My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California
Well it is pretty simple, I was driving from la mesa to chula vista and was pulled over by a motor cycle higway patrol. He came over and showed me the radar which read 83 mph and wanted gave me a ticket based on the fact that it said 83 in a 65 mph zone. It also read special 99 in the spec box, not sure what that ment.
Now I was in the passing lane and passing cars at about 3-5 seconds a car. That seems safe for me, anyway if the flow of traffic is above the speed limit and you are in the passing lane aren't you supposed to move faster then the cars to your right? I had asked a DMV agent when I first recieved my license a few years ago and they said that I needed to move at the flow of traffic, as a matter of fact I even thought there was a question regarding that very thing on the test and the answer was flow of traffic.
I don't get it, what did I do wrong then? I know I was going faster then the posted limit but going slower than the posted limit could cause there to be danger on the highway right? I mean about 5 minutes before I got pulled over there was a dude weaving in and out of traffic in the various lanes and i know that is dangerous.
I guess my question is, What should I do in the future? The guy seemed nice but his only advice was just don't be the fastest guy out there... which I sort of translated into don't be in the passing lane.
Anyway, any advice as to what I should do to prep for court or just on the situation would be appreciated.
Take Care and God Bless,