Your emergency flashers do not permit you to violate traffic laws. By your reasoning, people would be able to legally run red lights, stop signs, and speed so long as they are using their emergency flashers. Your emergency flashers are there to alert other drivers of a potentially hazardous situation such as unusually slowed traffic, roadway obstructions, disabled vehicle, etc. By you using your emergency flashers, you were communicating that either your vehicle was disabled or that there was some other type of potential traffic hazard, neither of which were the case. You justly received the citation. Of course, you have the option of fighting the citation, but as others have already pointed out, the likelihood of you winning is slim to none. If I were in your situation, I would go to court and tell the judge that I made a mistake, and am not contesting the ticket. I would then ask if he would consider some type of probation in order to avoid the ticket going onto my driving record. Example: You go an entire year with no other traffic infractions, and the judge will have the ticket removed from your driving record. Some judges will agree to this, other do not. All you can do is ask.