About a month ago I rear ended someone. I was at fault. The police officer said that it looked as though I was going 30MPH based on the damage, but my car is made of carbon fiber which means it crumbles easier than other cars. The police officer said at the scene “that’s ok that you were going 30, it’s still below the speed limit.” There was no ticket given on the spot. However, then I was mailed a ticket for excessive speed at 30MPH in a 40MPH zone. Again, this is from the police officer eyeing the damage without using radar. The weather conditions were normal, no rain or anything. On the bottom of the ticket where it says “Safe Speed” it has a zero with a slash through it.
The ticket is for $530. I don’t understand how they can ticket me for this when they didn’t radar me and only going by what my car looks like. Plus he said it was fine at the scene. Is it worth talking to the police officer directly before hand? What other ideas do you have to help beat this ticket?