Traffic Ticket Myths

Traffic Ticket Myths

When it comes to speeding tickets and other traffic violations, long-accepted “facts” are often myths, and things we think can’t possibly be true actually are.

What if your ticketing officer doesn’t show up to court? How valid is the “faulty radar” defense? If there aren’t any signatures on the ticket, does it still count?

Knowing these common traffic ticket myths and facts can help save you time – and money – in the long run.

Radar inaccuracy helps you plead “not guilty” to a speeding ticket.

Myth – While many drivers will try to cite the possibility of radar device inaccuracies as a reason why their traffic tickets should be dismissed, this excuse won’t fly with most judges unless you have evidence to support your claim.

Driving with traffic flow is not a valid reason to contest a speeding ticket.

Fact – It doesn’t matter if your neighbor was going 90 mph in a 50 mph zone or not. If you were driving above the speed limit, your traffic citation stands.

Passing another vehicle is a valid reason to go over the speed limit.

Myth – If you want to pass a slow-poke on the road, stay within the speed limit. If you go over the posted speed limit, you can receive a ticket.

The officer forgot to have you sign the traffic ticket. You’re off the hook!

Myth – A traffic citation is still valid, even without your signature. Your signature simply serves as a promise that you will appear in court on the specified date.

Now that you know what’s fact or fiction, be sure that you secure the right auto insurance for your needs. At Remland Insurance, we’re dedicated to giving each driver the coverage they can count on. Visit our team to get started.