Q&A - Disputing a Yellow Light Ticket
I was recently issued a ticket for failure to stop at a yellow light at an intersection. I am a class 2 bus operator and given the total stopping time of my class 2 vehicle (perception/reaction/actual braking time) and the fact I had a elderly person seated at the front on my bus, I thought it would be unsafe to either try and make a smooth controlled stop (which would have left the bus past the stop line) or make a sudden stop (possibly causing the elderly passenger to leave her seat).
My question is that I have material from the ICBC "Driving Commercial Vehicles" booklet which contains the information regarding total stopping time: should this evidence be presented during legal arguments or during self-testimony?
I am a bit confused as to where this evidence should properly be presented, and don't want to annoy the Justice of the Peace or demonstrate incompetence while in court.
This is my first time having to dispute any sort of of traffic violation.