The 5 mile-per-hour speeding “cushion” we have come to accept is vanishing. Officers are handing out traffic tickets left and right, seemingly in attempts to increase revenue as Las Vegas Police Departments suffer from severe budget cuts in these tough economic times.
According to a study from the Journal of Law & Economics, there is a correlation between declining revenue and increased traffic citations. As 2011 city revenue declined, Las Vegas policemen cracked down on drivers, helping earn the city more revenue in 2012.
In Las Vegas, you must appear in court after receiving a traffic citation, so be sure to drive the speed limit. If you have a hard time managing your speed, there are ways to avoid a ticket without having to look at the dashboard. Driving about the same speed as surrounding traffic and staying in the middle of the pack can help you maintain your own speed and avoid being pulled over. Also, try not to drive in the fast lane – cops pay extra attention to these areas. Most importantly, don’t speed when you are the only car on the road. If you follow these guidelines, you may avoid facing a judge in court.
If you do get a ticket, there is good news! A single ticket will not automatically increase the cost of your insurance and there are many ways to keep your premiums low even if you are cited. Every insurer treats a traffic ticket differently, and comparing auto insurance quotes from different companies can potentially save you hundreds of dollars each year. You can also keep insurance costs lower by increasing your deductible or keeping multiple policies with one company.
Of course, the experienced attorneys at Ticket Busters may be able to have the violations on your ticket reduced so that it is not an issue for your insurance at all!
If you are pulled over and given a speeding citation in Las Vegas, call Ticket Busters for help. We have experienced traffic ticket attorneys on staff as well as DUI and Criminal Attorneys. No one wants a speeding ticket, but when it does happen, we go to court and take care of it for you. Download our new app and connect with us anytime.