Changing lanes is common on the roadways of New York, but it also one of the times when the most accidents can occur. If two cars contact each other at high speeds while one is changing lanes, a serious accident is likely to occur. For that reason, it is against the law to change lanes when it is not safe to do so. If you have been ticketed for just such an offense, call our office today. David Galison is an experienced attorney in New York traffic courts and will work hard to defend your rights against this charge.
There are many examples of what a police officer could construe as moving unsafely from a lane. Some examples are as follows -
- merging between two cars when little space is available
- speeding up excessively to merge in front of another car
- changing lanes quickly or closely in poor visibility conditions
As you can see, all of these are judgement calls on the part of the officer. Arguing this ticket in court can be effective if you are able to tell your side of the story in a convincing manner. If you should be convicted, three points will be added to your driving record, and you will be required to pay a fine as well.
Call our office right away at 516-242-4477 to speak with us about your case. We look forward to working with you and defending your driving record against this ticket.