driving home from work on highway in little chevy s10 company truck. ahead of me i see a small bunch of cars stacking up b/c a police car is ahead. they all start filing into the right lane. i'm content to proceed to the front of that line of cars. we're all going about 77 in a 70. the police car stays in the left lane about 10 car lengths ahead. 10 miles go by. i keep the lead of civilian vehicles; occasionally we pass a semi or 2. police car still in left lane. he gradually speeds up to 80ish. i follow suite. other cars fall behind a tad. here comes another semi truck. left blinker....change of lane. police car 5 or 6 car lengths ahead of me suddenly cuts in front of the semi and slams on his breaks. surprised at this, i tap my breaks and cruise past him at around 75, switch back into the right lane in front of him. my exit happens to be just a quarter mile ahead. lights go flashing. i pull over on the exit ramp.
the ticket is for 75/70 with remark: "speed 84". so, is it legal for him to bate me into speeding? he was speeding too! i was just following him. i've been in that same situation more than twice in the past and played it the same way and nothing ever happened. once i set my cruise control and led a line of cars past a police car going 1 mph faster than it.
isn't there some law that says you're not supposed to drive in the left lane on the highway unless you're passing slower traffic? there should be.
possibly the most important aspect of it all is the lack of the officer's signature on the ticket. he checked the box that says "i served a copy of the civil infraction......i declare......statements above are true....." but didn't sign where it says 'Complainants signature and receipt if applicable' though he did print his name.
so can i get out of this one?
and when, if ever, should i tell my boss i got pulled over for speeding in the company truck i was borrowing (car getting repaired). we've got 13 trucks. i was driving the crappy one that always gets lent out. better coming from me than the insurance company right?