Memorial Day is right around the corner. In addition to the increase of travelers on the road, there will also be more police. They will be looking for things like drinking and driving and speeding. Some areas may even have speed traps, which can lead to expensive tickets and the inconvenience of being pulled over.
Avoid a speeding ticket this Memorial Day with the following tips:
Tip 1: Know the Local Laws
The speed limit laws may be different depending on where you are traveling. If you plan on visiting a new area, research the laws ahead of time. This can save you time and money.
Tip 2: Know What Cops Are Looking For
It can also be helpful to consider what police officers are looking for when they set speed traps in certain areas. For one, they are likely to set speed traps in areas where speeding is and has been, a problem. While they are unlikely to pull someone over for going a few mph over the speed limit, it is always possible. Second, they may be looking for distracted drivers.
Tip 3: Drive Normally
Some people understandably get panicked when they notice a police officer driving right behind them. However, slamming on your brakes or slowing down too quickly can draw negative attention. While it may be tempting to go below the speed limit to avoid a speeding ticket, this can make them wonder why you are nervous.
Tip 4: Avoid Admitting Any Blame of Speeding
If you do get pulled over, never admit to speeding. It is possible that the officer’s speed detector was not working properly or that your speedometer is off. Either way, you should never admit to speeding as it can reduce your options later. Accept the ticket and then you can consider your options later.
Tip 5: Avoid Drinking and Driving
Drinking and driving on its own is dangerous. But, even if you’re within the state’s legal BAC limit, a few drinks can reduce your reaction time. This can lead to speeding and by the time you notice it, the police officer has also noticed. In addition to being pulled over for going over the speed limit, they may request that you take a breathalyzer test, too.
Tip 6: Avoid Distractions
Distractions can also lead to speeding as you may not notice that your speed increased. It may be tempting to talk with passengers, but this draws attention to you.
Memorial Day Speeding Ticket?
If you do find yourself with a speeding ticket this Memorial Day, it is always a good idea to consider your legal options. Even if it is not possible to have your ticket or points dropped, you may be able to have them reduced. This can lead to lower fines and fewer points for you. This can even help with keeping your insurance rates more affordable.
Sometimes, appealing and scheduling a court date is all you need to do. The officer may be too busy to attend the hearing, which could lead to a favorable outcome for you.
Contact an Experienced Mount Laurel Traffic Lawyer About Your Speed Ticket in New Jersey
Did you receive a traffic ticket in New Jersey? A speeding ticket can lead to expensive fines and an increase in your insurance rates. Depending on the details of your ticket, you may have options available. The attorneys at The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC have successfully represented clients who received traffic violations in Mount Laurel, Burlington Township, Maple Shade, Delran, and throughout New Jersey. Call (856) 912-5870 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have an office conveniently located at Strawbridge Professional Center of Moorestown, 212 W Route 38, Ste 440, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
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