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What to Do When You Get a Traffic Ticket

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010 02:06 PM

A traffic ticket is the last thing you want on a busy day. Driving in a hurry or not following driving rules and regulations can cause you to get a traffic ticket.
If you are accused of speeding or handed a traffic ticket, it is advisable to be polite and cooperative with the officer. No matter how strong or legal your case, do not try to argue with the cop. Appeal to the police officer's reason in a pleading tone, and you’ll be amazed by the results. You might even get away with it, without having to pay a penalty. After all, you are dealing with  human beings who have emotions and sympathy just like us!  
But if you lose your cool and act temperamentally, the officer might force you to pay an on-the-spot fine, or might take the matter to court. If after all your urging and persuasion still fails to bring about the desired results and you get a traffic ticket, do not be disheartened. You can always make a call to the traffic court and find ways to beat the traffic ticket. There is a good chance that you will be successfull using this approach.
In the United States, there are websites where you can find information on fighting traffic tickets, or find ways to pay a traffic ticket. California and Maryland have websites that provide information on traffic courts. For resolving issues on your parking ticket, you can check with the respective Department of Motor Vehicles for information on points of violation mentioned on your traffic ticket, or speeding ticket.
Some states in the U.S. have a “Traffic Violations Bureau.” You can approach them, instead of visiting a court, to find points of the penalties and ways to fight traffic tickets, and settle the issue. Legal experts may advise you to pay the traffic ticket and surrender your rights. The process of dealing with a traffic ticket may cost you a lot; it is therefore advisable to get in touch with the court and enter a plea for attending traffic school, instead of underpaying on the traffic ticket or putting fewer points on your record.
When you are driving your own vehicle or your friend’s vehicle, it is must that you know the driving rules along with some information on fighting traffic tickets. Beating the traffic ticket can be complicated if you are not aware of the “ins and outs” of it. However, the first thing that you need to do is stay calm when you are caught on the wrong side of the traffic rules and asked to pay the traffic ticket.

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