Following too Closely Ticket aka Tailgating – CVC 21703

If you’ve received a traffic ticket for following too closely behind another vehicle, iTicket Fight can help you dismiss your ticket! We specialize in preparing appeal documents for your Trial by Declaration (trial by mail) in all of California. We have helped happy customers successfully dismiss their tailgating ticket, and got their post bail refunded (typically $238).

How do we do it? We analyze the details of your alleged violation then we prepare your written appeal documents (TR-205) for the Trial by Declaration (trial by mail). We guarantee that your ticket will be dismissed with our 100% Money Back Guarantee (less $20 administrative fee)!

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What is tailgating?

Following too closely, otherwise known as “tailgating”, is when one driver follows behind another vehicle more closely than is reasonable. This means that all drivers in CA must maintain a safe distance between the vehicle in front of them while taking into mindful consideration of how fast traffic is moving, road conditions, visibility, etc.

By definition, “reasonable” is a matter of opinion while using good judgment. Being that there is no black-and-white line that draws the line between tailgating, and normal driving during busy hours, there are many defenses can be used to demonstrate how you were not following too closely. This dismisses your tailgating ticket entirely!

iTicket Fight handles the hard part for you by putting together all the key points to get your ticket dropped. Learn how it works at the bottom of the page.

How much does a following too closely ticket cost in California?

As of 2018, the cost for a CVC 21703 following too closely ticket is $238 in California. On top of that, a guilty conviction increases your car insurance premium. By dismissing your ticket, iTicket Fight punches out the 1 point gained on your driver’s record!

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

Answers to common questions about failure to yield tickets

Is tailgating legal in California?

No, tailgating is illegal in CA.
Is following too closely a criminal offense?

No, tailgating is considered a moving traffic infraction in California.

Is tailgating a traffic violation?

Yes, tailgating is considered a moving traffic violation (1 point on your driver’s record in California).

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How to Fight a Following too Closely Ticket with Us

Fighting a following too closely ticket is simple with the traffic ticket experts at iTicket Fight. We’ll prepare all of your appeal documents for you trial by written declaration (trial by mail), and you mail them in by your due date with our easy instructions. Trial by mail means that your physical court appearance is not required since you’ve responded to the ticket by doing the trial by mail.

It works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Fill out the details of your alleged infraction on our website
  2. We’ll prepare then e-mail you your defense documents for your Trial by Declaration (trial by mail).
  3. You print, sign, and mail the appeal documents with your post bail to the courts before the due date (1-3 months for the verdict).

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Why Choose iTicket Fight

  • No court appearance.
  • No fine payment.
  • No traffic school.
  • No point on your driving record.
  • No insurance premium increase.
  • Professional assistance every step of the way!
  • Over 5,000 tickets dismissed!
  • Guaranteed WIN, or your MONEY back (less $20 administrative fee)!

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