A “Speed Trap” for the Cops?

Written by Gregory Monte. If a cop gives you a “break” on your speeding ticket, can you use this leniency against him in court?  Sounds like a terrible thing to do, right?  Maybe, but it might be worth a try if you are pissed off enough about getting that ticket in the first place.  The way … Continue reading A “Speed Trap” for the Cops?

The Motor Vehicle Statute That Trumps Them All.

Written by Gregory Monte. If you want to learn about an interesting way to beat a speeding ticket – even if you actually were speeding – keep reading.  This particular strategy will almost always work, but it does depend on one aspect of the circumstances surrounding your ticket.  For the strategy to be effective, there must … Continue reading The Motor Vehicle Statute That Trumps Them All.

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 …

Stop Sign Ticket Google Search Results: This Blog Comes Out Near the Top!

Written by Gregory Monte. When I started this blog back in April of 2019, I had no idea how it would fare.  There were times when I started to doubt that there was anyone out there who really cared to spend time trying to fight a traffic ticket.  Well, six months into this project, Google suggests … Continue reading Stop Sign Ticket Google Search Results: This Blog Comes Out Near the Top!

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.

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