Speeding Ticket Avoidance Suggestions
Remember, getting pulled over for a moving violation can lead to serious consequences and that it is not a friendly interaction. From the moment that he walks up the police officer is compiling evidence and working to create responses from you that affirm your guilt. If a person wants to avoid getting a speeding ticket they are going to have to figure out how they can turn the situation around and resist their attempts at self incrimination and active participation in affirming one’s own guilt. There is no reason to comply with this ruse and by following a few tips it is possible to defuse and dismiss the situation quickly and, hopefully, in one’s best interest.
The first thing to do is to put the officer at ease. When he or she walks up to your window they do not know who they are dealing with. So turn the radio down, take your sunglasses off and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Smile, be polite and wait for them to get to the door before looking for licenses or registration or otherwise rifling around in the passenger compartment. They do not know whether you may have a gun or are under the influence of something so the sooner you can take them off edge and get them to feel safe with you, the calmer they will be and the less likely to give a speeding ticket.
Do not be rude or dismissive but also do not answer questions that he asks to lead you on. If you are rude and impolite they are going to want to cite you just so that they can have the satisfaction of seeing you in court or forcing you to pay the fine. Instead of arguing with the officer, be nice. Keep smiling and making eye contact. Be polite and call the cop “sir” or “ma’am.” If you make them feel like you respect their authority they are going to be less likely to try and wield it over you by writing you a speeding ticket.
The number one thing to do in order to avoid a speeding ticket is to not incriminate oneself. When they ask you how fast you were going plead ignorance. If they ask you where you are going in such a hurry, do not make excuses. It is one’s legal right not to incriminate oneself and the police use sneaky tactics to make people accidentally forgo this right. Never admit to going faster than the limit and never admit to rushing anywhere. Answer the questions asked politely but do not admit to a crime. These admissions can be used down the line to prove guilt in a courtroom and they can be very difficult to dispute. Even if they do not have a radar gun record, if a person says they were over the limit that is enough to convict them and give them a speeding ticket.