Fight Red Light Tickets in California 21453 vc
Red Light Tickets in California – It is a violation of California vehicle code section 21453 to enter a signalized intersection while there is a red ball or red arrow indication. Basically, if you cross the limit line or the crosswalk line at an intersection while there is red light indication in your direction of travel you are in violation of section 21453. You are in violation of section 21453 even if you come to a complete stop after crossing over the limit line or the crosswalk line.
Red light tickets in California carry a fine of approximately $500 and 1 DMV point on the driver’s record (2015). Due to the high fine and the DMV point, red light tickets in California are among the most contested violations. Over the years we have help thousands of people successfully fight and beat their red light tickets. We can do the same for you.
In order to beat a red light ticket, one must have a clear understanding of the vehicle code section and more importantly the technical knowledge of how the traffic signals are supposed to work according strict required regulation. Our red light ticket experts have many years f experience fighting red light tickets in California using trial by written declaration process.
Red light tickets may be issued by an officer on the street or by a red light camera enforcement system. The good news is that red light tickets can be dismissed for both methods of enforcement. We have helped thousands fight their red light camera tickets or their officer issued red light tickets.
We can help you fight red light tickets (by camera or by officer) without you even going to court. Yes, no court appearance will be necessary on your part. We have an easy sign up process for our service that takes a few minutes to complete. All you need to do is to sign up for our service and send us a copy of your ticket. That would get the process started with us.
Here is a short explanation of the differences between various subsections of 21453 vc:
21453 a vc – A red light ticket for violation of section 21453 a vc is issued when a driver enters an intersection against a red ball, regardless of making a left turn, going straight or making a right turn.
21453 b vc – A red light ticket for violation of section 21453 b vc is issued when a driver makes a right turn while the light is red (red ball) and there is a sign (No Right on Red) prohibiting right turns while the light is red. It is a violation of 21453 b vc even if the driver comes to a complete stop before the limit line or the crosswalk line and then continues to make a right turn while the light is red.
21453 c vc – A red light ticket for violation of section 21453 c vc is issued when a driver enters an intersection against a red arrow, regardless of a left run arrow or a right turn arrow. It is a violation of 21453 c vc even if the driver comes to a complete stop before the limit line or the crosswalk line and then continues to make a right turn while there is a red arrow for the right turn movement.
21453 d vc – A less common type of a red light ticket is for violation of 21453 d vc which is intended to control pedestrian movement at signalized intersections where there are no pedestrian signal heads controlling the movement of pedestrians. Basically, if there are no pedestrian traffic signal indications then the red signal indication also applies to the pedestrians.
21453 (a) A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).
21453 (b) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver, after stopping as required by subdivision (a), facing a steady circular red signal, may turn right, or turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street. A driver making that turn shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to any vehicle that has approached or is approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard to the driver, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that vehicle until the driver can proceed with reasonable safety.
21453 (c) A driver facing a steady red arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make a movement permitted by another signal, shall stop at a clearly marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication permitting movement is shown.
21453 (d) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 21456, a pedestrian facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal shall not enter the roadway.