Almost every one of us has been stopped by a police officer for speeding or breaking a traffic law. That's why you should all know how to talk your way out of a speeding ticket. I can't promise it will work, but it doesn't hurt to try.
If you are a driver, it is almost unavoidable not to get pulled over at least once in your life, even if you really are innocent. Although, people who have never been stopped in their lives do exist! It can be a very stressful experience to go through, especially after a long or stressful day. The last thing you want is to get pulled over by a police officer. Getting pulled over by a cop can completely ruin your day! Read the tips below for 8 effective ways on how to talk your way out of a speeding ticket.
1. Pull over to the Right
Cops cannot stand it when a driver pulls over into a median or to the left shoulder. It is very important that you pull over to the right, unless you want to annoy the police officer and increase your chances of receiving a ticket, but who would want to do that? If you want to figure out how to talk your way out of a speeding ticket, this is a great first step.
2. Do Not Stress out the Police Officer
Believe it or not, a police officer, even those assigned to traffic violations, put their lives into danger every time they work. Drivers can be crazy on the road, so any police officer on duty must be extra cautious, so they don’t need any added stress of you not following the rules.
3. Always Be Polite
Rude behavior will only increase your chances of receiving a ticket. Even if you are having a really difficult day, do your best to be courteous and you will be less likely to receive a ticket. No one likes having to deal with a rude person, so try to keep that in mind when you get stopped by a police officer.
4. Ask for a Warning
Apologize to the police officer and ask for a warning. Let the officer know it will not happen again. If you seem genuine with your request, he may let you go with just a warning and no ticket.
5. Do Not Admit You Were Speeding
If you admit to a police officer that you were speeding, or that you violated a traffic law the cop may be required to give you a ticket, so keep your loose tongue under control.
6. Try Crying
If you are an excellent actor, you might just get away with crying. I tried this once and it worked out perfectly for me, but my day really was horrendous so I didn’t have to do much acting. You never know. It could work.
7. Have an Excuse
Prepare the best excuse you can, and if you are lucky the police officer will believe it. You can also just be honest and give the police officer a real excuse. Sometimes our real excuses are better than our fake ones and you won’t have to tell a lie.
If you get pulled over, try smiling at the police officer and keeping as calm as possible. If you can be kind and relaxed, maybe the cop will reciprocate with kindness and not write you a ticket.
Try any or all of these suggestions the next time you get pulled over. They might be highly-effective for you. It is most definitely worth trying!