Whether you are renting a car when traveling in the U.S. or internationally, keep these pointers in mind to avoid getting a traffic ticket, ruining your driving record, and being socked with fees. Before your trip, check out highway speed limits, rules about right turns, and other traffic prohibitions in the regions through which you’ll be traveling. Don't assume you're home free if you don't get a traffic summons after speeding through a red light when driving a rental car.
It's nerve-wracking enough to have your teenager start driving. It is especially worrisome during the holiday season when car accidents are more prevalent. Yes, your teen may accuse you of being a nag but take the time for a chat and remind him or her of these cautions: 1. Follow speed limits. There are more drivers on the road, more pedestrians in the streets, and more police and highway patrols on the alert during the holiday season. Don't speed and stay alert. 2. Turn off
Driving in school zones requires extra caution. New York City recently increased the number of speed cameras installed in school zones in an effort to slow down drivers and prevent crashes. The cameras operate Monday through Friday, from 6 am to 10 pm all year round, regardless of whether school is in session. But driving slowly in a school zone is only one of the safety steps you need to take. Double parking in a school zone--even if it's just for a quick drop off or pick u
Yes, you're in a rush. Yes, it's tempting when you're driving on a highway to want to drive in the less congested HOV lane. But, if you're driving alone, resist the temptation! HOV lanes are High Occupancy Vehicle lanes that are designated for cars that contain at least two people. If you're caught driving in an HOV lane without a passenger during specified rush hours, you will generally be charged with a 2-point violation and a fine of over $100. Even if you're driving in a
When you receive a traffic violation, it’s natural to ask yourself: “Should I hire a traffic ticket lawyer to handle this?” My advice: Call a traffic lawyer as soon as you receive the ticket to discuss your case. I always offer people a free phone consultation so they understand the issues involved and can make an informed decision. Note: you only have 15 days to answer traffic tickets so call a traffic attorney ASAP. Here’s what you need to consider when deciding whether to
Like many people, you may think it's no big deal when you get a traffic ticket. The idea of fighting it may seem too time-consuming, too costly, or too futile. Just paying up may seem a lot simpler than taking time off from work to go to traffic court and a lot less expensive than hiring a traffic lawyer to fight your ticket. But getting a speeding ticket isn't just a matter of paying a costly fine. It only takes a few tickets to start adding points to your DMV record and to
Red light camera tickets are becoming increasingly common. They are installed, usually at busy intersections, as a way to spot drivers who disregard a red light traffic signal. These cameras, triggered by sensors when a vehicle enters an intersection while the traffic light is red, take a photo of the front license plate and driver. Typically, you won't realize that the camera has caught you running a red light until you receive a ticket with a photo of the license plate. I
Having your driver's license suspended can be devastating for many reasons. It can lead to pricey fines, incarceration, and, at the very least, a great deal of inconvenience, especially if you need to drive to get to your job. Here are some of the serious repercussions of driving with a suspended license in New York State. As you can see they depend on various circumstances: Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO) of a motor vehicle in the Third Degree (AUO 3rd)—In most cases,