Civil law

Auto Law: If You’ve Got A Heavy Right Foot, You Need To Read This!

Let’s face it; when you’re driving around in a sports car, you’ll want to unleash that horsepower under the hood! The only trouble is; some folks do that on public roads. As a result, they end up breaking speed limits.

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The lucky speeders among us are savvy enough to be aware of their surroundings before they plant their right foot down on the gas pedal! Of course, not everyone is so lucky, and they get pulled over by the police, lying in wait to pounce on unsuspecting speeders.

If you want to make sure that you never get pulled over by the cops, this handy guide will tell you all you need to know.

Don’t speed
Yes, it’s an obvious point to make I know. But if you want to lower the chances of getting pulled over for speeding, the best thing to do is just not speed in the first place!

It’s not uncommon for the police to sit by the side of the road and observe people’s speed using a radar gun. They won’t make it obvious that they are doing this, as they want to “catch people in the act” as it were.

Wherever you travel, it is important that you know what the speed limits are. One handy way of achieving such a goal is to use a GPS device in your car. Satellite navigation technology not only tells you what the speed limit is, it also directs you to your destination safely.

That’s because it will advise you of the best roads to use on your journey. It’s no secret that some roads are notorious accident blackspots. Especially if you are speeding on what you assume to be a long, open stretch!

Don’t attract unwanted attention to your car
The car you drive can say a lot about you as a driver! Humans will always judge each other whether they like to admit it or not. And the same can get said about traffic cops and state troopers too.

Many police officers will decide whether to issue a ticket for a driving violation before they even talk to you. Why? Because of the way your car looks!

Let me give you an example. Let’s say there are two identical models. Except one has aftermarket parts fitted, and the other looks standard and roadworthy. Both cars commit the same speeding offenses. Which car do you think the police will be more interested in pursuing?

Do you want to avoid getting demerit points on your driver’s license? If so, make sure your car is standard and doesn’t look like something you would see on MTV’s Pimp My Ride program!

What to do if you get pulled over
Of course, the above tips won’t guarantee that you’ll never get pulled over by the cops. Should the worst happen, and you know you’ve committed an offense, here’s how to do yourself a favor:

  • Admit that you were speeding;
  • Be polite at all times and comply with the police officer’s requests; and
  • Don’t give the officer reason to further scrutinize you or your car.

If you’ve got a heavy right foot, following these tips will lessen the likelihood of dealing with the police, speeding tickets and fines. They’ll also help you to stay on the right side of the law!

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