Kansas City, MO asked in Traffic Tickets for Kansas

Q: I got a ticket for failure to avoid a collision, I just went through the green light and a vehicle was stalled.

There were 3 cars in front of me i saw the lady slam on her brakes and I was a car length away from her I slammed on mine and slid into her and rear ended her my car is the most damaged one but I couldn't move to left because of other vehicles or to the because it is a grass hill and I almost got rear ended myself so why did I get the ticket for failure to avoid a collision if I had no where else to go? Also the police officer said I should have had time to stop because the lady in front of me had time to stop but I braked as soon as I saw her brake. The officer also said I was probably following to close but I was not I was a car length away.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Why did you get the citation? Probably following too closely. You have to maintain a proper following distance so you can stop in the event of an emergency. This situation arises in the area of traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.

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