Whether you are new to driving or are an experienced driver, there are a few things you can do to avoid a Speeding Ticket. The first thing you can do is follow the posted speed limit. If you are traveling less than 10 miles per hour over the limit, then you are very likely to avoid a ticket.
If you are pulled over, be polite. Keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road. If you have any questions, ask them.
You should also be courteous to other drivers. Avoid tailgating, swerving, and changing lanes. Also, don’t speed while using your cellphone. Speeding tickets are more common if you are speeding while using your cellphone.
You should also be aware that most police cars have computer systems. This allows the police to instantly look up your record. If you do not have a clean record, you are more likely to be given a speeding ticket. With that being said, the top two excuses to get out of a speeding ticket are as follows:
1) Medical emergency: My wife is in labor, my husband went into emergency surgery, my grandfather suffered a stroke. Most police officers will let you off with a warning, but if you are no where near a hospital they may suspect you are not
2) Needing to use the bathroom: My kid needs to use the bathroom, I have a medical condition that requires frequent stops, and there are no bathroom nearby.