Fighting a Speeding Ticket by State Trooper

Best known for her constant appearances on interracial sex videos. In May 2020, Speeding Ticket by State Trooper Kimberly D. Whiteley, stopped 25-year-old Jessica Simpson outside of a hotel in New York City. According to Whiteley’s police report, Simpson became irate, claiming that Whiteley had pulled her over because she did not flash her headlights. In fact, Whiteley did not even have flashing lights on his vehicle. Ultimately, in exchange for Whiteley’s cooperation, the state trooper arrested Simpson for misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

Simpson later settled with the state for an undisclosed amount. On the same day of her release, Whiteley was again stopped and charged with speeding. This time, she reportedly “chose not to cooperate with the officer’s attempt to arrest her.” Eventually, in exchange for the misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, Whiteley was charged with a felony for the second time and was subsequently released from custody.

If these two incidents are indicative of how speeding tickets are handled in many parts of the country, it is little wonder that attitudes have not been improving. Between 1992 and 2020, there was a 20% increase in the number of speeding tickets issued by police officers. During this same period, there was a nearly identical increase in the number of people who stated that they often or occasionally get traffic tickets. These statistics don’t necessarily mean that police officers are arbitrarily issuing tickets. A closer look at the circumstances surrounding the traffic citations shows that the majority of drivers receive only warnings, and those that do receive a citation are often given a higher degree of punishment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal accidents. For this reason, it is essential that each state take aggressive measures to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries caused by speeding. Unfortunately, many people simply cannot avoid speeding, because they cannot drive faster than 100 miles per hour. In an effort to decrease traffic speeds, many states have implemented radar gun systems that will allegedly “warn” drivers of increased speed, but few systems actually work as they are intended.

When a driver receives a traffic citation, there are a number of different options available to him or her. The first option is to fight the citation in court. Fighting a traffic ticket is never easy, but it is one of the best ways to protect one’s rights. A conviction can be entered into the court record, which will make it harder to apply for jobs, obtain insurance and even rent an apartment. For this reason, many people prefer to try to avoid a criminal record if they receive a traffic citation.

If a person doesn’t want to fight a traffic citation, there are several other options available. For example, a person can ask the court to dismiss the charge against them, or the state DMV can expunge the citation from one’s driving record. Expunging a speeding citation from the DMV’s database is not impossible, but it does involve a court process that can be costly and time consuming. Either way, speeding tickets should always be left in the hands of the state police and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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