Common Sense Ways To Avoid Speeding Tickets

March 2, 2017 · Posted in General Articles on Car Insurance 

The best method to avoid getting a speeding ticket is to not drive. But most people work so this wont be possible for the masses. If you don’t like the thought of riding the bus then read through the following tips so hopefully you can avoid your next speeding ticket.

1. Watch your speed. It goes without saying, but if you want to avoid speeding tickets, then DON’T SPEED! It’s as simple as that. If you are going to speed – save it for the highways.

2. Prepare beforehand. The only way to avoid your next speeding ticket is to stay ahead of the game. The next time you get a chance, take a walk around your car and make sure everything is in working order. Things like your headlights, tail lights, blinkers and mirrors should all be in functioning condition.

3. Quality of your vehicle. The cleaner, more up-to-date and overall better looking condition your vehicle is in, the less likely you are to be noticed by the officer. Simple things like a little touch up paint, fixing cracked windshields and various cosmetic repairs will go a long way toward not getting pulled over and getting that speeding ticket.

4. Don’t sleep and drive. Keep yourself alert by sitting up straight and being aware of your surroundings. Police can be anywhere. Pay particular attention to things such as over passes and bends in the road as these can be magnets for cops and your next speeding ticket.

5. Being suspicious. If you drive a 1988 Olds Cutlass in a nice neighbor hood at night you will trigger a police officers attention.

6. Don’t draw too much attention. Depending on the car you drive, you may stand out from the rest. High performance vehicles will always catch the attention of an officer before, say, a Ford Escort.

7. Watch for curves. Do not exceed the speed limit around curves. You never know who will be waiting to give you a speeding ticket.

8. Avoid the left lane. Most cops will admit to targeting the left lane of the highway when looking to give out speeding tickets. This lane is known as the ‘fast lane’ and motorists usually do more speeding in this lane than the other lanes.

9. Know your city. Does your town or city have photo radar enforcement? These are becoming more popular as a way to automatically give out speeding tickets. You may think you only see a regular SUV on the side of the road, when in fact it could be a photo radar unit.

10. Brake lights. This is a sure fire way to know if trouble is lurking up ahead. Whenever one is traveling on the highway they rarely will apply their brakes, unless someone cut in front of them or they are exiting the highway.

11. Know what the police drive. Most drivers are oblivious to the fact that the car next to them with tinted windows is an unmarked police vehicle, until it pulls them over and gives them a speeding ticket! They will usually be the same model of cars as the marked police cruisers, just painted like the civilian version.

12. Watch out for speed traps. Speed traps are everywhere. Knowing how to spot one and where they may be in your area can be a great way to avoid a speeding ticket. Check out Speedtrap.org for a comprehensive list of speed traps anywhere in the US.

Its impossible to avoid all speeding tickets during your driving life, but being aware of these tips can put the odds in your favor.

 

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