A Few Tips to Avoid Being Ticketed in NYC
Occasionally we lose concentration or make a mistake resulting in a traffic infraction, but oftentimes, drivers are targeted for specific violations in predicatble circumstances. Here's a few tips to help reduce the chances of being ticketed in NYC.
Try not to draw attention to your vehicleThe ordinary do not stand out and gain the attention of officers seeking to distribute tickets to motorists. Here are some things that draw attention to your car that you might consider changing: Dark tints, especialy in NYC, will get you pulled over and may result in additional tickets, as might:obscured or altered or plastic covered license plates, or missing plates. Dirty trash filled cars may suggest an easy target: a driver who is unlikely to answer or contest a ticket.
Pre emptive measures to help avoid being stoppedMounting an old cell phone to the dash and leaving it there permanently as a decoy may very well cause an officer stationed at high traffic areas scanning cars for illegal cell phone use to look elsewhere to catch this infraction. If you rely on your license for a livelihood, mounting a camera to have evidence of a false or mistaken stop may be worth the investment. Lastly, knowing and expecting officers to monitor high traffic intersections to ticket cars for cell phone users and for Failure To Yield to a Pedestrian infractions can help you act accordingly: never allow a pedestrian to wave you on if there's a police officer watching the intersection, as that pedestrian's wave does not negate the offense--be patient and let them all cross safely before proceeding and spare yourself a predicatable ticket.