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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

Law makers in New Jersey are trying to make it illegal to eat while driving. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Driving’s New Distraction, Eating Behind The Wheel

Eating while driving. A lot of people do it every day, but startling new information has shown that the habit could be more dangerous than texting behind the wheel.

12/06/2013

Road construction project. (file/credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Increasing Penalties For Drivers Who Violate Work Zone Speed Limits

Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker said he hears from road crews concerned for their safety all the time.

10/21/2013

Restaurant Grading

City Council Approves Major Changes To Restaurant Grading System

The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a package of bills that will reduce the fines restaurant owners pay for minor health infractions.

10/09/2013

Routes 1 & 9 and the New Jersey Turnpike - Jersey City, NJ - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Boosts Fines For Left Lane Hogs; Worst Case? $300

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Wednesday increasing the fine for failing to keep right or failure to observe traffic lanes.

08/08/2013

Sink Spigot

Feds May Fine Westchester County For Missing Water Quality Improvement Deadline

Westchester County may face legal action and have to pay up $150,000 a month in fines to the U.S. Justice Department, after missing a deadline to improve water treatment in White Plains and Scarsdale.

07/27/2013

Cresskill lightning detection system (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Town Approves ‘Alarming’ Fines For Residents Who Ignore Lightning Detection Alarms

Under the proposed ordinance approved unanimously by the Cresskill Borough Council Wednesday evening, Cresskill residents have 10 minutes to get off the field or out of the pool if the new lightning detection system goes off, or face a fine of up to $1,000.

07/10/2013

A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

More Smoking Bans Coming To New York State Parks

Smoking will be forbidden at more New York State parks this summer.

05/11/2013

An anti-distracted driving bumper sticker (file / credit: Tom Keck/Getty Images)

Drivers In New Jersey Could Face Steep Fines As Sting Operation Targets Distracted Driving

A new undercover, sting operation has police looking for drivers who talk and text behind the wheel.

04/22/2013

Piles of garbage sit on a street corner in Midtown. (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

New Yorkers Want To Throw Department Of Sanitation Policy In The Trash

New Yorkers are crying foul over a sanitation policy that they say needs to be trashed.

08/27/2012

(credit: Clip Art)

New York Steps Up Patrols, Cracks Down On Seatbelt Violators

New York officials say state police issued tickets to nearly 12,700 motorists during a recent two-week seat belt enforcement campaign.

06/16/2012

Street vendors rally outside City Hall in New York City on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

NYC Street Vendors Want Fines For Minor Violations Lowered

City council members, advocates and venders rallied in front of City Hall Tuesday morning complaining about $1,000 penalties vendors say is a big hit to their modest incomes.

04/24/2012

Electric Bicycles (credit: CBS 2)

Councilwoman Takes Aim At Electric Bikes

A city council member is vowing to crack down on illegal electric bikes in New York City. Councilwoman Jessica Lappin says that she has received a number of complaints from residents.

02/28/2012

(credit: Silvana in Mamaroneck)

N.Y. Town Considers Fines For Snow Dumped On Streets

Mamaroneck officials said snow shoveled, blown or thrown into the street blocks emergency routes and creates driving hazards.

02/10/2011

NYC parking meter

City To Parking Violators: ‘We Just Want Your Money’

With its finances in tatters New York City is on the warpath to collect at least some of the $5 billion people owe it — including $440 million in outstanding parking tickets.

12/10/2010

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