My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Connecticut
At 44 yrs old, I have no tickets and recently was stopped for driving through a red light. The light turned yellow as I was entering the 5-way intersection and turned red before I could complete the left hand turn (in front of the officer... yes it was a bad day).
I thought the yellow light was quick. I have since timed the yellow light at 2.83 seconds. The distance from the white stop line for the light, to the entrance of the road for the left turn is 85 feet. Given this information, I calculate that I would have to drive 30 miles per hour through the intersection and make the left turn, to not have the light turn red. The speed limit is 20 MPH.
Do I have a reasonable defense stating that it is not realistic to expect a car to stop after crossing the white line?