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      11-12-2007, 01:25 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Aija View Post
Well......I got nailed for speeding..only 2weeks after i got my car.

I was driving on 680North which I think i was going about 75ish mph, car behind was going about the same speed, Escalade flying past me at about 90mph. CHP cuts the car behind me and starts taillgating me for 2minutes (he hasnt turned on the siren). Everytime I switch lanes, he switched lanes rapidely. Finally, im about to take the exit (he is still taillgating me), and finally turns on the siren. Pulls me over, writes up his ticket and says "Nice car.....sign here". I was cited for 80mph on a 65.

So my question to you Santa Clara County people in the bay area, any of u guys did trial of written declaration? If you lose the written declaration, do u still have the option of traffic school?

P.S. The cop said he used "Lidar"..thought they used radar for highways?
if he said he got you at 80, then you probably were going 80 and not 75"ish". You might have wanted to ask to see the radar/lidar? I rememered watching the news a few months ago about a new system they have where they can pinpoint an individual car to get the speed so he can tag a car that's between two cars. I believe that was for the bay area i think.