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21453(b) vc – Turning Right on Red Light

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Definition of California Vehicle Code 21453 b vc

California Violation Code 21453(b); So, you’ve got a red light ticket? Ticketbust can help you fight it.

California Violation Code 21453(b)(a) A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).

(b) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver, after stopping as required by subdivision (a), facing a steady circular red signal, may turn right, or turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street. A driver making that turn shall yield the right-of- way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to any vehicle that has approached or is approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard to the driver, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that vehicle until the driver can proceed with reasonable safety.

(c) A driver facing a steady red arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make a movement permitted by another signal, shall stop at a clearly marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication permitting movement is shown.

(d) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 21456, a pedestrian facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal shall not enter the roadway.

Cost of California Vehicle Code 21453 b vc

On average, a red light violation in California cost $490. The estimated total court fine for violation code 21453(b) will vary based on the additional county and city fees added on to the state fine for this ticket. 

Also keep in mind that the actual cost of violation code 21453(b), right on red, can be much higher than just the court imposed fine for the ticket. If you just pay the traffic ticket, a point will be added to your driving record and can stay there for 3 more years. Think about it, depending on how many points you have on your driving record and who you use for your auto insurance, the true cost of this one traffic ticket on your driving record could end up being $2,700 or more over 3 years.

You may also want to keep in mind that if you have 4 points on your driving record in on year, or 6 points in 2 years, or 8 points in 3 years, the DMV will suspend your driver’s license. If this happens, you can bet it will cost you a lot more in possible lost wages, court fines, and other personal expenses due to the lack of having a valid driver’s licenses.

A Trial by Written Declaration

A trial by written declaration is a way to fight your traffic ticket through writing instead of in-person trial. According to Section 40902 of the California Vehicle Code, “If you have been charged with a traffic infraction or a violation of a local ordinance adopted under the Vehicle Code, you can request a trial by written declaration unless you were issued a ticket for an offense involving alcohol or drugs or the violation that requires a mandatory appearance in court.” 

Therefore, if you have received a moving violation ticket such as speeding, stop sign, red light, etc., you can fight your ticket via a trial by written declaration. If your ticket is dismissed, there will be no points, no court and your bail amount will be returned.

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