My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
Last week I was ticketed for speeding on Highway 2 between Baring and Skykomish. The cop was in front of me on a winding mountain highway. I know I went over the limit briefly while going down a hill and around a curve but as soon as I saw it I slowed down. I dont think I was going 70. At Money Creek the cop pulled off, then zipped in behind me. When I put my blinker on to pull into Skykomish he flipped on his lights and I pulled over.
He said I was clocked, with radar, at 70 in a 60. (I dont believe him)
He wrote me up for 65 in a 60 and acted like he was doing me a big favor.
How could he have been clocking me on a radar gun on a curvy mountain road when I was behind him? How could he possibly have been shooting it over his shoulder while driving? How can he be sure that it was me and not a car going the opposite direction?
On the ticket: RCW 46.61.400 vehicle speed 70, 65 ina 60 zone, SMD, Speed R2 307
I have not had a ticket in so long that I cant remember when the last one was but I think it might have been 17 years ago. I really dont want this on my record for insurance purposes.
I dont know what this deferral business is that I am reading about on here but should I ask for that instead of fighting it? I dont plan on getting another ticket anytime soon.....
I remember when cops were all older than me - it really bothered me having to 'yes sir' some kid who looked like he was barely out of high school!