I’ve written quite a bit about traffic tickets and one of the most-read pieces I ever put up here was how to reduce the odds of being ticketed during a traffic stop. It is the subject of this week’s podcast.

I have written about this a few times and even did an audio podcast of it a couple of years ago. But, the other night I had a conversation with a Michigan State Trooper by the side of the road. Turns out, my driving had caught his attention.

Did I follow my own advice? Yes, I did. But I thought it would be a good time to go over this all again. And this is information I have gleaned from 25 years of handing traffic tickets. I’ve spoken to police officers, prosecutors, and judges - as well as all of my clients who’ve gotten tickets.

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And yes, there are things you can do to better your chances at the roadside. There are no guarantees here but, in life, are there ever? So here is the audio.

And the video:

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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 25 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.

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