My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: NY
I recently recieved a speeding ticket. Which I would be fine with except I was passing at the time I was speeding. It was dark out and I was following the same vehicle going 10 miles under the speed limit for 15 min. I decided to pass when I had an opportunity to. I am nervous passing so I waited for what I thought looked like a safe place. While passing at about 5 miles over the limit, I noticed headlights that seemed to be approaching quickly. My only option was to go forward because there was a car following closely behind the vehicle I had just passed and slowing to go back to where I started was not an option. My car doesn't have great get up and go, so I had to slam the pedal down. I made it barely it seemed. Then I saw the vehicle break, turn around and sirens blaring. Oh No, That was the last thing I needed. I explained to the officer that I felt that it was an unsafe passing zone and the response was, then why did you decide to pass unsafely. I didnt know it was unsafe until just now when I passed on it. Well, how often do you drive on this road. All the time officer but I dont know it by heart. Well you were passing two vehicles and that concerns me. No I was not officer, the second vehicle was behind me when I passed, it is my boyfriend. I explained that I had no other option or I would have been in an accident with him. He came back to my window with a ticket anyway. I told him I have a trooper, a sheriff, and a correctional officer in my immediate family and that because of that I never speed and he responded with. Well mam you should have told me that before I wrote the ticket. I think that is pathetic. Anyway, If you have any advise I would appreciate it. I can't afford a ticket for 77 in a 55.