How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

If you like Porsches, it’s probably safe to assume you enjoy cars that go fast (unless you one of those people that are looking for a “trophy car”). With the bulk of our posted speed limits at 65 or under, it’s also probably safe to assume that you, just like the rest of us, have had trouble keeping it under the speed limit at one time or another in your life. I’ll admit, I enjoy going fast, but prefer to keep my license and my money in my wallet, so I try and obey the speed limits.

However, there are times when the moment takes over, your mental capacities quit functioning properly and, well, you just put the pedal to the metal. I’m not talking three digit speeds, but fast enough to get singled out for a nice little chat with the local law enforcement. Whenever I get pulled over, I always have the same thought, “What was I thinking?!” I hate getting a ticket…tickets suck.

Fortunately for all of us, I ran across a post on PorschePurist.com I had bookmarked a few weeks ago. The post offers 7 tips for avoiding a speeding ticket. Some great advice in there including a couple of techniques that have saved me regularly over the last few months. Probably the soundest advice is to not speed, but absent that logical choice, the tips will help you lower your chances of getting a ticket.

Check out 7 Tips to Avoid a Speeding Ticket in Your Porsche.

Comments

  1. Hey Ryan,

    Glad you like the article and appreciate the link. How’s the contest moving along?

  2. I’ve had a difficult time following these tips in my little family car. I can only imagine what trouble I would bet into in a Porsche. It’s apparent that an added level of discipline is required when driving one of these babies.

  3. … or a really big bank account.

  4. Contest is going well. Although I’ll say, someone’s chances of winning are at a once in a lifetime high right now! Great for the people who are taking part. They’ll have better odds being in early.

  5. Anyone know if there is any truth to the myth that red colored cars get the most speeding tickets? Probably not true but a guards red Porsche has to stand out from the pack.

  6. Great article. I wish I was better at following the rules. Red cars and speeding tickets, or at least getting the attention of law enforcement…there is something to it. I have experienced it. Recently.

  7. It’s tough to say if there is any truth to it Joe. I have a couple of “other” red sports cars and although I was pretty nervous about getting a ticket (I came home with one of them and told my wife we needed to budget a ticket in at least once a year while we owned the car), so far I haven’t had any problems.

    Course I don’t push it too much. I usually follow the fast pack and employ some of the techniques John talked about in his article. I’ve blasted past cops a couple of times going 10 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit, but been lucky so far.

    I did hear that Hummers are one of the top (they said #1) most ticketed vehicles on the road in the US. Haven’t seen a red hummer that I can recall.

  8. Apparently there is no correlation between red cars and speeding tickets. Here’s a cool little article I ran across:

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Insurance/InsureYourCar/8TopTrafficTicketMyths.aspx

    Apparently the only was to be assured not to get a speeding ticket is to keep it under the limit.

  9. Now that I think about it, I have had 7 Red vehicles…6 of them were sports cars…and my data is skewed…I greatly increased the odds of getting attention in a red car since I have had more than my share of both red cars and LE attention. Bottom line: if my driving was perfectly legal, I’d have no problem.

  10. “Hummer drivers feel like kings of the road because of their elevated driving position. As these statistics show, they are leading the pack when it comes to violating the law, which may reflect their driving attitude.”

  11. Apparently I use the word ‘apparently’ a lot in my posts. I should really proofread my stuff before I hit submit.

  12. livin at 30k says:

    Tickets always are a part of owning fast cars. If you have a daily driver that’s as happy on the street as it is on the track your bound to see the lights a couple times a year. My suggestion is to stay out of 4th gear. 911’s sound and drive so much better wound up than chugging along at 1500 rpm. You’ll have more fun too.

  13. It is hard to keep it under the speed limit, but if you are just hanging with the fast pack you should be ok most of the time. I usually drove my red sports car slower than I drive my sedan because they do attract attention.

  14. mitchell says:

    i’ll add another couple of tips that i use –

    1. pick your spots. its a common slogan in sports, but it applies to speeding too. if you speed ALL the time, of course you’re going to get caught. but if you change it up, then you not only have to come across a cop, but also at a time when you are speeding.

    2. you should know your environment before you decide to speed.
    if you are driving on completely foreign turf, you have no idea where the cops hide out. but if you take familiar roads, you have a much better idea of when and where they might be so you can be more cautious.

    3. if you are a regular ticketee, learn what the cut off speeds are for higher fines/higher points. for example, if fines and points
    double at say 20mph hour over its much better to be caught going 19 over than 21 over. those 2 mph become quite pricey.

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