Any number of things can cause your speedometer to become inaccurate.
Any of these variables can affect the accuracy of your vehicle’s speedometer. (FAQ’s)
Often people believe that the speedometer is good for the life of their vehicle. However, like any other mechanical part they can become out of tune over time. Here is where we come into play. In any speeding infraction, it is always best to present your case to the court with a speedometer calibration in hand.
Call any attorney for legal advice and the first thing they will usually ask is, “have you had your speedometer checked?” In some jurisdictions, even if your speedometer is off by only 1-2 MPH, the judge may reduce the ticket to a defective equipment infraction, resulting in a non-moving violation. Non-moving violations do not usually affect your insurance premiums. In reckless driving by speed cases, as long as it’s not gross reckless driving (such as driving 120 MPH in a 65 MPH zone) just being off a little could mean the difference between being found guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor (punishable in Virginia by up to one year in jail) and a simple speeding infraction.
And finally, depending on how much your speedometer is off, the court under the Code of Virginia and most other states can dismiss your ticket outright. A speedometer calibration tells the court that you are serious about the ticket and there is a reason why you invested in a speedometer calibration. Is your SpeedRight?
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We use the latest technology to measure the speed of your vehicle. Our certified and tested equipment is placed on your vehicle, our technician will ride in the passenger seat and capture the speed of your vehicle as you drive the vehicle. The test is performed over the road which allows us to capture the accurate speed of your vehicle. We then compare, analyze, and certified the true speed of your vehicle with the vehicles speedometer reading. We use a wave length system to measure the speed and capture the speed. Because we use this system, the courts have taken judicial notice to this process which means the certificate you receive from us is court accepted.