NYU News: Cyclists file lawsuit against DMV

NYU News reports on Vaccaro & White’s class action lawsuit on behalf of new York cyclists against the Department of Motor Vehicles.

A group of New York City cyclists filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles on Sept. 16, to refund thousands of dollars to bikers fined by the DMV.

The cyclist groups allege that they were forced to pay a mandatory $88 surcharge for traffic violation tickets and received additional points on their licenses. Many cyclists, seeing the word mandatory on the ticket, paid the fine. These extra penalties, however, are only supposed to apply to motor vehicle operators.

Steve Vaccaro, the attorney arguing the case, said the DMV is ignoring the problem.
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