California vehicle code 21655.5

21655.5 vc – Driving Solo in Carpool Lane

You’re not alone in receiving a 21655.5 vc ticket, it’s one of the most common tickets our customers get.

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Definition of California Vehicle Code 21655.5 vc

A person shall not drive a vehicle described in subdivision (a) of Section 5205.5 with a single occupant upon a high-occupancy vehicle lane pursuant to this section unless the decal, label, or other identifier issued pursuant to Section 5205.5 is properly displayed on the vehicle, and the vehicle registration described in Section 5205.5 is with the vehicle.

Cost of California Vehicle Code 21655.5 vc

In California, the average fine for driving solo in the carpool lane is $490. The estimated total court fine for violation code 21655.5 will vary based on the additional county and city fees added on to the state fine for this ticket.

However, the actual cost of violation code 21655.5, driving solo in a carpool lane, 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.

CA Vehicle Code 21655.5

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 contesting your ticket in writing instead of going to court. This not only saves you time but if ticket is dismissed, there are NO points and NO fines. Keeping your driving record spotless.

TicketBust Traffic Ticket Dismissal Services

At TicketBust, we have helped thousands of drivers fight their traffic ticket through the trial by written declaration process. Our defense system builds a case for you in writing. All you have to do is tell us what happened, download the documents and send them to court. This way you can say goodbye to all those fines, fees, and points. As well as, not worry about insurance costs skyrocketing. Get started here or give us a call 800-850-8038.

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