Do You Want to Know How To Beat Speeding Tickets? | Law Office of James Medows

22 Oct Do You Want to Know How To Beat Speeding Tickets?

Do You Want to Know How To Beat Speeding Tickets?

You’re driving down the road, minding your own business when you look in your rearview mirror and see flashing lights. Your heart skips a beat, and your palms start to sweat. You’ve just been pulled over by the police for speeding! You’re about to get a speeding ticket! How will you pay it? Will this be on your driving record? How can you avoid this in the future? This article provides some information on what to do when pulled over by police officers when you’ve been caught speeding.

1) Defensive Driving

Speed kills, and it’s easy for drivers on all ends of that continuum to get into trouble. Even if you’re not looking to curb your lead-footed tendencies, defensive driving offers numerous benefits for those who drive regularly. Here are three ways you can keep your eyes on the road and off speeding tickets

2) Fight It Yourself

Whether you fight your own speeding ticket or hire a lawyer, fighting a ticket yourself can be tempting and cost-effective—but it’s also risky. If you lose, not only do you have to pay fines and court fees but many states will add on additional fees for fighting your own ticket.

3) Hire an Attorney

What are you supposed to do when you get pulled over for speeding? If you just pay your ticket, it can cost hundreds of dollars. If you fight it in court, you could risk even more. There’s a solution that can save time and money—call an attorney before showing up in court.

4) Go to Traffic School

If you’re looking for a way to save money and lower your insurance rates, traffic school may be an option. Many states allow drivers who are issued tickets for speeding, running red lights, etc., to go through defensive driving or traffic school courses in order to reduce fines or eliminate points from their record. Some states will also take defensive driving courses into account when determining how long it will take before someone can go back on probation.