Hey so I'm looking for some advice. I just got my first ticket ever (been driving 8 years). So of course its the end of the month and there is a *****load of cops around making their quotas. Anyways I was going home from campus, and the main route to get to the rest of town from the base of campus has this pretty steep hill. Cops like to stakeout the bottom of the hill because by the time you reach the bottom, if you just let gravity do its thing you can get maybe up to 40-50mph. But I know this is a favorite spot for cops so I always slow down when going down this hill. By the time I get to the point where I see 5 motocycle cops just waiting I'm thinking damn they're really out in force today. So I check my speed to see if I'm screwed or not. I'm going 30mph and the speed limit is 25 so I figure I'm ok. Wrong, got a ticket, cop cited me at 41mph. I didn't say anything cause I didn't want to argue and get myself into more trouble. Btw, when pulling over saw more cops, probably a dozen in the total area. I need to know if I should just pay the ticket or try to argue it. I've heard before if you show up to court and the cop doesn't show then they'll throw it out. Also the ticket says he got me with radar, so I'm thinking that since I have a small car and the one lane street was packed (less than 2 ft separating cars) that I could argue that he inaccurately clocked me with radar. I know lasers are supposed to be more accurate at pinpointing specific cars. Any advice, tips? Thanks guys.
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Got my first speeding ticket...grrr