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December 10, 2011
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February 1, 2011
Cell Phone Tickets To Carry Points
Cell phone tickets will soon carry 2 points.
January 23, 2011
FAQs About Drunk Driving Program (DDP)
New article posted about the New York Drunk Driving Program.
January 4, 2011
2010 Success Rates Posted
Handling almost 3,000 tickets last year, Weiss & Associates, PC posted its 2010 success rates and the numbers are impressive.
November 26, 2010
NYPD Caught Using Traffic Ticket Quotes
Evidence that the NYPD imposing illegal traffic ticket quotas recently was un-covered by the Daily News.
November 21, 2010
Red Light Camers Up & Shooting
NYC is installing and using cameras to enforce bus lane violations. Don't use a bus lane unless you are making an immediate turn or an expeditious pick-up or drop-off.
November 13, 2010
Suffolk County Red Light Camera Program Up And Flashing
Suffolk County was recently authorized to install up to 50 red light cameras at various intersections. The program is up and flashing with $50 tickets being issued every day.
October 22, 2010
$25 To Speed
Would you pay to be able to speed with impunity?
October 14, 2010
Car Sniffing Upheld
The state's highest court upheld using drug-sniffing dogs for motorists stopped for simple traffic infractions.
October 10, 2010
Worst Drivers' Award Given To New York
Results from a national driving test place New Yorkers as the worst drivings in the country. Take the test yourself.
September 24, 2010
Police Officer Offers To Drop Traffic Ticket In Exchange For Sex
A Memphis police officer is answering charges that he asked for sex in exchange for dropping a traffic ticket.
September 10, 2010
Motorist Speeding And Crashing At 100 MPH Caught On Tape
You have to see this video of a speeding motorist crashing into a overpass.
August 29, 2010
The Best & Worse Traffic Violations Bureaus
There are 10 Traffic Violations Bureaus in New York. This article discusses how likely you can beat a traffic ticket at each of them.
August 29, 2010
Failing To Exercise Due Care Made A More Serious Moving Violation
Effective October 12, 2010, Section 1146 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law will be amended to make the failure to exercise due care a much more serious moving violation.
August 24, 2010
Likelihood Of A Police Officer "No Show"
If a police officer does not appear for your traffic ticket trial, you almost always will win your case. We recently obtained the statistics on the most likely Traffic Violations Bureau traffic courts for police officers "no shows".
August 19, 2010
New York City Traffic Tickets Generate $76 Million
Fines, surcharges and suspension termination fees from New York City traffic tickets generated over $76 million in revenue last year.
August 1, 2010
Crack Down On Fixing Traffic Tickets
Having a friend or relative "on the job" no longer is going to help you fix a traffic ticket. A new tracking system will eliminate such favors.
June 28, 2010
Speeding Tickets From The Air
Suffolk County is experimenting with using a small airplane to assist police officers in issuing speeding tickets, reckless driving tickets and other moving violations.
June 16, 2010
Cop Accepts Pizza Bribe To Drop Aggravated Unlicensed Ticket
An Eric County police officer allegedly agreed to accept 3 pizzas in exchange for dropping an aggravated unlicensed ticket, a misdemeanor charge.
May 24, 2010
New (More Serious) Reckless Driving Ticket Coming
A new law in New York is near passage imposing a 6-month suspension whenever a driver seriously injure a pedestrian while driving recklessly.
May 14, 2010
Speed Enforcement From Outer Space?
Satellites will soon be used in the United Kingdom to monitor speeding motorists and issue them speeding tickets.
April 28, 2010
Crackdown In Nassau County On Aggressive Driving In Effect Through May 9th
From now through May 9th, Nassau County will have extra police officers out on the road enforcing traffic laws such as speeding, unsafe lane changes and failure to yield the right of way. Be extra cautious to avoid being snared.
April 19, 2010
Stopwatch Used To Beat Red Light Ticket
A man used a stopwatch to beat a red light ticket by showing a traffic court judge that the yellow phase was too quick violating local laws.
April 10, 2010
Man Improperly Issued 32 Tickets
A man recently had to appear at the Nassau County Traffic And Parking Violations Agency at 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead, to answer 32 tickets which rightfully did not belong to him.
March 30, 2010
Appellate Court Upholds Tasering 3x Of Speeding Motorist
Three Seattle police officers who tasered a pregnant motorist three times for refusing to sign a speeding ticket and exit her vehicle were granted immunity from suit from an appellate court.
