As of November 1, 2017, the New York State Vehicle &Traffic Law (VTL) requires all drivers of taxicabs and for-hire vehicles (FHVs) to wear a seatbelt while driving. The new law also requires that front seat passengers above the age of 16 wear a seatbelt. Please buckle-up to stay safe and remain in compliance with this

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Use your lawyer correctly!

Drivers: if you decide to hire a lawyer, use them correctly. Allow your lawyer to decide when and why to reschedule your hearing, rather than doing it yourself. They know the subtleties involved better than you do. That’s why you hired them.

How do you know when you need a lawyer?

1.  Your ticket has points. If your ticket concerns equipment malfunction or failure (headlights, tinted windows, etc.), or perhaps improper pickup, there are no points. You have the choice to pay the ticket, defend it yourself or hire an attorney. 2. You have a 0-point ticket and a ticket carrying points. Time to lawyer up. Rather than have

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2-Point Ticket

Tip from your friendly Traffic Attorney:  Did you know that Bus Lane Violation is now a 2-point ticket?  Drivers, beware!

Insurance Tip

Did you know that taking a defensive driving course every 18 months can lower points for your next hearing, as well as keeping your insurance at a lower rate. Show you’re a safe driver — take the course!