Unsafe Lane Change Tickets

The average New York driver probably makes over a hundred lane changes every week.  Most drivers are careful and try to make safe lane changes.  However, it just takes one time to forget to signal and accidentally cut off someone in your blind spot and you could get a ticket for an unsafe lane change. 

The unsafe lane change violation is found in section 1128(a) of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law which states:

A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety

Unsafe lane change tickets are often issued in conjunction with other tickets like speeding.  The penalties for a first time unsafe lane change conviction include 3 points on your driving record and up to $243 in fines and surcharges.  Combine this with a first time conviction for speeding 76 mph in a 55 mph zone and you are now looking at 9 points on your license, up to $636 in fines and surcharges, and a driver responsibility assessment of $525.  In addition, you license will be suspended should you get another speeding conviction within the next 18 months.  Thus, it can be very important to fight your unsafe lane change ticket.

Contact An Unsafe Lane Change Ticket Attorney

Contact the Shelton Law firm if you receive an unsafe lane change ticket.  The Shelton Law Firm knows how to defend clients charged with unsafe lane change violations.  With our money back guarantee you can relax and we will do all the work.  We will go to court on your behalf and fight to reduce your points, reduce your fines and avoid increases in your insurance rate.  With the Shelton Law Firm on your side, you have the peace of mind to know that your unsafe lane change ticket attorney will zealously defend your rights.