What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Pa
OK guys here is my problem I currently got into a minor accident that I did not cause kinda. While going around the turn my car hit a patch of black ice causing it to skid into the other lane, and hitting the on coming car. No injuries occurred, both vehicles were damaged, but both movable. When the police came and asked how fast I was going I told them I was unsure maybe 55, 60,65 mph, the speed limit in the zone is 45. My summery offense is section 3309 which is as follows:
"(1) Driving within single lane. A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety."
My question is should I even wast my time and try to fight the ticket, or just pay the fine and move on? Even tho I told the cop my estimated speed at the same time I told them I was very unsure how fast I was going. I also stated I did not think I was speeding at the time or felt I had full negligence in causing the accident. In this situation would a defense be reasonable to say that the road conditions caused my accident, and no fully myself? Also could I bring up lack of maintenance by the state road department. Thanks for the help