Speeding ticket for going 5 km/hr over 50 -- best path forward?
Just got a ticket in Oshawa.
Cop said I was doing 85 km/h in a 50 down a hill. I honestly don't recall going that fast -- if I was, I think I may have sped up because I thought a merging lane was ahead so I wanted to switch over. There were no cops nearby at all.
Anyways, I eventually see a cop ahead of me waiting at a stop sign. I stop traffic to let him go ahead since he was waiting. Then his sirens go on and pulls me over.
Comes to me and says I did 85 km/h in a 50. He shows me his little gun thing with a 85 number on it. I ask him where and he explains. He then tells me he's only going to give me a ticket of doing 55 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. He then tells me if I go take it to trial/court, they'll likely throw out the case since trials are backlogged due to covid.
This is my second ticket this year (cumulatively only 2). What should I do? I really don't remember speeding honestly. I see that there's 3 options. 1. Plea guilty, 2. Early resolution, meet with prosecutor, or 3, Trial option.
I just dont want my insurance rate to go high.
Appreciate the feedback.