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?

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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 …

Traffic Ticket Nazis And The Tax Law

Written by Gregory Monte. The Intolerant Traffic Ticket Nazis Traffic Ticket Nazi, noun: An individual who believes that tickets should be issued to all motorists for every minor traffic infraction.  1 mph over the limit?  Ticket. Roll through a stop sign when no one is within 200 feet of the intersection?  Ticket. Air freshener “obstructing” the … Continue reading Traffic Ticket Nazis And The Tax Law

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)

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.

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