21703 vc – Tailgating
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Definition of California Vehicle Code 21703 vc
California Violation Code 21703; So, you’ve got a red light ticket? Ticketbust can help you fight it.
The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.
Cost of California Vehicle Code 21703 vc
In California, the average fine for tailgating is $238. The estimated total court fine for violation code 21703 will vary based on the additional county and city fees added on to the state fine for this ticket.
Keep in mind, the actual cost of violation code 21703, tailgating, 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
Vehicle code section 40902 permits California residents to contest traffic tickets in writing instead of appearing in court. This is referred to as a trial by written declaration. It is the option that we recommend to get your ticket dismissed. It is easiest and fastest way to fight a ticket. If ticket is dismissed, it means no points, no fine and no court.
We are a traffic ticket dismissal service that has helped tens of thousands of California drivers dismiss their traffic tickets using the trial by written declaration process. At TicketBust, we put together the best written defense package for you. Just upload your ticket information and answer a few questions. Once you receive your defense, sign the document and mail it to the court. Fight your ticket today online or call 800-850-8038!