What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
Was driving the other night was completely confused by the bike signal lights which made it look like there was a green signal to turn, however last minute I saw the red actual turn sign and slammed the breaks. Unfortunately, in the pictures that were sent to me it look as if I entered the cross walk but did not pass the second line. According to the law this is illegal, however, I do not feel this was just because of confusing signage.
-New driver to the area
-Forward lights show green
-Bike trail lights show green (on left)
-Left turn light shows RED (on left)
-Left turn light very close to bike light which could like a green arrow (which is what I though it was showing)
-Late reaction due to confusion
-Photo shows vehicle stopped pass the first line of the crosswalk but not past the second line.
How should I proceed to fight this case, how does does the law work in the US? I just moved from Canada and all you have to do in court is show reasonable doubt. How does the system work here.
Was planning on the following arrangement's
-Due to the green lights showing clearly in the picture (on the left and right) while the red arrow cannot be seen I was going to argue that the complex lighting system was confusing and misleading.
I would go as far as saying the light WASN'T red due to the picture sent but I'm sure there are some that would show otherwise. Are more pictures allowed to be used in court than the 4 that are disclosed in the papers I received?
Any other tips?
This really pisses me off because I did stop for the light although delayed because of the confusion.