I got a ticket today. Got in California San Mateo County
For cvc 2451 (a). Which is failure to stop for activated rr crossing signal and cvc 5200a (a fix it ticket). I got th ticket today.
So number one question is how do I disposed of the fix it part. I just got my ticket. How do I just I do the fix it part and contest the cvc 2451? Can I do the fix it first?? If so how do I go about doint it. And how much is it to do a fix it ticket now?
Regarding cvc 2451 (a). I want to contest. Here is what happen. What do you folks think of my chances?. There is a rail road crossing and after the rail road crossing there is a stop light (there is engough room for two cars between the tracks and the stop light). I was going through train tracks at broadway when the light after the rail road intersection after the tracks turn red. The car infront stop I cannot go forward. So I stop behind the tracks I was already in the r&r intersection. I was in a dead stop. Then I realize that I was in a bad stop. I was worry because I was very close by not on the tracks (don't know if the trains would hit me if they come by). I remember thinking please no trains please not train. There were cars behind me. I cannot back up. I remember trying to find a place to go if a train came by. I remember there were not a safer place to go. I remember trying to find the train tracks lights to make sure they are not going. They were not. I remember saying to myself. You are safe don't worry. Then I remember see the r&r light start going. Then I was considering if I am safe saying stationary. Then I was looking if there were gates in the r&r crossing. I saw one infront to the left for the vehical comming the opposite way. Then I look to see if there were R&R crossing infront of me comming down. There were none. I look in my rear view mirror and I saw the gates comming down on myside of the road. I was going my car is going to be hit by the gate comming down. At that moment. The cars infront of me were going (the light changed to green) I look both ways to see if there were trains. There were none. I gun the gas and pass cross the R&R tracks. I head the train sound the horn after I pass. It was still a distance away.
I don't think I broke the law. But the police said I enter the R&R crossing when the lights were red. Which was not true I was in a dead stop. I saw the gates comming down in my rear view mirror. I was in the crossing when the light started to go.