Traveling? Remember California Basic Speed Law

basic california speed laws

Traveling long distance means the weather and road conditions can change quickly from one place to another. So make sure you are always traveling at a safe speed. Remember, getting nabbed for basic speed law speeding can result in one or two negative marks on your driving record and a fine of up to $500. 

What is the Basic Speed Law in California?

“No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”

Overall, the California’s basic speed law says you must drive at a reasonable speed based on:

  • Weather – A California driver is responsible for adjusting their speed depending on current weather conditions. 
  • Visibility – Rain, fog, snow, dust or smoke can make it difficult to see ahead. When you cannot see the road clearly then definitely slow down.
  • Traffic – Go with the flow of traffic. If those around you are slowing down, you should also slow down. 
  • Number of Vehicles – More cars on the road, the higher chance of an accident. Make sure you are aware of what the other cars are doing.
  • Road Surface – If your tires are having traction problems make sure to adjust your speed accordingly. This can happen when the road is wet, icy, or snowy.
  • Width of the Road – May need to drive slower due to narrow roads or winding turns.

Therefore, if poor road conditions then you are expected as a driver to slow down to an acceptable speed.

Can I Get a Basic Speed Law Speeding Ticket?

Yes, you can get a basic speed law speeding ticket. This is vehicle code 22350. Keep in mind, no matter what you cannot drive at a speed that endangers others. Therefore, even if you are driving the speed limit, the police officer may still believe you were going too fast for the present conditions.

Can I Fight an Unsafe Speed Traffic Ticket?

Again, yes! An officer is making judgement call when it comes to whether or not you are traveling at a safe speed. However, If you believe you were going at a reasonable speed then definitely fight this ticket.

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. This is the easiest and best way to get a traffic ticket dismissed. For the trial by written declaration, you must use the TR-205 court form, and you have to fill up necessary information such as name, citation number and address. Additionally, you must submit the form along with an explanation of what happened and why your ticket should be dismissed. If your ticket is dismissed, there will be no fines, no points and no court. 

TicketBust Services

We have helped tens of thousands of California drivers get a moving violation dismissed using the trial by written declaration method. 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. It is that easy! Call us today: 800-850-8038.

Which drivers have to deal with worst traffic in the U.S.

Which drivers have to deal with worst traffic in the U.S.- blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Is it any surprise that Southern California has been dubbed the place with the worst traffic in the U.S.?

Data company Inrix, reported that So Cal drivers spent 81 hours idling on freeways last year, the worst of any U.S. metropolitan area.

Traffic remains a big headache for So Cal driver, topping concerns about personal safety, housing costs and retirement savings, according to a recent Los Angeles Times poll. – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.ticketbust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

New 2016 laws: If you drive a car or ride a bike these apply to you

New 2016 laws: If you drive a car or ride a bike these apply to you. Blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

2015 is coming to an end and that can only mean one thing. A new set of laws are right around the corner.

Here are some of the upcoming 2016 laws that apply to driving in the car or riding on a bike:

Effective January 1, 2016, bicycles will now be included in the legal requirement that slow-moving vehicles use the next available turnout or other area to let backed-up traffic (5 or more) get by.

Beginning January 1, 2017, children under two years of age (weighing less than 40 pounds or shorter than 40 inches) must ride rear-facing in an appropriate child passenger safety seat.

Blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.ticketbust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

True or False When Being Passed the Best Thing You Can do is Maintain Your Speed

True or False When Being Passed the Best Thing You Can do is Maintain Your Speed – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

When being passed, is it best to maintain your speed? Yes! In fact, vehicle code section 21753 prohibits a driver being passed from increasing their speed until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle. A violation of this vehicle code section is an infraction, carries 1 DMV point, and the ticket can cost upwards of $230. – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only. 

Is Speedometer Malfunction Enough to Dismiss a Speeding Ticket

Is Speedometer Malfunction Enough to Dismiss a Speeding Ticket blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

If you can prove your speedometer was broken can you get out of a ticket? The answer is maybe. You were technically speeding sure, but in your defense you didn’t know you were speeding. Some courts will accept a report from an automotive repair shop showing the calibration of error and a copy of a repair bill to dismiss a speeding ticket. It all depends on the discretion of the judge of course, but also how fast you were going, the legal limit, and what the speedometer calibration report reveals. In Mendocino County for example, the court will dismiss a speeding ticket if you were cited for no more than 10 miles-per-hour above the legal limit and can provide a calibration report showing the error and a copy of the repair bill before your ticket due date. –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Caught Speeding Over 100 and What to Expect

Caught Speeding Over 100 and What to Expect- blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

The officer may have caught you using police radar, bumper pace, or even aircraft. Now that you’ve been ticketed you may be wondering what your next step will be.

In California, speeding over 100 miles per hour is an infraction however you will likely be required to make a mandatory appearance in court. To compare, if you are ticketed for speeding below 100 miles per hour you can typically pay the fine or contest the ticket in writing without having to make an appearance in court.

