Understanding legal penalties for drinking and driving in New York

Recently, the New York State Senate passed a bill that would link together the drinking and driving histories of boaters, motor vehicle drivers and recreational vehicle users in the state. The consequence of which is that a drunk driving conviction resulting from the operation of one vehicle would have implications for heavier legal penalties [...]

2019-06-19T15:20:18+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Drinking & Driving, Driving, Legal Penalties|

New York may strengthen the penalties for reckless driving

In July 2010, a 30-year-old man hit and killed a 64-year-old grandfather of four while driving drunk and the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway. The man ran his Mercedes-Benz head on into the Super Shuttle the victim was driving to pick up airport passengers. The victim died 16 days later and Mercedes [...]

2019-06-19T15:29:18+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Driving, Reckless Driving|

Driving Around Town: Traffic Stops, Fines, Charges

Driving Around Town (August 2010) Traffic Stops, Fines, Charges Taxi Insider Newspaper 2010 How should you behave if you are stopped by the police? Be polite. Even if you believe that you didn't do anything wrong, do not argue with the officer. If you are courteous, there is a possibility that he will let [...]

2019-06-19T15:36:18+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Charges, Driving, Fines, Traffic Stops|

New York takes further steps against distracted driving

The nation has been making aggressive efforts to combat the driving while texting issue. Now, New York is taking penalties a step further. As of July 26, 2013, the following laws have been in place: A first offense for using electronics while driving is a minimum fine $50 with maximum of penalty of $150. [...]

2019-06-19T16:42:59+00:00May 31st, 2019|Driving, Reckless Driving|

Driving Around Town: Speeding Tickets

Driving Around Town Speeding Tickets: Prevention and Safe Driving Taxi Insider Newspaper 2010 The faster you go the more money you'll make. True or false? If you don't get stopped by the police you'll make more money. If you do get pulled over and receive a speeding ticket, your fare could end up costing [...]

Driving Around Town

Proposed TLC rules may have you kissing your hack license goodbye! Once you thought it was safe to go into the water, now you discover there are sharks everywhere. So it is with the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which has proposed new draconian critical driver rules. In essence, they are proposing to review [...]

2019-06-19T20:45:00+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Acquisitions, Financial, International|

New York Gets Tougher On Texting While Driving

The State of New York has a pointed message for drivers in the state regarding distracted driving. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. If you fail to do so by talking on a handheld electronic device or texting while driving, you [...]

2019-06-19T20:49:57+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Financial, International, Taxes|