How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

Posted speed limits help regulate the flow of traffic and keep everyone on the road safe. By following posted speed limits, drivers protect themselves, their passengers and the other drivers around them. That's a perfect world, however. In the real world, a driver might be late for an appointment, be dealing with an emergency or be trying to keep up with the flow of drivers speeding around them. Speeding drivers are subject to being pulled over by the police and ticketed.

Here are some ways to avoid detection if you're in a situation where you must speed. 

Watch for Speed Traps

Keep an eye on posted speed limit signs. If there's a sudden drop in the posted limit, you can bet there's likely a police officer around the corner looking for people not following the rules. If the speed limit decreases abruptly, follow the posted sign. You also can find apps that will help you identify speed traps in your area or report them to other drivers. 

Pay Attention to Other Drivers

You always should be aware of the other drivers around you and remain alert for sudden slowdowns caused by construction, rush hour or an accident. Occasionally, however, traffic will slow for no detectable reason. Don't use this opportunity to zip around the cars in front of you. Maybe the other drivers noticed a police officer with a radar detector. If you see a sudden slowdown, you should slow down, too. You might notice drivers traveling in the opposite direction flashing their high beams. This sometimes serves as a warning to other drivers that a police officer is ahead. 

Get to Know Your Route

If you drive the same route to school or work day after day, you'll likely begin to notice that police officers have favorite spots to sit and monitor traffic. Once you become aware of those favorite spots, be sure you're not speeding as you approach them. 

Beware of Hills

Avoid the urge to race over the crest of a hill Dukes of Hazard style. Police offers often wait at the bottom of a hill on the road where they'll be impossible to spot by drivers speeding up the hill. 

Purchase a Radar Detector

Radar detectors mounted in your car absolutely will help you avoid detection by the police when you're speeding. But even the best radar detector can't help you in the face of a police officer using laser detection. Use your radar detector, but don't completely rely on it. 

About Me

Creating A Business You Can Be Proud Of

For quite some time, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I realized that I needed to make my own money and feel independent, but the prospect of working an hourly job seemed like something I didn't want to do. I started looking into creating a business, and I had a bunch of ideas right out of the chute. However, honing those concepts was important, so I began working with others to master important concepts. This blog is all about using your business to make your life better every single day, and knowing which mistakes to avoid.



Latest Posts

11 July 2024
When it comes to shipping posters, choosing the right packaging materials is crucial to ensure they arrive safely and undamaged. One option that has g

26 February 2024
Are you looking for a way to enhance the overall ambiance of your room while still enjoying the benefits of natural light? Look no further than Hunter

4 January 2024
Having a storage unit is an excellent way to keep your belongings safe and organized. Whether you are moving, decluttering, or renovating your home, i