I can’t promise that following these tips will guarantee you won’t get a speeding ticket, but following these steps will help you have a better chance of avoiding the ticket. While some people may say that crying helps them get out of tickets, I don’t believe that method works anymore. Police officers have finally realized that the “crying” method was just a tactic, and so they don’t fall for that anymore. Your best chance of avoiding a ticket can be used by following these five simple tips.
Number Five: Ask the officer if he or she would be willing to give you a warning. This is the last and most important step. There’s nothing wrong with asking the officer if he or she would issue you a warning instead of a speeding ticket. Hopefully, the officer would take into account how respectful and responsible you were doing this encounter. You should never bribe the officer- a simple request is enough.
Number Four: Be very detailed when speaking with the police officer. When the police officer asks for your driver’s license and registration, tell the officer exactly what you are going to do before you place your hands off of the steering wheel. For instance,”I am removing my hands from the steering wheel so I can get my wallet. My wallet is located in my purse (or pants pocket).” Again, this gesture makes the officer feel safe. It’s also very important that your driver’s license, registration, and insurance information is valid and updated. Driving without the proper paperwork shows you are an irresponsible driver. If everything is valid, it shows you have respect for the law.
Number Three: Be courteous. This is probably the hardest thing for people to do, considering we shouldn’t have to be nice to officers in order for them to do their job. In reality, being kind to them does make a difference. You may still encounter an officer who is extremely rude, but hopefully, your kindness will be taken into consideration.
Number Two: Don’t admit you were speeding. When the police officer approaches your vehicle and asks, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” You should simply reply,”I’m not sure.” You’re not lying because, in reality, you’re not exactly sure why you were pulled over. If you reply to the officer that you were speeding, then that will be considered as “admission of guilt.” By admitting to the traffic violation, the police officer must issue the speeding ticket.
Number One: Keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times. This gesture makes the police officer feel safe, and it also shows you are concerned about his or her well-being as well. When an officer can’t see your hands, it makes them tense, nervous and uneasy.