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If you haven't
already done so, please read the Home page
is an exact copy of the CHP's chart, which was available on their
website until May 2004. CHP public information staff said that
they removed it from the site because "It didn't take into account ABS
brakes." So far, they have not offered a replacement chart.
2. How Far Back Were You?
The top photo on your ticket shows your car very
close to the limit line. If you want to know where your car was
at the instant the electricity was first applied to the red signal
lamp, multiply your Late Time times your speed (in feet per
Most tickets show your speed in miles per hour.
To convert to feet per second, use the CHP chart, above, or multiply by
Your Late Time is printed on your ticket. To
find it, use the purple box in Defect #7 on the Home Page.
3. Interpreting the Speed Shown on the Ticket
Some ticket formats also print a speed figure on the second photo. If you are trying to make some time/distance calculations and can't get them to come out right, it could be because the speed printed on the second picture is usually just a
repeat of the speed reading
made by the loops your car passed over at the place where the first
photo was taken. The speed shown on the second photo will usually
not be a new reading.