Re: Pulled Over Without Radar While Driving 60 in a 65. Cited for 80
Did he say he paced you?
What did he write in comments on the citation? Or as the description of the violation? What did he write in the "Radar/LASER/Patrol Vehicle No" box?
And if this is what he told you:
... and if that is the point where he estimated your speed at 80 and that is what he cited you for, then, none of this is relevant:
However, it is convioluted enough that I simply am not clear on what happened.... so ...
So you slowed down TO 55mph or you were at 55mph and slowed down further?
You brought back an old memeory... I ask the officer: "So when you paced me, which lane were you in and how close would you estimate you were from me?"
Judge jumps in and answers "He doesn't have to be on your bumper to pace you"... Its actually a much longer story.
But I will tell you that he only needs to match your speed for enough time to look down at his speedometer, and get a reading... If he can do that while driving at a speed that is reasonably close to yours, he's got a good estimate. Remember, his claim is that hew had you at 80.. So if you were at 83, 84, 77... 80 is close enough. but more importantly, it is ways away from 65 so as far as guilt, as long ashe can prove you exceeded 65 by a good amount, he can easily make his case.
So how close was he?
He could be to the side of you and pace you, or two car lengths behind and one lane away... etc. In fact, pacing you from your blind spot is a favorite of theirs... That way and once they establish a speed, they can merge and ride your bumper and use the element of surprise to get you all flustered.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!