Are you going to bother fighting that traffic ticket?
While many drivers instinctively want to "beat the system" after being pulled over, the odds are against you.
"But, officer, I didn’t see the sign!" ranks as the the top excuse in a recent survey of explanations drivers give when stopped by police. Not that it generally gets them anywhere.
Being lost and being "unaware" of car equipment failure are also among the typical excuses drivers offer when pulled over for a potential ticket.