Why am I being charged with failure to keep vehicle under control ?
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Presumably you are being charged because the officer believed you were driving carelessly.
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I agree with Mr. Hauser. It appears you were driving too fast for the wet conditions which is why you were cited although, in my opinion, that's a petty reason to give you a ticket. I suggest you fight the ticket perhaps with the assistance of local counsel.
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Driver's are required to drive like a reasonable, prudent person. Albeit its not your fault about the weather conditions, it is your duty to drive in a safe manner. Hydroplaning is usually indicative of not driving in such a manner.
You can always contest your ticket. You can either contact an attorney who can do that for you or you can do it by your self (pro se).