Of course, none of you out there ever drive over the speed limit. (And I never ever do either.) But just in case “a friend” accidentally does get a ticket for speeding, here are some do’s and dont’s for them to successfuly avoid getting a nasty speeding ticket.
Here are some DON’Ts for you, if you want to avoid a speeding ticket.
Don’t keep driving after you see that the police officer is signaling you.
Don’t keep your engine running. This will make the officer think you’re planning a quick getaway.
Don’t rummage around in your car. Cops see this and assume that you may be going for a weapon or trying to hide drugs.
Don’t be disrespectful to the officer. Your fate depends on how well you treat them.
Don’t lie. Police officers deal with liars every single day and they can see through just about any excuse you may come up with.
Now that we’ve gone over the “Don’ts” for getting pulled over, here are some “Do’s”.
Do pull over as soon as you can safely do so.
Do turn off your engine. This shows the officer that you’ll be sticking around until he comes over to you.
Do roll down your window. This shows that you are anticipating talking to the officer.
Do put both hands on steering wheel: This puts the officer at ease, knowing you’re not rummaging through your car for something to attack him with.
Do be respectful and honest. There’s no reason to lie, especially when they already know the truth.
Do try to change the subject, if appropriate. If you can change the topic to something the officer is interested in, you’ve taken the officer’s mind off giving you a ticket.
Do use good manners. Police officers are people, just like you and I.
Remember to say this very important phrase: “Please consider giving me a warning officer. I didn’t mean to be speeding. It was just a stupid mistake on my part.” By telling him this before he goes back to check your information on his computer, you’re letting him know that you’re aware you made an honest mistake. Showing humility can go a long way towards not getting a ticket.
Next time you get pulled over, keep these tips in mind and you’ll likely be able to avoid another $350 mistake on the freeway.