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Traffic Ticket Myths

by Jen Lamboy on

We’ve all heard them: “You can’t get a traffic ticket for driving under the posted speed limit.” Or, “Driving with the flow of traffic prevents you from getting a speeding ticket.” The opinions out there are just as numerous as actual traffic laws. But what’s the truth? We chatted with a few ex cops to […]

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Top Traffic Ticket Excuses by Jen Lamboy on

It takes a skilled artist to craft an excuse so fantastic that it defies traffic tickets. In fact, one former cop admitted to us that only the utmost creativity could sway him from handing over a citation. But who are these people? And more importantly, what are they saying that actually works? In search of […]

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How to Avoid a Vehicle Search by Jen Lamboy on

Plain and simple, you have the right to refuse consent to a vehicle search. Yet, in the heat of a traffic stop, many drivers with something to hide worsen matters by allowing the cop to snoop inside their cars. Perhaps they think being cooperative will carry more weight and put them in better standing with […]

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Flirting Your Way Out of a Traffic Ticket by Jen Lamboy on

The decision to flirt after getting pulled over is not an easy one to make. Especially when you consider all the ways you could respond to, ‘do you know why I stopped you?’ There’s the white lie approach, honesty, tears, attempts at comedy, etc. And then there’s flirting.

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Why Pay Traffic Tickets by Jen Lamboy on

It seems like a no-brainer: Get a traffic ticket, scowl in your rearview mirror before pulling back into traffic, and pay the fines by the printed deadline. Yet numerous drivers ignore the last, painful but important step and end up in deeper trouble than they started with. In case you ever face the dilemma of […]

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