ROCKLAND COURT IS IN SULLIVAN COUNTY
The most fundamental thing to know about fighting a speeding ticket in Rockland Town Court is that it is located in Sullivan County and not Rockland County. If a driver wishes to appear in court to mails the court a copy of their not guilty plea, it is important that they respond to the proper location. Failure to respond to the correct court can result in a default being held against the driver and a suspension of the privilege to drive.
WHERE IS ROCKLAND COURT LOCATED?
Rockland Town Court is sometimes referred to Rockland Justice Court. It is located at 939 Old Route 17, PO Box 28, in Roscoe, NY 12776.
LOCATION OF TRAFFIC STOPS
While a speeding ticket can be issued on any road in Sullivan County, a large number of tickets are issued on State patrolled highways and roads. One of the major roads running through Rockland Town is State Route 17. Route 17 for the most part is a 65 mph zone. It is easy for drivers to unknowingly drive above the speed limit on this rural stretch of highway. While it is understandable for a driver to exceed the speed limit on the road, it is not a viable defense in a court of law. The best away to fight a ticket on Route 17 is to avoid getting the ticket in the first place. If you are driving through Sullivan County, be sure to obey all speed limits and be aware of your surroundings.
TICKETS CAN BE ISSUED ANY PLACE
For the most part, the New York State Police Troop F patrols Sullivan County and Rockland Town. Due to their statewide jurisdiction, these police officers can issue a ticket in almost any road in the state. For example, Rockland Road is a 30 mph controlled speed zone. It is not the State Police can issue a major highway yet speeding tickets on this road.
NEW JERSEY DRIVERS
In our experience, many drivers from New Jersey cross into New York en route to vacation destinations. These out of state drivers need to keep a vigilant watch out for the change in speeding limits because the rules of the road can vary between states.
Drivers from New Jersey should be careful because New Jersey gives reciprocity to New York speeding convictions. As such, a conviction will result in points being reflected in a New Jersey driving record and it is possible for an insurance company to pick up on the conviction thereby raising insurance costs.
ROUTE 17 WORK ZONE
Route 17 is a major thoroughfare that stretches across several counties in New York. Route 17 has been undergoing several major construction projects in recent months. These work zones carry added penalties and are strictly enforced. As such, as a driver enters a work zone, it is important to reduce their speed and strictly abide by the posted speed limit.
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