Ex-Cop Reveals How to Avoid Getting a Traffic Ticket
Nobody likes getting pulled over and we all dread those infamous - and expensive - traffic tickets. If you've ever wanted insider info on how to avoid a speeding ticket, ABC News talked about it with a retired NYPD officer, Jerry Kane, and he offered up several tips.
Don't Drive More Than 10 Miles Over the Speed Limit.
As long as you don't drive more than 10 miles over the limit, you'll virtually never get pulled over. Kane added, "If you were my brother or my cousin and asked me, that's what I would tell you."
Make Sure Everyone in the Car Has Their Hands Visible.
You've probably heard this before, but cops are trained to assume everyone they pull over is packing heat. So if your hands are visible, it makes them less on edge. And that means they're less likely to give you a ticket. Kane also says that if it's dark out, the first thing you should do is turn your interior light on.
When the officer asks if you know why he pulled you over, your best bet is to just act clueless. Then when he says you were speeding or ran a red light, pretend you feel really bad about it.
Be an Attractive Woman.
If you happen to be one, you obviously have a much better chance of not getting a ticket. And according to Kane, showing a little leg usually doesn't hurt - if it's a male cop anyway. Kane admits that, "attractive women get more breaks." And also concedes that crying does work sometimes.