Many Kiwis have felt the pain of being stung with a hefty speeding fine.

Whether it's been a letter in the mail from a speed camera or the humiliation of being pulled over by an officer, most New Zealanders know that sinking feeling.

But what if there was a way to prevent the police from ever giving you a speeding ticket again?

There is! And the sneaky advice has come directly from Waikato police itself.

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Taking to Facebook, Waikato police have lifted the lid on the "simple yet genius" trick to avoid that speeding ticket, revealing the trick works worldwide.

"This simple trick prevents the police from ever giving you a speeding ticket again," they said on Facebook.

"We figured we'd post it here to try to help you all out.

"There's an online site that has come up with a trick that means you never have to worry about getting caught speeding again!

"It is absolutely brilliant. Best of all, the method works internationally, in every country in the world.

"Every year hundreds get caught for driving too fast... But did you know there's a way to avoid the hefty fines that come along with speeding?"

Police have revealed tips to avoid paying your hefty speeding ticket. Photo / File
Police have revealed tips to avoid paying your hefty speeding ticket. Photo / File

Police presented three tips, all of which will prevent you having to reach into your pockets to pay your fine.

1. Look closely at the signs on the road that show you the speed limit. The number indicated is the maximum speed you can travel. Whether you're on foot, bike or car.

2. Try to locate your car's speedometer. You normally find it somewhere in front of the driver's seat, on the dashboard. It has an arrow pointing to the number that reflects the car's speed. On newer cars, the speed is sometimes displayed digitally, with numbers.

3. This last point is also the hardest. Adjust your speed according to the number shown on the road sign. The police can not fine you if you do not drive over this number.

"Strangely, there seem to be surprisingly too few who are aware of this simple yet genius trick. And best of all, if you stick to it, you'll never have to pay a speeding fine ever again."

This simple trick prevents the police from ever giving you a speeding ticket again. We figured we’d post it here to try...

Posted by Waikato Police on Thursday, 18 January 2018

The cheeky post has gone viral after receiving more than 2200 reactions and more than 500 shares.

Many Kiwis commented on the status, with many praising police for trying to encourage drivers to stick to the speed limit.

"I love it!!! So true, I must be doing it right, I've never had a speeding ticket in the 30+ yrs I've been driving. I was taught this simple rule 'better 5 minutes late, than dead on time'," one person commented.

"Do this as a tv ad!!! Always joked to friends of the "trick" to avoid speeding fines (no trick, just obey the law) haha. Keep up the good work team!" another person wrote.

However, not everyone is happy with a handful of people accusing police of being patronising.

One person said: "That's the one, keep on patronising the citizens you're employed to serve... And to think you were paid for this post too...."

"Sarcasm being one of NZ police strong points. Discretion seems to have gone out the window these days," another said.