In general, all 50 states have three different types of speed limitsthese are called absolute, presumed, and basic speed limits in order for you to put up the best defense possible if you want to challenge your speeding ticket, it is important for you to know which one you were cited with. I love personal liberty as much as the next guy don't get me wrong however i see people all the time driving aggressive and too fast i don't need a speed gun to know he needs a ticket we all drive a little fast sometimes but for peat's sake do it like you know what you're doing be safe out there let's just hope that the authorities don't. Usually, you can see these in plenty of time to slow down a little bit in case there's a cop lurking behind the bushes ready to give you a speeding ticket don't speed when you are the only car on. The police officer can give you a ticket if he wasn't there to see it and measure it, but unless he has other evidence that you were speeding, if you ask for a trial you can ask for the case to be thrown out at trial for lack of evidence. Radar detector and laser detector facts there are many, many myths and misconceptions floating around out there about radar (radio detection and ranging) and laser (lidar or light detection and ranging) units and how they operate to determine who gets a speeding ticket.
Many times the officer, and the court, will have a hard time proving notice when they send you a ticket in the mail in order for the court to suspend your driver's license, issue a warrant, or increase penalties for missing a court date they have to prove that you knew you had a court date. I got a speeding ticket the officer was actually nice for giving me a 80 mph in 65 zone he mentions in the ticket that lidar /estimated was 89 mph. One of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you kidnapped and tied up the owner woman: i bet the lying sob told you i was speeding, too category.
Speed racer is in the house i got a speeding ticket for going 35 mph in a 25 mph zone the other day and i'm pretty ticked the cop pulled me over after i sped up in the middle of a yellow light and asked me whether i knew why he pulled me over. If you get pulled over by a city/county/town police officer, you have a better shot of getting out of a speeding ticket most of these officers are doing speed enforcement as probable cause to pull you over and uncover a more serious crime (drugs, weapons etc. Yes, an officer can write you a speeding ticket based upon his observation alone the prosecution has to prove that the officer has sufficient expertise to determine whether the car was going in excess of the speed limit.
When the officer tells you that you are speeding, giving a brief, noncommittal response like, i see or i thought i was going with the flow of traffic is the way to go. However, if you give me the addytood, well then, it's time for me to give you something in return all cops are different you can't really criticize one guy for writing the ticket and the other one giving a pass. One of the best ways to go about fighting a traffic ticket is to get a copy of the officer's notes most police officers are trained to write notes, often on the back of your ticket, with details about why you were ticketed and what the conditions were when you were ticketed.
The only possible way this could matter is if the officer wrote the wrong appearance date on the ticket if he wrote for you to appear on the 14th when the court date was the 10th. The police officer follows your vehicle at the same speed you are traveling and checks the police car's speedometer to see how fast you are going c radar the officer points a radar gun at your car and it calculates your speed. Managers have the discretion to cancel tickets if an officer can persuade them they had a good reason for speeding, such as pursuing a suspect or trying to find a witness to see a parking.
In the example you gave, if he has miles and miles to catch up to you, if he does not lose sight of you he can pull you over a long way down the road and give you the ticket if you were really speeding, they may catch up but hang back, so they can clock you with their car speedometer as that will add evidence that the speed they clocked with. Here's the video of me following and eventually pulling over a minneapolis police officer speeding on average 56mph in a 40mph zone (up to 63mph at the highest. Also, when other folks see a car pass a motor officer at 20 over, they expect you to do something feels kind of silly to just ignore someone fronting you off like that in my personal vehicle, i never get involved with minor traffic infractions.
It works like this: in all states you can be charged with speeding by violating the basic speed law, even if you were driving below the posted speed limit the ticketing officer must simply decide that you were going faster than you should have been, taking into account the driving conditions at the time. If you had seen me and slowed down, i wouldn't ticket you me: i'm vulnerable in this little car and need to keep up with traffic cop: you should drive slower and more carefully in a small car. I was told by an off duty judge one time that one of the ways to get out of a speeding ticket is to very politely ask to see the radar the judge told me the police officer has to show you if you request it. The answer to your question is yes, a police officer can give you a ticket even if he does not make the traffic stop immediately however, in the scenario that you presented, it is unlikely that he will give you a ticket.