Published on 01/12/2023
It’s the start of a new year, and with the new year comes new opportunities, new adventures, and (unfortunately) the possibility of getting new traffic tickets. You may have struggled with tickets in the past, or maybe you just hope to keep your clean record going for another year. Whatever your reason is, you want to avoid getting any traffic tickets this year so here are some ways to help make your year ticket-free.
- Stay under the speed limit
It seems obvious but it's easier said than done. Staying under the speed limit is the only way to ensure you don’t get a speeding ticket, but keeping your speed under the limit all the time can be hard. One of the easiest ways to do this is setting your cruise control under the limit. It is also important to pay close attention to any speed limit changes.
- Make sure your registration is up to date
Keeping your registration up to date is one of the easiest ways to prevent yourself from getting a ticket. After you’ve gotten your car inspected, you can renew your registration online at the North Carolina DMV website, it only takes a few minutes.
- Renew your license before it expires
Like your registration, it's important to stay on top of when your driver’s license expires. You can easily renew your license online at the NC DMV website, or at any NCDMV driver license location. Failure to do so can lead to expired license citations.
- Get a designated driver
If you ever plan to drink, make sure you have planned for a safe way to get home. Drinking and driving is dangerous, and is also illegal depending on your blood alcohol concentration. Always be sure to have a plan to get home before drinking, it might save you a serious citation, or even your life.
While these tips should help you to avoid getting a ticket, it's possible that you still find yourself with a citation sometime this year. If that does happen to you, don’t panic. Visit www.iticket.law or give us a call at (919) 200-0822 and we’ll see about getting you the representation you need to handle your ticket and put your mind at ease.