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Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will Surprise You

Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will Surprise You

It’s fair to say that teenage drivers and twenty-something men carry a reputation for being especially ticket-prone. But that might be an unfair impression, as they’re not the age group that gets the most tickets—and a look at new survey results reaches some very different... read more

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Screencap from Sam Pepper's parking ticket prank

Awesome Parking Ticket Prank Could Brighten Your Day: Video

A parking ticket can ruin your day, especially if you have the misfortune of returning to your car while the officer is in the process of writing out the citation. In our... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Fixed parking ticket app

Need To Fight A Parking Ticket? A New App Can Go To Court For You

It's a beautiful day, the birds are chirping, the cars with the boom are booming softly in the distance. And then you see it: a bright orange parking ticket jammed beneath... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

Are Democrats Better Drivers Than Republicans?

Last week, we published an article about the worst (and best) drivers in America. A study carried out by CarInsuranceComparison.com revealed that the worst drivers -- based... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn't So Hot, Either)

When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood boil, went the thinking at the time. Four-hundred... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Cameras

Florida Shortens Yellow Lights, Red-Light Camera Tickets Surge

Do you live in Florida? Have you received a ticket from a red-light camera lately? There may be a reason for that: according to Tampa's CBS affiliate WTSP, the state recently... read more May 15, 2013 by  13


 
Police officer with radar gun

Study: Women May Be Better At Avoiding Traffic Tickets

We all know the feeling: we're running late for work, or trying to get to the beach a little faster than we should, when we turn a corner and see Officer Friendly pointing... read more April 19, 2013 by  1


 
Distracted driving

Texting Tickets Could Cost You Down The Road

In most of America, it's illegal to text and drive. Today, 39 states and the District of Columbia now have laws on the books forbidding the practice. Chances are, you live in... read more October 26, 2012 by  0


 
PayLock's Smart Boot

Starting Tomorrow, New Yorkers Can Unboot Cars By Phone

New York City drivers, we have bad news and good news. First the bad news: if you have a fistful of unpaid traffic tickets, you're in danger of having your car booted. But... read more April 23, 2012 by  0


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Expired Car Registration? In D.C., You Go To Jail

When it comes to crime, Washington, D.C. ranked as the 22nd most dangerous city in the United States in 2010. For reference, that makes it more dangerous than cities like... read more October 6, 2011 by  0


 
policeman reaching into car

Officer Tickets 215 Phantom Motorists For Seatbelt Violation

Across the U.S., in every state in the union (except New Hampshire), hundreds of drivers are ticketed each day for not wearing their seatbelts. In New Orleans, however, at... read more August 19, 2011 by  13


 
policeman reaching into car

The Real Cost Of A California Traffic Ticket

Roll through a stop sign in Los Angeles County, and you'll get a $35 ticket. That’s not all the traffic stop will cost you, though, since by the time you’re done... read more June 9, 2011 by  0


 
Parking lot

Skirting The Law: Disabled Parking Abuse On The Rise

In cash-strapped California, scofflaws parking illegally by using disabled parking placards when they’re perfectly able-bodied are in for a rude awakening. Sting... read more May 28, 2011 by  0


 
2000 Chevrolet Impala Police Car

For Slight Speeders, State Considers 'Pointless' $150 Warning Tickets

Verify the speed limit, add a few miles per hour, and set the cruise control. It's a routine that many long-distance drivers are conditioned to, and in most states you're... read more March 9, 2011 by  9


 
seatbelt wearer

Study: Higher Fines Would Convince More Motorists To Buckle Up

Nearly all states have laws requiring occupants to wear safety belts when in a moving vehicle. Yet about 15 percent of vehicle occupants still don't buckle up. How do we get... read more March 2, 2011 by  3


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Baltimore Red-Light Camera Tickets Verified by Dead Police Officer

As readers of the Risk Factor know, blaming the computer for any and all technical glitches is a fairly regular and convenient excuse. One of the more unusual technical... read more February 24, 2011 by  16


 

 
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