December 12, 2017

New CA Motor Vehicle Laws /Fines for 2011

HUGE California Traffic Tickets Fines Effective 01/06/2011     (from Thu 6th Jan 2011)

Please be extremely careful in your driving and car registration & insurance matters.  State of California is broke and they are trying hard to squeeze all of us hard to collect money. 
 


Effective immediately, if you do not stop at the red light, be ready to pay $436 in fines or if you pass a school bus with flashing red signals, you will be charged $616.  The state of California is going for blood, so be extra careful in driving, you cannot afford messing with them.  I have been hearing that Highway Patrols are under pressure to issue a lot more tickets than last year with at least 30% increase in fines over 2009, so beware of radar guns, highway and traffic cameras installed everywhere and the tougher enforcement of parking rules. 
Just for your info, the next time you park in the handicapped zone, even for a minute, you will be looking at almost $ 1000 in parking tickets , so it’d better be worth it.

California needs money, so pay close attention to the rules of the road!

Traffic Ticket Fines (Effective 01/06/2011)

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 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. (Presumably political stuff!)

VC 27150            $178       Adequate muffler required.   (Exhaust silencer! Boy racers?)

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. (Seen that in UK!)

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.

Charles G. Jarai, CLU