The first ticket I received, I deserved. Paid my fine, went to traffic school, doesn't count on my record so insurance rate doesn't go up for this one.
The second ticket I got was something I didn't deserve. What I did was speed up momentarily to avoid getting hit by a speeding driver behind me. I was clocked at 68 in a 50 zone, maximum safe speed being 60. But, doesn't the basic speed law justify that if I have to speed past the maximum speed to avoid an accident, as long as driving conditions allow, it's perfectly legal? Wouldn't that argument hold in court?
Well apparently I was found Guilty because the Basic Speed Law "doesn't apply". They didn't say why, that's just what the court wrote (I did this trial via mail) so I'm planning for a Trial De Novo for a second chance at fighting this case in court. What do you guys think?
Also, if I'm still found guilty and get traffic school for this one (3 months apart from other traffic school), will insurance be able to raise my rates even though I took traffic school for this second ticket? I don't have insurance, but my car is insured by my parents under their name. Would the ticket still raise the insurance even though it's not under my name? Or does that not matter?