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Most drivers will receive at least a traffic ticket during their years of driving. Every point added and accumulated to our driving record could results in our license being suspended.

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Driving is fun especially when there is not traffic congestion and when the weather is nice and cool. Pixabay

As the weather improves, many of us are just looking forward to take our car out from the garage and take a drive to town to stock up our groceries or a ride down the country road to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  There are many who are also thinking the same thing like us. Winter months can be so boring and the snow has kept us indoors as it is not safe to drive on slippery roads.

 

Driving is fun especially when there is not traffic congestion and when the weather is nice and cool. It can be exhilarating to see the first sign of spring with little spots of green appearing out from under the bare ground and on the bare trees. There is no rush to get anywhere and it is good to feel the cool fresh air through the open windows of our car.

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These lawyers are professionals and experienced in their field and once they studied our case, they will know how to go about presenting and fighting our case on our behalf. Pixabay

Once the initial thrill of the first few drives along the country roads evaporates, we can find ourselves rushing to our destination and getting our errands done. The everyday routine sets in and people are more interested in getting about on time and getting things done as soon as possible. The moment we get our car started, we automatically step on the gas accelerator pedal. No one wants to get stuck in a traffic congestion and everyone wants to be early to avoid being caught in one. Sometimes, rushing or speeding does not help but instead would slow us down, especially if you are being stopped by a traffic officer for beating the red traffic light.

 

Not only will our time be wasted but it will also burn a hole in our wallet to pay for the ticket received. It is not just paying the ticket, but it will also affect the record of our driving license with demerit points added. In order to keep a good driving record we need to out the demerit points and the only way is to hire a red light camera ticket lawyer to fight our case for us. These lawyers are professionals and experienced in their field and once they studied our case, they will know how to go about presenting and fighting our case on our behalf.

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There is no rush to get anywhere and it is good to feel the cool fresh air through the open windows of our car. Pixabay

What happens if you have just received a red light ticket? If you are staying in California, you will have no problem getting a good recommendation to a ticket attorney Los Angeles from The Ticket Clinic. This clinic provides legal advice and services to motorists to get a fair trial and most times, the experienced lawyers can get the cases dismissed using their defense strategies and tactics with high percentage of successes.

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Most drivers will receive at least a traffic ticket during their years of driving. Every point added and accumulated to our driving record could results in our license being suspended. When this happens, it could cause the premium of our auto insurance to increase. In certain states, demerit points for minor violations will stay in our driving records for a minimum of 3 years. If one is a frequent speeder, one can easily reach the number of points to get his or her license suspended and that would not be good if the job requires a driving license.

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New York Becomes First US City to Impose Congestion Pricing Against Global Warming

Fewer cars also means a better traffic flow, which creates lower emissions than cars idling

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FILE - Traffic makes its way down Seventh Avenue in New York's Times Square, May 25, 2017. VOA

New York will become the first U.S. city to impose congestion pricing, seen as a key weapon against global warming, following lawmakers’ approval on Monday of a state budget to fund the plan.

Drivers will have to pay to drive in busy midtown Manhattan, one of the city’s five boroughs, as part of an effort to reduce the number of cars and invest in public transit such as subways, officials said. Fewer cars means lower emission of carbon dioxide, the leading gas that causes global warming, experts say.

Benefits are many

Fewer cars also means a better traffic flow, which creates lower emissions than cars idling, they say. “You have to get fewer cars driving into Manhattan,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

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Fewer cars means lower emission of carbon dioxide, the leading gas that causes global warming, experts say. Pixabay

“The traffic is so bad. I can’t tell you how many days myself, I just get out of the car and walk, because it’s so much faster.” The plan is part of the state’s $175 billion budget that also includes a ban on disposable, single-use plastic bags.

New York becomes the first major U.S. city to follow the lead of London, which began levying a congestion charge on vehicles driving into the city center in 2003, and a handful of other international locations including Stockholm and Singapore.

The system has succeeded in reducing air pollution and traffic in London, which currently charges drivers £11.50 ($15.24) per day during weekday business hours.

Plan would start in 2021

After introduction of the congestion charge, bus ridership in central London increased by 37 percent in the first year, and traffic congestion dropped by about a quarter, research found.

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Drivers will have to pay to drive in busy midtown Manhattan, one of the city’s five boroughs, as part of an effort to reduce the number of cars and invest in public transit such as subways, officials said. Pixabay

Beginning in 2021, New York drivers will likely be charged more than $10 (7.70 British pounds) to travel below 60th Street in Manhattan, essentially south of Central Park in an area that includes Broadway theaters, Wall Street banks and high-end shopping.

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The precise amount of the fees will be decided later as will be the possibility of exemptions for taxis, ride-sharing drivers and other issues, officials say.

While an earlier campaign for congestion effort failed more than a decade ago under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, this effort succeeded in part due to the promise of raising badly needed funds for the deteriorating subway system, experts said. (VOA)