There is an exit which comes up fast and I was in the left lane, signaled right, and took exit. The exit is two lanes and there is a solid white line which comes out into the highway, but I did not cross, although I was late turning because of traffic. I did not cut anyone off, but the officer was in the right waiting to exit, along with others, and I passed them all and moved into left hand lane of exit which was completely open. He said I should have waited in line and because I did not, I delayed traffic. He said he had me on video crossing the solid white but I do not believe him because I saw him and never crossed it. It is no points, according to him, and about 50 dollars. I believe there may be high court fees to protest a ticket. Should I just pay it?
The ticket isn't for crossing the white line, but for delaying traffic. 39:4-56 prohibits delaying traffic:
"No person shall drive or conduct a vehicle in such condition, so constructed or so loaded, as to be likely to cause delay in traffic or accident to man, beast or property. "
This is one of those tickets it's not worth fighting; the fine is very low and there's no points.
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Almost certainly not worth fighting.
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There is nothing lower that it could be dropped to. It is zero points and $56.00 fine if you go to court there will be $33 on top of it for court costs if you lose a trial or decide to plead guilty there.
The chances of a prosecutor and judge believing your version over that of a police officer or state trouper is not great. Since it is a zero point ticket with a minimal fee, I would not recommend fighting the ticket.
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It is a 0 point ticket. The fine is low but there would be Court costs if you contest and lose or if you go to court and do not plead guilty until you are there. Is it worth the time? Bridgewater is a busy court. It could be half a day just to plead guilty and all day to try the case. They may make you come back a second time for a trial date. Is it worth the time?
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