California needs money-careful in your driving

 

Traffic Ticket Fines (Effective 01/06/2010)

VC 12814.6 $214 Failure to obey license provisions.

VC 14600(A) $214 Failure to notify DMV of address change within 10 days
Note: The fine may be reduced
with valid proof of correction.
VC 16028(A) $796 Failure to provide
evidence of financial responsibility (insurance)
Note: This fine may be reduced
with proof of insurance on
or after the violation date.
VC 21453(A) $436 Failure to stop at a red signal.
VC 22349 $214 Unsafe speed, 1 to 15 miles over the limit.

VC 22350 $328 Unsafe speed, 16 to 25 miles over the limit.

VC 22450 $214 Failure to stop at a stop sign.

VC 22454(A) $616 Passing a school bus with flashing red signals.

VC 23123(A) $148 Driving while using a wireless phone not hands free, first offense.

VC 23123(B) $256 Driving while using a wireless phone not hands not free, each
subsequent offense.

VC 23123.5 $148 Driving while using a wireless device to send, read or write text.

VC 23124 $148 Minor driving while using a wireless phone.

VC 22500 $976 Parking in a bus loading area.

VC 22507(A) $976 Violation of disabled parking provisions, first offense.

VC 22507(B) $1876 Violation of disabled parking provisions, second offense.

VC 26708 $178 Unlawful material on vehicle windows.

VC 27150 $178 Adequate muffler required.

VC 27315 $148 Mandatory use of seat belts.

VC 27360 $436 Mandatory use of passenger child restraints.
Note: This fine may be reduced
by completing a court authorized
child seat diversion program.

VC 27400 $178 Headsets or Earplugs covering both ears.

VC 27803 $178 Violation of motorcycle safety helmet requirements.

VC 34506 $616 Commercial Driver - Log book violation.

VC 4000 $256 No evidence of current registration.
Note: The fine may be reduced
with valid proof of correction.
VC 4159 $178 Notify DMV of change of address within 10 days.
Note: The fine may be reduced
with valid proof of correction.

VC 5200 $178 Proper display of license plates.
Note: The fine may be reduced
with valid proof of correction.

VC 9400 $178 Commercial weight fees due.
Note: The fine may be reduced
with valid proof of correction

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Nuvi 2595LMT

100 mph +

All they need to do is set up along the HWY between Vegas and L.A. Last time I did that route you were run over if you were going slower than 100 mph!

Bob

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Robert Woodcock

high fines

Virginia use to have "civil fees" for residents who were caught violating traffic laws. They were excessively high, for example failure to use a turn signal $1,050. It was eventually repealed.

A lot of those fees are pretty high too, especially failure to notify change of address, I remember when I went to the university here I never notified the DMV, since I usually moved once a year. The $976 for parking in handicapped spot is high too, not sure what it is here now, but was around $100 about 12 years ago.

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I would disagree about the fees. They need to be that high to make idiots think twice. Personally, I think the texting, talking, and wireless fines are too low. They should be double that for the start.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Red curbs

dtlotus wrote:

Traffic Ticket Fines (Effective 01/06/2010)
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VC 22500 $976 Parking in a bus loading area.
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Just an FYI, apparently stopping for even a few seconds at a bus stop with a red curb to unload/load a passenger is ticketable. sad

http://forum.freeadvice.com/speeding-other-moving-violations...

Gee, go figure...

Who would've thought 'No Stopping' actually means 'No Stopping'? Wow, what a concept!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

holy cow those fines are

holy cow those fines are ridiculous

Insane money-grabbing

It's sad that many lawmakers feel that tough economic times are a good excuse to abuse the residents. This is an excellent example of how they don't have your best interests in mind.

If I make a mistake, or break the law by stopping for a few seconds to drop someone off at a red curb, I should probably have to pay for it... perhaps $50-$100, but certainly not $976! I also shouldn't have to pay $214 if I'm doing 3 MPH over the speed limit... my speedometer could easily be off that far. I won't even bother addressing the $1050 turn-signal issue.

