I was driving on Highway 80 through Fairfield. I saw the officer on the side of the road and even commented to my son in the back seat about it. We had just been talking about why all the cars were passing us on the left side and I explained to him that i had the cruise control set for 65 and that the other cars were tachnically speeding but since I wasn't in the "fast lane" they were able to pass us. as we passed the CHP car I even mentioned that there was plenty for him to pick from. Imagine my suprise when he came up behind me with his lights on. i immediately looked at my speedometer and sure enough, 65. I pulled over and asked what the problem was and he told me he clocked me at 80! Pure BS. My son was even a witness to the fact we were only at 65! I explained to the officer that we were set at 65 and he smirked and said that being set at 65 didn't keep me from going faster. Well it did since I wasn't touching the accelerator. He would hear none of it and of course his "quota" was the only thing I could think of. I also realized I was driving my wife's red vehicle which, even though they deny it, everyone else knows that red attracts the CHP like a red cape in a bull-fighting arena. He gave me the ticket and with my son in the car, I couldn't argue the fact since I have always stressed respect for Police Officers to my sons, whether they truly deserve it or not. I got the ticket, which said I was goign faster than 16 miles over the speed limit (80-65=15 so I don't where the 16+ comes from unless their remedial math is as faulty as the CHP officer who wrote the ticket). They charged me $360 plus an additional $52 for traffic school. Remember the days where going to traffic school lowered the fine? I can't go to court because I'm a stay-at-home parent, alone for part of the week and live in the Sacramentoarea and cannot drive to the Fairfield court house, so I have no choice but to pay the Highway Robbers the $412, even though I'd love to fight this in court. I also can't subject my son to the questioning in court either, even though he is a witness to the fact that the officer is "incorrect" (I'm trying to be polite). The court, the CHP office and the entire system is a complete travesty and they know they have you over a barrel when I live too far away to fight them. This is, in my opinion, robbery, pure and simple. How do you fight a system like this? The officer could ahve even issued a warning if he thought I was speeding since I haven't had a ticket in years, but he knw he had me since I was an out-of-towner. He cost my sons their summer camps this year all because of his quota and the greed of the State of California.