Hello everybody… This month, I want to talk about the inevitable blitz of traffic and TLC tickets that will follow the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. New York State and NYC both undoubtably need money for their coffers, and it is always difficult to raise taxes in a mayoral race year in NYC. It is my opinion that police will be handing out lots of tickets, as soon as health conditions allow.

So, remember to watch your speed and watch out for red lights. Be careful and concentrate while driving. If you do get pulled over, do not argue with the officer or TLC agent. Do not show that you are upset (I know this is easier to write about then to do). Try to make the police officer forget the traffic stop by handing over your information promptly and courteously. After the officer leaves, write down your defense or take notes on your phone audio app or record a video. Then call a lawyer like me or a qualified TLC representative. Explain what happened and then let a professional fight the ticket for you.

It is important to fight every ticket you receive. If you are not sure that a ticket has points, a qualified attorney or TLC rep will tell you the truth – whether you need to hire the lawyer or not for a particular summons. I am always happy to talk to drivers for a brief free initial consultation on the phone.

Take care of all DMV and TLC tickets on time and professionally. Remember: This is your job. Even if you do not work full time, take care of all your summonses properly and protect yourself. Read this publication and all trusted sources for information about locations where tickets are handed out on a frequent basis. Take regular breaks when driving. Pay attention to the weather and your vehicle. Make sure you always deal with reputable professionals when handling your business, be it tickets or insurance or any other taxi or FHV related matter.

Thank you for reading my article. Until next month and always… Be well.