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How can you avoid getting a speeding ticket?

If you are currently facing a couple of speeding tickets in California, you may be at a loss and wondering what you can do to prevent getting a speeding ticket in the future. Too many speeding tickets on your record can compromise your license, leave you needing to pay fines and increase the costs you are required to pay for automobile insurance. Implementing safe driving practices is imperative to your ability to maintain a clean driving record so you can continue to enjoy the privilege of driving. 

While it may seem effective to speed to get to where you are going faster, to show off to someone else or to enjoy a moment of thrill, there is no reason why speeding is beneficial at all. Speed limits are posted for a reason and are designed to protect you and other drivers. Speed limits take into account the environment, typical traffic flow, the design of the road you are driving on and legal requirements. When you get your driver's license, you are agreeing to uphold the rules of the road and observe all of the laws. 

According to USA Today, one way that you can avoid speeding is to get to the bottom of finding out what makes you want to speed. Is it running late? Is it stress? Is it roadside distractions? Recognizing your triggers can help you to implement strategies to maintain your focus and avoid speeding when you encounter one of these things. You should always be looking around for traffic signs that indicate a change in the speed limit. This includes checking your speedometer to make sure you are still driving the appropriate speed. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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