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ANSWER: I cannot tell you whether you should or should not contest the ticket. Although I am an attorney, I am not YOUR attorney. For that, I think it is best to sit with an attorney who specializes in traffic laws of California.
Now, I have looked at the statute and I think you might have an argument. The statute says, in part:
"Upon all highways, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
"(f) When the vehicle is necessarily traveling so slowly as to impede the normal movement of traffic, that portion of the highway adjacent to the right edge of the roadway may be utilized temporarily when in a condition permitting safe operation."
You might have an argument based on the fact that the normal flow of traffic was impeded so you used the lane immediately adjacent to it. I think that might be your best play here.
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