About a month ago I received a Failure to yield right of way ticket. I need to fight this ticket because I am 17 years old and can't afford higher insurance rates, let alone the ticket.
I thought this ticket was false because I see people (Including cops) do what i did every day. In the picture included below I am the red line. I am traveling into the far right lane to turn onto the main road. I see that traffic is JUST starting forward (They are at the green line)and moving far to slow for me to effect them. The cop who is the blue blob is waiting behind one or two cars. Then all of a sudden he turns on his lights and pulls me over....
I do not see how this ticket can stand in court with the given intersection. I have a turn lane for gaining speed... What do you think about this ticket? What are my chances in court?
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
Fight the ticket. If nobody had to lock up their brakes, you didn't fail to yield the right of way.
Take my advice, fight every ticket you get. The people who tell you that you don't have a chance don't know what they are talking about. I've fought every ticket I ever got, and every one has either been dismissed or dropped to a non-moving violation.
"Yield doesn't mean I have to stop so How am I in the wrong here?"
You aren't wrong here. Unless somebody had to slow down to avoid you, you didn't fail to yield the right of way.
Here is an example of the moronity.
"3. Do you have a tape of your infracton? If not, reconstructing it to fit your own explanation is not going to help you."
As if your testimony as to what happened means nothing in court. WHAT A LOAD. If that was true no traffic ticket would be overturned without video evidence.
Don't look for legal advice in this forum. You would be better off asking people in a freaking bowling alley.
" the traffic with the green light is considered to be "oncoming traffic", thereby barring your right turn on red attempt."
If this was the case he would have gotten an illegal turn on red infraction. Failure to yield the right of way implies that the drive was required to yield and didn't. The was he tells the story he had the jump on everybody who had the green light. The failure to yield offence is generally given to people who cause an accident while merging.