Caught Speeding Ohio
28 Apr
Author: Colin Maher
Date: 2015-04-28
Categories: Traffic

What to Do If You Are Caught Speeding

When you first see the lights in your rear view mirror, pull over as soon as it is safe to do so.  As you are pulling over, take a deep breath and get rid of any attitude you may have. Do not be hostile, arrogant or angry. Being polite and cooperative can help with negotiating in court.

Once you’re safely pulled over, roll down your windows, turn off the car, and put on your emergency flashers. These are all actions that demonstrate you’re being cooperative, intelligent and respectful.

Never, ever, ever get out of the car unless instructed to do so by the officer. Leaving the vehicle can be perceived by the officer as an offensive move. Your attitude needs to be one of submission. Police officers never know whom they’ve pulled over.  A traffic stop can be very dangerous for them.

Have your license, registration, and proof of insurance ready to give to them upon request. Keep your hands on the wheel and in view at all times. As the officer approaches the car, do exactly what he says.

This is not a time to be chatty with the officer. The officer is simply doing his job. Do not lie to the officer, but you don’t have to answer all of his questions either. That may seem like simple advice, but it is important.

Here’s a handy reference of speed limits in various areas. It is always advisable to observed the posted speed limits.




Municipal Alleys

15 mph

School Zone

20 mph

Municipal Corporation

25 mph

State Routes Or Through Highways Within Municipal Corporations; Highways Outside Municipal Corporations In Island Jurisdictions

35 mph

Controlled-Access Highways Within Municipal Corporations; State Routes Within A Municipal Corporation Outside Urban Districts

50 mph

Highways Outside Municipal Corporations Except For Rural Divided Highways, Rural Expressways, Rural Freeways, And Freeways In Areas Determined By The Director To Be Urban Areas; Freeways With A Paved Shoulder Inside Of A Municipal Corporation; Freeways Outside Of Municipal Corporations; Congested Freeways As Determined By The Director

55 mph

Two Lane State Routes Outside Of Municipal Corporations; Rural Divided Highways

60 mph

Rural Expressways; Freeways In Urban Areas As Determined By The Director

65 mph

Rural Freeways

70 mph

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