My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I was in the number 4 lane next to the barriers attempting to get into the entry on the fast track on the 91 east bound freeway. I had moved from the 1 lane all the way over to the number 4 which had taken me from the interchange from 241/133 like 1 1/2 hrs due to traffic. I saw the sign that said entry to fast track 1/2 mile and proceeded to drive in very heavy traffic. Unfortunately, right after the barriers ended I moved over left and crossed the double white line and it was actually the EXIT for the fast track drivers and not the entry to where I needed to go. An Orange County cop immediately put his lights on and pulled up to my left side and said get over now very rudely. Anyway, in heavy traffic I followed him over all the way to the far right. He said I entered the exit and closed the double white lines and could have been rear ended. I was in shock because I really did not know what I did was wrong. I thought right after the barriers was the entry point and that I could enter there. He said the entry area was like another 1/2 mile or more up. What is crazy is that I usually do not drive the fast track as I do not usually need to take it as I had a doctors appointment and when I have gone before my husband drives as I am medically disabled and he never takes it. We have only had the transponder a short time, but like I said have not really had to use it because of the times my appointment and the traffic has been good before.
I know what I did was wrong but it is confusing w the markings. I have an exceptional record. I think 1 ticket when I was 21 and I am 56 now.i hardly drive and I have not taken a written driving test since I was age 16. Plus, u would think before they pass out the transponders a simulation test might be good right? Well, I am asking if anyone has any recommendations for me. I am disabled, the sitting, standing, and prolonged driving is very debilitating in itself for me. The cost involved for the ticket I am sure is expensive. The cop said it is. The back of the ticket is so confusing to me. Looks like I have to show up to OC court house. So another drive and Iíll be dead when I need to have surgery. Please someone help!