My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
Okay, this has been bothering me for quite some time since the beginning of 2018. I'm hoping to get answers here so I can debate whether or not I should fight this. So here's the issue, the story and my concerns
Issue: speeding over 90 per hour
Story: I was driving to my second job on the freeway. I was probably half way there when I saw a truck that was pulled over by an officer, thus causing a bit of a looky loom traffic. The moment I passed by, I had a quick glance at my speedometer and notice that it was above 80 miles and I had to quickly slow it down to at least 70. As far as I know, you can go at least 5 miles faster than the speed limit, unless I'm reading the wrong booklet. I could have sworn I had slowed down before passing the two vehicles, but I guess I wasn't. Not to mention that I had to be more focused on the road so I couldn't pay too much attention to my speedometer to find out the exact speed I was on. However, barely even a half of a mile later (in my guesstimate), the police officer finally got on the road and as soon as he did, he IMMEDIATELY came after me to pull me over. Once he did, I asked "Is there a problem officer?", he responded "Yes, you were going above 90 miles per hour." I was kinda shocked about it I was like "90?!" Then he asked me for my license and registration and gave me a ticket. I was so mad an confused I didn't even know what to do. Why confused?
Concerns: The reason why I'm confused is because I had gotten a speeding ticket before, but the diffence between then and now was the fact that the last officer that pulled me over in 2013, I think, had given me a chance to slow down before pulling me over and stated that I was speeding 75 or 80 miles for more than 3 quarters of a mile. In this case, although I slowed down to 70 miles per hour soon after passing him, the officer still pulled me over half a mile later. Has the traffic laws changed throughout the 5 years, or was the officer of this year not doing a proper job?