My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I was traveling on the 210 freeway through Pasadena in the carpool lane with my family at 7 AM on a Wednesday. The tricky part about the 210 is in Pasadena it exits to the right. I have to exit the 210 to stay on the 210. Traffic was moderate to heavy and the HOV lane was going about 45 MPH and the lane to my right looked like it was going 5-10 MPH when the double yellow line turned into broken white lines. There was no open spaces to change lanes until after the broken white lines turned back into double yellow. All of a sudden there was a huge space for me to get over. I checked my mirrors, looked over my shoulder, turned my signal on and very safely changed lanes and started safely working my way across 6 lanes to get to the right lane to continue the 210 freeway. 90 seconds later a motorcycle cop came up behind me and forced me to completely exit the freeway onto the parallel side street and wrote me a ticket telling me I could have run him over. He was a half mile away when I made the lane change and I made sure it was safe to change lanes. I plan on a trial by declaration with this information, but technically, I crossed a double yellow line. If there's no way to get over when it's dashed white lines and it's the only opportunity to get over am I supposed to miss my exit? I did not make any other lane changes on the 210. How can I fight this?