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Old 10-04-2007, 04:04 PM   #2117
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Originally Posted by Da Jemster View Post
I'm no cop but just from knowing most officers can gauge/estimate speed by sight, coming close to getting your car's tail out would indicate you were going over the speed limit.

But then again, you could be driving the speed limit at the apex of the turn/curve then you snap the steering wheel, you could probably get that tail to starting a drift manuever.

You could be driving the speed limit and still get cited... the CA basic speed law says you need to drive at a speed safe for the conditions regardless of the posted speed limit (although that is a factor too), so you're right, losing traction indicates that someone was violating the CA basic speed law (22350 cvc)
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