I was cited for 22349(a) on a Highway. My approximate speed is listed as 80, P.F./Max speed is listed as 65, safe speed is listed as 55. I requested a Safety and Speed survey from Cal Trans thinking that if a survey wasn't completed I would possibly get out of my ticket. I'm not an expert, viewed it as a long shot but thought it would be worth a try.
I got the following response back from Cal Trans in writing via email.
According to the Caltrans District 4 Speed Zone Survey Division, the subject road segment is a freeway with a posted speed limit of 55mph. The speed limit is set by California Vehicle Code (CVC) and not according to an Engineering and Traffic Survey result, therefore, we do not have an E&TS in our files which would be responsive to your request. The CVC is published by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and can be accessed at www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc22349.htm."
If a speed survey is not required is there another admissible defense?