How to Get Out of Speeding Tickets
In the U.S. over 100,000 people get a speeding ticket every single day. Most of the time these people will just give in and take the fine and the long term effects it has on their driving record and their insurance. This does not have to be the case. You can fight a speeding ticket and you should! Worst case scenario is that you end up taking the fine just like you were going to do in the first place. However, if you do plan on fighting it, here are a few good tips to keep in mind.
First,when being pulled over be polite and prepared. No one likes to be yelled at, especially the officer potentially giving you the ticket. When he comes up to the window have it already rolled down and have your information ready. When he asks you if you know why you were pulled over tell him you do not. Do not admit your guilt! 90 percent of drivers that get pulled over admit their guilt readily and make it impossible for them to take the citation to court and win. Be honest without incriminating yourself.
Second, do not give excuses. As soon as you give excuses as to why you were speeding you are admitting your guilt in a sense. It shows the officer that you realize you did something wrong and that you are now trying to cover it up. Just ask what you did wrong and be down to earth with the officer.
Third, do not cry. Officers have heard thousands of sob stories and have hardened themselves to hearing them. Whatever sob story you have, someone else has probably told a better one.
Fourth, if the officer still insists on giving you the ticket then take a low profile role so the officer thinks you have less of a chance of contesting the ticket in court. The less the officer remembers about the encounter the less he will want to come to court to defend it. And if he does not show up, you are off the hook.
Fifth, if you do go to court once again remember to be polite, neat, and respectful to others. If the judge sees that you have your act together and that you took the time to come all the way out to court to contest the citation, they will be more inclined to believe that you are innocent.
Lastly, do not speed in the first place. The best thing to know about how to get out of speeding tickets is to not get them at all.