My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: CA
How often is the Speed limit supposed to be posted???
I got a speeding ticket for doing 80 in a 65? on Hwy 101 South of San Jose. I commute this route so the next time I looked for Speed limit signs. I saw one north of San Jose, and then some signs that said speed patrolled by air craft, but no speed limit signs between San Jose and Morgan Hill (where I got my ticket). Is the lack of speed limit signs a valid defence?? I am also interested it finding out when the last engineering speed survay was done for this stretch of road.
I've read the tipmra web site, and I am woundering how likley it is that a ticket such as this could be dismissed. I think the cop tailed me in my blind spot to gauge my speed. Do they have to get the speedo in their cruisers calibrated? do they have to test it for accuracy?? If I go to court, how likley is it that the cop will show up?
One last question: I've gotten conflicting info on wether trafic school helps when it comes to insurance premiums. Some people say that insurance will go up no matter what. the courtesy notice saus that if I don't take traffic school it may adversly effect my insurance, but it dosn't say that it won't effect my insurance if I do take traffic school. So what's the deal? if I take traffic school will my insurance stay the same, or will it go up any way?
Thanks for any help.