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James Eagan, a trooper with the 20 years of expereince with the New York State Police is the author of A Speeders Guide to Avoiding Tickets.


According to the book description, “Regardless of your record as a driver, everyone speeds sometimes. You are on the open road, no one around for miles, and so you step on the gas pedal. Then you experience a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach -- and in your wallet -- when you see a flashing red light in the rearview mirror. Now you can ease on down the road without paying the high price of traffic tickets, inflated insurance premiums and expensive lawyer's fees. Former New York State Trooper James M. Eagan tells you how-with invaluable tips and trade secrets that the police don't want you to know.


The book includes:What makes a cop tick (and how to use it to your advantage); What dates and times are safest to step on the gas and when you are most likely to get caught; How to avoid talking yourself into tickets;What stories and excuses will often work; How to spot an unmarked car; and, Clipping the wings off “The Bear in the Air.”

One reader of A Speeders Guide to Avoiding Tickets said, “Working in the City of Los Angeles as a police officer, I've heard every cock and bull story so people would avoid a ticket. I mean, It's not like I cite people on a regular basis. I am not the CHP. The scary thing about the book was Officer Neckvein. Yes, the same people Sgt. James Eagan wrote about, I see and deal with on a daily basis. I enjoyed this book because it not only helps the speeder in avoiding that God-forbidding ticket, but assures me that the person will not shoot me, stab me, run me over or act like a jerk. But speaking about experience, I pulled over a woman for speeding. I was on the surface street as she was going five miles over the speed limit. I wanted to tell her to slow down. It was at night and I lit up her car. She then turned on the dome lights, raised her right arm, waved left and right to say she knew that I was behind her, lowered her windows, turned on her right turn indicater and stopped under a well-lighted area. I know she had to have read the book. I did the usual, asked for her Cal-op, reg and insurance. She looked into my eyes, smiled and said sure officer. She did everything to the book. I then chk'd her, she came clear and told her that I wasn't going to cite her but warned her to slow down. She never said sir, I asked what she did and managed to segue A speeders Guide to Avoiding Ticket was a good book, huh? She said yeah and stuttered. I laughed and said thank you for taking time and reading the book. Not only did she avoid a ticket, I also left home smiling. Sgt. Eagan's book is a great book. Maybe, maybe after you read this book, maybe you'll slow down. I mean, I don't speed because this book made me paranoid about getting a ticket. This book will make you paranoid too. Read it and learn.”

A Speeder's Guide to Avoiding Tickets
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About the New York State Police 

According to the New York State Police, “In 1913, a construction foreman named Sam Howell was murdered during a payroll robbery in Westchester County. Because Westchester County was a very rural area then, there was no local police department and Mr. Howell's murderers escaped, even though he identified them before he died.

His vicious crime spurred Mr. Howell's employer, Moyca Newell (left) and her friend, Katherine Mayo (right), to initiate a movement to form a State Police department to provide police protection to rural areas. As a result of their efforts, the State Legislature established the New York State Police as a full service police agency on April 11, 1917.

Since the first 237 men rode out of their training camp on horseback to begin patrolling rural areas, troopers have been there to fulfill the law enforcement needs of the people of New York State with the highest degree of fairness, professionalism and integrity.

During the 1990s, the New York State Police focused on three primary objectives: dealing with the rising tide of violent crime, much of it drug related; increasing cooperative ventures with local law enforcement agencies to more efficiently and effectively provide police services to the people of New York; and preparing for the challenges of the rapidly approaching 21st Century.”

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