Some judges will consider a written request to waive a mandatory appearance and allow you to pay the ticket by mail or contest it by mail. Such requests should be made well in advance of your due date so you have sufficient time to receive a reply from the court.

A speeding ticket over 100 can seriously affect a driving record because the California DMV assigns 2 points instead of the single point that most other speeding infractions carry. A California driver only needs 4 points to be at risk for a suspended license.  –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Los Angeles County Speeding Ticket Dismissed

Los Angeles County Speeding Ticket Dismissed – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

A driver feeling down on his luck came to ticketbust.com with a Los Angeles County speeding ticket. The Los Angeles County Sherriff Department had issued a ticket for 4 miles per hour over the speed limit with use of laser detection. ticketbust.com ticket fighting experts got to work gathering the facts and circumstances behind the ticket through an over the phone consultation with the driver. ticketbust.com then prepared a Trial by Written Declaration describing the incident, raising the requirements the officer must meet in order to use evidence of laser, and requesting for a dismissal based on several factors including why the officer could not have had a clear line of sight to the driver’s vehicle to accurately assess speed using laser. Laser is said to be more accurate than modes of speed detection such as radar, but the officer still must have a clear line of sight to the target vehicle! In this case, the officer had been parked very far away and any attempt to clock the driver’s car would have been diminished by the driver’s vehicle being surrounded by other vehicles. The driver recently called ticketbust.com, ecstatic to have received a letter of dismissal from LA Superior Court and that ticketbust.com had left him with no fine, no points, and no worries! –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

ticketbust.com Helps Driver Tracked by Airplane Dismiss Ticket for Speeding

ticketbust.com Helps Driver Tracked by Airplane Dismiss Ticket for Speeding – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Terry came to ticketbust.com in October of 2012 with a speeding ticket. Terry was stopped by CHP on the I-10 out in Riverside County, and Police had told Terry he was tracked by plane driving at 92 mph, but Terry didn’t agree.

Terry signed up with ticketbust.com and completed an over the phone consultation with a ticketbust.com consultant. Terry informed ticketbust.com that he had been traveling with traffic all around him and felt the officer had mistakenly targeted him. Based on Terry’s account of the traffic, road conditions, and affirmation that he always made frequent checks of his speedometer and had felt his speed was different than what the officer said it was, we felt there was a good chance the officer in the airplane that supposedly spotted Terry’s car speeding, had mistaken Terry’s car for someone else and mistakenly reported Terry’s car to be pulled over by the police officer on the ground.

Based on the information written by the officer on Terry’s ticket, there was only the aircraft used to gather evidence in support of the violation. The ground officer did not use any method to independently verify his speed. ticketbust.com consultants used all the facts, and other information gathered about errors that can occur when police use aircraft to track a suspect’s speed, and put together a statement for Terry which created plenty of reasonable doubt as to Terry’s guilt.

The court ended up dismissing Terry’s ticket and refunding his bail amount of $239.00, leaving Terry with no points, no fine, and no worries.  With renewed confidence,   Terry has become a repeat customer of ticketbust.com!  –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Woman Defended 100 MPH Speeding Ticket by Saying God made her do it

Woman Defended 100 MPH Speeding Ticket by Saying God made her do it – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Florida woman, Melissa Miller, was stopped by police after a high speed chase through a residential area where she was alleged to have been driving at 100 miles per hour as reported by CBS Tampa. When she was finally stopped, police asked her why she did it. Her excuse? God made her do it (as reported by WFTS-TV)! While there are excuses that may work to defend a speeding ticket for 100 miles per hour, we wouldn’t recommend trying this one! Here at ticketbust.com we have had success in helping drivers contest speeding tickets over 100 miles per hour. In fact, a valued TicketBust client had her 100 miles per hour speeding ticket dismissed after using ticketbust.com last Christmas Eve, and posted a video on YouTube. Check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yiRbVIAMtcQ . –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only. 

California Basic Speed Law Speeding Ticket Dismissed

California Basic Speed Law Speeding Ticket Dismissed blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

A popular type of ticket that we help drivers’ fight is the California Basic Speed Law Speeding Tickets. Take this case for example:

Michelle came to ticketbust.com earlier this year with a ticket for “unsafe speed” (54 miles-per-hour in a 40 miles-per-hour zone). The law she was cited for says no one can drive “at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway,” or “at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property”.

We helped Michelle put together all the necessary documents for fighting her ticket and mailed these documents to court for her. Her documents, called a Trial by Written Declaration cited many reasons her ticket should be dismissed, including the total lack of evidence that she drove at an unsafe speed. She had been driving in clear weather, there was not heavy traffic, she was not near a school zone, a construction zone, or even a senior citizen zone. In addition to all these details working in her favor, the officer also had no clear line of sight to her vehicle given vehicles right in between them. Michelle felt the speed the officer cited her for was not accurate.

We recently received notice from Michelle that her ticket was dismissed with no points being added to her record! Even better, the court refunded the bail she had paid amounting to a total of $244.00 refunded by the court.  –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.ticketbust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.