As prosecutors and defense lawyers, we are involved in speeding infractions on a daily basis. We often hear from drivers that "I thought that there was a speed cushion and he would not ticket me." The general rule was 5-10 mph over the speed limit (the cushion) would not result in a ticket. But there is now research that during recessions that cushion erodes. The police issue more tickets and even at lower speeds. You may want to read this recent USA Today article. Slow down and if you get ticketed give us a call.
Speeding Cushion May Dwindle Due To Recession