I had an interesting experience in the US while speeding. I'll put the full scenario in quotes, as I'm not sure if the whole story really adds to the question.
We are unsure of what to do with the ticket. The officer didn't explain anything (he was very rude and threatening, as you can read in the scenario), the paper we got says very little other than 'to report to court within 15 days otherwise a warrant for your arrest will be made'. We left the country hours after we got the speeding ticket. What do we do now? We wish to visit the US/Texas again.
And would it be possible for us to fight the ticket? We believe it was unfair and unnecessary.
We just changed onto a different interstate. Previous interstate was 75mph, we couldn't find any signs but people were going faster than 75mph so we decided to 'go with the flow' and drive about 74/75. After only minutes on the interstate we got pulled over. The officer came to the car with his gun drawn (yes, really!) yelling at us not to move. He wouldn't let us speak, he wouldn't let us move. He asked questions but didn't let us finish the answers. We made it very clear we were tourists in a rental car, yet he proceeded to ask us if we were Californian citizens (the car had a Cali license) multiple times. After the 3rd time we said we explained where we were from he finally put the gun away. He told us what we did wrong and when we tried to explain we were tourists and were just trying to do the right thing, he told us to stop talking. He told us to report to court within 15 days and when we tried to explain we were leaving the country and didn't know what to do and he told us in a very threatening way we 'better report to court within 15 days or a warrant would be put out'.
This all happened at election night, I hope the officer was just having a bad day and this is NOT a normal experience with the law in the US. I am frankly very scared and do not wish to drive in the US anymore.