The most important aspect to consider in avoiding a traffic ticket is to be aware of where you are in the current traffic pattern. Many people will tend to slow down for the first two days after receiving a ticket. But a lot of people don't. This chapter is designed to assist you in keeping out of trouble in the future.

Make sure that you are driving the proper type of car. If you've got a really brightly colored car such as a red sports car, it looks like it's doing a hundred miles an hour even when it is standing still. There are a great number of quality fast vehicles that don't draw as much attention. In order to be safe in any case, make sure that you have the proper electronic equipment to protect you from any further ticketing. Make sure that you are aware of your situation on the road. Be alert at all times. Keep your eyes on the on ramps on the major highways, because they are a favorite spot for the Police. Try not to come up on a hill at 80 to 90 miles an hour because you have no way of seeing what's over the hill and if there is a patrol car there with a radar unit, you're going to be nailed before you even see him. Be on the alert for any hiding places that a patrol car may be, behind trees, around bends, or even in front of a large truck that's driving in the right hand lane. That truck is going the speed limit because there's usually a patrol car right in front of him, waiting for you to pass.

Try to keep your driving in the right hand lane as often as possible. The police know that speeders are in the left hand lane, so make your pass in the left and get back into the right hand lane as soon as possible. Try not to weave through traffic because you will draw attention to yourself. The patrol people will stop you for reckless driving as well as speeding. That could be double the problem. Keep your eye on your rearview mirror, especially at night, for any car that may be approaching from the rear very quickly. If you're cruising at 75 or 80 miles an hour down the highway and a car is creeping up on you, it's entirely possible that it's a patrol car doing a "Paced Speeding Ticket," or it's another speeder who can act as a "Rabbit." A "Rabbit" will be explained shortly.

Occasionally as you're driving down the highway, you will be passed by someone that we will refer to as a "Rabbit". You should have no problem following this rabbit at a reasonable distance, a quarter mile or so, because they will act as a target for the radar trap and will get stopped prior to you even arriving at the scene. Just don't forget about your rearview mirror because the patrol car may have spotted him from the distance and is going to follow behind you to try and overtake him. And he could get to you first.

Make sure that you keep an eye on what cars are parked on the side of the road, regardless of their make, model, or color. If it's not a police car, or an unmarked car, it could be another motorist in trouble, or it could be somebody who's just about to pull onto the highway. Be ready to move out of their way.

Know where you are at all times. It can be your best defense in avoiding a speeding ticket.

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