When Does the Length of a Traffic Stop Become Excessive?

Written by Gregory Monte. Don’t Ever Do This Would you voluntarily agree to sit in a police officer’s car if he stopped you for speeding? If this sounds like a crazy question, you may not be familiar with the procedure of the Utah Highway Patrol.  In State v. Miller, 2019 UT App 18 - Utah: Court … Continue reading When Does the Length of a Traffic Stop Become Excessive?

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When Does the Length of a Traffic Stop Become Excessive?

Written by Gregory Monte. Don’t Ever Do This Would you voluntarily agree to sit in a police officer’s car if he stopped you for speeding? If this sounds like a crazy question, you may not be familiar with the procedure of the Utah Highway Patrol.  In State v. Miller, 2019 UT App 18 - Utah: Court … Continue reading When Does the Length of a Traffic Stop Become Excessive?

Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing?

Written by Gregory Monte. I was inspired to write about this topic because of an interesting 2019 court decision from North Carolina.  As you will read further along in this post, a woman was pulled over after a police officer heard someone in her car yell “mother-fucker.”  When I started researching the case a bit more … Continue reading Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing?

How NOT to Pass on the Right …

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I posted two articles about the legality of passing a car using the shoulder of the road: A Ticket for Using the Shoulder to Turn Right? Not in TX (and possibly PA) Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal? When I came across the video shown below, … Continue reading How NOT to Pass on the Right …

A Ticket for Using the Shoulder to Turn Right? Not in TX (and possibly PA)

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I discussed using the right shoulder to pass another car that is turning left: Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal? Today I want to talk about a related issue – the legality of using the shoulder to turn right at an intersection. Based my research, … Continue reading A Ticket for Using the Shoulder to Turn Right? Not in TX (and possibly PA)

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