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      02-06-2006, 06:20 PM   #30
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There was an article about this on how to beat a ticket on Edmunds:

It basically says there is no reason not to go to court, because you can always change your mind and choose traffic school. Here is an excerpt:

“However, I still had one ace in the hole. If the ticketing officer did show up, and my defense was falling on deaf ears, I could quote California Vehicle Code 41501 allowing me to attend traffic school. But — and this was important — I should make a photocopy of the law because some judges weren't familiar with it.

"If it looks like you're going to lose, say, 'Your honor, I see that you're very busy here. I will cite CVC 41501 and take traffic school,'" Meyer told me.”