Nobody wants to receive a traffic ticket. Not only can it be costly, there’s also a chance that it will result in having your driver’s license disqualified, which can completely disrupt your life. It’s best to avoid the problem altogether with the following helpful tips. Here are 7 things you can do to avoid a disqualified driver’s license.
- Pay close attention on unfamiliar roads.
One of the most common reasons why people receive a ticket for a traffic violation is because they were driving on an unfamiliar road and didn’t pay close enough attention to either the speed limit or other drivers. When you’re driving on a road that you’ve used many times before, it becomes almost second nature to follow the speed limit. You tend to know when traffic on the road slows down. However, this isn’t the case when you’re in a different town because you are not familiar with the tendencies of drivers on that road. Paying close attention will help you avoid getting stopped because you can better respond to other drivers and the flow of traffic.
- Always have your car registration on hand.
Sometimes getting stopped by a police officer for a minor issue that may end in a warning is inevitable. However, if you get stopped and you don’t have your car registration available, things can quickly escalate. Something else to consider is that police offers look for issues like a broken headlight, which is minor. To make sure it doesn’t become a major issue, have all of your required documentation in your car.
- Don’t drive significantly over the speed limit.
Driving the speed limit is a tricky issue because everyone knows that the flow of traffic can sometimes go much higher than the actual limit. It’s generally believed that staying within 8 to 9 mph of the posted speed limit can potentially prevent you from receiving a ticket for a moving violation. The amount in which you exceeded the speed limit is taken into consideration because it’s understood that there may have been an issue with your car’s speedometer. While this is the case, there likely won’t be any exceptions for speeding even just a little bit over the speed limit in a school zone.
- Don’t drive slower than the traffic around you.
One of the worse things you can do is drive faster than the speed of other traffic around you. It’s especially bad if you weave in and out of traffic because you stand out like a sore thumb and endanger the lives of others. It’s different if the speed picks up and other drivers accelerate. When it’s just you, there’s a good chance that you’ll get stopped.
- Don’t speed after midnight.
When it’s late at night, there are fewer people on the road, which means you’ll get more attention than you would if it was the middle of the day. Subsequently, speeding becomes an issue because there is no reason why you need to speed. If you get pulled over, you can’t use the excuse of going with the flow of traffic.
- Respond appropriately when speed is reduced suddenly.
If you haven’t personally experienced it, you’ve probably heard of someone crashing into the car in front of them because it stopped suddenly. It’s not uncommon for the speed to drop by 10 to 15 mph without any notice. Be sure to pay close attention and avoid distractions when driving just in case this happens, especially in construction zones.
- Be extra careful when roads are wet.
It’s a known fact that the number of car accidents increases when it rains or snows. This is because most people are not accustomed to driving when there is bad weather. What most people don’t take into consideration is that the posted speed limit is for when conditions are ideal, which means you should lower your speed when conditions are not ideal.
It’s not difficult to avoid getting your driver’s license disqualified, but it does require a constant effort on your part. If you received a ticket although you did follow the rules of the road, CNG Sunshine Coast can help to ensure your rights are preserved.