Last year I was riding down Blue Mountain and turning right onto Brunette. For the people who know this intersection. A lot of people don't stop to a stop, but come to a crawl.
There was 2 motorcycle officers onsite. 1 at median in the middle of the road and 1 in the parking lot in the gas station.
I was in the left lane next to a SUV blocking 1 officers view of me. The other was standing more on the right of me from the median. I came to a complete stop and put my left foot down. There was no way of both of them seeing my foot down. but proceeded to give me a ticket anyways. they also gave me a ticket for no N. I keep the big flashy N bolted on my backpack. Must of ripped off coming down blue mountain because I always checked my backpack for it. The officer was nice enough to knock off the "fail to obey stop sign" offense.
I am wondering what I can do in court to get out of the not displaying N sign one. This year I believe they came out with smaller N's which are much easier to mount which I currenty have on and have no issues of losing it or it ripping off since its plastic and not that magnetic garbage.
Last year they only had the magnetic ones, I never heard or saw the smaller plastic ones. I told the officer that it flew off and showed him the 2 1/4 bolts which i used to bolt the N to. still gave me the ticket.
I heard to get out of court all together because it took to long to get a court date has to be 18 months now?
any other options on fighting this ticket? I know that I was at wrong since it flew off and the officer obviously didn't believe me. But can I use the new N signs as a defense? stating since they came out with the new N's for motorcycles I wont have a issue of not displaying it again? those magnetic ones would last maybe a week on my yamaha xt350. I lost my license plate a few times too!
any suggestions would great. Thank you!