Driving With the Flow of Traffic
(Grand Rapids, MI)
Flow Of Traffic Speeding Ticket
I was driving with the flow of traffic and received a speeding ticket. It would have be dangerous to go any other speed - faster or slower. And, how can they single out one driver and give them a ticket and let everyone else go on down the highway?
Response: Reggie, thanks for your question and it's a frequent one. We get at least one call a day asking this.
It does seem prudent and reasonable to "go with the flow" in traffic or anywhere. BUT, here are the facts. 1. Because there is traffic or it is rush hour, the speed limit is the same (unless posted differently during certain times). 2. The officer cannot pull everyone over. (Although they do pull groups over when several officers are working together). 3. Because everyone is speeding does not make it legal and does not mean you weren't. 4. Sometimes, you are just the unlucky one. A bunch of cars are speeding, so the officer snags one - and it's you. Why did he pick you? Car? Driver? Who knows. But, he did and you were speeding - even with the flow of traffic.
Minimize the damage to your driving record and have it amended if you're eligible. Next time, he'll likely grab someone else.
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