Being Human beings, we all tend to mess up at some point of our lives. Some mistakes; however, are worse than others. If you have been caught speeding and genuinely feel sorry for what you have done, then you’ve come to the right place!
Even if you are a law abiding and respecting citizen, sometimes the speed limit just slips out of your mind. It is important to let the police officer know that this is a rare occurrence for you, and perhaps the last of its kind. Do not try to blame someone else for your mistake, as that can come across as if you are excusing yourself from all responsibility, and the police officer may not think your letter is sincere.
It is difficult to say sorry sometimes, however, writing it down, makes it easier and more professional. You can use the sample I have provided for you as a reference for your letter. Here it is:
March 20, 2017
Officer David Newton
Name of Police Station
Town, State, Zip code
Dear Officer Newton:
Re: Infringement Notice 001
I am writing this letter for the over-speeding incident I recently had. I wanted it to be clear that I completely respect the law and also those who uphold it. As a responsible citizen, I recognise my mistake and am writing to admit the same. Please consider this a formal apology for my speeding.
I am aware that it is human nature to make mistakes; however, some mistakes are inexcusable. To shed some light on the incident, I had changed zones, and due to a lapse in judgement, it skipped the sign board of school area. I realise that it was rush hour and children were being picked up by their parents, and my speeding posed a considerable threat. That is why I was almost glad when the police officer stopped me and told me I was going 14 miles over the speed limit. I was honestly shocked, and this was a wakeup call for me of how my lapse in concentration, however slight, could have had horrible outcomes.
I want you to know that this is my first and last traffic violation ever since I received my license three years ago. I would be grateful if you would consider this a warning instead of an infringement, if that is possible, however, if not, I understand.
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