A couple Sundays ago, a few friends and I were riding through Berryessa, in Napa County.
I come around a corner and see an S-10 pickup driving slow with two officers on enduro bikes side by side in front of the truck. The truck pulls to the right of the road. I hesitate but pass while looking at the officers. So now I'm behind the two when one turns back and gives me the wave to pass. I do and he immediately flips on lights to pull me over.
They wrote me up for passing in a double yellow. I asked why he waived me on and he said no matter what, you can't pass over the yellow, even if being waived forward. After 15 minutes of going over all the legal issues on my bike and stories of guys being killed on that road, they let me go.
So now I have a court appearance in Napa on March 15th. Should I request a Trial by Declaration through the mail or show up in court and hope for the best? I already have to reschedule due to work issues but not sure which option to go with.
It was an Off-Road Enforcement Officer who wrote the ticket.