New York is known for some of the most intense traffic across the nation. With so many cars on the road at any given time, it’s no surprise that traffic violations in New York City and other parts of New York are on the rise. Almost everyone has been cited for a traffic violation at some point in their lives, whether it be for speeding, failing to yield or even something more serious like operating a vehicle without insurance or without a valid license.
Getting a ticket is more than a huge hassle. Depending on what the ticket is for, it could have a long term impact on your driving record and your insurance premiums. If you are frequently cited in New York for traffic violations, you could have many points against your license and be at risk of losing it. If you’re caught speeding, driving recklessly or have gotten too many tickets, the premiums you pay for your vehicle’s insurance are no doubt going to go up.
If you’ve been cited for traffic violations in New York, it may be in your best interest to consult with an experienced traffic attorney to determine the best course of action. The course of action that will have the least impact on your life, your insurance costs and your driving record is not always to simply pay the ticket, despite what many people assume.
At the Law Office Of Terri B. Kalker, we know the law when it comes to traffic violations, and we can help you keep your driving record clean and your insurance premiums at a minimum. Protect your record. Call us today.
Note: Recent changes to the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law makes it mandatory for motorists who are found guilty of certain traffic violations to pay an assessment to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is called the Driver Responsibility Program and it applies to drivers who operate any kind of motor vehicle in New York State. This applies to New York drivers, regardless of the state the driver is actually licensed in.