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In the United States, millions of drivers get speeding tickets every year. The cost of these tickets averages out to about $150 each, which means that collectively, drivers spend several billion on speeding tickets every year. That’s a lot of money – and a lot of time spent in traffic court. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to beat a speeding ticket, there are certain things you can do to improve your chances. From using license plate covers to maintaining a good driving record, here are 8 tips to help you fight – and beat – a speeding ticket.

Know the Speed Limit

You may consider driving over the speed limit if you are late for work or a party, especially if the roads are deserted. But, that doesn’t give you a free pass to speed. In the United States, speed limits range from 30 to 85 mph, depending on the road. The best way to avoid a speeding ticket is by knowing the speed limit and following it. You can also use license plate covers to avoid getting a speeding ticket. 

Maintain a Good Driving Record

Your driving record is something the judge will consider when you go to court. If you have a clean record, your chances of beating the ticket are much higher. 

Here are some tips for maintaining a decent driving record:

Obey traffic laws.Avoid accidents.Don’t get speeding tickets.Keep your car in good condition.

The judge may be more likely to let you off with a warning if you have a clean driving record.

Note Down the Officer’s Details

The officer who pulled you over may not be in court on the day of your hearing. But, if they are, make sure they speak the truth. One way of doing this is by taking notes on the day you were issued the ticket. Maybe capture a video that shows the officer’s exact words. If they sway from their words, the judge could dismiss your case. 

Check Your Car’s Devices

If you were speeding because of a faulty speedometer, you might be able to get a ticket dismissed. Remember to check your speedometer before you go to court and get it fixed if it’s not working properly. 

Here are some signs that may indicate a faulty speedometer:

Stuck needle.The needle jumps around.The needle shows inaccurate readings.

If you have a faulty speedometer, get it fixed and bring proof to the court. The judge may be inclined to let you off with a warning if you can show that your speedometer was not working correctly.

Be Polite to the Officer

The officer who pulled you over is not your enemy. In fact, being polite to the officer may work in your favor. If you are rude or disrespectful, the officer may be less likely to show leniency. But, if you are polite and respectful, the officer might let you off with a warning.

Dress Appropriately for Court

First impressions are important, especially in court. You want the judge to take you seriously, and dressing appropriately will help. 

Here are some tips for what to wear to court:

Avoid wearing anything that would make you look unprofessional or disrespectful.Make sure your clothing is clean and ironed.

rrive Early

Arriving early to court shows that you respect the judge’s time and take the hearing seriously. If you arrive late, the judge may be less inclined to show leniency.

Have People Who Are Willing to Help

If you have witnesses who can attest to your character or the details of the situation, bring them to court. The judge may consider your plea if there are people who can vouch for you.

Final Word

While there’s no certainty of beating a speeding ticket, there are some things you can do to improve your chances. If

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 8 Tips for Beating a Speeding Ticket
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/78551/8-tips-for-beating-a-speeding-ticket
Published Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:53:32 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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