I was issued a traffic citation with the violation "Improper use of Median, Curb, or ACC Facility"
Basically, I performed a U-turn on an interstate crossover due to stopped traffic in the direction I was heading due to a major accident.
Question: Are there circumstances where performing that U-turn is not considered illegal? Is it worth fighting?
1 Answer from Attorneys
I would tend to think that could be a defense if there was an emergency. On the other hand I think I would enter a not guilty plea and argue your case yourself. The police officer might not show up in which case you should ask for a dismissal. Assuming that you used the crossover in a responsible manner and can show that you might prevail.
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