My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California
I was recently given a speeding ticket for going 90mph on a 70mph Max portion of kings county on I-5 going to Los Angeles. Here is the story and I was wondering if there is any chance that I can fight this ticket.
I was driving south next to two other cars near Avenal on I-5. I was in first of the cars going a bit faster than them. The police car was going north against my direction much faster than the other cars. Once I saw him, I slow down and so did the other two cars. He then U-turn across the middle interception and followed me. I notice him so I exited I-5 to the gas station 1/4 mile down and thats where he pull me over.
Here is my theories.
If he is going against my direction faster than me, can his radar be accurate?
The passing time from my car and his car was about 3-4 sec, can he get a read off that fast?
The middle grassy interception is around 250-400 feet in between the lanes. This puts him at a angle of about 90 degrees and at least 600-700 feet coming closer but never closer than 300 feet which is parallel. Can he get a accurate radar reading at that far of a distance while moving at 80-90 mph?
If there was cars around me, can he mistakenly had his radar on the other cars?
When he u-turn into my lanes. Around 20 sec. I was going 60 below speed limit because I remember checking my speedometer. So the radar reading should be 60 mph going my direction. So how can he be sure I was speeding while going opposite direction but when he travel the same direction I was below speed limit?
He mention I slowed down but how can he be sure I notice him to suddenly change my speed to below speed limit? Maybe the speedometer was incorrect on the first measurement.
I read about cosine error which is the inaccurate of the radar while at an angle.
Help me fight off this ticket please. I am a college student that can't afford a ticket.