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How can you lose your license during the probation period?

In New York, it is not uncommon for individuals to wait until they graduate high school to obtain a driver’s license. According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, if you were 18 or older when you took your road test, you must complete a…

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When is speed not reasonable and prudent?

In the Empire State, speed limits are not just a suggestion. In fact, according to the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, you must drive at or below posted speed limits to avoid a speeding ticket. If you receive too many speeding tickets, of course, you…

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What you should know about New York’s idling laws

Did you know that New York City has laws against letting your car idle? You may think this sounds odd, but due to environmental concerns, the state chose to reduce vehicle emissions, save money, reduce noise and improve fuel economy by preventing idling. This is…

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What constitutes reckless driving behavior?

Reckless driving serves as an umbrella term for all manners of dangerous driving behavior on the road. It is important to understand what reckless driving looks like and what actions fall under the umbrella. Drowsy driving Vision Zero discusses the true dangers of reckless driving. Reckless…

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What are the exceptions for idling in New York?

Traveling in and around New York City is essential to many businesses’ operations. New York residents also have to handle numerous activities that require vehicle travel and heading in and out of various locations. Drivers must be aware that the city limits how long vehicles…

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Should You Fight Your Traffic Violation?

Receiving a traffic ticket can be anything from a disruptive nuisance to a devastating incident depending on the severity of the violation and the financial liability associated with it. It is important that you know when to simply pay the fine associated with the traffic…

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What is New York’s law regarding cell phone use while driving?

Mobile devices are integral to daily life, even for travel, as people use them to plan routes, purchase parking and handle related activities. Most states impose restrictions on using such devices while operating a vehicle. Drivers should understand the regulations and penalties regarding cell phone…

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New law allows New York communities to lower speed limits

In the past, the state of New York had a law that prevented municipalities within its borders from setting speed limits of less than 30 miles per hour. The governor recently signed a law that changed that. According to the Governor’s Press Office, the bill…

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Traffic violations for delivery drivers: penalties, points and premiums

In New York, delivery drivers who receive traffic tickets may face fines, points on their driver’s license, and increased insurance rates. The specific penalties for a traffic violation will depend on the nature of the infraction and the driver’s driving record. Common traffic violations for…

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Can you lose your license for reckless driving?

A citation for reckless driving may seem like an insignificant charge. However, people who receive a ticket for this offense put themselves in danger of getting points on their license, paying fines and even facing jail time. Understanding what reckless driving is and its consequences…

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