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BY: Bix

Your Traffic Law Questions, Answered Again

Attorney Matthew Weiss reveals the truth behind your questions.

The law is usually pretty serious—but as anyone who's ever visted dumblaws.com knows, there can be a lighter side to it, too. In our latest installment of traffic law questions with traffic attorney Matthew Weiss, we touch on a scenario that's absurd enough to stump even his broad legal knowledge.

Johnny asks via email:

"This is a little out there, but I was reading about Abby and Brittany Hensel, the conjoined twins who share a body and have had a bunch of reality TV shows. According to the preview for their new show, they have their driver's licenses. So I was wondering, given that they have one body but two heads and are recognized as two separate people...if they were pulled over for speeding, who would get the ticket?

Mr. Weiss:

Johnny, You stumped me. I have no idea. If I was the police officer, I would issue them both a speeding ticket and let them fight it in court.

Sandra asks via email:

"Why do police officers seem to be able to drive as fast as they want whenever they want, even when they don't have their lights or sirens on? Plenty of times, I've seen police cars shoot past me on the highway at 90 or more. Aren't they supposed to follow the same rules of the road as the rest of us?"

Mr. Weiss:

Sandra, Police officers are supposed to obey the traffic laws (except in emergency situations). In reality, it is not uncommon for them to take advantage. After all, who is going to issue them a traffic ticket?

Harry asks via email:

"Can an officer give you a speeding ticket without using radar or laser? For example, could they just follow along behind you at the same speed long enough to write down how fast you're going, then pull you over?"

Mr. Weiss:

Harry, A police officer can issue a speeding ticket without the assistance of radar or laser devices. He or she can based the speeding ticket solely on his visual estimate.

Got a traffic law question for Mr. Weiss? Leave it in the comments below or email it to lawhelp@0-60mag.com

September 19, 2012 at 05:30 PM
BY: Bix

Your Traffic Law Questions Answered, Round Four

Traffic attorney Matthew Weiss returns for the latest installment in our series.

You know what this means, folks—New York state traffic attorney Matthew Weiss is back for another round of Q&A with the 0-60 audience. This installment's questions deal with everything from hauling whiskey on the highway to just what exactly counts as "excessive acceleration." Check it out.
May 04, 2012 at 02:40 PM
BY: Bix

Your Traffic Law Questions Answered, Round Three

Matthew Weiss is back to help with your on-road legal needs.

Master New York state traffic attorney Matthew Weiss is back once again, answering the questions of the 0-60 readership in the latest installment of our regular traffic law Q&A series.
February 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
BY: Bix

It's That Time Again—Submit Your Traffic Law Questions

Traffic attorney Matthew Weiss returns for another round of expert Q&A.

Yes, folks, it's time again for the latest installment in our regular series in which traffic attorney Matthew Weiss answers any and all your traffic law related questions. The more the merrier.
February 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
BY: Bix

Your Traffic Law Questions Answered, Round Two

Discover the secrets the cops would rather you didn't know.

Yes, traffic lawyer Matthew Weiss is back for our second round of questions and answers regarding everything about traffic law that you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask, mostly because you didn't want to waive your right to be silent.
December 19, 2011 at 02:20 PM