March 26, 2010
Cell Phone Ticket Crackdown
From midnight March 25, 2010 through midnight on March 26, 2010, the NYPD will be heavily enforcing the cell phone law requiring motorists to use a hands-free device while driving.
March 19, 2010
New Type Of Traffic Control Device?
A new type of traffic control device has been proposed. It's across between a stop sign and a yield sign.
March 14, 2010
How To Avoid Being Ripped Off In A NYC Cab
NYC taxi drivers have been ripping off passengers by charging the wrong meter rate. Don't be a victim of these dis-honest hacks.
March 10, 2010
Two New Defenses To A Speeding Ticket
Social media sites are abuzz with two new defenses to fighting a speeding ticket.
March 5, 2010
Two DMV workers arrested
Two employees who worked at the DMV office adjoining the Manhattan Traffic Violations Bureau were recently arrested for issuing fraudulent licenses.
February 28, 2010
Driving And Texting Message To Become A Primary Traffic Violation
Governor David Paterson has introduced a bill which would remove the loophole in the current law prohibiting driving and text messaging. The new law would make driving and text messaging a traffic offense even if you commit no other moving violation.
February 20, 2010
Entrepreneur Turns Traffic Control Devices Into Jewelry
A Hofstra undergraduate has started a new business transforming traffic pylons into stylish and unique jewelry.
February 19, 2010
Don't Watch Porn And Drive
A truck driver on the New York Thruway recently learned of the dangers of enjoying porn while driving his truck.
February 14, 2010
Motorist Tries To Get Creative In Beating HOV Lane Law
A Long Island motorist wanted to use the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway without receiving a ticket. She came up with a creative (albeit unsuccessful) way to beat the system.
February 5, 2010
2009 Success Rates Posted
We continue to be the only New York law firm which posts its success rates at New York traffic courts.
February 2, 2010
Strict Enforcement Alert: Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island
Between January 14th to January 25th, police officers have issued 87 speeding tickets and 115 cell phone violations to motorists on Hylan Boulevard, south of Richmond Avenue.
January 28, 2010
New Post About Reckless Driving
Read my recent blog post about reckless driving tickets in New York.
January 16, 2010
How To Talk Yourself Out Of A Traffic Ticket
New article posted on things to say to get yourself out of a traffic ticket.
January 2, 2010
Matthew Weiss Quoted Extensively At AOL.com
Matthew Weiss was extensively quoted at AOL.com on how to talk yourself out of a speeding ticket.
December 25, 2009
Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson Gets A 109 Speeding Ticket
Minnesota Vikings star running back Andrian Peterson was issued a speeding ticket for going 109 in a 55 mph zone.
November 23, 2009
Strict Enforcement Of Seat Belt Law Coming For Thanksgiving Weekend
The New York State Police and other police agencies throughout New York State will be conducting a zero-tolerance seat belt enforcement blitz throughout the week of Thanksgiving.
November 22, 2009
NYC Leads In Failing To Yield The Right Of Way To Pedestrians
New York City drivers routinely fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians. Indeed, NYC has more pedestrian fatalities than any other city in the nation.
November 19, 2009
Motorist With Speeding Ticket Tries To Prank Police Officer
A Long Island man upset about receiving a speeding ticket is in hot water for making a prank call to the officer's mother.
October 27, 2009
New Law Bans Texting And Driving In New York
Effective November 1, 2009, it is illegal to text and drive.
October 18, 2009
Governor of South Carolina Helps His Driver Beat A Speeding Ticket
The driver of the Governor of South Carolina helped his driver avoid a speeding ticket by shaking hands with the police officer.
October 10, 2009
Grandpa Pulls Gun To Avoid A Traffic Ticket
An octogenerian pulled a gun while arguing about a traffic ticket.
October 3, 2009
Extreme Way To Avoid A Speedng Ticket?
An Arizona motorist wears a monkey mask to avoid getting speeding tickets.
September 28, 2009
Camera Speeding Tickets In New York?
With red light cameras proliferating throughout New York, it appears only a matter of time before speeding ticket cameras are installed.
September 14, 2009
A Pretty Woman Is Unlikely To Receive A Speeding Ticket
Young, pretty women are unlikely to receive a speeding ticket according to a recent study.
September 9, 2009
World's Fastest Speeding Ticket
The fastest speeding ticket was 242 mph in a 75 mph zone.
September 4, 2009
Nassau County Alert: Aggressive driving to be strictly enforced through Sept 15th
Newsday reports that Nassau County will be on a ticket blitz enforcing moving violations such as reckless driving and speeding.
