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Failure to Yield Summons Not Enough to Deter Violators

A new York Times Article points out the limited success of NYC Mayor DeBlasio’s Vision Zero. The number of people killed in car crashes only slightly decreased last year, by 5 deaths.

Failure to yield summonses contain three points and a minimum fine of $138 in NYC. NYC and NY State share in collection of the fine money. Those who commit these infractions are often unaware of the consequences as the back of the summonses contain only information about the fine, and not the pints.

Minimum fines for most tickets have not been increased in many years (from $40 to $50). The surcharge must last increased from $80 to $88 in 2013.

Maybe fines and surcharges should be increased to deter violations. The word would spread among drivers, and social media would be buzzing.

If you receive a summons for Failure to yield or any other ticket in NY state, please contact the office at 212-227-9008, or michaelblock.law@gmail.com.

Texting while biking in NYC, still legal?

It is still legal to use your cellphone while you are operating your bicycle on the streets of this great city. The NYC.gov provides all of the bike laws for a bicycle operator. There is no law, however, against operating a cellphone while riding a bicycle. There is merely a safety tip suggesting you don’t use your phone while biking.

A bill was introduced into city hall back in 2014, by councilman Mark Trayger, but no action had been taken. The law would have protected the lives of bikers, drivers, and pedestrians alike. The bill stated a $50 fine for the first offense, and a $200 fine for repeat violations.

We believe texting and riding a bicylce should be illegal! Have a cellphone ticket? Caught operating a portable electronic device? We can help. Call us at 212-227-9008 or shoot us an email at michaelblock.law@gmail.com