What is the cost of 22452 a vc violation in California
Failure to Stop for certain types of vehicles for Train Signals/Closed Gates
22452 a vc Fine $480 DMV Point 1 (2012)

The fine for violation of California vehicle code section 22452 a vc is $480 for a bus or a farm vehicle for failure to stop at a train signal or gate. The DMV point for violation of section 22452 a vc is 1 point. Basically, it is a violation of section 22452a vc for a driver of a bus or other type of farm vehicle to not come to a complete stop at a limit line for a train crossing.

The cost for violation of 22452 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 22452 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 22452 a vc with a trial by written declaration click on the highlighted link.

22452(a) Subdivisions (b) and (d) apply to the operation of the
following vehicles:
(1) A bus or farm labor vehicle carrying passengers.
(2) A motortruck transporting employees in addition to those
riding in the cab.
(3) A schoolbus and a school pupil activity bus transporting
school pupils, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4) of
subdivision (d).
(4) A commercial motor vehicle transporting any quantity of a
Division 2.3 chlorine, as classified by Title 49 of the Code of
Federal Regulations.
(5) A commercial motor vehicle that is required to be marked or
placarded in accordance with the regulations of Title 49 of the Code
of Federal Regulations with one of the following federal
(A) Division 1.1.
(B) Division 1.2, or Division 1.3.
(C) Division 2.3 Poison gas.
(D) Division 4.3.
(E) Class 7.
(F) Class 3 Flammable.
(G) Division 5.1.
(H) Division 2.2.
(I) Division 2.3 Chlorine.
(J) Division 6.1 Poison.
(K) Division 2.2 Oxygen.
(L) Division 2.1.
(M) Class 3 Combustible liquid.
(N) Division 4.1.
(O) Division 5.1.
(P) Division 5.2.
(Q) Class 8.
(R) Class Division 1.4.
(S) A cargo tank motor vehicle, whether loaded or empty, used for
the transportation of a hazardous material, as defined in Parts 107
to 180, inclusive, of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(6) A cargo tank motor vehicle transporting a commodity that at
the time of loading has a temperature above its flashpoint, as
determined under Section 173.120 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal
(7) A cargo tank motor vehicle, whether loaded or empty,
transporting a commodity under exemption in accordance with Subpart B
of Part 107 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(b) Before traversing a railroad grade crossing, the driver of a
vehicle described in subdivision (a) shall stop that vehicle not less
than 15 nor more than 50 feet from the nearest rail of the track and
while so stopped shall listen, and look in both directions along the
track, for an approaching train and for signals indicating the
approach of a train, and shall not proceed until he or she can do so
safely. Upon proceeding, the gears shall not be shifted manually
while crossing the tracks.
(c) The driver of a commercial motor vehicle, other than those
listed in subdivision (a), upon approaching a railroad grade
crossing, shall be driven at a rate of speed that allows the
commercial vehicle to stop before reaching the nearest rail of that
crossing, and shall not be driven upon, or over, the crossing until
due caution is taken to ascertain that the course is clear.
(d) A stop need not be made at a crossing in the following
(1) Of railroad tracks running along and upon the roadway within a
business or residence district.
(2) Where a traffic officer or an official traffic control signal
directs traffic to proceed.
(3) Where an exempt sign was authorized by the Public Utilities
Commission prior to January 1, 1978.
(4) Where an official railroad crossing stop exempt sign in
compliance with Section 21400 has been placed by the Department of
Transportation or a local authority pursuant to Section 22452.5. This
paragraph does not apply with respect to a schoolbus or to a school
pupil activity bus transporting school pupils.