goin to court tomorrow night for 39:4-97. Careless driving - riding my bike up the shoulder past a ton of traffic caused by rubber neckers looking at the police giving tickets to people riding the shoulder to avoid the traffic that the police caused. I was only idling up past the traffic and the officer was sitting in a gas station preying on anyone that might try to avoid the traffic. I could have easily been turning into the gas station (before he flagged me to come in and get my ticket), or perhaps been driving on the shoulder to avoid rear ending the vehicle in front of me that stopped suddenly (but I told the officer I was coming down the shoulder to get off and buy a cold drink in the supermarket that was right behind the gas station (he accussed me of lieing))>
perhaps I should not have been on the shoulder but doesn't seem I was without due caution nor likely to endanger anyone
39:4-97. Careless driving
39:4-97. A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.
Amended 1951,c.23,s.54; 1955,c.220,s.2; 1995,c.70,s.3.
I'm going to ask for a zero point plea 39:4-56 or 30:4-67 otherwise any experience with 39:4-97.2 Unsafe driving (4 points on 3'rd violation in 5 years)?? $50 - $150 fine plus $250 court surcharge. any chances I'll get them to drop the surcharge??