My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Ohio.
I was dropping my daughter off at school as I normally do for 2 years now at the crosswalk. Today, when I dropped her off there was a car already in from of me stopped letting their child out. I pulled up behind the "already stopped" car to let my daughter out. When I pulled off the cop pulled me over and gave me a ticket for Impeding traffic.
My question is, Should I fight this in court rather than just paying the fine? I don't know how much the fine is yet and I know it doesn't add points to my license or go to my insurance, but there are some key reasons on why I feel that I should dispute it.
First there was a car in front of me stopped, so I had to stop. Secondly, I had to continue to be stopped b/c teachers and other students were crossing the crosswalk. And Third, there were no cars behind me. How could I be cited for impeding traffic when I couldn't move in the first place. Is it illegal to let someone out if traffic is already stopped?