The Empire State Building in New York

The Empire State Building Observation Deck – New York’s highest open terrace (yet!) In the middle of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is an icon of the city. One of the reasons for its fascination is the lighting. Every day the top shines in different colors. You will never get tired of this beautiful building – because the colors make it look different every day! Every year 3.5 million visitors visit the Empire State Building

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What’s to See in New York?

New York offers a lot of world-famous sights and it was really hard for us to settle on only ten. That’s why we’ve put together 12 of the best attractions for you here. First, there is our TOP 12 and then our personal highlights, which should not be missing!  At the end of the article, I have shown our TOP 10 attractions on a map so that you can see at a glance what is

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E-ZPass vs Cash Payment – Is EZ Pass cheaper than paying tolls in NY?

Since its introduction three decades ago, E-ZPass has become an ever-present technology on US highways. Although this cashless tolling mechanism is prevalent, not every road user makes use of it. There are arguments for and against the use of EZ Pass NY to pay for tolls, especially in New York State. Some argue that it makes traveling easier as you spend less time at toll plazas paying cash for tolls. Others argue that you may

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What is the Speed Limit in New York?

Speed limits are the safeguards put in place to protect road users (motorists and pedestrians) at major intra-city roads with a lot of human traffic. In New York, the situation is no different as traffic authorities have them in many parts of the city. If you are a regular driver in New York, getting an E-Z Pass tag is a very good first step. The second step you should take is understanding the state laws

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What is 511 NYC?

We sometimes come across the term “511 NYC” or “511 New York,” but what does it really mean? 511 NYC is an official comprehensive phone and web service that offers free traffic information and general conditions about the current state of New York’s traffic. This service is available 24 hours a day, all through the week. This New York State Traveler information system provides motorists driving in and around the State with high-quality information regarding

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What happens if my EZ Pass doesn’t work in New York?

Registering for an EZ Pass account is meant to provide respite from frequent EZ Pass violations as motorists – but this is not always the case. Sometimes we break traffic rules unknowingly after driving through EZ Pass Only lanes. This simply happens for one of several reasons. Some of which are: Insufficient balance in your EZ Pass account Improperly fixed transponder Inactive EZ Pass There are so many reasons why your EZ Pass tag NY

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What happens if you do not pay a toll in New York?

If you do not pay a toll in New York for one reason or the other, the authorities will issue a registration suspension. Registration suspension is nothing new in New York State. In fact, hundreds of drivers are issued suspensions daily for violating toll rules regardless of whether they have an E-Z Pass or not. The authorities have put modalities in place to help violators address their registration suspensions. Registration suspension for violators who do

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New York Traffic Rules – What you must know to avoid fines?

In a state with a population of close to 20 million people, traffic violations are bound to happen. In fact, New York traffic violations are so common that many have broken the law at one point or the other. And when you violate the traffic rules you, get a traffic ticket for your troubles, even if you have an EZ Pass NY tag. The penalties for breaking NYC traffic rules are numerous, but some of

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Do All Traffic Lights have Cameras in New York?

In the year 1988, the State of New York enacted a traffic law, which granted the authorities the power to demonstrate traffic control effectiveness and the setting up of photo violation monitors across the state. This policy led to the launch of the City’s Red Light Camera program in 1994, and ever since then, drivers who violate the traffic laws were made to pay penalties through their registered E-ZPass. The Red Light Camera Policy has

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