The New York State police are at it again, issuing 85 tickets at the end of February in one unfortunate town alone. If you were driving on the Taconic State Parkway in the Yorktown area then you probably noticed that there was an unusual amount of police vehicles on the road. Some of those drivers actually spread the word on the local town blog, Facebook and Twitter letting drivers know that a speed trap was in place.
You probably have heard that police officers may push handing out traffic violations because they have quotas to meet each month. These traffic tickets generate a significant amount of revenue for the State and the local townships through the village and municipal courts. Although many speculate as to whether quotas are a reality or not, looking back to last week the fact that the State Police issued 85 tickets on the last day of the month in February in Yorktown can be a pretty good indication that the police may have been playing catch up to meet their quota.
Yorktown is located in Westchester County and the Yorktown Town Court is responsible for handling all moving violations, parking violations, traffic tickets and other small claim matters. The majority of the tickets that were issued were speeding tickets.
It’s important that drivers do their best to obey the rules of the road and be wary when they see several patrol cars on the road, because it is quite possible that a ticket blitz or speed traps may be put into place. The New York State Police Department can issue specific directives in order to lockdown on certain traffic offenses within a certain area.
During any type of ticket blitz the police are looking for drivers that violate any traffic violation including speeding, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, DWI and similar traffic offenses. This means that the police will allow for more patrol cars on the road to set up strategic speed traps.
Another ticket that many drivers call in about is cell phone tickets. New York now treats cellphone tickets as a primary offense, which means that they can pull you over for talking on a cellphone in the first instance. Although the New York State Police will claim that they are merely doing their job in making sure the streets stay safe and help drivers avoid accidents, most of the people ticketed realize that its all about money at the end of the day.
If you or a loved one recently received a NY speeding ticket, contact The Rosenblum Law Firm today.