We’ve all been there. You look in the rear view mirror, see those lights go on, and panic hits you. Sometimes I blank out the previous couple minutes, was I speeding? did I run a stop sign? did I make an illegal turn?
Here are some ideas to avoid getting pulled over in the first place.
1. Drive the Speed Limit. I know this is obvious, but if you aren’t running late, it might be something to seriously consider. An additional benefit of following the speed limit (versus speeding) is an increase in gas mileage. That’s a win-win reason.
2. Middle of the Pack. Need to speed? Find a group of cars going the speed you want and hang out in the middle. The first car is likely to trigger a cop radar, and the last car is likely to get pulled over first. Hanging out in the middle is a safer placer to be if you need to speed.
3. Follow a Speeder. Put some distance between you and the speeder and let him trigger the radar. The distance allows you enough time to slow down when the cop pulls out.