I commute 70 miles a day to work and back on a motorcycle and thus use the carpool lane when ever available. As the carpool lane backs up I also split lanes which is legal. I was pulled over by CHP and cited for crossing the double yellow lines. The officer was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic in the number one lane ahead of me and could only have seen me in his side mirror. I do not believe that I crossed the double yellow lines while splitting lanes and was shocked that he was citing me for that. I had been in the carpool lane for 5+ miles before getting pulled over. My speed at the time was 35 mph and the officer approximated my speed at 45 mph. I truly feel that this was a bogus ticket.
Is there any advice as to what my chances are of fighting this successfully? I have heard that Trial By Declaration is my best option if I write a wordy enough essay.
By the way: The officer states in his citation that I crossed the double yellow lines but cited the incorrect subsection. The subsection he cited me for was for signage which is a non-moving violation but still costs me $381.