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Wicomico County Sheriff Reveals Tips On How To Avoid A Ticket

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - It's the holiday season, and we know every penny counts this time of year, so we're helping you save a little cash.

Stop splurging on speeding tickets, or skipping work for court, hoping the officer that pulled you over won't show up. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis gave WMDT some easy tips on how to avoid getting that hefty citation.

First thing you want to do is put the officer at ease. Turn on your hazards and hit the lights on the inside of the car, that way they can see what you're doing, especially at night. Then, roll down your window and put your hands on the wheel. When you're reaching for your glove box, reassure the officer that you're just getting your registration.

"Attitude is everything. If you got an attitude I'm not going to say a word about your attitude, but my pen is going to be my weapon," said Sheriff Mike Lewis.

The key is to be friendly, not flirty. Most officers agree, good looks will get you nowhere. Also, if you show a little leg, your almost guaranteed a ticket.

"There are many women, we've had them remove their undergarments during a traffic stop," said Sheriff Lewis.

If you think you're safe going 5 or 10 over the speed limit, think again. It's all about discretion. Police say as long as you acknowledge what you've done, be honest and respectful, you could drive away with a mere warning.

For those of you that are lucky enough to have FOP cards, officers say that can get you out of a ticket, if you follow all the other rules too. The best advice we can give: obey the law!

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