My buddy had just bought a new SS camaro and let me drive it. Anyway…. There was some guy up ahead who was on his cell of somehtingt and kept swerving so we went around him. I really thought it would be better to get around him fast so we dropped back a little and I punched it. The bad luck is that there was a cop on the side of the road right where the other car was about the time we passed him so I didn’t see. Then the cop stopped us and basiclly gave us a bunch of shit for being “rich kids” and was a total tool. I told him that we were just trying to get around the guy and that HE is the one who was driving bad. He walked back to his car and came back with a ticket for me. Isn’t that a defense that we were having to go around the other driver?
Sorry for the unfortunate turn of events. I’ve seen the scenario many times in traffic court and unfortunately, driving around a hazardous vehicle is not a legal defense to speeding. In fact the judge has mentioned many many times to slow down-and let the other driver get far ahead of you rather than make the move and potentially cause a 2 car accident. While it is true the other driver probably commit in a traffic offense there is nothing I can be done if an officer never stopped him.
As for the speed, one of the best defenses is to challenge the officers training, log books, and radar certification as this is the most likely method of prevailing on a speeding ticket or negotiating a better deal in court.