Q: Should I fight an impeding traffic citation if I didn't properly tell my side of the story to the citing officer?
I was making a right turn into the right lane of a divided highway, a car came out of the left lane and there was a collision. At the time, I was too shook up to properly tell my side of the story to the officer. He gave me a citation(reduced, no pts) and I was listed as at fault. Upon reflection, I realize that I was fully established in my lane and accelerating at impact. I think what really happened is that the other driver was trying to squeeze by slow traffic in the left lane, and because I was accelerating he misjudged the gap and hit me. Should I deny responsibility and get a hearing, or would it be a waste of time? Thanks very much for any help!
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