Sorry, but anyone who thinks that's OK probably needs their head examined. Pretty soon we'll be back to drawing and quartering and burning people at the stake. Bring on the breaking wheel!

This type of abuse encourages avoidance of the ticket by alternative means... especially by a young driver in a hot car. When faced with the prospect of a $1000 fine and increased insurance rates for their new Camaro because of irrational traffic laws, they might decide to try a top-speed test... knowing full well that it'll be considerably higher than the LTD with the big light bar on top. Some of them will get away, others will get caught, and a few of them will kill themselves along with a few of us in the process.

If the punishment doesn't fit the crime, people will revolt against it. History has a way of repeating itself.

- Phil

Juggernaut: I assume that you were referring to my post

Juggernaut wrote:

Who would've thought 'No Stopping' actually means 'No Stopping'? Wow, what a concept!

The curb usually doesn't say "no stopping;" it's just painted red with the letters "DPT" then painted in yellow over the red paint. Consequently, I'm sure plenty of people are unaware that a red curb means "no stopping" and "no standing" as well as "no parking."

Adding to the confusion is the fact that there are many bus stops that don't have a red curb, so cars are permitted to stop in front of those bus stops. As a result, drivers may fail to notice the red curb and stop in front of a bus stop thinking it's permitted only to receive a pricey ticket.

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Not harping at you, Scott. I'm just saying people have miserably failed at paying attention these days. I feel no sympathy for them.

If I mess up and bend a law, I pay the bill. It's MY fault.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

The Other Side Of The Coin..

As I have said many times before on this web site: "Sometimes breaking the law..

Juggernaut wrote:

Who would've thought 'No Stopping' actually means 'No Stopping'? Wow, what a concept

..is the only thing one can do (depending upon the situation and circumstances involved) which if NOT done could lead to results more disastrous."

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Dumb Painting..!!

scott_dog wrote:
Juggernaut wrote:

Who would've thought 'No Stopping' actually means 'No Stopping'? Wow, what a concept!

The curb usually doesn't say "no stopping;" it's just painted red with the letters "DPT" then painted in yellow over the red paint. Consequently, I'm sure plenty of people are unaware that a red curb means "no stopping" and "no standing" as well as "no parking."

Only those who live in Cal.. or those who have lived there recently before.

Being I'm from the North East (but live in the South East), I have NOT the faintest idea what a red, yellow, green, blue, white.. or any other Cal color curb means.. and please, don't give me some crap about "Ignorance of the Law is NO excuse"!

If you don't want me to park in a particular spot, then post a sign or write on the curb "NO PARKING!".. don't paint it some darn color that I have no idea what it means.

And what's the matter if someone on a "TEMPORARY" basis stops to let a passenger off.. or on at a bus stop. As long as I'm NOT preventing a bus from doing its job then I don't see it as a problem.

Thank God I only visited Cal once.. and that was over 40 plus years ago. I had enough of it then.. couldn't imagine what it's like today.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

I hear you Juggernaut

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

As I have said many times before on this web site: "Sometimes breaking the law..

..is the only thing one can do (depending upon the situation and circumstances involved) which if NOT done could lead to results more disastrous."

Nuvi1300WTGPS

If I have to deal with one more distracted driver chatting away on their cellphone (which is forbidden in Calif.) I think I might just lose it.

As pointed out by Nuvi, though, the sheer ridiculousness of the no stopping rule means that drivers might be tempted to do something even more stupid like stopping their car in traffic to let passengers on or off, rather than risk getting a $1000 ticket for stopping at a bus stop. The Double Parking fine is lower, but it seems much more dangerous, and inconvenient, for others on the road who are going to have to stop or run the scofflaw over, compared to allowing a car to stop at a vacant bus stop to drop someone off.