Re: URGENT- Should I Contest My "Failure to Maintain Control" Ticket or Pay Fine
I don't see how you can argue the merits of the citation. You are required to use due care and caution to maintain control of your vehicle with full consideration for the weather, traffic, and road conditions. Unless something occurs that you TRUELY could not have anticipated (I'm talking about something like a meteorite crashing out of the sky or an earthquake opening up a fissure in the roadway!) you are required to take conditions into account when operating a vehicle. Since you lost control of your vehicle and collided with another car, it is pretty clear you, in fact, did not maintain control of your vehicle.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.