Monday, August 6, 2007

How to Beat a Speeding Ticket

If you have driven for any period of time and haven't received a speeding ticket, you are very lucky. Most people tend to go over the speed limit from time to time. Some people go faster than the limit most of the time. If you are one of the latter, you should know or learn how to beat a speeding ticket. Most states have a point system that adds up as you get the tickets and after so many points you could lose your license. Not only can you lose your license, but your insurance can go up.

One of the best investments you can make to avoid speeding tickets is a radar detector. Police can be anywhere at anytime running radar. If you come around a curve too fast, they may be there. If you come over a dip in the road, at about the time your stomach is in your throat, there they are. A radar detector will let you know before it's too late that they are in the vicinity with a radar gun. These detectors are illegal for commercial vehicle drivers anywhere and for anyone in the state of Virginia or the District of Columbia. Having one of these detectors mounted high in your car as near to the rearview mirror as possible can alert you to the presence of officers checking for speeders. This is only one example of how to beat a speeding ticket.

Another way to avoid the fine and possible points against your license is to purchase a radar jammer. There are two types, active and passive, the active jammer is illegal and the passive jammer is legal. The downfall to this is that the passive jammer does not transmit radio frequencies so it is really not of any use for the purpose you want it for. The active jammer does the job but it can get you into more trouble than a speeding ticket if you get caught with it. If you are weighing the options on how to beat a speeding ticket using this device, you need to be aware of one fact. If you are speeding, the officer sees you and his radar gun is showing you're not speeding, he is not going to be amused. You may be begging for just the speeding ticket before he is done.

You may be able to talk your way out of a ticket if you follow a few simple courtesies when you are stopped. Make sure, when you are stopped, you put your hands where the police officer can see them. Don't ever get out of your car unless asked by the officer. Give him your license and insurance when asked and be polite. "Yes, sir" is a sign of respect and this lets him know you respect his position. Don't whine. Explain in a calm and rational manner that you would really appreciate a warning instead of a ticket. If anything, how to beat a speeding ticket by being polite and respectful, instead of defensive and argumentative, may save you a hefty fine.

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