My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
There is a stretch of road by my house where two lanes merge into one lane. I am under the impression that in said situation, each car is required to zipper (allowing a car from each lane to merge into the lane one at a time.) I was side swipped on my right rear tire, after a car speed up to keep me from merging, and tried to tail gate the car in front of them, even though I beeped my horn to alert the driver of my situation as they were very close to me and had no place to go. I was also already slightly in front of the car, as can be proven by the fact they hit my rear driver's side tire.
Is there anyway this could be my fault as I was in the right lane and they were in the left, as most of the time the lane merges from the left lane into the right?