Did you know your speedometer can have an error rating of no more than 5% or 2.5% above or below the speedometer reading? This means at 60 mph you could actually be traveling 61.5 mph and still be within the manufactures tolerances for speedometer accuracy.
The speedometer tolerances are present in the manufacturing of vehicles because different tire brands and air pressure have different tire diameters. The tire diameters cause the speedometer inaccuracy. If you make any alteration to your tire size, larger or small, than what was provided from the manufacturer, you could further alter the accuracy of your speedometer. Large tire sizes produce an even great error in speedometer reading.
If you received a ticket for speeding or you have altered your vehicle tire size, you may want to consider speedometer testing and calibration.
You now have some information at your fingertips to win or reduce your penalty if an officer writes you a ticket for speeding and the method of measurement is “pacing”. Pacing refers to a car following behind you traveling the same speed and not gaining or losing distance between the two cars.
Your St Petersburg speeding ticket attorney with the Rooth Law Group can walk you through the court process and represent your interest. Whether you need to fight the charge or keep the points off your license we can help. Call our office today, 727-797-9600!