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Violations - CVC 21453


 
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California Vehicle Code Section 21453 - Circular Red or Red Arrow

(a) A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall
    stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the
    crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then
    before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an
    indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).

(b) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver,
    after stopping as required by subdivision (a), facing a steady
    circular red signal, may turn right, or turn left from a one-way
    street onto a one-way street.  A driver making that turn shall yield
    the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk
    and to any vehicle that has approached or is approaching so closely
    as to constitute an immediate hazard to the driver, and shall
    continue to yield the right-of-way to that vehicle until the driver
    can proceed with reasonable safety.

(c) ...


 

Was the yellow light changed too fast ?
Refer to MUTCD 2003 California Supplement Section 4D.10, Yellow Change and Red Clearance Intervals
Min Yellow Light Change Interval
Q: From the table above, is your yellow light faster than described ?
A: Yes (Good, but please measure a few more times) or Well, very close, and hard to tell! (Measure a few more times!)


 

How Red Light Camera Works ?
How Red Light Camera works
How Red Light Camera works


 

You have a Red Light camera ticket
  1. Q: Is this a red light camera ticket where there were no Officers and you never signed a ticket ?
    A: Yes (Excellent! We beat many of those tickets)
    or No (Officer was there, and I signed the ticket!)


 

You ran a Red Light going straight or making a left turn
  1. Q: Where was the Officer hiding ? Do you remember ?
    A: Yes (Behind the bushes or inside a parking lot)
    or No (Don't remember)
  2. Q: Any obstructions between your car and Officer's eye ?
    A: Yes, a big sign
    or No (Don't remember)
  3. Q: What have you told the Officer ?
    A: "No, it was still yellow!"
    or Don't remember!
  4. Q: Any witness in your car ?
    A: Yes (That's great)
    or No, only me!


 

You made a right turn on red without a full stop
  1. Q: Where was the Officer hiding ? Do you remember ?
    A: Yes (Behind the bushes or inside a parking lot)
    or No (Don't remember)
  2. Q: Any obstructions between your car and Officer's eye ?
    A: Yes, a big sign
    or No (Don't remember)
  3. Q: What have you told the Officer ?
    A: "No, I did stopped completely before the turn!"
    or "No, it was still yellow!"
    or Don't remember
  4. Q: Any witness in your car ?
    A: Yes (That's great)
    or No, only me!