Tips on fighting tickets

Among the writers here at Autoblog, we could probably put together a meaty album full of our most memorable speeding tickets. Something about a bunch of gearheads in high-powered, tire-shredding, plate-glass-shattering muscle cars. Mmmmm. But I digress.

Apparently the best way to get out of a ticket is not to blame the manufacturer for putting too many damn ponies under the hood. Nor should you ask the officer how much over the speed limit he had to go to catch you doing 95 mph. Whoops, my bad. That one was expensive. Oh, and altering speed limit signs has been proven to be hazardous to your court case.

No, according to John Draneas, attorney at law and car collector, the best way to get out of a speeding ticket is just be a nice guy. Don't make excuses, don't beg for a break, and above all, don't get belligerent.

Oh and apparently the first thing you should do after being stopped is immediately throw that fuzzbuster under the seat. Looking like you were trying to avoid a tick to begin with has been scientifically proven to significantly improve your chances of getting a ticket.

So get your speed demon butt over to Sports Car Market Magazine for more tips on beating the Smokies. And remember, 55 saves lives.

[Source: Sports Car Market Magazine]

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