I have (well now, had) a perfect driving history (I’m 35). No infractions whatsoever. Unfortunately, I had an accident and was cited for “following too close”.
I was shaken up and didn’t really explain much of what happened, other than the general info with the officer who was amazing and the other driver had the same story. He went under and all the cars had stopped for a red light so he did too. The other car had no damage. No one was hurt. But, I was wondering, if I go to court and try to explain to the judge what happened (now that my head is a bit clearer). Could he reduce or dismiss it?
We have an under pass that curves and has two stop lights very close to each other. I went through the 1st underpass with a green light and when I went around the bend a bit more (still under the overpass), the car in front of me slammed on brakes. I didn’t see it immediately because the sun was rising (7:30am), and out of nowhere hit my eyes and I couldn’t see in front of me.
This isn’t a made up excuse, I take fault, but would a judge possibly reduce or dismiss it? Thanks all!
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