Originally Posted by murd0c
I can just go to the Motor vehicle branch to dispute my ticket? got one the other week and the officer told me he forgot to put my plate number down on purpose so I will get off when I dispute it...
Why even write me a ticket in the first place then
Going to the Motor vehicle branch to notify them you are disputing is the first step. You still have to attend court. What might happen is the officer will have the ticket returned to him, making your ticket void...
As for the OP, unsafe lane change means a lane change that isn't safe. If it was strictly failing to signal, there is a section for infraction. If you were given an unsafe lane change ticket, he probably observed you changing lanes which was unsafe for a number of reasons, including
- almost colliding with another vehicle
- doing so in an erratic manner
- failing to signal while doing all or one of the above
A lot of drivers will have their signal on but is activated too late or deactivated too early... There are specific infractions for those as well.
Anyways, if you feel like you were wrongly charged, go ahead and dispute it, it is your right, but without your friend's testimony, it will be your word against the officers.