My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington
The PO states that he checked his speedometer for accuracy using RADAR within 6 months and it appeared to be working properly. He identifies the RADAR unit but he doesn't identify his patrol car so there is no way I can verify his speedometer.
He also says he "visually noticed my vehicle appeared to be traveling faster than the posted speed limit of 35 mph" and after pacing me at 52 mph says "this speed was consistent with his visual estimate of the vehicles speed." Well his visual estimate could be anywhere from 36mph to 70+ mph..
The only reason I was speeding was because he was tailgating me. He made me nervous which "pushed" me into speeding up.
The road was very dark with no street lights, and raining heavily. He was directly behind me the entire time. I find it highly doubtful he could visually estimate my speed at all under those conditions.
Do you think any of these arguments would hold up in court?