A driver traveling the wrong way down Highway 101 in San Jose killed at least one person in a collision near the Capitol Expressway. A 54-year old woman died when the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with another car as she drove the wrong way on I-405 in Irvine. Two people were injured and one person died in a wrong-way driving incident in Long Beach on the Gerald Desmond Bridge.
Each of these accidents occurred in 2015 and there are countless others in California and throughout the United States. Accidents involving wrong way drivers were investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) due to the severity of the injuries and the number of fatalities resulting from accident caused by drivers traveling the wrong way. Betweenm2004 and 2009, there were 2,139 wrong-way crash fatalities in the United States. The number of wrong-way accidents continues to increase. The common causes of wrong-way driving include entering a freeway on the wrong side, driving the wrong way down a one-way street, and crossing the center-line and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Driving the wrong way is against the law. If law enforcement agents witness you driving the wrong way, you will be issued a California traffic ticket regardless of whether you cause an accident. If you have received a traffic ticket for this or another infraction of the California Vehicle Code, contact Ticket Snipers® immediately. Our California traffic ticket dismissal service can help you avoid paying fines and paying increased insurance rates.
Fines for Wrong Way Driving in California
If you are ticketed for driving the wrong way on a California highway, interstate, or road, you can be charged with a fine of $100 or more after court costs and fees are added to the fine. You will also have one point added to your driver’s license; therefore, your automobile insurance may increase.
California Vehicle Code §21650, specifically requires all drivers to operate vehicles on the right half of the road except in the following circumstances:
· When safely and legally passing another vehicle;
· When making a safe and lawful left turn;
· When the right said of the roadway is closed due to construction or repair;
· On a one-way road;
· On a road that is not of sufficient width; or,
· When a vehicle is traveling so slow as to impede the normal movement of traffic.
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