I am a motor vehicle technician and was on a roadtest in a customers vehicle for a noise complaint.
I was involved in an accident with the vehicle during the roadtest. I was going north out of a plaza straight into another plaza, but had to cross a road going east/west. Traffic was backed up to my immediate right due to a traffic light not far away. There was a large cube van in the backed up traffic in my line of sight. So it was difficult to see around the van. I crept up due to no traffic to my left going east. I checked to my right around the van, checked my left again and thought the coast was clear. Then just as i was about to cross into west bound lane of the road, I clipped a vehicle going westbound and damaged the front end of the customers vehicle. The person I hit said they didnt see me until the last minute and I was shocked there was a car coming because I had looked before proceeding. But I guess with the traffic I missed seeing it coming. I was given a failure to yeild from a driveway $110 ticket. I was wondering if this ticket is worth fighting with a para-legal service and if I had a case to stand on. I know that it comes down to me ensuring that there isnt a vehicle coming when exiting a driveway, but I honestly thought no one was coming. Please give me some advice.
Former Ontario Police Officer. Advice will become less relevant as the time goes by !