Most of us will probably get a few traffic tickets during our lifetimes, but there are things you can do to avoid getting a ticket. Here are some tips for avoiding a traffic ticket:
If you’re pulled over, be polite. Police officers don’t know you and are always hyper-alert for trouble during a traffic stop. Keep your hands visible, turn off your music and roll down your window. Give the officer your undivided attention and keep the conversation polite. In some cases, the officer may let you go with a warning.
Don’t talk a lot. It’s true that what you say can be used against you in court, even with a traffic stop. If you confess to breaking the law, you have significantly lowered your odds of successfully contesting the ticket in court.
Don’t argue. Even if you believe you are right, don’t argue with the officer.
Ask for a warning. Many times issuing a warning is in the officer’s discretion, so it never hurts to ask. Just be sure you ask in a fashion that shows you know you’re asking for a big favor.
Of course, the best way to avoid traffic tickets is to drive safely and obey the rules of the road.
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