The High Cost of Your Emotional Response to a Traffic Ticket

There are few things that elicit the emotions associated with getting pulled over by a cop.  Most of us were raised with a certain amount of respect for police officers.  There was a time when we thought of every cop as Officer Friendly, but unfortunately, those days are long behind us.  Even if we don’t think that we have done anything wrong, a fear response is immediate if we see blue lights flashing behind us.  It is hard to say… Continue reading: The High Cost of Your Emotional Response to a Traffic Ticket

TRAFFIC TICKET FOR GOOGLE GLASSES IN FLORIDA?

I remember driving my car while listening to my Sony Walkman when I was a teenager because my car did not have a functioning radio. For those of you who are too young to know what a Walkman, allow me to explain. It is an iPod, only much bigger. Anyway, I never got a traffic ticket for it, but I knew it was illegal at the time. Only later did I realize that it was in fact dangerous and should… Continue reading: TRAFFIC TICKET FOR GOOGLE GLASSES IN FLORIDA?

Driving On Legal or Illegal Drugs Can Get Your Arrested

Drugs and The Traffic Ticket Team Whether it’s cold medicine, cough syrup, a legal prescription drug or alcohol, if you ingest too much and drive a vehicle, you can be charged with driving under the influence. “Even if someone is taking prescription drugs legally, they can be charged with DUI,” said Sgt. Kim Montes, spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol district that includes Volusia County. “If a trooper evaluates someone, either on a traffic stop or at a crash scene,… Continue reading: Driving On Legal or Illegal Drugs Can Get Your Arrested

Traffic Ticket Fines Are Getting Higher

Traffic Ticket Team The cost of a Florida traffic ticket is higher than ever and that is becoming a problem for Floridians who cannot afford to pay their traffic ticket fees. With the economic trouble if the country striking Florida particularly hard, court officials are receiving more requests to have traffic fines reduced or people notifying them that they are financially unable to pay their traffic tickets. In Palm Beach County a recent review of 350 traffic citations issued over… Continue reading: Traffic Ticket Fines Are Getting Higher

Speeding Ticket Cameras. More Money For Our Government.

Everyone knows that speed cameras work. They create the discipline of a lissom lady in leather and make sure everyone understands just what the rules are. In fact, some people are so in awe of speed cameras’ discipline that they develop speed camera phobia and try to steer clear of them whenever possible. This being a troubled world, there are those who believe that these marvels of technology are merely there to make money for local authorities. So what can… Continue reading: Speeding Ticket Cameras. More Money For Our Government.

DMV System Crashes

Traffic Ticket Team Intermittent outages of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles mainframe servers have led to system crashes at driver’s license offices across the state, making already long waits even longer for frustrated customers. “All I’m doing is sitting here waiting,” said Jeff Gilman, who arrived at the DMV office on Military Trail at about noon Friday and was still waiting to be served four hours later, along with about 60 other people.  The system has been unstable since… Continue reading: DMV System Crashes

Sunrise Cops Traffic Ticket Quota …. Not Cool! (45,612 Citations a Year MINIMUM)

Cop Traffic Ticket Team Ticket Sunrise road patrol officers are expected to make at least three traffic stops a day, according to a complaint form on the officer filed in May. That means the city’s 84 road patrol officers have to make at least 45,864 stops a year, about half the city’s population.With Sunrise home to Sawgrass Mills  mall, a top tourist destination in South Florida, folks from all over are at risk of being pulled over and given a… Continue reading: Sunrise Cops Traffic Ticket Quota …. Not Cool! (45,612 Citations a Year MINIMUM)

Florida Drivers: Top 10 For America’s Worst Drivers

GMAC Insurance recently conducted a survey of a driver’s basic knowledge of the laws of the road. The company quizzed more than 5,000 drivers in all 50 states and the results are in. While New York has what GMAC Insurance deems as the worst drivers, Florida finished ninth overall. Many law firm clients think that the lack of knowledge of traffic laws is a valid defense against their traffic ticket but unfortunately that is not the case. According to the… Continue reading: Florida Drivers: Top 10 For America’s Worst Drivers

Mover Over Law Traffic Tickets

We have learned that the Florida Highway Patrol will be targeting violators of the Move Over Law. The Move Over Law mandates that drivers move over one lane whenever an emergency vehicle has its lights activated on the side of the road. In cases where moving over is not a realistic option, drivers are required to slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit. Florida’s Move Over Law was adopted in 2002 after several incidents where emergency response… Continue reading: Mover Over Law Traffic Tickets

Crack Down on Aggressive Driving in Florida

Florida Leading The Way Among State That Are Cracking Down On Aggressive Driving Those of us who live in Florida are aware of all the new laws and regulations that are being instituted to crack down on aggressive drivers but apparently the whole country knows about it now thanks to a recent article in USA Today. The article talks about the new Florida traffic ticket law that will go into effect on January 1 that sends a driver found to… Continue reading: Crack Down on Aggressive Driving in Florida