Re: Georgia Interstate: Stationary Radar at Bottom of Hill, Close to Full Dark
Sorry, I've edited your post to show only the relevant information and this is what was left:
You did mention you were going downhill in the title, but is that northbound or southbound? You described the signage for northbound and southbound directions with no reference as to which is downhill. You really only need to concern your self with whether the limit is posted the direction you were traveling at the time you were cited. So look for a location on the citation and look for speed limit signs prior to that location, in the direction you were travelling.
The 691 feet is an indication that the officer used Lidar to measure your speed and as such, it is the device that has the least potential for error when it comes to excuses like it wasn't my speed it was somebody else's.
You can either pay the ticket, or you can hire an attorney to defend you if you're unable to appear. Although the attorney option will likely be cost prohibitive.
We call it "downshifting"...
They can hide, there is no requirement that they announce their presence, apparently in GA there is no requirement to have a marked vehicle, officer did not use Radar, he used Lidar and "stationary" is the only way Lidar can be used; and statutory or posted speed limits apply during daylight or at night, uphill, downhill around a curve and on the straightaway. Trooper is not by any description "too far" at 691 feet... And you might be describing a moment in time that precedes the time when the officer measured your speed thereby making it irrelevant. Call it what you will but the citation has been written, you have to deal with it and nothing you mentioned here will mitigate it any.
[QUOTEemail@example.com;638143]In full daylight, you can't tell what color the cars are as they come over the hill /QUOTE]
Say what? If you're color blind?
"They"??? Not "we"? Meaning you're not English?
The bobbie got you fair and square.
Pay the ticket... And quit the act!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!