August 31, 2009
New Article About The Basics Of Driving While Intoxicated Added
A new article covering the basics of driving while intoxicated (DWI) has been added to the site.
August 22, 2009
Driving And Texting Dangers
A new study confirms the dangers of texting and driving.
August 16, 2009
Ticket-Fixing At Nassau County Traffic Court
Six employees of the Nassau County Traffic Violations & Parking Agency were fired for allegedly fixing tickets for friends and family.
August 11, 2009
Traffic Ticket Revenue Is Huge For Municipalities
Traffic ticket revenue is a huge money-maker for municipalities, the extent of which may surprise you.
August 2, 2009
The Most Dangerous NYC Intersections
A recent study identified the most dangerous New York City intersections.
July 26, 2009
Higher Traffic Fines Coming (Again)
The New York State Department Of Motor Vehicles is raising fines for New York traffic tickets again.
July 18, 2009
Texting And Driving Found To Be More Dangerous Than Originally Thought
A recent study shows that it is more dangerous to text while driving than drink and drive.
July 18, 2009
Texting And Driving Likely To Become Illegal In New York As Of November 2009
A New York law banning text messaging and driving will likely be signed by Governor Patterson and become effective November 2009.
July 11, 2009
NYC Drivers Waste Time
New York City drivers waste more time in rush-hour traffic than any other US metropolitan area (except Los Angeles).
July 3, 2009
Real Time Traffic Cameras
You can check out live still images and video streaming of key roadways in New York City by visiting the web site of the New York City Department of Transportation.
June 30, 2009
Weiss & Associates, PC Launches A Video Ad
Check out our You Tube video.
June 28, 2009
Driver Safety Class Available Now Online For The First Time!!
A brand new online class saves 10% on your insurance and 4 points on your license. Use our firm's unique discount code "redlight" for extra savings.
June 21, 2009
NY Driver Safety Class A Must For New York Drivers
New Yorkers should enroll in the NY Driver Safety Class according to a new report.
June 14, 2009
Relationship Between Traffic Tickets And Accidents
There is a direct connection between strict enforcement of the traffic laws and accidents. The greater the enforcement, the lower the number of the accidents.
June 4, 2009
DMV Raises Suspension Termination Fee aka STF
The New York DMV Is Raising The Suspension Termination Fee.
June 3, 2009
New York City Muni Meter Trick
A trick to save money when feeding New York City Muni Meters.
May 29, 2009
The Worst Highway In America Is Located In NYC
The Cross Bronx Expressway is the worst highway in America in terms of traffic delays.
May 16, 2009
The Most Expensive Traffic Ticket Ever?
Who said that traffic tickets aren't expensive? A record $37,554.54 fine was imposed for a truck ticket recently.
May 3, 2009
Nassau County Red Light Cameras List
Nassau County will shortly be installing 54 red light cameras at high traffic intersections throughout the county.
April 22, 2009
More Red Light Traffic Tickets Coming To Nassau County
Nassau County will soon be issuing more red light traffic tickets by adding dozens of red light cameras to busy intersections.
April 11, 2009
Fifty Traffic Tickets In One Shot!
A lawless motorist recently was issued 50 tickets for reckless driving, speeding, etc, etc.
March 31, 2009
New York's Budget Hits Motorists Hard
The New York's Legislature approved a new budget which continues a long standing pattern of taxing New York's motorists.
March 31, 2009
Auto Insurance Rates Rising
Automobile insurance rates have risen in New York as a result of the Legislature's decision to allow up to 5% hikes without regulatory approval.
March 19, 2009
Confessions Of A Traffic Lawyer Blog
Confessions Of A Traffic Lawyer blog going strong offering tips on fighting a traffic ticket, traffic laws and funny traffic-related anecdotes.
March 14, 2009
NYC Issues roughly 9,000 cell phone traffic tickets in 24 hours.
As reported a few days ago on this site, the NYPD held a 24-hour crack down on motorists using a cell phone device without a hands-free device. Over 9,000 cell phone traffic tickets were issued (compared to about 500 on a usual day). Even Edgar Sandavol, a Daily News reporter, covering the crack down was caught and issued a cell phone ticket.
March 10, 2009
NYC Parking TIcket Stats Disclosed
Fox 5 News revealed interesting facts about NYC parking tickets.
March 10, 2009
Cell Phone Ticket Blitz Today, March 11, 2009
Starting at midnight tonight (March 11, 2009), NYPD officers will be on the prowl for motorists failing to use a hands-free device for their cell phones.
