Q: Am I allowed to file a motion to dismiss a traffic citation for careless driving in Volusia County, Florida? I was cited for careless driving because my tires lost traction while waiting to advance at a stop sign. The officer also wrote “careless driving, spinning tires” on the citation. A light drizzle of rain had stopped 7 minutes before the loss of traction occurred, which I have verified with precipitation data for that date and time. My car was overheating due to unusually heavy traffic for the intersection, and I was holding the idle at 2000 rpm’s. I wasn’t attempting to “spin my tires” as some display of speed. In spite of the fact that there was a vehicle only 3 feet from my bumper, I did not contact any vehicle or even move forward as a result of the wheel spin. I would like to file the motion because I feel like this officer is wasting mine and the court’s time over a false charge.
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