California Driver Failure to Obey Signs/Signals
The fine for violation of California vehicle code section 21461 (a) vc is $238. Since this is a moving violation it also carries one DMV point on your driving record which will stay on your record for good. Insurance companies review up the last 4-5 years of your driving record in order to establish your rates. Drivers with points on their record will end up paying a much higher premium to insure their cars. This is why it is very important to fight these citations.
Violation of section California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21461 (a) means a driver failed to obey traffic control devices such as signs and traffic signals or pavement markings.
There are several different defenses for violation of California Vehicle Code 21461(a). However, each and everyone of these defenses will be different based on each situation, road conditions, roadway geometry and the traffic control devices in the immediate vicinity of the location of the alleged traffic violation. Vantage point of the officer, and driver, etc.
The cost for violation of CVC 21461(a) is much higher than the imposed $238.00 fine due to the 1 DMV point that will appear on the driver’s DMV record resulting in an increase for the insurance premium for 4 years. Therefore, to calculate the actual cost of 21461(a) California Vehicle Code traffic ticket one must take into account fine as well as the increase in the insurance premium for the 4 years. If you want to find out how to fight traffic ticket for California Vehicle Code 21461(a) click on the highlighted link.
CVC 21461 (a) – It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal defined as regulatory in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or a Department of Transportation approved supplement to that manual of a regulatory nature erected or maintained to enhance traffic safety and operations or to indicate and carry out the provisions of this code or a local traffic ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to a local traffic ordinance, or to fail to obey a device erected or maintained by lawful authority of a public body or official.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to acts constituting violations under Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 22500) of this division or to acts constituting violations of a local traffic ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 22500).
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