Today’s New York Daily News reports that new “speed camera” devices are being installed around New York City. They can determine a car’s speed, take a picture and send a ticket to the driver. So far, only six cameras have been installed around the city as part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” campaign to […]
Major holidays and events like New Year’s, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day inevitably lead to an uptick in the number of arrests for driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations. Last weekend’s Super Bowl was no exception. The Troy Record reports that 21 local drivers were arrested during a Super Bowl DWI sweep between February 3 […]
A conviction for any misdemeanor or felony DWI under VTL sections 1192(2),(2-a) or (3), or a conviction for any Penal Law charge that has a violation of those VTL §1192 sections as an essential element, requires a mandatory sentence including the installation of an ignition interlock.
Power is a heady thing; and history shows that the police acting on their own cannot be trusted.
One aspect of the legislation that is particularly troubling is the fact that the program is to be administered by the county probation departments – not the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
The point is: if an automobile is a necessity in your daily comings and goings, use an abundance of caution to avoid suspension, revocation or loss of your driver’s license.
In the past couple of years, while driving around Albany, NY and the greater Capital Region, I’ve notice the prevalence of halogen headlights in traffic. In addition to noticing them I have found these headlights to be increasingly distracting and sometimes blinding. I decided to research whether New York State had any input into the […]