It goes without saying that the best way to avoid a speeding ticket is to simply not speed
But rather than ending the post there, let’s explore this further.
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There’s no surefire way to avoid speeding tickets besides not committing the act, but there are some things you can try. Below, we’ve offered you a couple of these, for your perusal!
But first, let’s explore what you can do if you do, in fact, receive a speeding ticket…
What should I do if I end up with a ticket anyway?
Above all else, remain calm and stay honest. It’s not the end of the world. For starters, you may only receive a warning if you are pulled over. If you do get a ticket, you can go to court to combat it. Or, you can explore other options. Resources like the 5 dollar online traffic school can allow you to be done with the hassle of a ticket quickly. Don’t panic!
How can I avoid getting tickets?
- Stay alert
Make sure you’re always on the lookout for hidden cameras and parked up police vehicles. If there’s a car at the side of the road that looks shady, it could be a cop – so slow down!
Also, be on the lookout for traffic around you slowing down, as well as any adverse road conditions. Keep checking your speedometer, too. Sometimes, you can be traveling fast without even knowing it.
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By staying alert, you can quickly adjust your speed to the appropriate level.
2. Switch lanes
It’s not been confirmed by any official source, but speed cameras supposedly have a bug. This bug happens when cars switch lanes, and it means the speed camera struggles to track the vehicle.
I wouldn’t rely on this, but if you feel you’re at risk of a speeding ticket, try and switch lanes. As always, make sure you check your mirrors before you carry out the maneuver, and don’t go too quickly.
3. Travel as fast as everyone else
If there are other cars around you that are speeding, it makes it harder for you to be singled out. Again, I wouldn’t rely on this, but if you try and match your speed with the speed of vehicles around you then you could be safe.
Don’t tailgate them, or get too close – this is just as bad as speeding. Just try and keep pace with the car in front or next to you, and the camera will struggle to single you out.
4. Frequently check your mirrors
You’re meant to be doing this anyway, but how many of you keep up with it after passing the practical test? None of you? That’s what I thought.
But in reality, you should make this a priority. Checking your mirrors constantly can give you that peace of mind you need on the roads. And, for the purposes of this post, it can help you quickly identify any police vehicles.
This allows you to adjust your speed in plenty of time, if you were going over the limit. That one simple glance could save you a massive amount of hassle!