Scarsdale, New York
Scarsdale is a town in Westchester County, New York. It is located roughly thirty miles north of New York City. Scarsdale was initially a farming community. With the advent of railroads in the 1840’s, it became a suburb of New York City. Scarsdale is now considered one of the most affluent towns in the United States. As of February of 2022, the population was 17,018. The town covers 7 square miles. Scarsdale is a coterminous town-village. This results in a town operating with a village government.
Traffic Tickets in Scarsdale, New York
The Hutchinson River Parkway runs north-south through the eastern portion of Scarsdale. Many traffic stops are conducted on this portion of the Hutchison. Most traffic stops are for speeding violations. As the Hutchinson is a “parkway”, the speed limit cannot exceed 55 miles per hour. Nevertheless, motorists often used to higher speed limits on highways, are unintentionally speeding. Drivers clocked above 70 mph run a high risk of being pulled over. The Bronx River Parkway runs north-south on the opposite side of town. This road also sees a significant number of traffic stops for speeding.
Motorists heading south on Mamaroneck Road should proceed with caution when approaching the Scarsdale Middle School area. There is a notorious speed trap just before the school. Without much notice, the speed limit drops significantly from 30 to 15 miles per hour. Our firm has handled several cases regarding this exact speed trap. It is recommended to always be on the lookout for posted speed signs and especially so around school zones. A violation for speeding in a school zone comes with double fines and remains on the driving record for a longer period of time. For more information on speeding in a school zone, visit our dedicated blog post.
Scarsdale has a local police department. Town officers patrol the roads to ensure driver and civilian safety. They have the authority to conduct a traffic stop at any time. They often cite motorists for failing to obey a traffic control device, driving while a cell phone is in use, and failing to make way for an emergency vehicle.
In addition to the local and state police, the Westchester County Sheriff’s Department monitors the roads as well.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York state-wide traffic ticket defense firm that has been assisting motorists in Westchester County for over ten years. Our attorneys are top tier when it comes to knowledge of Vehicle and Traffic Law. They have fought and won numerous cases, resulting in substantial reductions and dismissals. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is ready to assist you with any ticket you receive in Scarsdale. We offer a complimentary consultation.
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