First time ticket...worth the fight?
I recently received my first ticket ever. I'm not sure how the RCMP officer saw me complete the maneuver since he was probably 1/2 a block away and it was dark out. But I digress.
The cliff notes:
Pulled up to an intersection, not to the signal stop line. Backed up because there were no cars behind be. Turned into the right lane that had an island/yield turn. Like one where you dont need to stop at the intersection for, you just turn and yeild if there is a car.
Officer ticketed me for turning right into wrong lane.
Now for the questions as I've never had a driving infraction ever.
1. Do I bother going to court for a 2 point ticket?
It's not cheap, but going to court will force me to miss work so I lose money either way. Either pay it now or pay it later. 2 points doesn't cause an insurance raise as far as I know.
2. Do I have any chance fighting this ticket ?
Technically I didn't turn into the wrong lane, I backed up at an intersection and turned into the proper turning lane. As far as I could find, there isn't anything covering this issue as long as you do so in a safe manner.
3.I've read the FAQ's which was helpful but I still had some questions regarding them
I noticed the officer just handed me the ticket, it was already seperated, not a complete copy. I wasn't given the opportunity nor told to sign. Even if I did sign, I would only be signing my copy as that's all he had.
I also noticed he didn't correctly label the infraction subsection. I think it's 151(d) or (e). He put the one for left turn. Probably not going to help/hurt me but I figured I'd share anyway.
Sorry for the long post
This website is filled with great information, it's nice to get a professional response. A lot better than some guys saying what they "think" is right