Most Common Traffic Violations In New York State
If you have spent any time driving along the roads, highways, and byways of New York you know that there are a lot of bad drivers on the road.
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We asked people on social media to chime in with the moving violations they see most often on their daily commute. As you go through the list, I am sure you will go yep, yep, yep. Heck chances are you've seen drivers commit every single one of these violations on your drive into work just this morning.
Here are the most common traffic violations that we see on the roads of New York every single day.
1. Speeding - It doesn't matter if you are on a highway or crowded side street, you will see at least one person flying down the season well above the posted speed limit.
2. Running A Red Light - Tons of people are trying to make that light as it changes from yellow to red and there is always that one idiot who goes through that light that has been red for a couple of seconds.
3. No Turn Signal - Apparently drivers in New York think everyone is a mind reader and when they go to turn or move into a new lane, they just know that you know they are turning. Of if cars and trucks had some device to let other drivers know you are turning....oh wait, they do...use your turn signal.
4. Tailgating - We all want friends but driving down the highway at 65 mph is not the best time to buddy up with someone. According to the driving manual, you are supposed to leave at least two car lengths between you and the car in front of you. I can assure you that if I can see you flossing in my review mirror, you are too close.
5. Distracted Driving - How many times have you looked at the idiot next to you who almost cut you off and they are either talking on their cell phone, have their dog in their lap, or are chowing down on a burger with both hands. That is what we called distracted driving. The worst is the person texting and driving.
There are only a couple of examples because I was getting too angry writing these down to continue, so please when you get behind the wheel, be smart, be safe, and more importantly, stay behind at least two car lengths.
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