The vast majority of Following Too Closely ticket recipients have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and rear-ended another vehicle. The ticket is typically issued once a police officer arrives on the scene. Because the onus is on the police officer to prove you were actually following too closely, a good attorney can help you with a defense. There are many reasons why the accident could have occurred – perhaps the driver in front slammed their brakes, or perhaps you had to swerve to avoid hitting an obstacle in the road.
Fight the charge! If you pay your fine online, you are admitting guilt and subjecting yourself to carry this on your record for 3 years along with 4 points on your record, and potential correlating insurance rate increases. If you hire a good attorney to fight the charge, the Commonwealth will have to prove their case, which will be challenging considering the officer likely did not witness the accident.