I am guessing its either this, or something like it. Perhaphs a police officer saw this OP accelerating "briskly" from a stop, at a speed they felt was unsafe. They cant give you a speeding ticket if you hadnt actually hit the speed limit yet, but they can say you were accelerating unsafely (or not obeying the basic speed law).
From reading what OP posted, its obviously a rule to prevent "cars and coffee" style burnouts and such, but they also can likely try to make it stick by saying the OP was accelerating too fast for conditions / the situation.
Traffic courts are money machines and if you say you want to contest you will probably be offered a "deal" to pay fine without it going on your record. If you choose to fight you will likely have to reschedule and they will "bully" you saying how inconvenient/all day it will be and the consequences if you (likely) lose.
In the late '90s, I had to go to Denver from my home in Wyoming. Car wouldn't start, so I rented one and took off. It seemed to me that I was traveling faster than the speed limit despite what the indicator said. Got to Denver, did my biz, returned north. Got stopped by the WHP near Wheatland, WY. Cop had me at over 80 mph. Speedo said just a bit over 70. I told him to remember this incident, that we would meet in court.The judge will alway side with the police officer. They are an expert witness and you are not. Plus if the judge rules against the officer, the next time the judge is caught speeding the officer will not let them off with a warning.
I'll tell you - in NJ (a very blue state), cars are flying along the NJ TPK, 195 and 295. If you go 80 mph (in a 65) you'll be passed. And I haven't seen a trooper in months. Guess they've been "defunded".
OP, were you actually accelerating hard when you got the ticket (even if you didn't spin tires or make noise)? What got the cops attention?
If so, it's going to come down to the cops discretion, and from what I've seen, judges frown upon people who try to get off on technicalities, especially if they actually performed the action in question. I wouldn't waste time trying to explain traction control and how Tesla's work, as you're likely to serve as entertainment when you go down that rabbit hole. All it will mean is that the law hasn't caught up to new technology, but that's not going to stop enforcement of the spirit of a law. Getting out of any points is the primary goal (looks like that's 4, in your state).
Mind you, I'm not saying don't fight it. But technicalities on the wording probably won't do it. For example, the cop isn't going to detail whether or not they saw stones and gravel, either, and the judge is unlikely to care. But whatever got the cops attention in the first place, is likely to carry a lot of weight. Good luck!
Maybe someone should point out that even the slowest tesla at full throttle will be exceeding 100mph in "1/4 to 1/3 mile". Certainly any police car will be doing that. Heck, even our minivan might be able to do that.
For him NOT to be giving you giant expensive speeding tickets means you weren't on the throttle all that much. 40mph is only a handful of car lengths at full throttle.
Just my opinion as I am not a lawyer, but it seems like the cop made your case for you in his statement. Green light, no noise, no tire squeal, did not exceed the speed limit, and his opinions on Tesla’s. Where’s the violation? Worth talking to an attorney.
exactly. If I was accelerating for a 1/4 to 1/3 mile I would have been in handcuffs.
Last time I visited my doctor, I told him about my new Tesla. "It'll do a quarter mile in 10 and a half seconds," I bragged as he held his stethoscope to my chest. "So, what are you doing for the next 11 seconds?" He cracked a quick smile. "Seeing patients," was the reply.If you go to court over this, see if you can find an 'expert'(not you, sadly, someone who has no interest in the case) who can show a nice distance/speed graph of your car model at various throttle positions.
Once the judge sees the officer is exaggerating, he might throw the case out and ask for a ride in your 3
what blue state do you live in?? Around here CHP is basically the money maker for the state from all the poor saps that get pulled over. No leniency going on here.OP must be in a Red state.
In Blue states, thanks to the rioters i mean protesters, cops are more lenient nowadays.