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Did you receive a speeding ticket on I-684? If so, you are not alone. Each year, thousands of drivers are issued an expensive speeding ticket on their way up North.

Many drivers are unaware of the speed limit changes from 65 mph to 55 mph and find themselves facing hundreds of dollars in fines and thousands more in insurance increases.

Fortunately, the attorneys at Villanueva & Sanchala can help.

Joe's AVVO Badge About Our Firm: Joseph Villanueva is a former prosecutor and has successfully defended thousands for tickets. He is recognized as one of the finest lawyers in New York State. Combined, the partners have over 40 years of legal experience. Give us a call today and ask for your confidential consultation. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

Busy Courts: I-684 cuts cross the many court jurisdictions. Two of the busiest courts are Bedford Town Court and North Castle Town Court also known by some as Armonk Village Court.

INTERSTATE 684

Interstate 684 is almost 30 miles long and runs through New York and Connecticut. Its southern end starts from the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) in White Plains, New York, and it runs to Route 22 in Brewster in the North. It connects New York’s highways to I-84 and is used by motorists who are driving to the north-eastern part of New York. It crosses briefly into Connecticut for about a mile and then re-enters New York near the town of North Castle.

The history of the I-684 has a long and protracted history:

1936: The Regional Plan Association recommended the construction of the New York – Hartford Expressway which was to supplement the NY 22 and US 6. This route would run from the Bronx into Westchester County and then Northeast into Hartford. It would be open to all forms of traffic.

1956: The Westchester County Planning Department recommended that the NY22 be realigned to convert the north south road into an expressway. This expressway was to be called the Eastern Corridor Expressway and was expected to run from the Cross Westchester Expressway in White Plains, proceed north along NY22 and interchange partially with the proposed Central Corridor Highway in Valhalla-Kensico dam area. The route of the proposed eastern corridor expressway was the forerunner of the I-684. Several obstacles prevented including negative public opinion prevented construction on several suggested routes. However, by 1964, the Bureau of Public Roads approved the route through Putnam and Westchester Counties and east of Byram Lake. The highway was expected to serve traffic from surrounding suburban areas and provide decongestion for traffic from I-287 and I-84. I-684 started being constructed in 1970 and was completed in 1974. It was originally meant to be the third spur from I-84 in Connecticut in addition to two others i.e. I-284 and I-484. Numbering conventions dictated that only designations 684 and 884 were present for use so the road authorities settled for 684. It was built to improve traffic through NY 22 and serve as a conduit for mixed traffic: linking commuters from north-eastern New York with Post Chester Rye and White Plains. It was also built to facilitate easy flow of trucking and summer traffic.

Since its completion in 1974, I-684 has undergone several improvements including: relocation of the southbound on-ramp and northbound on-ramp on exit 2 (NY-120) and exit 3 (NY – 22) 1000 feet away to the south of the airport access road in 2003. Ramps along exit 9 (I-84) were also widened to two lanes in order to ease decongestion. Roadways and bridges along I-287 and NY 35 were also rehabilitated in 2007 after years of hard use.

I-684 carries over 70,000 vehicles per day and has a speed limit of 65mph. The route at Greenwich is patrolled by police from both states and they handle speeding tickets and other minor offences. However, fatal accidents and crimes that require investigation are handled by the Connecticut side.

Routes

I-684 begins at exit 9A of the Cross Westchester Expressway. The other part begins at the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison. This part exits at Manhattanville Road and then joins I-287 to form one route. The two parts (also known as spurs) travel northwest as part of the interstate highway. I-684 travels along to the Westchester country airport where there is an exit, the airport road. The interstate highway then parallels the NY 120 on the east side. The road then enters Connecticut through Greenwich and continues for slightly over 1 mile. The interstate has no exit and the road simply curves to the northeast and re-enters New York in the town of North Castle. It then enters its next exit, the NY 22. The short section of interstate in Connecticut is owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation but maintained, along with the rest of the interstate, by the New York State Department of transportation although Connecticut will usually reimburse New York for these expenses. I-684 typically runs through scenic surroundings which include: parks, woodlands, golf courses and residential homes.

The I-684 was built to serve the suburban areas in White Plains and surrounding areas. It runs from NY 22 in South West New York to I-287 at the White Plains – Harrison border, the sawmill river Parkway in Bedford, and the I-84 in southeast New York. It has several exits serving Rye and White Plains, county airport, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Golden Bridge and others. It serves both the states of New York and Connecticut, although the Connecticut section only runs for about 1.4 miles. This section is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation, with the funds being reimbursed by Connecticut. It goes around residential homes, golf courses, water reservoirs and larger estates that used to be small firms. There is a rest area at the southbound area of the highway to serve people who are coming from the north.

New York State Point System:

The number of points a driver is facing will depend on the nature of the charge. Most moving violations will vary from 0 to 11 points. The majority of clients that hire our firm are facing a speeding ticket. This chart will help you quickly ascertain the number of points you are facing.

Speeding

Points

01 to 10 mph over the limit

3

11 to 20

4

21 to 30

6

31 to 40

8

More than 40

11

Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
  • Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
  • Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
  • Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
  • Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
  • Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
  • Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
  • Red Light under VTL § 1111
  • Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
  • Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
  • Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128

What are the benefits of retaining your firm?

Going to court can be a time consuming and stressful proposition for many motorists. Our attorneys have been appearing in traffic courts for years and can assist you in alleviating your stress and help reduce the points levied against your license. By reducing your ticket, we can help save you on rising insurance costs.

We are familiar with the “ins and outs” of the court. Our attorneys have excelled at getting speeding tickets, suspended licenses cases, and other matters either dismissed or reduced. Under most normal circumstances, our client’s never appear in court on traffic infractions. This will saves them valuable time and money. Give us a call today to learn how we can save you money, time, and points on your license at 800-893-9645.

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