My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Georgia.
I was in lane next to the left turn lane. The left turn is one I make often. I turned on my left turn blinker, looked in my left mirror and saw no one. I suddenly thought something had dropped out from under the front lane of the car and do not remember actually starting the turn into the left turn lane. I ended up with the edge of my left front in the right front of a car to my left I was going very slowly because the light was red. The detective who came out had me turn my wheel (which was bent) hard to the right to disengage from the two cars and had us both turn left and into a parking area. The first thing that she asked me when she got to the car was whether I was taking medication. I told her no. After talking to me and the other driver she came back and asked if I had seen the other car in the turn lane. I had not. She told me that I turned into his car which was sitting waiting to make the left turn. I received a citation for improper lane change code 40648 with a court date and time in January. I was told I could pay the fine on line before that date if I didn't want to contest the citation.
Today I received a letter from the county court with a new date in February stating offense was 93 - failure to maintain lane with no code number and stating that I had to go to court.
Are these two offense one and the same? I don't see that they are when I google them. Also why might the letter from the court state that I have to appear in court with no option to pay a fine on line?