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How to reduce your chances of getting a traffic citation

On Behalf of | Oct 23, 2020 | Driving Offenses

Few things can ruin your journey across Pennsylvania than getting a traffic ticket. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to minimize the chances of being stopped by a police officer such as blending in with traffic or fixing a taillight before leaving home.

Drive in a consistent manner

If an officer sees you following another vehicle too closely, you could increase your risk of being pulled over. The same is true if you change lanes frequently or fail to signal while doing so. It’s also important to drive at a speed that is reasonable for road conditions. Making use of your car’s cruise control feature can help to ensure that you aren’t speeding. You are more likely to drive in an aggressive or careless manner when you’re tired or bored. Therefore, be sure to schedule regular rest breaks on the way to your destination.

Learn local and state laws before venturing out

Before leaving home, be sure to find out if it’s legal to use a cellphone while a vehicle is in motion. In some states, you must use a hands-free device while driving on a road or highway. As a general rule, you should slow down when approaching construction zones or curves in the road as these are areas where police officers are more likely to be present.

If you receive a citation for speeding, using a cellphone or other traffic violations, you might be subject to a variety of penalties. However, a criminal defense attorney may be able to help you avoid paying a fine or receiving points on your license. This may be done by casting doubt on the accuracy of a radar gun or other evidence used to justify the citation. It may also be possible to assert that evidence was obtained illegally.