Q: What must be in place for it to be considered a barricade & does said barricade have to a posted notice indefinitely?
I had driven past three police vehicles on the side of the road & taking up the right of the two lanes. As I approached I moved into the left lane & passed them on my way to the gas station just after them. As I pulled in two police vehicles pulled in behind where I had parked. They gave me a ticket for driving on the wrong side of the highway knowingly because I had “crossed the double yellow line to go around their barricade”. There was road work down the road beyond them several dozen yards but the streets was blocked off with caution tape & a single street cone. There were no posted signs for the road being closed & the gas station itself was still open. When I passed them I was safely in the left lane because they were blocking the right & I was unsure wether there had been an accident or someone had been pulled over & they claim to have been taking up the full width of the two lanes as a “barricade”. I took photos of the whole scnerio but they corrected their “barricade” for it.
A: The law doesn't have a specific definition as to what a barricade must consist of. This will be your word against theirs.
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