SAN ANTONIO-- Luis Magana admits he has had about six traffic tickets in his 37 years, but he's crying foul over the latest one.
Thursday afternoon he was cited for failing to slow down or change lanes for a stopped emergency vehicle. He said the police car used in the operation did not have its lights activated.
Magana said it was too dangerous to change lanes and he couldn't reduce his speed to 20 mph below the speed limit, as required by law.
"At this point, I'd have to go to court and fight it," said Magana. "There was no emergency lights on the vehicle that was pulled over at all."
The San Antonio Police Department announced last week it would target motorists who ignored the so-called 'move-over' law.
A spokesperson said Magana has every right to challenge his case in municipal court. The SAPD said the goal is to protect the public, police officers and other emergency workers.
The law went into effect September 1, 2003. It was expanded last year to include tow trucks. The law includes emergency medical service, fire vehicles and tow trucks.
A violation is punishable by a maximum fine of $200.