Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tips from a Traffic Attorney on How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

Picture this scenario; you are on the highway and moving at the speed of traffic.  Unbeknownst to you, you are driving about 15 miles over the speed limit.  The next thing you know, you are see flashing lights of a state trooper behind you signaling for you to pull over.  This is a common scenario played over every day in the roads and highways across America.  Getting a ticket can cost you thousands of dollars and needless aggravation.  If you need an attorney to help you fight your ticket in New York, call us at 914-723-7900 or send us an email.  Here are a few pointers on how you can avoid getting a speeding ticket.

Drive within the legal limit.  The best way to avoid getting a ticket is to make sure that you are driving within the posted speed limits.   You should be careful for speed traps.  Police officers are aware of sudden speed changes and so should you.

Do not to bring attention to yourself.  In other words, you should not frequently or aggressively change lanes.  In so doing, you make yourself more noticeable to law enforcement.  Not only will you be more prone to getting a speeding ticket, but you will open yourself to other infractions such as reckless driving and unsafe lane changing.

Try to blend in.  Try to stay in the middle of a pack of cars, therefore there are cars going the same speed as you both in front and behind you, and this way you are blending in with the traffic around you rather then not.

Avoid the left lane.   Need I say more?

Be alert for cutouts.  This is a favorite spot for law enforcement to wait and pick off speeders.  Whenever you come across cut outs, always remember to reduce your speed.

The foregoing is not legal advice but some common sense tips on how to avoid getting a ticket.  If you would like to consult one of our speeding ticket attorneys, call us at 914-723-7900.