My son was recently charged for careless driving. He was driving on a two-way single lane road during rain, and while taking a curve, he lost control of the vehicle. Unfortunately, a cop was passing him on the other side, and my son almost hit him but missed. After trying to regain control of the car, he parallel parked on the opposite side of the road (after breaching the double yellow).
He was driving near legal speeds, and the cop recorded his speed as 48MPH (45MPH speed limit). The reason why the car went out-of-control was because of hydroplaning (my son said). My son had no idea he would lose control of the vehicle over the curve (the curve wasn't too sharp, simple turn).
The cop wrote on the ticket: "careless driving / impudent driving / failure to maintain single lane / too fast for condition." Is there any way to reduce the infraction?