Landenberg, PA asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania

Q: Need help fighting speeding ticket. Timed by stopwatch and used lines in the road. Accused of going 42 mph in a 25.

Received a speeding ticket for allegedly going 42 mph in a 25 mph zone. Cop "cut me a break" and dropped my speed to a 30 in a 25, still got slapped with a $150 ticket. Brought the ticket home and after discussing the topic with others, I decided I'd take it to court, but I don't know what I'd argue in order to win.

Some background: The spot I was clocked in is a notorious speed trap, as I've come to find when discussing the topic with others. Right where I was clocked is before an intersection. I had a green light and the other side of the intersection immediately jumps to a 45, so, like anyone would, you'd accelerate because you're entering a 45 mph zone. The spacing between the lines is (according to the ticket) is 82 feet (0.024 miles in 2.04 seconds timed).

I feel like the ticket is unjust and that the robic stopwatch wasn't accurate at all. Please help, open to any and all recommendations/ advice.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: These are tough to fight and given the difference in speed not sure a Judge wouldn't find that it's beyond the normal margin of error for any speed timing device (4-8 mph). Contact an attorney who handles tickets before that DJ to see what it would cost and chances of winning.

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