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Do cameras mean safer streets, or just more traffic tickets?

For years, activists have urged New York City to do something to protect pedestrians from traffic accidents. The city's latest answer? A network of cameras that will monitor the streets, detect cars that are going too fast, and send their drivers speeding tickets in the mail.

Special rules apply at train crossings

Many goods are carried through the state of New York on trains. These massive vehicles are an efficient way to haul large loads over long distances. Because trains travel on tracks that may cross the roads that readers drive on, individuals should be aware of just what is legal to do at such intersections.

Passing at crosswalks can result in traffic violations

In cities like New York, pedestrian traffic can be as heavy as roadway traffic. The streets and sidewalks of the city can clog with individuals walking and jogging to their destinations, often while talking on their phones, listening to music, or otherwise distracting themselves from their surroundings. This combination of elements can create dangerous situations for both drivers and pedestrians when they cross paths.

Drivers may be sanctioned for passing stopped school buses

Many New York children ride school buses to get to school. From kindergartners to high school students, many youths rely on school buses for their safe passage to and from their homes. Therefore, drivers throughout the state are likely used to seeing them in their communities and on local roads.

How do a moving violation and a nonmoving violation differ?

There are a number of different driving infractions that New Yorkers can be charged with. While these infractions can be classified into different types of actions, one of the most basic groupings that vehicle-based violations can take is either a moving violation or a nonmoving violation. This post will discuss the basic difference between these, but readers should seek the advice of their own attorney when it comes to preparing their traffic violation defenses.

Drivers must often yield to pedestrians in New York

Individuals who drive in New York know well how difficult it can be to negotiate the busy streets and intersections of the city. Not only do many cars, trucks, and other automobiles clog the roadways with traffic, but drivers must also move around bicyclists and pedestrians. In the chaos of driving, it can be confusing for drivers to remember just when they have the right of way when it comes to encountering pedestrians.

What can happen if you drive without a license?

Individuals who are accused of traffic violations that involve driving without a license are encouraged to discuss their case with traffic defense attorneys. This is because different factual scenarios will have very different strategies that may help New York residents avoid the costly penalties that can accompany these types of charges.

Why was I accused of a stop sign violation?

Most children learn what an octagon is because it is so often associated with a common traffic symbol: a stop sign. In New York, drivers can find stop signs at intersections, in parking areas, and throughout neighborhoods. A stop sign may be placed in front of a crosswalk, may be part of a four-way junction, or may be the only symbol that a driver must heed before continuing on their journey.

How the Driver Violation Point System affects driving privileges

In sports, it can be advantageous for someone to accumulate as many points as possible. This is because under most sets of rules, the person with the most points at the end of the game wins. However, the opposite is true for New York drivers. The more points a person acquires on their driving record, the more consequences they may have to face.

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