March 5, 2009
Dismissal of a 200-MPH Speeding Ticket
Our firm's record speeding ticket victory and, in fact, the highest speeding ticket we've ever defended was one for 200 mph in a 55 mph zone.
March 1, 2009
The Type Of Car You Drive Can Affect Whether You Get A Speeding Ticket
A new study indicates that what you drive actually has an impact upon whether you will be issued a speeding ticket.
February 24, 2009
Grid Locking No Longer A Moving Violation In New York City
Blocking the box or grid-locking is no longer a moving violation in New York City.
February 20, 2009
Motorist Issued A Speeding Ticket For 137 mph!
Today's Daily News reports that a Wallkill motorist was issued a speeding ticket for 137 mph!
February 14, 2009
New York City Motorists Speeding Away
A recent study performed by the Transportation Alternatives shows that New York City motorists are speeding at a very high rate.
February 7, 2009
Motorist Issued 50 Traffic Tickets!
A motorist was issued over 50 traffic tickets for various moving violations (such as speeding and reckless driving), all in one day!
January 26, 2009
Traffic News Now Available on Technorati
We are pleased to announced that the Traffic News section of this site is now available on Technorati. Add to Technorati Favorites
January 24, 2009
New York City Traffic Ticket Scandal
A mother and son working for the Traffic Violations Bureau were arrested for alleging fixing thousands of New York City traffic tickets.
January 18, 2009
Confessions Of A Traffic Lawyer Blog Launches
Matthew Weiss recently launched his first blog entitled Confessions Of A Traffic Lawyer.
January 12, 2009
Cost Of New York Traffic Tickets, et al, To Rise
Under Governor David Patterson's proposed budget, all types of DMV fees and charges will be increased.
January 10, 2009
Speeding Ticket Issued To Actor Matt Dillon
Actor Matt Dillon was issued a speeding ticket in Newbury, Vermont for speeding a super high amount.
January 2, 2009
Driver Road Test Gone Bad
A 23-year old women failed her New York driver test when she ended pinning a bystander against his car.
December 24, 2008
Amnesty For Some Types Of New York Traffic Tickets
The New York City council is expected to pass a law which will suspend alternate-side parking during heavy snow falls.
December 20, 2008
New York Speeding Violation Dismissed For A Patio?
Suffolk County Police Officer Bruce Blanco was arrested and charged with allegedly trying to fix a New York speeding ticket in exchange for the lead-footed motorist constructing for him a $15,000 brick patio at his home.
December 12, 2008
A New Type Of New York Traffic Ticket Coming - 12/12/08
The City Council approved creation of a new and expensive type of traffic ticket for motorcyclists.
November 16, 2008
Broken NYC Parking Meter Defense Expanded
The NYC Council's Transportation Committee passed a bill to help motorists parked at broken meters.
November 6, 2008
NY Failure To Yield The Right Of Way Traffic Tickets Coming?
More New York failure to yield the right of way traffic tickets may be issued soon in response to a recent report.
October 29, 2008
The New York Traffic Ticket That Wouldn't Go Away
Motorist gets a NY traffic ticket dismissed ... but it comes back from the dead.
October 24, 2008
Beating An Un-Beatable Traffic Ticket
Britney Spears recently contested a traffic ticket charge will is rarely contested ... and won!
October 18, 2008
New York Auto Insurance Rates Not Rising
Automobile insurance rates for dozens of insurers will not be substantially hiked.
October 11, 2008
Get Out Of A New York Traffic Ticket?
Out of state motorists have come up with a new way to get out of their tickets .... throw them away.
September 29, 2008
More NY Traffic Tickets To Be Issued
New York City bus lanes soon to be policed by cameras.
September 20, 2008
Article On The Effect Of A New York Traffic Ticket On A CDL Added To Site
A new article about the effect of NY traffic tickets on a commercial driver license has been added to the web site.
September 14, 2008
New York Overweight Tickets To Be Harder To Beat
A New York truck ticket will be harder to beat as a result of the New York Department Of Transportation adding a new weapon to its NY truck ticket and overweight ticket writing arsenal.
August 28, 2008
How To Avoid A New York Truck Ticket Added To Web Site
We just added a helpful article on how to avoid a New York truck ticket under the Traffic Tips & Resources tab. Just click on Traffic Tips & Resources and then click on Articles to view.
August 25, 2008
New York Speeding Ticket To Cost More Money?
