While the state of New York, like other states, is forced to quarantine due to COVID-19 public health concerns, roads and highways are considerably empty. As a result, some drivers have taken this as an opportunity to drive a little bit faster, and even a little more recklessly, than they might otherwise operate in rush hour traffic.
High-speed driving and speeding rates in general have climbed during quarantine, raising concern among city and law enforcement officials. To give context, there were 24,765 speeding tickets on March 27th, up from 12,672 tickets issued daily a month earlier, according to city data.
Speeding ticket rates have doubled.
A New York Times article summarizes increased rush-hour speeds: The average speed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. increased 85% to 46 miles per hour in Brooklyn. In Queens, it rose 84% to 49 miles per hour, and in the Bronx, 58% to 45 miles per hour, according to data from INRIX. The fastest average speed rose 34% to 58 miles per hour in Staten Island. Even the slowest average speed in Manhattan rose 49% to 25 miles per hour.
If you are part of this statistic and received a speeding ticket as a result, contact us online or call (212) 729-0472 today!
We Can Help You Fight Your Ticket
Our team has helped over 125,000 drivers fight their traffic tickets, and yours could be next. We know how stressful and inconvenient a speeding ticket can be, especially during this global health pandemic. Luckily, we have a reputation for aggressively representing traffic cases using persuasive, hard-hitting strategies. We can do the same for you. Our team follows a simple, three-step process that obtains a successful track record for resolving traffic tickets:
- Free consultation: We'll review your case with you and let you know what we think we can achieve. There's no risk or obligation.
- Build your case: We'll begin fighting your ticket and appearing in court on your behalf so you don’t have to worry.
- Avoid penalties: We have a high success rate achieving "not guilty" verdicts. Let us help you preserve your driving record.
It is especially important to hire our traffic ticket defense team as soon as you can due to delays in law enforcement and courthouse operations. Our team will do everything we can to resolve your case in a time-sensitive matter to avoid letting your case drag on until businesses operate normally again.
We are passionate about helping people fight their traffic tickets. Along with your speeding ticket, we can also assist you with any of the following:
- Cell phone tickets
- Failure to yield tickets
- Improper turn tickets
- Obstructing traffic tickets
- Red light tickets
- Safety hearings
- Stop sign tickets
- Suspended licenses
- Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) tickets
- Traffic control device violations
We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations. Contact us online or call (212) 729-0472 now!