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Should you drive with the flow of traffic?

| Dec 4, 2017 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

It is no surprise that traffic in California is often a mess. One thing that always seems to come up is a concern about speeding. Some people say you should always go with the flow of traffic to prevent traffic jams and accidents, even if the speed others are going is faster than the posted speed limit. However, is this good advice?

According to LifeHacker, that is not good advice because you should never go above the posted speed limit. You can be pulled over for going even one mile over the posted limit. While you may feel as if you have protection when traveling in a pack of vehicles that are all speeding, you really are just gambling. While law enforcement cannot pull every speeding car over, they will still pull people over, and you may just be the unlucky one out of the crowd that finds yourself on the side of the road with the flashing lights in your rear view mirror.

Saying everyone else was speeding will never get you off the hook for a speeding ticket. There are also never any times when speeding is legal. Even if you are passing someone, you cannot go over the speed limit to do it. The best option to avoid a speeding ticket is to be more patient when driving and adhere to the posted speed limit at all times. Do not fall for the myth that you should go with the speed of traffic. This is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice.