Ex-New York Cop Tells You How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

Aside from a hysterectomy, getting a speeding ticket is probably one of the least enjoyable experiences you will have to go through in your young life. You know you were speeding, and truthfully, you think speed limits are just the man holding you down from you hot blooded need for raw sensual speed. But, this is the law, and you must abide oh good citizens. And as with most laws, you don't determine whether you get to obey it or not. What you can do though, is make it as easy for the cop to determine if you are less of an a-hole, so that he's in fact less of an a-hole himself, sounds simple enough. Spoken from a retired NYPD cop, first and foremost, make sure your hands are visible. "The most dangerous thing to the cop when he comes up to the car are the hands of someone, because they could hold a weapon," he says. Secondly, he says, be apologetic. "You can play dumb. You can say, 'What did I do?' And if he tells you what you did, you could say, 'I must have…you know, I just didn't realize it." Or in the words of Dave Chapelle, "I didn't know I couldn't do that." Gets 'em every time. But in general -although it is frowned up, in this establishment- speeding isn't a major offense. So for all you speed freaks out there looking to get a bit busy with some open pavement, just remember, be polite…and stupid. Source: ABC News