What is the name of your state? NC
I dont know if you can help me with this, but I just moved to Co from PA. On my way there I was pulled over in NC for a law I had no idea about (not switching lanes if a police officer is there).
Well I later looked up the law and found out the police had to have their lights on, which they didnt and also had to be a certain distance close to your lane, they were further away from that. The police car was actually in the middle of a large grass median looking at what seemed to be an abandoned car (the only reason I actually noticed this) and they didn't have their lights on.
I don't have money to drive or fly back there or to pay this ticket. I believe the cop was targeting me because I was from out of state. (because as we were on the side of the road at least 7 (my husband counted) NC plates passed us in the same line and the cop and myself were just on the shoulder with his lights on. Plus when we approached us, he handed us a brochure on this law (he most likely new we didnt know the law) and it was near the end of July (maybe he had a quotta to fill))
I was looking up how to fight this ticket from out of state and realized I lost the ticket, now I don't know when the fine is due, how much it was or anything.
What do i do now?
This is the bill fyi:
and these are the two clauses I found were not true in my case:SESSION LAW 2001-331
HOUSE BILL 774
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR HOW DRIVERS SHALL OPERATE THEIR MOTOR
VEHICLES WHEN PASSING PARKED OR STANDING EMERGENCY VEHICLES
THAT HAVE THEIR EMERGENCY LIGHTS ILLUMINATED, AND TO REQUIRE
RENTAL CAR COMPANIES TO NOTIFY RENTERS OF THE LAW FORBIDDING
PASSING OF A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS.
Oh please help me....I really want to cry right nowsubsection to read:
"(f) When an authorized emergency vehicle as
described in subsection (a) of this section is parked or
standing within 12 feet of a roadway and is giving a warning
signal by appropriate light, the driver of every other
approaching vehicle shall, as soon as it is safe and when not
otherwise directed by an individual lawfully directing traffic,
do one of the following: