Traffic violations are events that many people don’t think about too much — that is, until you rack up enough points that your driver’s license is impacted by the points you have accumulated. One of the traffic violations that you need to think about each time you get behind the wheel is speeding.
Some people drive and don’t pay much attention to the speedometer until they realize that there are the flashing lights of a police cruiser behind them. This can lead to you having to come out of pocket to pay a speeding ticket. In extreme cases, it can lead you to jail and having to go to court.
There are two ways that speed limits are set, and you should know both of them so that you don’t violate either of them. One is through speed limit signs. These signs set the maximum speeds at which drivers should travel. The other is by requiring drivers to drive at speeds that are safe given the current conditions. This would mean that you would drive a bit faster in dry weather during the day and a bit slower if it starts to rain.
If you have gotten a speeding ticket, don’t just decide to pay it and move on with your day. Instead, consider fighting the ticket, especially if you have a valid basis for the fight. You should explore the options that you have for fighting the ticket so that you can weigh the work it will take against the benefits of doing so. You might be surprised at what you find out.
Source: FindLaw, “Speeding,” accessed Feb. 24, 2017
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