After failing traffic-law test, new judge barred from the bench

A Philadelphia traffic court judge has not taken the oath of office because she did not pass a required test.

Traffic court judges aren’t required to be attorneys, but they do have to pass a test on basic driving laws before being able to serve.

Acting traffic court administrator Judge Gary Glazer said newly elected Christine Solomon didn’t measure up.

“Ms. Solomon did not pass the required test for traffic court judges and, as a result, was not allowed to take the oath of office or hear cases,” Glazer said.

She will have another chance, he added.

“She is given another opportunity to take the test, I believe at the end of January,” Glazer said. “We will see what happens at that point.”

Glazer would not say what would happen if Solomon were to fail the test again.

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