This is what happened, whether or not any of it is a legal defense is another story and why I am here. I don't think I would even bring up anything to do with the other vehicle anyway unless there is video evicence in the discovery package which I do not have yet.
Are there other valid arguments I could have given the ticket was wrong in the first place?
The only reason I am taking this further than the first court appearance is that when I pointed out the ticket was wrong they basically just said Oops, here's your new ticket and SOP offer. I was unprepared to accept that the details do not matter.
What road are we talking about? 35 isn't one of the basic prima facie speeds in Colorado. The video isn't likely to be useful except if it shows you NOT over the posted speed for the road where you were observed. Note the speed limit is that where you were observed speeding not necessarily where you were pulled over. Again, the other driver is a red herring. You don't get an exception because you want to get around someone you feel is unsafe.
The ticket is a notice to appear, it is not evidence, so the state can amend it to correct any errors. What the officer testifies to is the evidence against you.
Why would what he "thought" the speed limit was matter? The operative points are what he testifies he observed you doing and what the actual speed limit is.
And again, 35 isn't a basic prima facie limit under Colorado law so despite how many roads you claim are like that in the springs, it makes this road a special case and there has to be an engineering survey to raise it up. It's probably going to benefit you so I won't belabor the fact you're being obfuscatory rather than bothering to answer simple questions. Have fun in court, I'm outta here.
Earlier I asked you "so you didn't notice the swerving until after you decided to pass?" and your answer started with "no." Hard to get a handle on what exactly happened. So, you decided to pass the driver when you were behind her and could have avoided a potentially dangerous situation, but decided to speed past her because you didn't want to be next to a dangerous driver for "too" long, and could magically see what she was doing in her car without taking your eyes off of the road. You passed her quickly because she was an erratic driver, yet decided to pass her because it became safe to do so. See the contradictory information? You said:I slowed down and was behind in the adjacent lane for a while then when the swerving subsided I decided to quickly pass.
"At that moment it was safe to pass and I wanted to minimize the time spent beside the vehicle that I already knew was not always paying attention to driving more than whatever they were doing on their phone."
The erratic driving subsided, but you knew driving next to her wasn't a great idea unless you make it quick. There were safer alternatives on a four lane road.