My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Tennessee
I got pulled over and received my first speeding ticket. I was driving along the interstate at 55mph when I see a cop on the side of the road. I didn't think anything of it because I was well aware of my speed. I double checked it and sure enough my speedometer said 55. There are also several other cars in the pack with me, with about 2 that were passing me at the time, including an ambulance. There were 2 lanes of traffic between my car and the patrol car.
Next thing I know, here comes the cop, with his lights on. So I get over thinking he was going to get one of those who had passed me up. Nope. He gets right on my back bumper. Puzzled, I pull over. The officer walks up to my car and says, "I'm Officer ...., I clocked you going 76 in a 55. I need your license. Please have your registration and proof of insurance out when I get back."
I am freaking out because he was accusing me of something I know I wasn't doing, but I don't argue because I didn't want to tick the guy off, plus I've heard not to argue with them there, take it to court. I'm just afraid that since it's my word against his word, it won't go my way. Any advice on this?
Plus, one of my friends told me to check the survey to see if 55 is a justified speed limit. How do I get the survey?