VC 22101 (a-d) – Violating Special Traffic Control Markers – Illegal Turns
VC 22101 (a, b, c, d) The Department of Transportation or local authorities in respect to highways under their respective jurisdictions, may cause official traffic control devices to be placed or erected within or adjacent to intersections to regulate or prohibit turning movements at such intersections.
(b) When turning movements are required at an intersection notice of such requirement shall be given by erection of a sign, unless an additional clearly marked traffic lane is provided for the approach to the turning movement, in which event notice as applicable to such additional traffic lane shall be given by any official traffic control device.
(c) When right- or left-hand turns are prohibited at an intersection notice of such prohibition shall be given by erection of a sign.
(d) When official traffic control devices are placed as required in subdivisions (b) or (c), it shall be unlawful for any driver of a vehicle to disobey the directions of such official traffic control devices.
Failure to obey signs/signals for violating California Vehicle Code 22101 (a-d) VC are common tickets issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), as well as local police and sheriffs. These are good tickets to fight and our attorneys have many ways of beating these.
The fine amount for these tickets is $238.00
In California VC 22101 (a-d) carries one DMV point which stays on your driving record for 3 years. Each DMV point costs approximately $750 in increased insurance premiums over 3 years plus the cost of the fine amount.
The total cost if you just pay your ticket for VC 22101 (a, b, c, d) could be $988 or more.
This is why you should NOT simply pay the fine for VC 22101 (a-d) and plead guilty.