You have a 35% higher chance of getting a ticket when you are driving a car with plates from another state. Highway Patrol, even though they claim not to target out of state drivers and treat all drivers equally, are more likely to pull you over and give you a ticket.
You are driving in-state but out of town.
When you are driving in unfamiliar territory, you are apt to make more driving mistakes. Highway Patrol can zero in on you, because you are looking around for street signs, places or names of businesses. They can tell that you are not from that area. You become an easy target to locate.
You drive certain vehicles. Did you know that certain vehicles and certain colors of vehicles have a higher ticketing ratios.
Sports Cars – Duh. When you are driving sports or fast cars, you tend to want to put the foot down and get into it.
Red and Yellow cars also stand out in the crowd. When you do something wrong, it is highlighted by those colors.
Have both a Red Sports car and you might as well have a flashing blue light in the mirror installed at the dealer.
What can I do to prevent getting a ticket?
Well easy to say but sometimes hard to do. Obey all speed laws and rules of the road at all times and especially when driving out of town. When you are driving in unfamiliar areas, look up your destination before you get on the road. Now days it is easy to do. Use google maps or map it on your smart phone. Many of these will give you turn by turn directions. This way you don’t look like a lost puppy. Choose a car that doesn't stand out in the crowd, especially if you have a led foot. White cars are the most common and tend to blend into the rest of the traffic.
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