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March 14, 2011

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 […]

March 7, 2011

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 […]

February 28, 2011

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 […]

February 21, 2011

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 […]

February 14, 2011

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 […]

February 7, 2011

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 […]

January 31, 2011

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 […]

January 24, 2011

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 […]

January 17, 2011

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 […]

January 10, 2011

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 […]