Duration of Signal Ticket – CVC 22108

If you have received a CA traffic ticket for violating the minimum “duration of signal” rule (VC 22108) then iTicket Fight can help you get your traffic citation dismissed. There are many reasons you may have been cited, and at times it may have been unfair, or incorrectly issued. We are here to help!

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What is a Duration of Signal Ticket?

California Vehicle code 22108 requires all drivers to use their turn signal prior to making a left or right turn at least 100 feet in advance before executing the turn.

Also known as proper signaling, the duration of signal ticket is different than the CVC 22107 failure to signal ticket. The difference being that 22107 (duration of signal) is for not using your signal long enough while failure to signal (22108) is not for signaling at all.

How much is a duration of signal ticket in California?

As of 2017, the minimum fine for a duration of signal ticket in most cities in California is $238 for the first offense. Fines increase for each additional offense. This does not include the increases in auto insurance premiums that result from a guilty traffic ticket conviction (moving violation). You can avoid all of this by getting your traffic ticket dismissed with the help of iTicket Fight!

*All estimates include base fine, mandatory 20% California surcharge, and penalty fees and assessments.

Answers to common questions about duration of signal tickets

When do you have to use a turn signal in California?

Under CVC 22107, you cannot execute a turn without using your turn signal. This includes all of the following situations:

  • Changing lanes.
  • Merging into a lane.
  • Turning into a lane from a stop.
  • Parking
  • Pulling over to the side of the road.
  • Pulling into traffic from a stop.
  • Pulling into a drive way.
How many feet should you signal before changing lanes?

According to the California DMV, all drivers must begin signaling at least 100 feet before turning. At highway speeds, the DMV recommends signaling for at least 5 seconds before changing lanes to make yourself predictable on the road. Not using your turn signals while making any lane change / turn will entitle you to a turn signal ticket.

Does a duration of a “turn signal” ticket add a point to your driving record?

Yes, violating the duration of signal law adds one point to your driving record. This will remain on your record for 36 months (unless your violation is dismissed, or if you complete traffic school upon eligibility).

How to Fight a Duration of Signal Ticket

Simply give us the details of your alleged infraction, and we’ll prepare your defense documents for your Trial by Declaration! It works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Tell us the details of your alleged infraction on our website.
  2. We prepare all the of your defense documents then we send it to you via e-mail (or by mail if you do not have access to a printer).
  3. You mail the documents with your post bail to the courts before your due date.

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