Re: Failure to Signal Stopping Ticket
I don't get it either. As you stated, § 1163 (c) states:
The "manner provided herein" is specified in § 1164, which states:
Quoting § 1163
Since you stated that your brake lights were working, one must assume that when you stepped on your brakes, the appropriate signal was given. Since the law allows lights OR hand signals (but does not require hand signals), I don't see where you've broken the law.
Quoting § 1164
But, that's just the way I read things -- I'm certainly no expert.
On the other hand, if the other driver shows up (and I believe that if he doesn't, you should move to have your case dismissed) and testifies that your brake lights WEREN'T working, it will just be his word against yours.
Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?