Red Light Camera Debate Continues | Traffic Ticket B.S. Continues

Florida is well-known for having some pretty major industries. The tourist industry is what usually comes to mind, however, citrus, other fruits and vegetables, and seafood are also multi-million dollar industries here. Also, Florida leads the nation in the production of sugar cane. All of these industries, and many others, lend themselves to a thriving economy for our beautiful state, and most of us appreciate the benefits of a healthy economy. There is one industry here, however, that is not… Continue reading: Red Light Camera Debate Continues | Traffic Ticket B.S. Continues

Red Light Cameras – All the Rage yet Outrageous

Bring up the subject of red light traffic cameras and you will find that there are just as many people who abhor them as there are those who support their use. Consequently, these cameras have certainly garnered their fair share of controversy, especially with their expanded use over the last few years. Although it may seem like they have been cropping up like dandelions over the last decade or so, they have actually been in use in many countries starting… Continue reading: Red Light Cameras – All the Rage yet Outrageous

Red Light Camera Update – Not Necessarily the News You Wanted to Hear

It seems as though you cannot pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news in South Florida without hearing the subject of red light traffic cameras being raised yet again. To say that this is a hot-button issue in nearly every metropolitan area is a serious understatement.The most recent issue is the City Commission of Fort Lauderdale’s refusal to remove its red light traffic cameras even amid legal struggles and financial concerns. This comes on the heels of the… Continue reading: Red Light Camera Update – Not Necessarily the News You Wanted to Hear

The Ridiculous Resiliency of Red Light Traffic Ticket Cameras

Red light traffic cameras have been the bane of many drivers for a number of years now. Since 2007, the State of Florida has relied on these traffic cameras to supplement (to a tremendous degree) the income of the various municipalities that employ their use. This is in spite of the fact that the constitutionality of using them has always been in question. In fact, it wasn’t until 2010 that the matter was even addressed legally. Yet it seems like… Continue reading: The Ridiculous Resiliency of Red Light Traffic Ticket Cameras

DUI – Be Polite but Curb Your Cooperation | Don’t Convict Yourself

There is never a good excuse to drink and drive. Even if you have only had one drink, the complications that it can add to your life if you get pulled over or stopped at a DUI checkpoint are far greater than any enjoyment you may have gotten from an alcoholic beverage. Even if your driving and behavior is perfectly normal, it only takes one slightly suspicious police officer to make you jump through proverbial hoops of a roadside sobriety… Continue reading: DUI – Be Polite but Curb Your Cooperation | Don’t Convict Yourself

Avoid Getting Repeat Florida Traffic Tickets in Florida

For some drivers, getting traffic tickets seems to be just a matter of course, and you may be one of these drivers. If there is a cop in the area using radar, are you the one who always seems to being going just fast enough to get pulled over? Are you the driver who seems to always get stuck under that traffic light at an intersection with a red light traffic camera because someone coming from the other direction pulls… Continue reading: Avoid Getting Repeat Florida Traffic Tickets in Florida

Moving to South Florida? | Driver’s License Requirements etc.

I don’t think anyone enjoys moving. The prospect of a new home, a new job, a new life can all be exciting ideas, but the actual moving part of the endeavor is overwhelming. Packing is chaotic for everyone, although for some it may be organized chaos. Even when you have professional movers packing and moving things for you, you still have to get organized first and supervise the process. Remembering to tie up loose ends like having your utilities turned… Continue reading: Moving to South Florida? | Driver’s License Requirements etc.

Red Light Camera Traffic Ticket Appeal Denied!

Finally, a small victory for the little guy! It comes as no surprise to anyone that red light traffic cameras are an increasing annoyance to everyone except the municipalities who use them and the private companies that make a fortune off of installing and then maintaining them. Like many other traffic laws in Florida, traffic cameras serve one purpose and one purpose only – to continue to line the pockets of local politicians. Yes, we all know that proponents of… Continue reading: Red Light Camera Traffic Ticket Appeal Denied!

DUIs, Field Sobriety Tests, and Breathalyzers

Imagine this scenario – You finally managed to rustle up a babysitter so that you and your spouse can finally enjoy a date night. You partake in a little candlelight, a glass of wine, and no demands from the kids. As you are driving home, you encounter a Miami-Dade DUI checkpoint. No big deal, right? Not necessarily. The cop who stops your vehicle detects the particular odor of alcohol, so he asks if you have been drinking. You see no… Continue reading: DUIs, Field Sobriety Tests, and Breathalyzers

Texting and Driving | It Can Wait | So Will The Traffic Ticket

There is no denying that there are currently a number of hot debates about traffic laws in Broward County. Sometimes, the state of contention on many traffic issues is valid such as what the true purpose of using red light traffic cameras is – public safety or generating funds for the cities or counties that have them installed? Then there are other traffic laws that are in place for reasons that I feel are irrefutable such as drinking and driving… Continue reading: Texting and Driving | It Can Wait | So Will The Traffic Ticket