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NYC Drivers Deluged with Tickets from State Troopers

by Adam Rosenblum on May 18, 2017 in news

Drivers in NYC are getting hit from all sides. In addition to the NYPD’s increased enforcement of dangerous traffic violations, state troopers have also been dishing out thousands of traffic tickets throughout the city. In December 2016, Governor Cuomo deployed 150 state cops to patrol city highways, bridges, and tunnel crossings. Since then, NYSP officers […]

Rosenblum Law Firm Receives Avvo Client Choice Award

by Adam Rosenblum on May 9, 2017 in news

The Rosenblum Law Firm is proud to announce that we are the recipient of Avvo’s Client Choice Award for 2016. Avvo is a nationally recognized online law directory that offers law office profiles, attorney reviews, legal guides, and answers to frequently asked legal questions. The website, founded in 2007, strives to connect those who need […]

Traffic Tickets Have Greater Impact on Insurance Than No-Fault Accidents

by Adam Rosenblum on May 4, 2017 in news

New research by the Consumer Federation of America found that many insurance companies raise auto insurance premiums even after drivers are involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault (known as a no-fault accident). CFA compared premium hikes for drivers whose hypothetical profile included a past accident where another driver was at fault. The […]

Can You Go to Jail for Running a Red Light?

by Adam Rosenblum on April 25, 2017 in news

Nearly every traffic violation carries potential fines and most accrue points on your license. What few people realize, though, is that even the smallest traffic violations, like running a red light, disobeying a stop sign, or failure to yield right of way, carry the potential for jail time. Each of these violations, for example, can […]

Warm Weather and Hot Fuzz: NY Cracking Down on Texting While Driving

by Adam Rosenblum on April 10, 2017 in news

Last weekend, New York State Police executed a crackdown on distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Called Operation Hang Up, the crackdown was part of a special enforcement effort to step up patrols and checkpoints targeting drivers on electronic devices. It ran from April 6 through April 10. The proliferation […]

Nice Guys Finish Last – And Sometimes Get Tickets

by RLF Attorneys on April 5, 2017 in news

A little courtesy behind the wheel goes a long way. It’s nice to allow space for another car to merge or to leave room for a driver to enter the road from a parking lot, but there’s always that one person who takes it too far. Every driver knows the frustration of getting stuck behind […]

Distracted, Drunk or Angry: Which is More Dangerous on the Road?

by Adam Rosenblum on March 28, 2017 in news

Distracted driving tends to get a lot of attention in the media, but is it really as dangerous as it is made out to be? Some have speculated that, while irresponsible, distracted driving is not nearly as lethal as drunk driving or even road rage. The data below compares statistics to see what plays the largest role […]

Can a Smartwatch Land You a Distracted Driving Ticket?

by Adam Rosenblum on March 21, 2017 in news

The rising popularity of smartwatches introduces yet another device that may cause drivers to take their eyes off the road. Even if you put your cell phone away while you drive, smartwatches connect wirelessly to phones, allowing you to take calls, view texts, and get other notifications and alerts. Could you get a distracted driving […]

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out This St. Patrick’s Day

by RLF Attorneys on March 14, 2017 in news

It’ll take more than a four-leaf clover to keep you from getting ticketed this St. Patrick’s Day. From Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19, police will be cracking down on drunk driving and other traffic violations as part of New York State’s STOP-DWI enforcement campaign for St. Patrick’s Day. State and local law enforcement […]

Cuomo to Close Distracted Driving Loophole

by RLF Attorneys on March 7, 2017 in news

A proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo aims to close a loophole in New York State’s distracted driving laws. As it currently stands, the law forbids the use of any kind of electronics – including an external GPS system, camera, or smartphone – while the vehicle is in motion. Some New Yorkers have used the fact […]