Step 1: Cooperate with the officer. Maybe you'll get lucky and only receive a warning. I've had this happen several times, but unfortunately not for this texting ticket.
Step 2: When you get home, read the ticket. It will generally include the time of day, weather conditions, and road conditions.
|Did the road look like this?|
Step 3: Note the number of the law the ticket says you violated and LOOK IT UP. For example, the officer said he stopped me for texting while driving. The actual Vehicle Code number he wrote on the ticket was NOT for texting, it was for TALKING.
|WRONG! I was (1) inside the car, and (2) texting not talking|
|Traffic School in Assen, Netherlands|
Next week we'll look at deciding whether to just plead no contest.