Some people want to do one thing when they get behind the wheel: drive fast. Maybe it’s from a lack of excitement in their lives. Maybe they played too many racing video games growing up. Maybe they just have a heavy foot. Regardless of the reasoning, speeding can kill.
Everyone goes through it. Usually, a week or two after you first get your license and you have that freedom for the first time in your life, you want to risk it all by going too fast. Some of the more mature individuals realize — fairly quickly — that speeding is not worth it. You could end up killing yourself or someone else, end up wrecking your vehicle, go to jail or pay hefty fines. There is no way around it. It’s NOT worth it.
Some people, unfortunately, have an urge to speed well into their adult driving lives. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 16-year-old or a 55-year-old, people driving excessively fast are a danger to themselves and everyone else on the road.
Speeding tickets, though everyone complains about them, are one of the best possible outcomes you can have after speeding. You’re going to have to pay a fine, yes, but hopefully, that’s how you will learn to stop driving fast and putting others at risk.
The National Highway Traffic Security Administration reports that the annual collective cost for speed-related accidents is approximately $40.4 billion. Every year about 41 million speeding tickets are issued at about $150 per fine, equaling out to over 112,000 speeding tickets per day.
People just don’t get it. That’s too much speeding. We all need to stop speeding and take better care of our roads, our cars, and ourselves.
Fighting a Traffic Ticket
However, there are circumstances when a speeding ticket is not just or fair. Fighting a traffic ticket doesn’t have to be an excruciating event. It’s important to speak with a traffic ticket lawyer before taking a ticket to court so you know what to expect.
Every situation is different, but some tips for traffic court include waiting patiently, dressing professionally, consulting with your traffic lawyer, and respecting the judge.
Fighting a traffic ticket can also be done by challenge the ruling of the ticketing officer. If you can prove that your driving was either legal, necessary to avoid serious harm, or that it was a mistake of fact, you might be able to get out of the ticket. Drive safe out there!