Was trailering a bike home from Redmond WA on I5 last month. (Another moment of weakness on EBAY...)
Anyways, posted speed limit:
60 mph trucks
Lots of traffic. Left lane was doing 75/76. Right lane was doing 65/66 (per my GPS)
Did you know that a Subaru Forester pulling a trailer (with a 650cc bike on it) is a truck? Yup. In Washington it is a truck.
If it had remained a car, doing 6 mph over like the rest of the cars would have been OK.
But, since the bike & trailer had morphed the Subaru into a truck - it was doing 16 mph over and was deemed worthy of a $163 ticket. My first ticket with this bike and I had not even ridden it yet!
Anyways, I wrote a letter to the Skagit County court. Pleaded guilty but with mitigating circumstances. Explained I was not driving aggressively, that I was just going with traffic flow, the trailer had exactly the right tongue weight for braking and tracking, road conditions and visibility was excellent, vehicle and trailer in excellent mechanical shape yadda yadda yadda and concluded that 76 mph was not unsafe when everything is taken into account. I also pointed out that the cop did not seem to have any issues with everyone else who was doing exactly the same speed as me but by deeming my wife's little Forester to be a truck, he got to write a ticket for doing 16 mph over - without looking feeble for writing a ticket for the 6 mph over I was actually doing.
Got a letter back from the court today reducing the fine to $80. Not a total victory but much better than $163.