What is the cost of 22451 a vc violation in California
Failure to Stop for Train Signals/Closed Gates
22451 a vc Fine $480 DMV Point 1 (2012)

The fine for violation of California vehicle code section 22451 a vc is $480 for failure to stop at a train signal or gate. The DMV point for violation of section 22451 a vc is 1 point. Basically, it is a violation of section 22451a vc for a driver to not come to a complete stop at a limit line for a train crossing.

The cost for violation of 22451 a vc for not making a proper stop is much higher than the imposed $480 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 22451 a vc ticket one must take into account the $480 fine as well as the increase in the insurance premium for the 3 to 5 year period. To fight a stop sign ticket for 22451 a vc with a trial by written declaration click on the highlighted link.

22451(a) The driver of any vehicle or pedestrian approaching a
railroad or rail transit grade crossing shall stop not less than 15
feet from the nearest rail and shall not proceed until he or she can
do so safely, whenever the following conditions exist:
(1) A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device or a
flagman gives warning of the approach or passage of a train or car.
(2) An approaching train or car is plainly visible or is emitting
an audible signal and, by reason of its speed or nearness, is an
immediate hazard.