I just got my first traffic violation after 6 years of riding and was quite frustrated. Before you respond with 'you did the deed, now pay' or comments of the sort, I'm just looking for a simple answer if this has grounds to be dismissed or not.
See attached map.
I was riding west on Lougheed and had just passed Gaglardi Way and my turn at Production Way was coming up. Halfway between the Gaglardi and Production intersections the traffic stopped. At that point I put my signal on and switched lanes into the bus lane (solid line), where there was no traffic or buses. At that point a cop walked into the lane and pointed me over.
Yes, I'm at fault for being in a bus lane before the dotted lane allows vehicles to merge into it to turn right. Just felt stupid because the cops reason for pulling me over was that I could hold up a bus if there was one.