My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Florida
Today I received a ticket for failure to yield to a flashing red light.
I received this ticket from one of the university police officer's at my college.
After the leaving the parking garage on my campus I made a right turn, and then I came to another intersection that had a flashing red light. At this intersection I entered the left turning lane and waited for each car to go threw the intersection safely.
After each car went threw the intersection, I proceeded to make a right turn. Also as I made my right turn, there was a truck to the right of my vehicle that went the intersection at the same time. However the police officer issued me a ticket and stated that I could have caused an accident at this intersection because I did not stop like I was suppose to. Also the police officer stated that he had to slam on his brakes because otherwise he would have hit me.
I told the police officer that he arrived at the intersection well after I had arrived the intersection and it was my turn to proceed threw this intersection. I also asked the police officer "If I am at fault for yield at this intersection, then so is the black truck that was to my right that went threw the intersection as the time as me."
The officer's responded that with " I did not pull the black truck over I pulled you over and you are at the one at fault for not yielding! Besides I am only one police officer I can not pull everyone over."
My question is this:
Can I fight this ticket or should I simply pay the $123 ticket?
As a side note:
-This police officer made a serious u-turn to pull me over, it would have been safer for him to pull the black truck over at this intersection.
- Traffic school is not an option for me since I went to traffic school in October .