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Stop Speeding to save money on tickets


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carjunky
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Mar 22, 2005, 6:55 AM

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Everyone few days we get an email about someone who was nailed for speeding. They always want to know how to get out of the ticket since it will affect you for "YEARS" if you are getting points. So I'd like to leave some advice on who to avoid the ticket in the first place.
  1. Tickets are very costly.... The ticket $50 - $1000 (up front)
  2. Car Insurance rates going up. Then the added points "WILL" Raise your rates...

So before you speed pay attention to the speed limit signs. Even today we are always cruising down local roads at speeds over 40 mph whos limits are only 25 mph in most places, This is 15+mph over the limit enough to get you "4 Free" points and a $300 a year surcharge.
  1. Slow down...
  2. Get a radar/laser detector If legal in your state. (better to be warned then zoooming past a police car waving at the gun with the radar gun pointing right at you) most guns could work from 50 - 1500 feet away. So that little beep might help you get back down to 30 - 35 mph before actually getting clocked.
  3. Pay attention.. Most cars are in plain site, we just aren't looking for them.
  4. Slow down before under passes where the police car could hide right afterwards.
  5. Watch the cars in front of you.... if you see a bunch of brake lights coming on its a good sign someone or something is up ahead.

And lastly if you are reading this because you already have a ticket... having a lawyer from that local town will help you lower the points and in most cases drop the points for a steeper fine. (Which is better the getting the points) Points == Insurance rate hike.

Safe driving and remember slow down, relax 5 minutes isn't much time. When you could be saving a life, most likely your own.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 20, 2005, 2:05 PM

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Totally agree: Wicked higher speeds really don't save much time and are hard on your car even if you do get away with it. The points with a ticket can set you back for years! - That and the danger of it as mentioned in prior post.

Stay safe folks, Tom



carjunky
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Jun 21, 2005, 5:37 AM

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Also a lot of people look at the safety ratings and think just because there vehicle scored 5 out of 5 they are safe....

I have news for them. They test most vehicle safety standards at only 40 MPH..... So now we drive twice as fast, in a 2 ton vehicle, so the car accidents don't look very pretty anymore.

So really weigh that 5 or 10 minutes you may save, by speeding.


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 19, 2005, 8:15 AM

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Been driving a while!! I now find it much more relaxing to be in the slow lane(s) - no tickets no stress and let the others pass me instead of all that speeding up and slowing down and changing lanes. It's easier on your car and saves gas - a few minutes and lots of benefit.



carjunky
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Sep 19, 2005, 9:31 AM

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Lol... Tom you are right... Now we all try and drive 80mph+ and go no where becasue there are 10 cars in front of us....

Lately all I see when I drive is two cars pulled over, and on the phone (calling for help) because the one rear-ended the other one.

And no matter what even driving at 80mph your suppose to have control of your vehicle. So slowing down, and keeping aware of teh other drivers will be less stressful and a lot more safe. Besides, make a game out of counting how many times a driver goes back and forth trying to advance only to pass them several times during your trip.






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