Got a ticket for high beams - Help!
Was driving in the left lane of a road with an 80km/hr posted limit, and the driver in front of me was doing 50km/hr (the speed I had to brake to in order to match), so I flashed the high beams at the driver in front, a quick flicker to get his attention, and the driver immediately sped up to the speed limit, which was ok.
Now I didn't realize doing this was illegal, and apparently there was a cop car in the lane next to me which I didn't see, and he pulled me over.
He asked me what was I thinking when I did this. I stated the "Driver was impeding traffic going 50 in an 80 zone in the left lane, and did so to get his attention", he responded with "Its not your job".
Told me what I did was a "Criminal Offence" and he can arrest me for this, but he's letting me off with what he considers is just a warning ticket for "Fail to use lower beam - following" under HTA 168 (B).
FINE AT $110 and WILL impact my insurance.
I also noticed he used the wrong intersection of where this occurred by about 2km. He put the intersection for the spot he pulled me over, which was roughly 2km from the spot this occurred. Is this alone enough to toss this ticket out?