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Speeding Tickets and the 10 MPH Cushion Myth

Speeding Tickets and the 10 MPH Cushion Myth – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Based on speeding ticket data recorded by the District Court of Maryland within the past couple years and investigated  by baltimoresun.com, it is clear that the common view that officers won’t give you a ticket if you are driving less than 10 mph over the speed limit, is a myth.

Figures compiled by the District Court of Maryland quash the common misconception.

Statewide, 26 percent of all officer-issued speeding citations went to drivers clocked going 1 to 9 mph over the limit, according to the data from the 2011 fiscal year. About 70,000 of the 272,000 tickets fell in that range.

Sgt. Marc Black, a Maryland State Police spokesman, said the numbers don’t surprise him. Troopers are trained that “if we see a violation, then we are supposed to act upon that violation,” he said.

So no 10 mph cushion? “I think that’s a fallacy put out there,” he said, “and unfortunately some of these people found it may not be so.” –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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