225,000 speeding tickets were analyzed in a recent study and this is what was found in order to avoid one..
1. If you’re going less than 16 kilometers an hour over the limit, you’re probably ok. 97% of tickets were for driving faster than that. But once you cross that threshold, be careful. The most common ticket was for 12 miles an hour over the limit.
2. Be more careful in the summer. Police give out more tickets, partly because more people speed. But also because they get more federal grant money to enforce it.
3. You’re more likely to get a ticket when it’s NOT rush hour, because it’s easier to catch you. The peak times during the week are 6:30 to 7:30 A.M. . . . 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. . . . and 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. On weekends, it’s between 4:00 and 6:00 P.M.
4. Slow down if you’re a teenager, or a guy. Across the board, men get about 50% more tickets than women. And the peak age for tickets is 19 years old.
5. The best way to get out of a ticket is to be polite. You’re more likely to get a warning if you’re nice to the cop. But not always. If you’re caught going 40-45 kilometers an hour over the limit, it won’t matter how nice you are.