Kiwi cops have given New Zealanders a “secret tip” on how to avoid getting fines, offering the tongue-in-cheek “life hack” for local citizens last week.
The trick? Drive within the speed limit.
Posted by “Officer Pete” of the Waikato Police, the Facebook post pokes fun at “clickbait” titles that frequently use terms like “this simple trick” to lure in the more gullible and elderly, making them easy to recognize and -naturally- ridicule.
“This simple trick prevents the police from ever giving you a speeding ticket again.
We figured we’d post it here to try to help you all out,” Pete posted.
“There’s an online site that has come up with a trick that means you never have to worry about getting caught speeding again!
It is absolutely brilliant. Best of all, the method works internationally, in every country in the world.
Every year hundreds get caught for driving too fast — with a great many caught by automatic speed cameras.
But did you know there’s a way to avoid the hefty fines that come along with speeding?
Here’s how to cleverly avoid speeding fines:
1. Look closely at the signs on the road that show you the speed limit. The number indicated is the maximum speed you can travel. Whether you’re on foot, bike or car.
2. Try to locate your car’s speedometer. You normally find it somewhere in front of the driver’s seat, on the dashboard. It has an arrow pointing to the number that reflects the car’s speed. On newer cars, the speed is sometimes displayed digitally, with numbers.
3. This last point is also the hardest. Adjust your speed according to the number shown on the road sign. The police can not fine you if you do not drive over this number.
Strangely, there seem to be surprisingly too few who are aware of this simple yet genius trick. And best of all, if you stick to it, you’ll never have to pay a speeding fine ever again. Even better- the road will become much safer for everyone!”
Pete then admitted that he was not the original author, but “ it was on a webpage which was sent to us by numerous followers who thought it was a good laugh for a Friday.”
The post has since accrued over 25,000 reactions and nearly 600 shares.
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