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    Default Speeding ticket from avoiding an accident

    I was actually stoped by an officer for going 95 on a 65 mile zone.
    I know that I was going fast but it was because I tried to avoid an accident. a car came to my lane that I tought it is going to hit me, so I scaped to the right lane that I noticed the othe car, from that lane is approching me very fastt, therfore by pressing the gas pedal I wanted to increase my distance with that car, and get to the safty to the other lane. I became so nervious that I probably went for few seconds accelarating untill I changed to the right most lane which I tought was the safest, few seconds after that I was stopped by an officer, that claimed I was speeding. I live in california, can I use the fact that the reason for my speeding was avoiding the potential accident to fight my ticket?
    thanks

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    I have heard a lot of stories in my time and yours is one of the worst. Totally unbelievable but probably will give the judge a good laugh. In other words, no chance. Even if it is true, that would be no defense. Your best option is to show on your court date and hope the judge is in a good mood and will allow traffic school or the officer doesn't show. Worst move is to pay the ticket.

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