My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington
I was driving around the airport to pick someone up, they gave me some bad directions on which terminal. When I discovered I was too far ahead of where they were, I put my car in reverse to get closer. Only 1 vehicle passed me, this was not a very busy time at the airport at all, and I waited for that vehicle to pass before I even started pulling out to reverse in the road. After reversing about 75 meters (sorry for the metric reference) I parked again. At that time an airport officer ran over to me and started yelling at me that I was being unsafe. Given the situation, I didn't allow him to yell at me and told him I did nothing wrong. He told me that he was going to issue me a parking ticket, $30, rather than an infraction ticket and was doing me a favor.
My question is, was I in the legal wrong by reversing my vehicle against 1 way traffic for this distance? My vehicle was facing the correct direction, I was just in reverse gear.
Should I contest my ticket or just pony up the $30? I have an open schedule, so it is not a bother to me to take time away to go to court.
No rcw is referenced on the ticket, it is a notice of parking infraction ticket with the box checked as 16a.61.570.a.2.g. I never was out of the vehicle and was parked in the striped pickup zone in the airport. I was in the pickup zone no more than 2 minutes by the time the officer ran from his vehicle to mine