Hello again and thank you for the additional information.
Yes, I would typically oppose this citation
if the officer cannot provide any evidence that you engaged in any conduct which rose to the level of careless disregard of persons or property. If you have any witnesses to your conduct, that would typically be helpful as well.
The fact that you have not had any accidents for so long, coupled with your testimony as to what actually happened could be enough to persuade a court that the case should be dismissed.
You best defense would typically be the truth, and recounting events in as much detail as possible, which should indicate to the court that you were alert. It could turn out to be a battle of testimony if there are no witnesses or other evidence, but if the state cannot prove their case, then it should be dismissed against you.
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