Speed Traps, and the Intimidation Factor

The lovely State of Florida is unquestionably one of the most popular vacation spots in the United States. Not only do people from other states flock here for vacations, but people also come to the Sunshine State from all over the world. When planning their vacations, these tourists have certain images in mind as to what they will see and what they can expect while visiting here. Beautiful white sand beaches, voluminous sunshine, blue skies, and swaying palm trees –… Continue reading: Speed Traps, and the Intimidation Factor

Hurricane Season: Plan Your Evacuation Route | BUT DON’T SPEED!

Most of us who live in South Florida love it here, but there are those who say they miss “the seasons.” Hey, we have seasons – we just got through tourist season and then spring break season, and now we are coming up on one of the most interesting, yet potentially deadly seasons of all – hurricane season. Okay, so maybe those are not the types of seasons that they are referring to. One source defines a hurricane as follows:… Continue reading: Hurricane Season: Plan Your Evacuation Route | BUT DON’T SPEED!

Spring Break – Not Just Any Florida Vacation | DUI Tickets etc…

Without question, Florida is the number one area in the United States chosen as a great spot to go for spring break. This may be especially true for many students who live in states that have cold, icy winters. Consider the possibility of shoveling the driveway due to an unexpected spring snow storm versus partying on a warm, sunny beach with white sands and blue waters. It’s easy to see how one may be plotting his or her escape to… Continue reading: Spring Break – Not Just Any Florida Vacation | DUI Tickets etc…

Driving in the Rain in Florida – Don’t Panic | Tickets & Accidents Abound

Rain is just a part of South Florida living. If it weren’t for the volume of the precipitation that we get, this area would not be as lush and beautiful as it is, and it wouldn’t draw the thousands of transplant residents and tourists that it does. Unfortunately, it seems to create panic in a lot of our drivers. We have all seen this happen. One minute traffic seems to be humming along just fine, then four fat raindrops fall… Continue reading: Driving in the Rain in Florida – Don’t Panic | Tickets & Accidents Abound

The Need for Speed – A Double Standard for Cops

It comes as no surprise to anyone who has received a Florida speeding ticket that it is a matter of big business for the state. Millions of dollars a year line the pockets of cities and fill the coffers of the state and local government offices. Take a look at the books of any municipality and, presuming they are accurate, you will see where traffic ticket revenue helps to meet budgetary shortfalls. When you think about it, it begs the… Continue reading: The Need for Speed – A Double Standard for Cops

The Lowly Toll (Sunpass) Traffic Ticket Can Cause Serious Problems

If you were to look at a map of the state of Florida which shows its toll road systems, what you would likely notice is that it looks much like a spider’s web. In fact, as of 2013, Florida had more toll roads than any other state, and they are broken down into three categories. Most of them are standard toll roads (approximately 21 roads), but there are also 13 toll bridges and causeways and three managed lanes. Managed lanes… Continue reading: The Lowly Toll (Sunpass) Traffic Ticket Can Cause Serious Problems

Aggressive Driving Traffic Ticket = Road Rage

There is no denying that this country was built on hard work, whether it was plowing fields in the heartland from sunup to sundown or building railroads from coast to coast. Granted, such labor-intensive occupations are held by a much smaller segment of society these days, but our lives may very well be much more stressful now than ever before. The demand to succeed, whether it is working for one of Florida’s many sugar companies or selling beachfront properties, ensures… Continue reading: Aggressive Driving Traffic Ticket = Road Rage

Toll Roads Set to Expand in South Florida | So will Traffic Tickets

There is a popular expression that states, “There is nothing new under the sun,” and that is certainly true for toll roads; they have been around for nearly 3,000 years. Companies or individuals would build roads and then patrol them, collecting tolls to allow foot traffic, those on horseback, or those in wagons to continue to use them. This endeavor expanded to include toll gates as areas were built up into cities, market places, or other areas where people needed… Continue reading: Toll Roads Set to Expand in South Florida | So will Traffic Tickets

Yes, You Can Beat a Speeding Traffic Ticket

The number of people in the United States who get speeding tickets every year is astounding. It is estimated that this year alone will result in over 35 million speeding tickets being issued, and more than 10% of those will be distributed right here in the Sunshine State. Remarkably, 95% of these speeding tickets will not even be contested, which I find surprising because there can be so many ways that a good traffic attorney can fight your Broward County… Continue reading: Yes, You Can Beat a Speeding Traffic Ticket

SunPass and Other Toll Traffic Tickets|Someone is Always Watching

I like to think of myself as pretty technologically savvy kind of guy, but sometimes I can probably be a bit old-school. It seems like it was not that long ago that I was reaching into my pocket or digging around in the console of my car to find a quarter for toll roads. Then the State of Florida came up with this ‘wonderful’ idea of putting in the SunPass system and other electronic toll programs to pay for tolls… Continue reading: SunPass and Other Toll Traffic Tickets|Someone is Always Watching