of Proof.

Written by Gregory Monte. This post is a follow up to last week’s discussion about whether a motorist can get a ticket for hanging an air freshener from his rear-view mirror – A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror? After reviewing many court decisions, it appears that there is really only one possible … Continue reading Obstructed Windshield Ticket? Police Have the Burden of Proof.

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No Passing Zones – A Technicality to Beat Your Ticket

Written by Gregory Monte. What the Law Says Pennsylvania is one of the few states which allows motorists to cross a double yellow line in order to pass a slower moving vehicle.  I proved this in a blog post back in June: Can You Cross a Double Yellow Line to Pass a Slow-Moving Vehicle? The only restriction … Continue reading No Passing Zones – A Technicality to Beat Your Ticket

Cops Can Get It Wrong – More Incorrect Traffic Advice from The Internet

Written by Gregory Monte. If you happen to get a traffic ticket, don’t just assume that you are guilty.  There is a possibility that the officer who wrote that ticket actually doesn’t totally understand the law which he is using to charge you.  You are only guilty if you actually break a law – not because … Continue reading Cops Can Get It Wrong – More Incorrect Traffic Advice from The Internet

Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal?

Written by Gregory Monte. Pennsylvania – The Reasonable State Back in April I wrote a blog post about how Pennsylvania was more reasonable than other states when it comes to its issuing speeding tickets: Speeding Tickets in PA – More Reasonable Than Many Other States. Well, it turns out that my home state is also reasonable when … Continue reading Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal?

Challenging a Traffic Ticket – Is it Worth the Fight?

Written by Gregory Monte. When I was doing the research for last week’s blog post A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?, I came across an interesting case of an individual in Indiana who realized that he had been improperly charged with a window-obstruction violation.  Instead of just paying his ticket and moving … Continue reading Challenging a Traffic Ticket – Is it Worth the Fight?

Four Ways to Beat a Parking Ticket

Written by Gregory Monte. To Fight or Not to Fight? Because I realize that most people will not waste time fighting parking tickets, I thought twice before deciding to write this post. After all, there are no license points involved and the fines for parking violations are not usually excessive.  Most people have the attitude that … Continue reading Four Ways to Beat a Parking Ticket

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?