My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: CA
I was given a ticket for speeding while passing a furniture truck on a residential street; lines were dashed and no oncoming cars or pedestrians were present (I checked this before passing the truck). Officer told me I was going 37mph (speed limit is 25). I hadn't thought I was speeding (I was looking at the road, not my speedometer). I told the officer this, apologized, and agreed I should drive slower.
My question is, if I were to go to court and explain the circumstances, is there any chance they might reduce the charge/ticket fine? Or is my only hope that the officer does not show up? I gather from what I've read online that speeding is never allowed, passing or not.. but this seems to me to be a very unreasonable ticket. I can not go to traffic school since I've done that within the last 18 months....
Thank you for your time -