I have found this : http://codes.lp.find...C/545/I/545.402 :
An operator may not begin movement of a stopped, standing, or parked vehicle unless the movement can be made safely.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
How do I know whether or not this is current??
Also this source/website : http://www.trafficvi...or-standing.htm
elaborates on the definition differently :
An unsafe start from a parked, stopped, or
standing position occurs when a motorist burns out from a complete stop,
screeches their tires from a stopped position, performs donuts in a parking
lot, accelerates in speed too quickly but is not necessarily speeding or pulls
out from a parking spot without checking for oncoming traffic. This law falls
under the drag racing category, which can occur without necessarily speeding,
since two vehicles can race from a stopped point and never reach illegal
Assuming these are current and correct definitions, what are some good points for my case? Do I need to worry about the second definition at all? Which is not actually LAW, but rather a DEFINITION. So when proving my case, do I need to just state that it was a safe point in time to accelerate? Or do I need to defend the screeching of my tires as well?
Let me add that I was not driving abruptly. I just put new tires on my car (which are greasy and slick, therefor have less traction) and I drive a manual transmission (which makes it way easier to peel out). Your help is appreciated. This cop was the most rude cop I have ever met. On top of not feeling guilty, I am extremely aggravated about his attitude towards the situation, his choice of wording, and the expression on his face whilst telling me said things.
Have a blessed day.
With warm regard, Aaron.