How to "Behave" at a Traffic Stop

Written by Gregory Monte. This post was published under a different title yesterday (in order to get Facebook approval). Has police/citizen interaction gotten so bad that law makers have to provide recommendations for how we are supposed to act when the cops pull us over? In Tennessee, apparently so: Tennessee bill would instruct motorists on what … Continue reading How to "Behave" at a Traffic Stop

Legislating Proper Behavior During a Traffic Stop?

Written by Gregory Monte. Has police/citizen interaction gotten so bad that law makers have to provide recommendations for how we are supposed to act when the cops pull us over? In Tennessee, apparently so: Tennessee bill would instruct motorists on what to do during a traffic stop Senate Bill 1554 attempts to set up a commission … Continue reading Legislating Proper Behavior During a Traffic Stop?

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?