New York Laws

Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in New York?

Traffic laws and regulations that involve trucks are written with safety in mind. When trucks fail to obey traffic laws, such as speed limits, the consequences can be disastrous for other New York drivers, passengers, or pedestrians.  An example is New York’s left lane law, which controls when trucks and other vehicles should be driven… read more

Vehicle and Driver Requirements For Uber and Lyft in NYC

Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft promote their platforms and services as an opportunity for everyday individuals to earn extra cash. This impression is inaccurate, as you and your vehicle must meet certain requirements before either platform allows you to drive for them.  These requirements can vary from market to market. Accordingly, would-be drivers should stay… read more

Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your NYC Case

Dealing with legal issues can be anxiety-inducing. You might not know where to turn for help or what to say to them. You might have sensitive information you wish to share, but you’re afraid it could wind up in the wrong hands or be used against you.  The attorney-client privilege is one of the most… read more

At What Age Can Kids Sit in the Front Seat of a Car in New York?

Child safety is a concern on New York roads. As roads become busier, ensuring children are seated safely and correctly has never been more important. One of the most common questions we encounter is, “At what age can children sit in the front seat of a car in New York?”  Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C.’s car… read more

New York Marijuana Laws — What You Need to Know

Whether you enjoy marijuana in a recreational setting or require it to treat a medical condition, New York is one of a handful of suitable states to live in. On March 31, 2021, the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalized the adult use of cannabis throughout the state. However, just because marijuana is now legal… read more

Window Tint Laws in New York

Window tinting serves both aesthetic and practical purposes. Having darker windows on your vehicle can allow for a more private commute while enhancing the look of your vehicle. Additionally, it can drastically improve your visibility while on the road, which is beneficial to yourself and other motorists and can help avoid car accidents. However, it… read more

Can I Recover Wages I Earned as an Undocumented Worker in NYC?

Undocumented workers in NYC work many hours in jobs that are often labor-intensive with undesirable work conditions. The last thing they need is for an employer to take advantage of their immigration status to cheat them out of the wages they earned.  Unfortunately, undocumented workers might be fearful of filing wage claims. They can consult… read more

How Many MPH Can I Go Above the Speed Limit in New York?

A speed limit is just that: a maximum speed at which you can legally drive on that road, barring special circumstances. In the simplest of terms, you can’t exceed the speed limit without the risk of a speeding ticket. The Purpose of Speed Limits Speed limits exist for two reasons: to prevent accidents and to… read more

Do You Need a License and Insurance To Ride a Scooter in New York City?

In some ways, scooters are wonderful vehicles. They get excellent gas mileage—in fact, some of them do not even require gas. They are easy to park, and they are very maneuverable.  Licensing, registration, and insurance requirements apply to some scooters and all motorcycles. These requirements vary depending on the vehicle’s maximum speed. Limited Use Motorcycles,… read more

What Are the Current Regulations in New York City for E-Scooters?

The congested city streets of New York’s five boroughs make e-scooters an increasingly popular mode of transportation. It’s no wonder you see these out and about more often — they are small enough to weave through slow traffic lanes, and they have a fun, sporty appeal.  But not all “micro-mobility” vehicles are regulated by the… read more