The other day I was driving on I-93 in Massachusetts. I had been sitting in traffic for 2 1/2 hours and was going to be late for work, which would result in me getting fired. On I-93 there is an HOV lane that is always open but from 6-10am it is only for 2+ people. I didn't know that cops were stationed in it during this time and decided just to take the HOV lane, an hour before the 2+ person rule went away, to try to get to work. I ended up getting pulled over and got a ticket for failure to obey traffic sign. I got to work late, and was fired, and now I have to pay the ticket, and the insurance increase without a job. Do you think there's any way that the magistrate or judge would sympathise and take the fine away, or at least the insurance points? If so, how could I fight it? Thanks.