How To Talk Your Way Out Of a Speeding Ticket

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from lodgerfilms and more videos in the Criminal Law category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Needless to say, we’re talking minor traffic violations. If you’ve just led the cops on a high-speed chase down the freeway, you’re on your own. To complete this How-To you will need: Chutzpah Acting Ability Shamelessness Step 1: Pick your nose Casually start picking your nose as the officer approaches. He’s apt to let you go with a warning so he won’t have to touch anything of yours. Step 2: Start crying Turn on the waterworks—the louder and more inconsolable sounding, the better. A crying woman makes people uncomfortable enough—imagine how unnerved the officer will be by a blubbering man. Step 3: Pretend someone’s pregnant Play the pregnancy card—if you’re a woman, blame it on the hormones (assuming your sleek, rock-hard abs won’t betray you). Guys, say you need to get to your in-labor wife. What cop would stop you? Tip: If asked, “Do you know why I stopped you?”—for goodness’ sake, act dumb. True, ignorance is no excuse under the law, but willful disobedience is even worse. Step 4: Play the victim Affect an air of vulnerability and victimhood. End each sentence with “sir” or “officer.” Mumble something about your dad’s bad

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