No one appreciates wasting their time by getting pulled over, and we’re absolutely certain that no one enjoys paying a speeding fine out of pocket. If you’re like most people, then you’ve been cruising on the highway on your way to work, school, a meeting, or some other timely obligation. The mere sight of a state trooper parked on the side of the road is enough to spike your heart rate, but the moment you see flashing red and blue in your rearview mirror, your heart stops altogether. Trust us, we understand where you’re coming from.
Steer Clear With Our Passive Radar Jammer
While we’re not going to dive into the ethics of receiving a speeding ticket purely for the purposes of revenue generation as opposed to a legitimate public safety precaution, Rocky Mountain Radar, your source for passive radar jammers, is here with more practical tips to avoid unwanted attention from the fuzz. For a complete guide on how to avoiding speeding tickets written by yours truly, visit here.
We’re also not going to dive into the technology of the best police radar detector on the market, as you can learn more about our radar detector and jammer here. At any point during this article, please feel free to reach out to Rocky Mountain Radar with any questions about our products. Let’s get started.
Take Good Care of Your Vehicle
Though most people don’t realize it, the majority of officers have already decided whether or not they’re going to give you a ticket vs a warning before they’ve even approached your window. Think about it: if the exterior (and even interior) of your vehicle screams “I hate the police and everything that driving laws stand for,” you’re more likely to receive a fine for going even 2 or 3 mph over the speed limit as opposed to if your vehicle is clean, respectful, and well-maintained.
Sure, this isn’t the case every single time, but as a general rule of thumb, take care of your vehicle in a way that communicates to officers “I may be speeding a little bit, but I’m an otherwise responsible and law-abiding citizen.”
Drive a Nondescript Vehicle (If Possible)
We understand that you can’t always choose what you’re driving, but in the watchful eyes of a keen state trooper, there’s a difference between a white minivan and a bright red convertible. Custom vehicles with loud exhausts, flashy decals, or any type of modifications that draw attention to it are going to do exactly that: draw the unwanted attention of an officer. They can’t necessarily (or easily) pull over multiple cars at once, so they’re much more likely to single out a high-profile vehicle if they’re speeding.
Calibrate Your Speedometer
Even if your car is brand new — and more so if it’s an older vehicle — your speedometer reading could be significantly inaccurate. Not only does an inaccurate speedometer increase your chances of getting pulled over, but it’s also a legitimate safety concern. We’ve actually dedicated an entire blog post to the importance of determining your vehicle’s speedometer reading, but Rocky Mountain Radar has another useful resource in our anti-speed ticket arsenal.
We offer a free speedometer app that uses the GPS technology in your smartphone to display a highly accurate speedometer and digital speed readout. You might be surprised at the extent to which this readout differs from what your traditional speedometer tells you! For those who spend a lot of time driving across the country using cruise control, we can’t recommend calibrating your speedometer enough. Visit www.app.rockymountainradar.com to learn more.
Keep an Eye Out For Interstate and Highway Crossovers
You’re driving, so you should already keep a tactful eye on the road ahead of you (as well as all of your immediate surroundings, of course). Train your eye to spot parked police officers and state troopers in the median area dividing the two directions of the interstate, especially when you start to enter more populated areas or stretches of highway where the speed limit suddenly decreases.
You can’t always spot a hidden cop, but when they’re visible in the distance, you’ll know when to slow down ahead of time.