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There are dozens of ways to have your traffic violations reduced or dismissed—opportunities vary from region to region, so check to see if these apply in your state or province. Here is just a sampling: The issuing officer does not show for your court date. Two officers were in the patrol car when you received your ticket, and only one shows for the court date. In many jurisdictions, both need to be present to recount their testimony firsthand. A factual error on the ticket itself (your license plate number, name, date, or other inarguable fact is incorrect) may get you off the hook. There is no correct speed limit sign posted within a reasonable distance of where you were pulled over (in the U.S. this distance varies by state, but is usually about 1/4 mile).
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For those who have GPS navigation systems in their cars, here’s an added bonus: You can download additional Points-of-Interest (POI) software onto your gizmo that will tell you when you’re approaching stoplights that are hooked up to traffic cameras. You’ll find links to this software on the GPS manufacturers’ home pages.