Q: I had my cruise control on 63. The police officer said I was going 72 according to the radar gun. Could radar be wrong
According to the radar gun I was going 72 in a 60. I had my cruise control on 63 going uphill. So i got a ticket for speeding. I also had a passenger in the car and the officer put on the ticket i had no passenger. He also put my wrong address down on the ticket. Could I take the ticket to court to get it dismissed
A: It is unlikely that the radar that the officer was using was not functioning properly; it would also be difficult to prove this in court as well. If you believe that you were not going as fast as the officer cited you for, I would recommend getting your speedometer calibrated on your vehicle. If your speedometer is off by a several mph, it may be enough for the judge to dismiss your ticket. If you decide to not get your speedometer calibrated, I would recommend contacting a local traffic attorney to plan for an alternative defense.
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