Q: Is it worth disputing a failure to move over citation?
I have a clean record and I was tailgated, boxed in and brake checked by a semi without a load.
With my kids in the car fussing I was extremely uncomfortable and anxious. When this truck finally merged to move on I saw a trooper on the shoulder, no car in front of him and lights on.
I was exhausted and anxious so instead of looking to merge left, I actively braked and watched his vehicle. I had not been speeding prior, but don't know that I slowed down a full 10 mph.
As I came up to him, his lights turned off and he braked. I stopped slowing down watched him merge into traffic behind a car that was behind me.
Long story short he pulled me over and was very upset with me. Handed me a $200 ticket, mandatory driving school for $100 and refused to have any kind of reasonable discussion, even after verifying my record.
Is it worth contesting? I feel a warning would have been fair, I drive carefully because i can't afford $300.
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