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Are we there yet?

Those of us with children as passengers in our cars have heard this question before, and probably often. A logical query and yet the more insistent, the more annoying… right? Well, the reason I bring it up is that I had a call from a lady recently that was quite […]

Your cell phone to the rescue

Someone once told me that “the future is now” and growing up with Flash Gordon, The Jetsons and Star Trek I have seen the technological advances that sometimes mimic art forms (assuming television is an art form) and what was once considered science fiction has become the daily norm as […]

Unbiased Traffic Stops

Now here’s a subject that we hear about occasionally but doesn’t seems to get the proper attention. Is there discrimination related to traffic stops? I recently read a very good article in the Chatsworth Patch Website by Barry Garron. I don’t want to copy his words verbatim but if you […]

Beware; they are out to get you… really?

Recently I’ve been speaking to many of the unfortunate drivers who have been the recipients of traffic tickets from all over the state of California. (It’s what I do). I have been somewhat surprised and a bit apprehensive with the stories that I hear about the conduct of our traffic […]

I married a New Yorker

Yes, I know… it sounds like the title for an upcoming mid-season replacement TV sitcom. It’s not. Yes of course, I could probably write one and it would definitely be funny, merging the two LA – NY cultures… it’s been one loving and interesting ride. But this is about traffic […]

Brother, can you spare… about $500?

Here’s a new idea that seems to have sparked some interest lately. As reported by the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the city of Murrieta (Southern California, between L.A. and San Diego) is toying with the idea to donate the proceeds from their photo red light tickets to charity. Local Councilman Rick Gibbs […]

I forgot to remember

Recently, a friend of mine showed me an article from the Daily News (a local Los Angeles area newspaper) that had a very good article about how a simple traffic fine like a cell phone ticket can literally become a financial nightmare by the simple act of forgetting to pay […]

Commercial Drivers

So I had this great idea about writing the blog about D.U.I.’s while W.U.I. (writing under the influence) so as to get a good perspective on the whole thing. I normally sit down to write my blog on Sunday morning with a hot cup of coffee and all the notes […]

You were going… How fast?

There’s speeding and then there’s speeding and the difference can be ascertained in the consequences. This isn’t where I will preach to you about going so fast that it presents a real danger to your safety and that of your passengers, of other motorists and pedestrians near and around you. […]

Trial by Declaration

This is a popular option which seems to entice the ticketed individuals looking for a simple way out. Magic bullet it’s not but it does offer a double shot at the court system, it has its pros and cons and it’s always something that can be done without the services […]