Calm down, I also got a ticket last year in November, similar case. I was doing 37 mph at a school zone. There were about 5-7 cars aroud me. The cop pulled me over and first thing he said "Do you know how fast you were going back there". I told him "I dont know, I was moving with the flow of traffic and you cant be looking all the time at your speedometer". He said " Did you see the children out side the school" thats why he stopped me. If kids have not been present, he was just going to give me a warning. I went to court and fought my ticket. I won because I did not admit my speed and I was going with the flow of traffic. Took me about 10-15 minutes to convince the judge (he was cool). I was suprised, and happy that cop lost. OK...So, did you admit to the cop you were doing 47mph? Where there cars around you? Where these cars averaging the same speed as you where? About the sign, no sign? All of these factors can make you win your case. Fight for it, go to court. If the cop does not show up then the judge will dismiss your case. If he does then you have the option of either contest the ticket or just pay the ticket (most of the time you just pay your ticket). You might have the luck and the cop will not show up. Anyways, I think you get a couple of months to pay off you ticket and go to traffic school. Good Luck!