My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: South Carolina. I received a ticket on March 17 for speeding 51 in a 35. The officer marked the ticket down to 44 in a 35 ($81 and two points).
The officer was on a Motorcycle coming towards me up a hill then did a U turn to pull me over. When he pulled me over he said, "The reason I pulled you over for going 51 in a 35. Is there a reason why you were speeding?" I said, "I honestly didn't realize I was." He asked for my license, registration and insurance. I gave him the license and registration and told him that my insurance was in the glove compartment and that I had a pistol in there as an FYI. He told me not to worry about the insurance, but asked me to get out of the vehicle. I assume for his own reassurance.
My question is does the officer have to state how he estimated my rate of speed? He never said how he was able to verify it and unfortunately I didn't ask. I was trying to be as forgettable as possible. Also, on the ticket there is a box where he wrote down the Latitude and Longitude of the location where I got the ticket. I've looked up these coordinates and they are nowhere even close to where we were at? Could that be used as part of my defense?
Finally, how does a moving motorcycle officer use radar. Is there a device mounted on the dash of the motorcycle?