Why You May Get a Traffic Ticket

young man behind the wheel of a car

People are pulled over and cited for traffic violations every day. It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling down a one lane road or a major highway. If your foot is a bit too heavy on the gas, you run the risk of being pulled over by a man or woman in blue.

Reporters in Minnesota reviewed more than 200,000 traffic tickets issued in the state over the last three years. What they found was interesting: Only three percent of drivers ticketed were traveling under 10 mph over the speed limit. The rest were caught at speeds that exceeded 12 mph or higher.

While speed was definitely a factor in the majority of tickets, there were other commonalities. Research into the citations showed that age and gender were also factors in whether someone was ticketed. The younger the driver, the reporters found, the more likely they were to receive a citation. People most often ticketed were males between the ages of 16 and 25.

Aside from age and gender, time of day also came into play. Speeding after rush hour and between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. was risky. It’s presumed that it’s because there are fewer people on the road, making it easier to pull people over.

If you receive a traffic ticket in New York, you have legal rights. Do not assume that what the police say goes. It is within your rights to fight the traffic ticket in court, and we are here to help you do that. Call our office today to schedule a case evaluation.