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I was being tailgated by someone and I hit my brakes and they hit me however I got the ticket. A while ago someone cut me off and hit their brakes I got a ticket. Why did I get the ticket both times?

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August 06, 2008 5:17PM

Just because you got the ticket doesn't mean you are at fault. When it goes to court, explain to the judge the circumstances and your actions. The other driver should have been at fault for following too closely, and your decision to tap the brakes was the correct one in my opinion. There are many circumstances that will influence this, like if you slammed on your brakes and did not tap them.

However I got a ticket for failure to signal while braking and the driver behind me didn't get a ticket for failure to maintain safe driving distance