Memorial Day travelers will be filling the roadways with an influx of traffic, and many police departments are ramping up the number of officers they have on the road in response.

The National Motorists Association is encouraging drivers to avoid becoming "budget-balancers" for city governments by driving smart or contesting tickets if they receive them. To help motorists avoid being caught or forced to pay for violations, the association has provided drivers with some quick tips like using a radar detector and checking for popular speed traps online at www.speedtrap.org if travelers are visiting new areas.

Other recommendations include avoiding aggressive driving techniques such as tailgating or frequent lane changes.

If motorists are pulled over, the association recommends that they be polite and respectful to officers, but drivers should not admit guilt. After signing the ticket the group advises that you plead not guilty to the courts, regardless of fault, as a way to lower the fine or be cleared of the ticket.