My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Maine
I posted and got some great direction from a few people (thank you) in my Original Post. Since then, I went back to where I was stopped and found a few things.
The ticket (for 76 in a 65) has "A/C" circled as the method for determining my speed. We concluded that this must mean aircraft (Maine DOES use helicopters to determine speed and alert troopers of speeders). Two problems arose in my research of the situation. 1st is that I was definitely well past the 55 MPH zone that the trooper claimed I was in . The exact location of the stop was a couple miles past that reduced speed zone and I came up behind the cruiser and was pulled over immediately. There is no chance the trooper clocked me inside the reduced speed zone. We were in the same lane and there were cars between us until the 65 MPH zone began. The only reference the trooper made to my location on the ticket is "I95" and "Bangor." Even if I was going 76, I realize that it's still speeding, however, 11 over is much better than 21 over in terms of fine and license points.
Second: The aircraft zone ended as I95 goes through Bangor. I saw the lines and the final marking on the side of the road. There are no more markings on I95 until at least 10 miles past where I was pulled over and ticketed. The airport is too close (literally planes flying directly above) to allow for aircrafts to clock traffic. This tells me that the officer did not get me on radar, nor did she know my speed at all (I believe this in addition to the evidence because I had cruise control set to 72 as I always do in a 65 zone).
I've already sent in the ticket as contested and am awaiting a court date. Any suggestions? Especially That Guy or flyingron?