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February 2019 Archives

Some New York school buses may get cameras

A city councilman in New York has put forth a proposal that school buses be equipped with cameras to catch drivers who do not stop for the buses. The drivers could then be ticketed and fined in the same way as those who are photographed speeding in school zones.

Types of speed limits and ticket defenses

Generally speaking, there are three different kinds of speed limits around the country. They can be broken down into basic, presumed, and absolute speed limits. The premise of a ticket based on a violation of a basic speed limit is that a New York driver was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions. Often, law enforcement will argue that the posted speed limit on the road is higher than the real limit for safe driving based on weather or road conditions. Rain, snow, or wind could make it more dangerous to drive and reduce the limit in the officer's opinion from 60 mph to 50 mph.

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