My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of California.
I was driving on Central expressway in Santa Clara(which has the carpool lanes on the right) and was preparing to turn right onto De La Cruz blvd, so approximately 600 feet before the intersection I entered the carpool lane and was promptly pulled over.
I explained I was turning right at De la cruz blvd but he told me the law said you can't enter the carpool lane until you're at most 200ft from the turn.
I've looked and can't find any mentioning of this 200ft rule, and if so could I make a reasonable argument that on that stretch of road with the traffic conditions waiting that long before entering the turn lane is unsafe? Basically the 2 left lanes are gridlocked and the right lane can be moving at 40mph.