The Supreme Court recently affirmed the conviction of a man who used his
cell phone as a defense to a speeding ticket.
State v. Barnes
, Mr. Barnes received a speeding ticket after state troopers used the time-speed-distance
formula to estimate his speed at 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. Mr. Barnes claimed
that his cell phone was GPS-enabled by his employer to send alerts if
his vehicle was speeding, and there were no such alerts sent at the time
But the GPS only gave an average speed over two minutes, and not the speed
at a given point-in-time. With this fact in mind, and also considering
the fact that Mr. Barnes failed to provide explanatory materials that
the trial court had requested, Mr. Barnes' conviction was upheld.
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citation as a minor matter. I will work hard to investigate the case and
get the best possible result for you on your traffic trial.