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Those who fail to appear in court face consequences

New York drivers who receive a summons to appear in court are required to show up on the date and time indicated on the ticket. Should someone fail to attend court when they are supposed to, he or she may end up dealing with a situation more serious than a simple traffic ticket.

Increased fees for traffic tickets proposed in Nassau County

In an effort to raise revenue to pay for more police officers, the Nassau County Executive has proposed a steep increase in the fees drivers are charged for receiving tickets for traffic violations. According to ABC 7, the fee increase would be $105 per ticket. That represents a flat fee increase for every kind of ticket, regardless of the ticket’s current cost.

Is there a connection between energy drinks and drunk driving?

According to a new study, if you are a fan of energy drinks, you may be at greater risk of a drunk driving violation. The study found that people who consumed alcohol and energy drinks together were more likely to get behind the wheel when they knew they were too intoxicated compared to people who drank alcohol only, reports Live Science.

Tips for spotting unmarked police cars

Most New York drivers have seen a black or solid color vehicle on the road and wondered if it was a police car. Unmarked cars are a tool utilized by many law enforcement agencies to catch traffic violators. While at a glance such vehicles may look like normal cars, most have some features that give their presence away.

Study finds wealthy drivers with violations pay less for coverage

It is commonly recognized that if you are convicted of a traffic violation in New York, you can expect to see a rise in your car insurance premiums. The serious offense of driving under influence may cause a steep hike in rates, while other offenses like speeding tickets and failure to yield may result in a yearly increase of a few hundred dollars, according to NerdWallet.