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Fighting A Speeding Ticket Rationally

Apr 18, 2008
There may have been past instances in your driving on those long stretches of freeways when a traffic cop apprehended you for extra-fast driving and as a result, you got a speeding ticket. You may have argued with the apprehending officer, wrongly thinking that you had a good reason for fighting a speeding ticket he was going to write out for you.

When you were arguing with the law officer, you may have unreasonably forgotten that somehow you committed a speed limit violation. Your act of contesting that decision of the cop to issue you a speeding ticket was just a useless exercise; he gave you the ticket anyway. He is the officer of the government primarily tasked to enforce the law and to maintain order in that highway, and he has a duty to perform.

A more rational and sober review and rethinking of what really happened perhaps should help you avoid similar incidents of this kind in the future. To refuse to recognize that perhaps you were the one really at fault would be irrational behavior; to continue insisting that he should not have issued you that ticket would likely bring you more trouble in the future.

Maybe you should have fought from the beginning that urge of yours at stepping on the gas, and speeding in that freeway. Sometimes that long stretch of a seemingly endless highway gets too tempting for you to push the gas pedal further down, maybe to test also the power of your machine. If you fought within yourself to resist falling into that temptation to speed up, and you won over that silly urge to zoom past those endless miles on the freeway, you would not have attracted the attention of that traffic cop.

From hereon, it would be prudent to change your driving behavior, if you want to ensure yourself from more troubles in the future. Always be aware of those highway signs especially those concerning speed limits, and pledge yourself to follow strictly the speeds prescribed. With that one time experience you had with a speeding violation, it is time to grow up from that boyish urge of pushing hard on your car's accelerator. Observing and respecting the law is one sure way to prevent problems, and even possible harm from coming your way.

There may be unusual situations however where you find yourself in, and perhaps you have somehow to go over the speed limit. For example, you are rushing a sick person, especially a loved one, to the hospital. Put on the warning signals in your vehicle to indicate to other motorists and especially law enforcers that you are in an emergency run.

In case a traffic cop just the same chases you because of your going over the speed limit in that stretch of the freeway, pull over to the side immediately to explain the particular emergency in your hands to the officer. Be courteous to the traffic officer, and avoid arguing with him. You perhaps can instead ask for his assistance to help you reach the hospital faster. He will likely oblige, and you can even have a highway cop escorting you the rest of the way.
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