I got my first traffic violation ticket in 10 years of totally-clean motorcycle riding. Sigh! The ticket is for "failure to obey traffic control device". In a certain strict sense I suppose I deserve the ticket. I was at a 4-way intersection. At the intersection I had a red light. My intention was to turn right. I got to the stop line, didn't quite stop but I did slow down to a crawl and hesitate until traffic was clear. When it was clear to go, I went. This was maybe a total 4-second near-stop hesitation, covering maybe 4 feet in those four seconds. What do you guys do in such situations? I could have dabbed my foot down to make it more clear how "stopped" I was. To go any slower I wouldn't have been able to maintain my balance -- today was a gusty day and the HP2 is a tall bike. I was a little annoyed I got this ticket when only a minute earlier, someone rolled right through a stop sign, causing me to do an emergency brake (I had the right of way). So it kind of annoys me that I get this ticket when I see worse behaviour going unpunished pretty much everyday. But I also would like it if such penalties were given out evenhandedly! Does anyone have experience with contesting a ticket under such circumstances? I could imagine a judge being pissed off that I'd contest under such circumstances, but I could also imagine random sympathy and perhaps the fine being dropped for stupid technical reasons.