Re: Need some help with saftey info
Well yesterday I pulled up to a stop sign. Two cars in front of me and none immediately behind me. Just as the car in front of me stops then turns right, I look in my mirror (don't know why but something caught my eye) and I see a truck fast approaching from behind me who doesn't see the stop sign or me stopped at th stop sign. Since both cars that were in front of me had taken a right at the 4 way stop there was no one if front of me. So I gas it. The guy in the truck now sees the stop sign and slams on the brakes. He ends up stopping in the middle of the intersection. I was know well clear of the truck and that intersction. I was still in first gear and pulled in my clutch to coast to the second stop sign that was coming up. Probably 80-100 yards from the one I had just came from. When I see a cop sitting on the side of the road. I look over at the cop to see where he is looking (hoping he was going to nail the truck driver). Whole time the cops watching me, which I can kinda understand because from where the cop is parked he can't see the intersection clearly from where I just came from. From his point of view he sees a guy on a motorcycle pass in front of him at a speed higher than that which is posted. Of course he pulls me over. I jump off the bike and was going to flag down the truck that almost ran me over to explain to the cop I wasn't speeding for the heck of it. When I see the truck turn left onto another road. So the cop is looking at me like I'm on drugs. He starts with the routine 'do you know why I pulled you over?' I tell him I'm sure I was going over the posted speed but I was almost rear ended. I asked him if he saw any of it. He says no and I can tell it to the judge. He slaps me with a 41 in a 25 zone. I'm sitting there feeling dumb founded. I nearly got ran over and I manage to avoid someone elseís careless driving and what do I get, a ticket?!?!
What I wanted to start preparing for the court date. It's almost two months away according to the ticket. I was hoping some of you guys could point me to some helpful facts. I wanted to find a stat that should amount of rear endeds to bike and damage/death that occurred. Also does anyone have any suggestions? I'm kinda feeling like there is little I can do. This is the first ticket I've gotten. Normally I'm pretty tame and obey the speed limit.