How to Talk Your Way Out of a Traffic Ticket
Talking your way out of a speeding tickets is really very simple. If you get pulled over for speeding, be kind, don’t argue and give the officer your current paperwork – that’s it! Well, that’s what has worked for me. You see, my wife has done the exact same thing many times and has always gone home with a pink slip. This makes her mad.
Call it luck, good karma – whatever. I’ve never had a traffic ticket! Even when I deserved one. On Thursday afternoon I was running late for my sons baseball game in Walla Walla. I pushed the accelerator down fully aware that I was speeding and thinking to myself what I always think when I speed – “you’ll be sorry, you’re gonna get your first ticket”.
So, when I saw blue lights behind me I wasn’t surprise. I actually laughed out loud and told my wife – “there’s a first time for everything”. I pulled over and got all my paperwork out and handed it to the friendly Trooper when he arrived at my window. He asked me if I knew I was speeding and I said, “yes”. He took my stuff and went to his vehicle. He returned about 5 minutes later and asked me where I was headed and if I was late. I said I was going to my sons baseball game and yes - I was late. He smiled and said, “slow it down a bit and have a good night”.
This has happened to me on three different occasions – all with my wife in the car. She punched me in the shoulder.