Did you receive a CA traffic ticket for violating VC 21461: Obedience by Driver to Official Traffic Control Devices? The are numerous reasons on why you received a “Failure to obey traffic control device / regulatory sign” ticket. We recommend the Trial by Declaration method as court matters may be stressful, and we are here to HELP!
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California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21461 (a) states that it is illegal for a driver to fail to obey a traffic sign, signal, or control device. This is a vague citation that encompasses any traffic sign, signal, pavement marking, or traffic control device. It’s often a catch-all that can be written in a variety of circumstances.
As such, this type of ticket is known by many names including violation of signs, failure to obey sign, failure to obey highway sign, failure to obey traffic device, etc.
Not only does this include any traffic regulatory sign or traffic control device, it also includes pavement markings. Generally speaking, the “failure to obey a sign or signal” ticket stems out to different types of scenarios.
Types of signs this violation describes:
As of 2017, the minimum fine for violating CVC 21461 (a) is $238.00 in most CA cities. Generally, this citation is not as expensive as the more specific vehicle codes for (unlawful speed, red light violations, HOV lane violation, etc.). This figure does not include the increases in auto insurance premiums that result from a guilty traffic ticket conviction (moving violation). By dismissing your ticket you avoid the auto insurance premium increase!
*All estimates include base fine, mandatory 20% California surcharge, and penalty fees and assessments.
Yes, VC 21461(a) adds 1 point to your CA Driver’s Record.
Yes, as with most CA traffic tickets (moving violations), a guilty conviction for a “failure to obey a sign or signal” ticket increases your insurance premium for 36 months (unless your violation is dismissed, or if you complete traffic school upon eligibility).
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