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Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. A. Franklin Burgess, Jr., Trial Judge)

Argued November 9, 2000

This appeal arises out of a traffic accident in the District of Columbia involving a two-car collision. A jury found appellant Johnson’s negligence to be the proximate cause of the accident and awarded damages against him. In the course of the proceedings, the trial court ruled that evidence of appellee Leuthongchak’s payment by mail of the civil fine for a traffic ticket, *fn1 given for allegedly failing to yield the right of way, was inadmissible as a matter of law. *fn2 We follow the virtually unanimous holdings of courts in this country rejecting such evidence and affirm the judgment.

 
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