I have found success
with using complete honesty
with the cops
when I get pulled over for speeding:
"Do you know why I pulled you over?"
"Because I was going 75, officer."
"You were going 85."
"Then I wasn't looking at the speedometer"
This conversation got me off with a warning, even though I was from out of state, and thus a favorite target of the Wisconsin highway patrol. The fact that I am caucasian with no tattoos or jewelry may have also been a factor.