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Speeding Ticket: Avoidance and Some Other Reminders

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Speeding Ticket: Avoidance and Some Other Reminders

Dean Fraizer
February 11, 2013

Nobody wants to get a speeding ticket. Someone who claims otherwise might be out of his mind. That ticket will force you to go into court proceedings. Imagine the time and money that will cost you. You'll have to pay a fine. Moving traffic violations usually carry a fine in the range of $75 to $400. You're going to have a stain in your driving record which will make future incidents worse. Who wants that?

As much as possible, you would want to avoid a speeding ticket. The sure fire way of doing so is to follow the speed limit. There would be people who will tell you that they always go 10 mph over the limit and they haven't got a ticket. Well, that's them. You might be as lucky, but would you rather push it? Besides, speed limits are set for road safety. Not committing traffic violations would be good for you.

Anyway, if you really couldn't help it, there are some things you can do to avoid or beat that ticket. Read on.

First off, you have to fly low on officers' radars. You can take that both literally and figuratively. You should do your best to not direct attention towards you. First, you can review how your car looks. As much as possible, avoid the flashy modifications, especially those that would make you look distrustful or deviant towards the government. Keep it simple and presentable, as though you are bringing it to a job interview.

Now, your car is set up with a "low profile", the next thing to remember is keeping your driving "low profile" as well. You have to avoid getting attention from cops. To do that, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Drive within the speed of the surrounding traffic. About 5-10 mph will do. This is applicable if there are many vehicles on the road. Cops will mostly be on the lookout for cars which are distinguishably faster than the others. By remaining within the traffic's speed, you'll lessen your chance of getting pulled over. As much as possible, stay in the middle. That means you must try not to be the lead car or the one far back since these positions are the most likely to get noticed. Try not to overtake too much or avoid switching lanes. The movement will likely draw attention towards you. Keep out of the fast lane. Cops can easily see cars going over the speed in this lane. If you're the only car on the road, or the traffic is very light, just don't go over the speed limit. If you will ever be pulled over because of traffic violations, cooperate but know your rights. Don't act suspicious and answer questions. Keep your answers vague, because if ever you get charged in court, anything you say can and will be used against you.

Finally, remember that the best way to avoid a speeding ticket is still by not breaking the speed limit. Keep safe!

This Speeding Ticket Blog is about the information that the insurance companies, cops, courts and prosecutors don't want you to know about because it turns the tables on them and shows you exactly how to beat them at their own sneaky little games for any traffic violations.

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