The most common CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Violations and the associated Court Fines…

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22350 – Basic Speed Law (1 Point)
Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions 1–15 MPH Over Limit $238.00
Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions 16–25 MPH Over Limit $367.00
Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions = 26 MPH Over Limit $490.00

22349 b – Speeding Over 55 MPH Limit (1 Point)
22349 b – 1–15 MPH Over 55 MPH Limit $238.00
22349 b – 16–25 MPH Over 55 MPH Limit $367.00
22349 b – 26 MPH Over 55 MPH Limit $490.00

22349 a – Speeding Over 65 MPH Limit (1 Point)
22349 a – Speeding 1–15 MPH Over 65 MPH Limit $238.00
22349 a – Speeding 16–25 MPH Over 65 MPH Limit $367.00
22349 a – Speeding = 26 MPH Over 65 MPH Limit $490.00

22356 b – Speeding Over 70 MPH Limit (1 Point)
22356 b – 1–15 MPH Over 70 MPH Limit $238.00
22356 b – 16–25 MPH Over 70 MPH Limit $367.00
22356 b – 26 MPH Over 70 MPH Limit $490.00

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22348 b – Speeding Over 100 MPH $900.00 (2 Points)
21453 a/c – Red Light or Red Arrow $490.00 (1 Point)
21453 b – No right turn on red $238.00 (1 Point)
22450 a – Failure to Stop at Stop Sign $238.00 (1 Point)
21655.5 b – Carpool lane violation $490.00 (0 Point)
21655.8 a – Driving Over Double Lines of Carpool lane $490.00 (1 Point)
22406 a – Truck or tractor over 55 mph (1 Point)
Speeding 1–9 MPH Over 55 MPH Limit $285.00
Speeding 10 MPH or More Over 55 MPH Limit $490.00
22348 c – Failure to Use Designated Lane $238.00 (1 Point)
22108 – Failure to signal Before Turning or Changing Lanes $238.00 (1 Point)
21461 a – Driver Failure to Obey Signs/Signals $238.00 (1 Point)
16028 a – Proof of Insurance (0 Point)

16028 a is the Vehicle Code section dealing with driving without insurance in California. If convicted, this
code section carries stiff financial penalties of $900.
However, if you actually had valid insurance for the vehicle at the time the traffic ticket was issued, then you can show proof to the court and get this charge dismissed for a $25 dismissal fee. If you do this, you do not have to pay the vc 16028 (a) penalty fine amount in full.
Sometimes even if you did not have valid insurance at the time the citation was issued, but you got insurance after the fact, the court will still dismiss the charge for $25 (although the court is not legally obligated to do so because you technically didn’t comply with the law since in this situation you didn’t have valid insurance for the vehicle at the time you were driving).
If you get insurance for the same vehicle after the fact, in some cases the court will not dismiss the charge for $25, but the court may still reduce your fine amount since you were at least diligent enough to get valid insurance soon after the citation was issued.

22101 d – Illegal Turns $238.00 (1 Point)

22102 – Illegal U-Turn in Business District $238.00 (1 Point)

22103 – Illegal U-Turn in Residential District $238.00 (1 Point)

22107 – Unsafe Turn or Lane Change Prohibited $238.00 (1 Point)

21460 a – Improper Turns Over Double Lines $238.00 (1 Point)

21460.5 c – Improper Turns From Two-Way Left-Turn lane $238.00 (1 Point)

21950 a – Failure to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk $238.00 (1 Point)

21951 – Overtaking Vehicles Stopped for Pedestrians $490.00 (1 Point)

21802 a/b – Violation of Right-of-Way–Entering Thru Highway $238.00 (1 Point)

21806 a – Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles $490.00 (1 Point)

38300 – Failure to Obey Signs/Signals $238.00 (0 Points)

23123 a – Cell Phone Violation (0 Points)

The base fine for VC 23123 (a) first offense is $20. For second and subsequent offenses, the fine is $50. But remember—the actual amount you’ll pay once assessments are added will be significantly more than the base fine. The total for a first violation will likely exceed $150, and a second or subsequent offense can cost over $250.

21651 a – Crossing Double Lines $238.00 (1 Point)