Speeding Tickets

With so many vehicles on the roads these days, traffic infractions and violations are to be expected. To curb traffic violations, law enforcement agents give out speeding tickets to violators.

Speeding tickets are given due to non-conformance with the speed limit. A common speeding ticket is one that is received for over-speeding. Certain zones or lanes have particular speed limits, which vehicle users are not allowed to cross. In case a driver travels above this speed limit, he is penalized. Most times the penalty is a monetary fine, with the amount varying based on the geographic location and level of infraction. On the other hand, repeat offenders are sentenced to both monetary penalties and community service.

Certain cases such as DUI, repeatedly ignoring stop signs, driving without auto insurance and hit-and-run cases are considered higher-order crimes and are called violations. Here, the accused is subjected to fines, a court trial and may also be put behind bars if found guilty.

While over-speeding is a concern for officers, so is traveling below the speed limit. Riding or driving too slow can also result in accidents, especially in lanes which have specific speed limits. To prevent unwanted incidents, officers penalize those who travel below the speed limit too.

What happens after you get a speeding ticket?

A speeding ticket has the power to rob you of your right to drive. They cause multiple problems, including creating major expenses and impacting your driving records.

There are two options that you have at hand when it comes to dealing with your speeding ticket:

  • Paying the fine
    What most people don’t realize is officers may increase your fine if you exhibit aggressive behavior when pulled over. It’s important to remember that anything you say and do when caught can be used against you at Court. So keep calm and accept the ticket.
    You’ll be expected to head over to the Court and make the payment before the date mentioned on your ticket. Any delay on your end will be considered a willful violation and you may be prosecuted accordingly.
  • Fight the ticket
    If you wish to fight the ticket, it’s important you have enough evidence to prove the ticket wrong. You’ll need to research about speed limits, ticket disbursement mechanisms and learn about the tools used to determine violations. Only if your evidence holds up in court will your fine be either reduced or completely waived off.

Goodbye to the Bugatti

The Netherlands saw its very first Bugatti Veyron in the hands of Trust International BV’s director Michel Perridon’s son. The 20-year old was so excited at his latest acquisition that he punched a 100 on a 50-lane. The car was immediately impounded and the driver fined. It’s safe to say that the $1.8 million car and the speeding ticket was a pretty expensive penalty to pay for a moment’s thrill.