My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I got pulled over today after a peace officer almost rear ended me. Then I got cited for following too close and less than 100 feet from the vehicle in front of me.
First off this was rush hour in Los Angeles traffic. 90% of the folks are less than 100 feet away from each other!
Ticket states conditions were: Weather: Overcast Road: Dry Traffic: Heavy
He was following me too close and when I down shifted in traffic he had to break suddenly and then he puts his lights on and starts spouting off all of this following too close nonsense. I understand that 3 seconds following distance is the rule as far as I can remember. He writes me up on 2 infractions 22107 100' feet following distance and 21703 Follow too close. Then he tells me that he's giving me a break for my brake lights since he said they aren't working when indeed they are operational.
This was a city cop outside of his city citing me on the freeway that wasn't even running through his city when the alleged violations occurred.
I'm going to fight this... Do you think I can even make a case of it?