Suffolk County's traffic tickets will be handled in a new Suffolk County Traffic Court, effective April 1, 2013.
In the past, cases were handled in Suffolk County Traffic Violations Bureau, an arm of the DMV. The new court is under the auspices of the county.
This is good news for pretty much everyone. TVB is known for being difficult. The new traffic court seems to be structured like the Nassau County Traffic Court, which is easier to work with while still upholding the law.
The new court is formally titled Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency.