October 21, 2017

Traffic Cop Shares How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

Speeding tickets are completely avoidable. However, the catch is that you just have to not go over the speed limit. Unfortunately, that seems like a tough task to consistently follow through with. With that said, there are some tips and advice that drivers can listen to as ways to lower the risk of getting caught. These tips were disclosed by an actual officer. Thus, if you do not want a ticket, then you should pay attention.

Go Super Fast

The first piece of advice is by far the most dangerous and not recommended, but to be totally objective here. It is said that if you are going close to 200 miles per hour, than it is unlikely that a cop will follow and chase you. Being able to keep this speed up is improbable, but there is a good reason as to why you would get away with it if you went that fast.

The reason is that cops can’t risk going that fast, because it is not worth catching the speeder if there is any risk of causing an accident that would involve themselves, the speeder, or anyone that happens to be on the road at the time. The rest of the tips to avoid a ticket speeding will be much more practical.

Location

Location is very important when it comes to speeding. Cops like to hide their cars so that drivers will not see them coming. Thus, overpasses and bridges make great locations for cops to pop out of nowhere and surprise drivers. However, if there is an exit around the bridge, then it is beneficial to the driver since they can easily sneak off of the exit before the cop has a chance to try and catch them.

Additionally, location also refers to open spaces. When driving on flat surfaces without any structures in view, a driver should feel safe that no cops could be around. When any structure appears or you are coming around a bend, it is important to stop since you will be 100% sure if a cop is nearby.

Know the Maximum Speed

The problem with the speed limit is that every cop will interpret it differently. Most people assume they are allowed to go over the speed limit by 10 miles per hour. However, some will ticket you for as little as 5 over. More so, some are more lenient and will let drivers get away with 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Keep in mind though that your surroundings will influence the cops interpretation. This means that you will never get away with going 20 miles per hour over the speed limit in a school zone, let alone 5.

Excuses

Excuses refers to what you can say to a cop to prevent them from giving you a ticket. The best excuse is saying you are trying to get someone to a hospital. Similarly, you can get sympathy by saying you are tailing your wife whom you suspect is having an affair. The key to any excuse is believability. A cop will know whether or not you are lying, and you will get a ticket speeding.

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