Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device

The charge of failure to obey a traffic control device is a New York traffic violation that can come with a variety of minor penalties depending on the situation. If you have been ticketed for this violation and wish to fight against the ticket, please contact our office today. David Galison has experience in New York traffic court and will work hard to keep your driving record clean.

There are a wide variety of situations which can lead to this citation. Such situations as turning left across traffic where a sign is present prohibiting the left turn, or making a ‘free’ right at a red light without stopping can bring this charge. The police officer is not always correct with this citation, however, so you don’t have to simply accept a conviction and the associated penalties.

If you are convicted of this charge, you will have two points added to your driving record and be required to pay a small fine. The points are significant, because if you accumulate more than 6 points in any 18 month period you will have to pay a larger fine. That fine starts at $300, and goes up $75 for every point over six.

Contact our office today at 516-242-4477 for a free consultation. We would be happy to speak with you about your case and help to work toward arguing this ticket in court.