Got a ticket for an alleged illegal u-turn at an intersection. Was fined $167 for allegedly violating MVA 168(b)(iv). As outlined in the MVA, my alleged violation is defined as "at an intersection where a traffic control signal has been erected"
However, at the time of the alleged offense, 2 things:
1) Because of construction/detours taking place in the area, the traffic lights were not operational. Instead, traffic authority (or firefighters, not sure since they were in bright yellow) was directing traffic.
2) I made the alleged u-turn NOT at the line, but about 3-4 car lengths away from the stop line. I did not have to reverse, no traffic was blocked in any way, and it was not on a curve or hill (straight road).
I plan to dispute this case as I don't believe I am guilty of the offense as recorded on the ticket that I was given. But obviously I would like a second opinion so I am not wasting time and money (mine and the Crown's/taxpayer's) in pursuing a trial.
If you could let me know, that would be great. Thanks