I did a quick search, but feel that my ticket has special circumstances. I was on 94E near US12. There was a cargo van directly behind me and a white truck to my right. I was in the left lane, going with the flow of traffic and not maybe going 75 in a 70. The white truck to my right (I may have been in its blind spot?) was swerving all over the road. The driver was on a cell phone, and may even have been drinking. The truck attempted to merge into my lane, pushing me into the concrete median (only about half a lane). I laid on the horn and the guy kinda backed off into his lane, but kept swerving around. I could not slow down (Van behind me), and was not comfortable being next to this joker. So, I hit the gas to get out of there... and just as I got clear of the white truck... Yup... Copper sitting on the side of the road. DOh.
I slowed down and pulled over. Tried being nice to the police officer. I asked if I could explain the situation, but he seemed aggrivated with me. I did try to explain... Wrote me up at 92/70 (actual speed he claims). I certainly do not know what speed I was going, as I was only concerned with getting out of a bad situation.
What are my options here? It looks like this is a 4 point ticket! And I do not feel that it is justified. I mean, I wasn't hauling down the road in excessive speed. I was just in a bad spot. Doesn't seem right to me.
My ticket shows a few options:
-Admit with explanation
Do I want to admit with explanation in hopes they reduce the fine or eliminate points? Or do I deny responsibility and schedule a court date?? If I go to court, would I just explain what I put here, or is there a better route to go? I assume I would be admitting to speeding, if I state that I accelerated to get out of the situation... but it is a tricky spot.
I do not know the details of the Michigan traffic law. Can someone offer some advice on this one?