My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: CA
It was 8am in the morning. I was driving 25mph in the middle lane. The right lane, traffic is slow. It's about 5-10mph.
I saw there is 3 car spare at the front of a truck, so I merged in while I was signaling it. When my car was almost in (only one wheel is on the line), the front traffic slowed down, so I have to slow down too, but my car is still moving. At this moment, I feel the truck behind me hit my back. After that, I was trying to stop my car, but then the truck hit me again, so I have to keep moving for a little until I'm sure that truck won't hit me again. I get off the car and checked, there is one damage at the corner and one damage at the back bumper at the right side. They are really close.
The truck driver said I came in too close, but there was enough room and time for him to stop. I mean he was only driving 5-10 mph.
After that, police came. I saw the report it says it's my fault, but I don't think so.
It doesn't make any sense.
In that case, in a slow traffic, I can just slow down, and let a car get half way in and then hit it, so I can get my front bumper fixed for free.
Thanks so much in advance.