What is the cost of 21460.5 c violation in California
Improper Turn From Two-Way Left-Turn Lane
The fine for 21460.5 vc is $234 and the DMV point is 1 (2012)

21460.5 vc

The fine for violation of California vehicle code section 21460.5 (c) is $234. The DMV point for violation of section 21460.5 c is 1 point. Basically, it is a violation of section 21460.5 c vc to drive a vehicle in a two-way-left-turn lane for more than 200 feet.A driver should only enter a two-way-left-turn lane for the purpose of turning from that lane within 200 feet from point of entrance.

There are several different defenses for violation of 21460.5 c. However, each and everyone of these traffic ticket defenses will vary depending on each situation, roadway geometry and the traffic control devices in the immediate vicinity of the location of the alleged traffic violation.

The cost for violation of 21460.5 vc is much higher than the imposed $234 fine due to the 1 DMV point that will appear on the driver’s DMV record resulting in an increase for the insurance premium for 3 to 5 years. Therefore, to calculate the actual cost of 21460.5 vc traffic ticket one must take into account the $234 fine as well as the increase in the insurance premium for the 3 to 5 year period.

The following is the California vehicle code section 21460.5 vc:

21460.5 vc  (a) The Department of Transportation and local authorities in their respective jurisdictions may designate a two-way left-turn lane on a highway. A two-way left-turn lane is a lane near the center of the highway set aside for use by vehicles making left turns in both directions from or into the highway.

(b) Two-way left-turn lanes shall be designated by distinctive roadway markings consisting of parallel double yellow lines, interior line dashed and exterior line solid, on each side of the lane. The Department of Transportation may determine and prescribe standards and specifications governing length, width, and positioning of the distinctive pavement markings. All pavement markings designating a two-way left-turn lane shall conform to the Department of Transportation’s standards and specifications.

(c) A vehicle shall not be driven in a designated two-way left-turn lane except when preparing for or making a left turn from or into a highway or when preparing for or making a U-turn when otherwise permitted by law, and shall not be driven in that lane for more than 200 feet while preparing for and making the turn or while preparing to merge into the adjacent lanes of travel. A left turn or U-turn shall not be made from any other lane where a two-way left-turn lane has been designated.

(d) This section does not prohibit driving across a two-way left-turn lane.

(e) Raised pavement markers may be used to simulate the painted lines described in this section when those markers are placed in accordance with standards established by the Department of Transportation.