My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of California. I was cited for going 86 in a 65 with a citation code of 22349(a). The ticket was checked that the CHP officer had used a radar.
I honestly was not aware of the speed I was traveling at, but I was with a group of cars going with the speed of traffic. I know there is no such thing as "speed of traffic" and it will not hold up in court.
I do have a good defense to my story, as I feel I wrongfully cited. There was a car in the fastlane of the two lane highway that was in front of me when we came around the corner of the highway where the patrol officer was sitting on the side of the road. If he did have a radar on that section of the highway, he would of hit the car in front of me before I came in sight of the partol officer and his radar, plus there is two lane of traffic going the other way that his radar gun could of picked up.
I have taken pictures from the google map (street view) to better show my defense. I would like to build a strong case to defend myself in court, but I need help with a couple of questions and where I may find some resource information.
I want to know if the officer can defend if he really did hit me with the radar, is there a camera on the radar gun or is it just his word? How can they prove that it was my car or cars around me or even the background cars?
I also read information about a enginner traffic speed survey. Does that apply to highways? If so, where can I find these surveys?
I also want to find speed history for the highway I was on during the same time I was cited? Does anyone know of any resource that give this information.
If anyone has any infomation or can answer any of my questions, I would greatly appriciate it. I will gladly take any advice as well.