During my trial for an alleged 22350vc violation the officer introduced radar evidence. I attempted to question him regarding the speed survey. The city had lowered the speed limit an additional 5mph below the 85th percentile for which I understand they need to show justification within the survey. I asked basic questions such as accident rates(lower actual than estimated) hazards not readily visible etc. Items such as "missing piece of sidewalk" or "bicycles" did not appear to me to be a hazard not readily visible. So I challenged it. The officer stated he had no copy of the survey in hand and further, he was only required to know "the law not the survey." Every question regarding the traffic and speed survey went unanswered. There was no direction from the judge at all even though I believe he had a copy of the survey at his bench. When I complained to the judge he just smiled and said "any further questions?"
I basically had to use my copy of the survey to answer my own questions.
Is the prosecution when using radar as evidence required to be able to answer questions regarding data on the survey or at least have it at trial?
It might have been in the room but that didnt help me any.
My other question is this: As it was a violation of 22350 I questioned the officer about the weather (clear) traffic (light) and if I endangered any property or individuals by my driving (no) any pedestrians present at the time of incident (no) I exclaimed to the judge that the prosecution has no case for a 22350 violation. Again he just smiled and seemed to be enjoying the grilling I was giving the officer.
The judge complimented me on my preparedness but then found me quilty saying "it appears you did exceed the speed limit"
I was shocked to say the least.