My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
Original thread here: http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/show...751&highlight=
brief recp, basic details:
Cited for 61 in a 45
LAPD officer used Radar to make the determination (also "guesstimated" speed at 60)
Cited under 22350
Cited on Lincoln Blvd in Los Angeles which is also known as State Route 1. Cross street indicated on the ticket was W. Jefferson BLVD.
Finally received T&E survey from CalTrans after the longer than mandated 14 days period.
I've included what I think to be the relevant parts of the survey to building my case. However, you will see the surveyed speed is not that far off from the speed limit. Also the survey was conducted within 5 years of my ticket. However, using "http://www.helpigotaticket.com"'s guide I want to pursue this option they listed:
However, I think I need to see the vehicle speed survey sheet to determine this??, which was an attachment to the T&E survey I requested but was not provided! Anyway we could determine that a "disproportionate number of the reasonable majority of drivers" are violators of the posted limit? Does it help that the officer ticketed 3 other cars in the 5 mins before and after he pulled me over?Look at one more thing; what percentage of drivers in the survey are made violators by the posted limit? You can find this out by looking at the Vehicle Speed Survey Sheet (Figures 8-3 and 8-4 in the CalTrans Traffic Manual). If the posted limit makes violators of "a disproportionate number of the reasonable majority of drivers," you have an illegal speed trap.
What do you think experts? Is it possible given this survey to prove an illegal speed trap? I feel quite strongly that the speed limit for this section of road is not appropriate!
Oh yeah, also here is a map describing the situation... don't know if this is applicable to use in court/evidence but it makes it clearer for you to understand (if you care or even think its relevant)