It’s inevitable that you’ll be pulled over for speeding and ticketed at least a few times in your life. After all, that’s why I developed this system!
After getting pulled over a couple times, however, you can start to get sick of it. Even though my system can get your case dismissed with ease, it’s still a huge hassle to have to report to the courthouse, wait for your name to be called from the docket (which can be hours and hours) and miss valuable work or family time. In my experience, the best way to never pay a speeding ticket again is to never get pulled over in the first place. It’s something that I trained myself to do after my first four or five tickets, and I’ve only had one since.
The most obvious way to prevent being pulled over is not to speed. If you follow the speed limit exactly, then you’ll never get a ticket! Simple!
But let’s be realistic. You aren’t reading this book because you intend to never speed again in your life. Speed limits are often a conservative estimate of the speed that will cause the least accidents and injuries, and they have to be. It’s the best way to keep everyone safe, especially during hours where the streets are busy and cars can enter from any direction.
I’ve got some good news. As part of my definitive work on how to stop paying speeding fines, I’ve included some easy tips in this chapter to avoid the police and speed traps when it’s absolutely necessary that you put on the gas. After all, our lives are filled with emergencies and reasons to rush, and sometimes it’s just the only way. Following these tips will make you a “careful speeder”, insuring that you aren’t driving dangerously or making yourself vulnerable to radar attention.
What is Speeding?
You may think this question to have a very obvious answer: speeding is driving faster than the speed limit, right? Not necessarily.
The rules are different depending on where you are, but one rule of thumb is that police officers generally won’t pull you over unless you are driving 7-10 MPH over the speed limit.
Do some simple internet research to determine how strict your area is on enforcing speeding laws. Another handy principle to observe is that nicer, more upscale neighborhoods will often have stricter enforcement.
If you’re driving ten to fifteen MPH over the speed limit, then it depends on where you are
and when you’re driving. If it’s the middle of the day and you’re in residential neighborhood with a speed trap, then you’re going to get pulled over and ticketed. If you’re driving
on back-roads or on an interstate, then you are much less likely to be pulled over. This is especially true if you avoid speed traps, as cars driving at these speeds aren’t easy to identify as speeders by just looking at them. If you’re driving more than fifteen MPH over the speed limit, then you’re really asking for it.
I don’t recommend that you do this except in the most extreme of emergencies. The ticket cost will be expensive, and you will have a hard time arguing your way out of receiving a ticket.
If you’re driving twenty five MPH or more over the speed limit, then you’re going to be caught by any officer within three miles. This can put you in danger of a serious speeding charge that can result in the immediate suspension of you license. You should never be so blatantly disrespectful of the posted number.