Q&A - I Wasn't Speeding, Just Exceeding the Limit
so today i got a ticket in vancouver at the georgia viaduct, there were about 3-4 cars driving in front of my 5 ton truck when i got onto the viaduct from downtown and about 200-300 meters away the road forks into two on to prior and the other to main.
the cop with the radar gun was parked with his motorcycle on the prior side (left side of the fork), i see him from pretty far away and looked at my speedometer to make sure i wasn't speeding (limit is 50km/h so 60km/h shouldn't be something i get pulled over for right?) but as i do this i notice 2 cars head towards the prior side of the road and i remember thinking "hmmm they're much faster than me, they gonna get tagged". then those cars just fly right past the cop and then the cop hand signals me in front of his bike so i pull over thinking "he's got this wrong i wasn't even speeding, i'll just explain".
i get asked for license and registration, and i gave him both before i asked why he pulled me over, he shows me the gun it reads 77km/h. then i proceeded to tell him that must be wrong cause i know i was at 60km/h and that the gun showing 77 couldn't have been me, no reply. then he reaches up and grabs the window ledge, my window was rolled down and he used the door to pull himself up to look into the cab. then asks my other two co workers who were with me at the time for their identification, they do as he asks.
couple minutes later he gets on his bike and tells me to follow him down the viaduct until we are on prior and pull over right where the sidewalk starts, he pulls up behind me, gets off his bike and walks to my window and says "one of you have to walk now, the driver has a N and cannot drive both of you" and one of my coworkers does as he asks. then he hands me a blue copy of the ticket that reads 3 MVA offenses:
1. speeding 146(1) $196
2. fail to display L or N 30.13 $109
3.disobey DL restrictions (#pass) 25(15) $109
two of which i admit im wrong, 2 and 3. and im not saying i don't deserve punishment for those two offenses but it never would have been ticketed had he not accused me of speeding. after he gives me the ticket i voice my complaint again about how i wasn't speeding in the first place and he tells me "there are instructions on how to dispute the ticket if i am not satisfied" and rides away in his motorcycle. i look at the ticket again and realize that the cop never asked me to sign it. can i argue that the ticket wasn't legally served? and what kinda actions should i take to properly dispute this speeding ticket?