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October 21, 2013

Image,_NYC_website,_new_design_October_2013NYC has just launched a new website, http://www1.nyc.gov/, and at first glance, we think the navigation and design is much better. Really clear and clean layout and links, the homepage gives the status of NYC Alternate Side Parking regulations, the font is easy to read,and of course we checked out the sections for NYC Parking, NYC Traffic Violations, and what you might want to know and NYC garages and getting around.


Alternate Side Parking — the left hand side of the homepage will let you know if the regulation is in effect today.






Public Parking Lot — unfortunately, the website tells you to ‘Call 311’ to find a Public NYC Parking Lot. Not much help.  Read more…

April 9, 2013

If you’re guilty of texting while driving or get caught using a cellphone while driving, expect to pay more for that NYC and NYS traffic ticket. The NYS budget proposed for early April 2013 includes increased penalties for texting while driving and getting a cell phone ticket. Here are some of the changes:

NYS Traffic Ticket Fine for a Cell Phone Ticket While Driving

  • Old Fine: $100 for first offence, 3 points
  • New Fine: $150 for first offence, 3 points

NYS Traffic Ticket Fine for a Texting While Driving Ticket

  • Old Fine: $150 for first offence, 2 points (points were effective 2/16/11)
  • New Fine: $150 for first offence (TBD)

According to DemocratandChronicleOnline, ‘From January 2012 through November 2012, police issued nearly 26,000 texting-while-driving violations — compared to about Read more…

November 3, 2011

Texting and DrivingTexting while driving doubles a driver’s reaction time. That pretty much sums up the risk you’re taking if you are texting and driving. Plus, of course, up to $150 for the fine for a NY traffic ticket.

On November 1, 2010, NY State became the 14th state to ban texting while driving. That includes reading, typing and/or sending text messages.

A recent study by Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute had 42 drivers between the ages of 16 and 54 driving on an 11-mile test track course while sending or receiving text messages. Then they drove the course while focusing completely on the road.

Drivers were asked to stop when they saw a flashing yellow light, and their reaction times were recorded.

The Results

Non-texting Driver — responded to the flashing light in Read more…

September 19, 2011

Our friends at New York Parking Ticket, the place to go for help with a NYC parking ticket, just told us about this totally cool new site that can tell you how many NYC parking tickets were issued in your neighborhood.

The site, DNA Info, charges $4 to subscribe to the Crime & Safety Report, but we got an inside peek into a few screens.

From the ‘Ticketed Offenses’ graphs, you can see that Parking Tickets have declined in the Downtown area while Traffic Tickets have increased a little bit.

September 14, 2011

Texting and driving? Think again. There’s a new law in town, and it says that a NYS police officer can pull you over just for texting while driving or even using a handheld device. The old law required that drivers had to be pulled over for another offense and then cited for texting while driving, which made it a secondary offense. Now, it’s a primary offense and you can be stopped for it.

If you get caught, this is what happens:

  • 3 points on your license
  • Fine of up to $150

The law took effect in July 2011. There are 27 other states in the US that hold texting and driving as a primary offense.