Hopewell Junction, NY asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts

Q: Two citations for rear-ending someone?

I was driving in stop-and-go traffic in Connecticut and accidentally rear-ended someone. The police decided I was at fault and gave me a ticket solely with the complaint that I was driving too closely to the car in front of me. Now, I've received a letter from the RMV threatening to revoke my license unless I pass a driver retraining program, citing three convicted offenses in 24 months. The first was a speeding ticket from six months ago, but the second two are both from the rear-ending: one from following too closely, and another for the collision. I never received a separate ticket or citation for the collision, or notification of a conviction. Can they really give me a second citation for "collision", when it covers the same thing? Can I contest this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Acton, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Since the ticket was issued in CT, then what they can or cannot do or issue is governed by CT law, not MA.

Even if you have an MA license, that ticket will be processed by the ruls of CT. You should ask this in a CT forum.

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