Ok so let me start with the one I got today… let me try to make it short, I was at a red light waiting to turn into the parking lot of my college. There are two lanes to make the left turn. I was the first one on the outside lane, on the inside lane there was an old corroded beat up Honda Accord, maybe an 89 or 90. This car was going extremely slowly all along the way to college, but in street traffic with really close to each other red lights, nobody could pass him. Anyways, back to turning into the college. When the light went green we turn in, he was going extremely slow backing all the traffic on his inside lane, and even though I was on the outside lane I catch him and starting passing. I know my limit is 20m/h and sometimes fellow students cross so I was careful. Right there and there I saw the patrol car pointing like ready to give ticket, so I am like ok, im getting slightly ahead of his accord I better slow down a bit before he thinks I am speeding , is better to prevent if you can. Guess what? I pass by him at 17 ml/h and he turns on the lights and siren and stop me. After the usual license and registration, he told me that I was speeding, I told him WHAT?? I was watching my speedometer I never crossed the 20, do you have my on gun ? on radar? Can you show me? He said, no I did not I just estimated your speed you were going 30. So I replay so you have no prove that I was actually going 30 or not, he kinda got mad and told me he had estimated many times in he is life and he is always right and see you in court. I was like ok thanks, is all right. That’s all
I will definitely fight this ticket. This is my first ticket in 4 years and my third one for life due to over the speed limit and I have never complained not even a bit. This time I am dead sure I did not drive over 20m/h and to confirm that I have my speedometer against an “estimation”. I respect his skills to estimate speed, but is a human estimation against a speedometer. Could you guys be able to estimate if I am 20 or 30 if I am driving towards you? Did he had two preset points A and B and take the accurate time it took me to reach each point? I don’t think so. I asked him for a prove, to show me anything, he reply is his estimation only…I am pretty sure the Honda driving way slower than me made me appear like I was above the limit when he was the one below the speed limit…
.. I am telling you, I will fight this ticket! My court is on April 19 so Ill let you guys know what happen.
So I got a MSP3 GT 2008, Black Mica, only mods so far are the MAZDASPEED CAI and MAZDASPEED exhaust installed by dealer (just to make sure I am legal an have my warranty intact) Noise was not an issue here, since I was going so slow but just for you guys to know more details.