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Do I have any options to contest the ticket at my court date?
Absolutely. You have the right to appear and bring up contrary evidence that you did properly stop and that the ticket is frivolous. Plus there is a very good chance the police officer may not appear so you can get a dismissal without even further working toward a win. But ultimately you can review the code, see how you stopped, and provide such information to the judge for his or her review.
Are there any other options besides paying the ticket like traffic school to keep this from going on my driving record?
Yes, you can offer to plea bargain, see if they would choose to turn this into a 'non-moving' violation, which would keep the fine but remove the points, and therefore keep it off your record.
Or since this is a "he said, she said" situation am I best to accept the ticket, pay the fine and move on?
It is always the officer's responsibility to prove the violation took place. In that sense he has the burden of proof in proving that this violation took place as stated, but depending on the judge he may get more or less credibility. It is still a 'he said, she said' situation, but it is not solely tilted against you.
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