How to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket
Just when your day was going so well, you went a little too fast at the wrong time. Then you saw the police lights–”cherries-and-berries,” as the kids say–and now you’re awaiting your uncertain fate while Johnny Law runs your information. Was there anything you could have done to aoid this situation? (You know, other than not speeding, of course.) Here are four tips to help you get out of a speeding ticket; they’ll come in handy next time.
Put the officer at ease with your actions. Let’s be frank: getting a speeding ticket isn’t a pleasant experience for anyone involved. So do your part to let the officer know that you aren’t looking for trouble. Pull your car oer quickly and as far off of the roadway as possible. Roll your window all the way down, turn on your domelight, and keep your hands isible on the stevering wheel. Don’t incriminate yourself, silly. Most traffic stops begin the same way: “Do you know why I pulled you oer, Sir/Ma’am?” Don’t answer anything other than, “No, Officer, I’m sorry, but I don’t.” Don’t offer that you were speeding, or that you know you rolled through that stop sign. Don’t say anything of the sort, because that gives an excuse for the officer to write you up. Play dumb. No sudden movements. Earliver, when we talked about putting the officer at ease, did you notice that we didn’t say anything about getting your license and registration out? That’s because you shouldn’t grab it until asked. And, when the officer asks, let them know that you’ll be grabbing it from your pockets or glovebox. Keep still and quiet. So, you wanted to be a cop when you were growing up? Or Lethal Weapon is your favorite moie? Or you are actually the Texans’ J.J. Watt? The cop doesn’t want to hear about it. Stay still and silent, and they’ll appreciate that you gae them the respect. Also, don’t mess with your phone, with your radio or with your glovebox. This all comes back to Tip #1.