When you’re driving on a highway, remember to stay within a group of other cars. This makes it much more difficult for a police officer to pick you off, as you aren’t speeding in front of everyone.
Be aware of your surroundings. Remember to scan the road ahead of you, looking for any places where a police officer could be hiding.
Make sure you know the speed limit of the area you’re driving in. Keep a look out for any traffic signs that tell you the current speed limit.
Always keep you car in good condition. For example, if you have a tail light out, you are going to be noticed much easier by a police officer, as they are looking out for these kinds of things. Make sure you spend the few dollars it costs to keep your car in good repair.
If you do get stopped by a police officer, always be polite. If you are rude in any way they will have something else against you. Also, try not to volunteer too much information. Obviously you have to answer his questions, but don’t add to much…just answer the question.
The first question the police officer will most likely ask you is if you know why you have been stopped. At this point, you have three options to choose from.
Firstly, you can completely admit that you were speeding. The officer would appreciate this, as this is what he wants. The officer may let you off with just a warning.
The down side to answering in this way is that if you’re given a speeding ticket, and admitted that you were speeding then it can and will be used against you in the court. The police officer will be taking notes on everything you say to him, so if you feel that you will definitely get a speeding ticket then you should avoid directly admit to the police officer that you were speeding.
The second option you have is to deny that you were speeding. Keep in mind that this approach is going to create some tension between you and the police officer. If you don’t have a good argument to prove to the police officer that you weren’t speeding, he will still give you a ticket.
The upside to this, however, is if you deny speeding, you have a better chance of beating the ticket when it goes to court, because you denied speeding from the outset.
The third option you have is to neither admit nor deny the fact you were speeding. Often this approach will work best. When you are stopped and asked if you know why you were stopped act as if you don’t know why. When he tells you that you were speeding, tell the officer in a calm and respectful force that you just didn’t notice…and give a plausible excuse.