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Handy Reference of California Traffic Violation Codes

There are often times when you may find a Notice to Appear in your mailbox and have no idea what the California traffic violation is for. This happens even more often if you happen to be a spouse, a parent or an unlucky driver with more than one recent violation to keep track of. 

We have consulted with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide you with this handy list of California Traffic Code Sections (click on the category heading for further details of the violation code). 

Speed Limit
Exceeding 55mph Commercial truck driver speed or speed while towing (Vehicle Code 22406)
Exceeding 55mph 2 lane highway or freeway construction zone (Vehicle Code 22349b)
Exceeding 65mph freeway speed (Vehicle Code 22349a)
Exceeding 70mph freeway speed (Vehicle Code 22356b)
Exceeding 100mph (Vehicle Code 22348)
Unsafe Speed (Vehicle Code 22350)
Exceeding Special Speed Zones (construction, school, bridge,etc.)
Red light
Passing limit line on red light (Vehicle Code 21453a)
Right on Red (Vehicle Code 21453b)
Turning on red arrow (Vehicle Code 21453c)
Pedestrian walking against red signal (Vehicle Code 21453d)
Disobey red freeway meter (Vehicle Code 21455)
Fail to stop for flashing red (Vehicle Code 21457)
Red Light Camera
Passing limit line on red light (Vehicle Code 21453a)
Right on Red (Vehicle Code 21453b)
Turning on red arrow (Vehicle Code 21453c)
Disobey red freeway meter (Vehicle Code 21455)
Fail to stop for flashing red (Vehicle Code 21457)
Driving through intersection in improper lane (Vehicle Code 22101)
Mobile Restricted
Talking without hands-free device (Vehicle Code 23123)
Texting while driving (Vehicle Code 23123.5)
Reading or sending Email while driving (Vehicle Code 23123.5)
Using GPS on phone while driving (Vehicle Code 23123.5)
Looking at screen while driving (Vehicle Code 27602)
Sign
Stop sign (Vehicle Code 22450)
Regulatory sign (Vehicle Code21461)
Signs regulating turns (Vehicle Code 22101)
No right turn on red sign (Vehicle Code 21453b)
Fail to obey sign (Vehicle Code 38300)
Speed zone sign (Vehicle Code 23336)
Other
Driving a commercial truck or towing in wrong lane (Vehicle Code 22348c)
Driving solo in carpool lane (Vehicle Code 21655.5)
Signs regulating turns (Vehicle Code 22101)
Passing over double yellow lines (Vehicle Code 21650)
Tailgating (Vehicle Code 21703)
Failed to yield to an emergency vehicle (Vehicle Code 21806)
Unsafe lane change (Vehicle Code 21658)
Seatbelt (Vehicle Code 27315)

If you have your citation number and (in some cases) other identification information, you may find more information on the website of the court that has jurisdiction over the ticket.  See our California Court Information page for more details on each California court.

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