Q: What are options and likely outcome for violation of Tennessee "Move over Law"?
I was issued a citation under the Move over Law. Situation was: I stopped before turning right from a side street into the right hand lane of a state highway (2 lanes in my direction of travel, speed limit 65). About 300 yards from the corner I'd just turned was an emergency vehicle, pulled over to the shoulder of the road with lights activated. As I was just pulling out from a fully stopped position I was travelling much slower than other traffic so didn't merge left. I remained significantly under the limit, probably travelling at 40-50 MPH. After I passed the police vehicle, it pulled out onto the highway, activated sirens and pulled me over. Officer asked me if there was a justifiable reason for failing to move over. I said no, not having had time to collect my thoughts and articulate myself. He issued the citation. No amount to pay shown. He told me I must attend court. Can it can be diverted to traffic school? What options to avoid conviction as it may affect immigration status.
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