Auto insurance rates are starting to climb and, therefore, a New York speeding ticket will often result in even higher rates.
August 19, 2008
More "Cheap" New York Speeding Tickets Coming?
Petty New York speeding tickets may become the norm given that the high price of gas has forced NY motorists to drive less and thereby reducing the number of targets for police officers.
August 10, 2008
$10,000 To Beat A Traffic Ticket?
A New York traffic ticket attorney spent $10,000 to beat a NYC traffic ticket.
July 29, 2008
New Book Details Surprising Information About Traffic Habits
In his new book, "Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do" author Tom Vanderbilt spent years researching the driving habits of motorists and arrives at some surprising conclusions.
July 6, 2008
Nassau County Raises Traffic Ticket Fees
Nassau County recently created various new fees involving New York speeding tickets and other traffic tickets.
July 3, 2008
DMV Raises Surcharges On New York Traffic Tickets
Effective July 1, 2008, the surcharges on New York speeding tickets and other moving violations was raised from $50 to $60.
June 29, 2008
Driving While Intoxicated In A Wheelchair?
An Australia man was arrested for driving a motorized wheelchair while intoxicated.
June 29, 2008
Auto Insurance Rates Going Up.
New York automobile insurance rates, already the second highest in the nation, could be going up.
June 24, 2008
NYC To Close 5 Miles Of Roadways
It will be impossible to receive a NYC speeding ticket on a 5-mile stretch of Manhattan roads this summer.
June 24, 2008
Worst Places To Park In NYC Revealed
NYC revealed statistics about where it issues the most and least parking tickets.
June 18, 2008
USA's Worst Traffic Bottleneck Located In NYC
The westbound intersection of the Cross Bronx Expressway at the Bronx River Parkway Exit (Exit 4B) has the worst traffic congestion in the country, per a recent survey.
June 7, 2008
Interesting DWI Statistics Revealed
A recent Newsday article discussed scary facts about motorists who drink and drive.
June 7, 2008
Southampton Speeding Ticket Billboard
Motorists on Sunrise Highway are being warned about a strict speed enforcement zone in Southampton.
May 27, 2008
Nassau County Publishes Photos of DWI Arrestees
Continuing its focus on preventing drunk driving, Nassau County published the names, addresses and photos of all motorists arrested for drinking and driving offense over the Memorial Day weekend.
May 19, 2008
Red Light Cameras in Nassau County?
State politicians are pushing to install red light cameras in various intersections throughout Nassau County opening the door to the issuance of more traffic tickets.
May 15, 2008
Bus Lane Camera Tickets?
Mayor Bloomberg wants to create a network of cameras to monitor NYC bus lanes.
May 2, 2008
Weiss & Associates, PC In NYLJ - 5/2/2008
Weiss & Associates was featured in the New York Law Journal today.
April 29, 2008
NYC Issuing More Tickets Than Ever
An extra 200,000 parking tickets were issued in NYC for the first quarter of 2008 which translates into the issuance of additional NY traffic tickets.
April 6, 2008
Fred Flintstone Mobile
A man receives an unsafe operation traffic ticket while driving a foot-propelled car.
March 31, 2008
Expect Strict Enforcement In Bus-Only Lanes
Mayor Bloomberg and the MTA hope to speed bus travel in NYC through various initiatives.
March 23, 2008
The Oreo Defense
Motorist fights his speeding ticket by blaming an Oreo cookie.
March 16, 2008
Two New Traffic Articles Added To Site
"Why Fight A New York Speeding Ticket" and "A Guide To Calculating DMV Points"
March 10, 2008
Camera Excess Weight Tickets for Trucks
Cameras soon to start snapping and ticketing over-weight trucks.
March 9, 2008
Matthew Weiss on National TV!
Matthew Weiss appeared as an expert commentator on MSNBC.
March 2, 2008
Illegal To Text Message?
Effective March 1, 2008, it is illegal to use a cell phone or text message in New Jersey.
February 19, 2008
Unlicensed Ticket Dismissed On Constitutional Grounds
Westbury traffic judge dismisses an unlicensed ticket of an illegal alien on constitutional grounds.
February 5, 2008
Traffic Agents Write Bogus Tickets
Two NYC traffic agents were arrested for writing bogus parking tickets.
January 19, 2008
New Laws For Crossing NY-Canadian Border
A driver's license will no longer be sufficient to cross the New York-Canadian border.
January 8, 2008
85-Year Old Drag Racer
Police arrest an 85-year old man for drag racing