I would like to see a cop win in court for a ticket of 1 mph over speed limit. Even 5 over can be easily challenged in court.
THATS why they dont pull you over at that speed. Not because they are just nice guys.
Yes, they can pull you over but its a waste of time for all parties involved.
You're missing the point entirely. It's not about being able to fight a ticket in court...you can fight most tickets in court to get them tossed out. That's not the point. The point is that it IS illegal to go even 1 MPH over the posted speed limit. The idea that there is a soft limit to the law in this matter is simply absurd. Just because they don't waste their time (usually) to pull you over for 10 or less above the speed limit doesn't mean you are driving within the limits of traffic laws.