My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: CA
I was charged with violating VC22350. The normal posted speed sign is 50mph and I was sited going approx 51, however there was a temporary 25mph due to work zone. I got the Eng. survey that states the prima faci speed as less than or equal to 84% and greater than 16% as 55mph but the 85% as being 56mph also called the critical speed. The only exceptions I can find to a speed trap are school zones and local roads/streets.
There is nothing regarding a work zone. Would this be a speed trap and the evidence from the Lidar and officer be inadmissible.
Conditions were dry and clear a few other cars on the road. Now the road is a four lane highway, two in each direction with a bike lane. The bike lane and right lane were closed and no workers present at the intersection I was sited at all the way to the start of cones about 1000 feet back. Up the street approx 1000 feet ahead is where there were trucks in the bike lane and the workers on the side walk and looked like they were eating lunch. The biggest killer here is that there was no warning of a work zone ahead or reduced speed or "appropriate signs" posted. I got pegged by Lidar the instant I hit the first 25mph/work zone sign.
Luckily I've got video tape evidence of the area right after it happened to back up the lack of signs etc. However, can't the officer just state that it was "unsafe" to travel at the posted speed.
Shouldn't he have charge me with violating vc22362 traveling above the posted speed in a work zone?
Any help would be great as I need to get this TBD out in a couple of days.