California Right-of-Way

California Vehicle Code (CVC) § 21800

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California Vehicle Code 21800

It can be difficult to navigate a vehicle on busy streets or high traffic areas. Drivers that are in a rush or easily distracted can fail to yield to the right-of way vehicle. Traffic signs are in place to assist us with upcoming changes in the road condition and to notify us of upcoming intersections. In addition, traffic signs help alert us to pedestrians and other vehicles in the area such as a buses, bicycles, or a train.

The 6 leading causes of collisions are:

Improper lane change, speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road, improper turns, violation of right-of-way rules, and failing to obey stop signs and signals. Here is a safety list to help California drivers obey the rules for yielding.

  • Never assume you have the right of way.
  • Become familiar with the right-of-way rules.
  • Practice common sense and courtesy.
  • You do not have the right-of-way when a yield sign is present, if you’re moving forward from being parked, in a driveway, driving onto a busy street from a side street, and when driving on a freeway on-ramp.
  • Bicyclist and pedestrians always have the right-of-way.
  • Never try to anticipate another driver’s behavior.

What does CVC 21800 actually say?

(a) As stated in CVC 21800 California drivers that proceed to approach an intersection must yield to the right-of-way to any other motorists that have entered the intersection from another highway.

(b) (1)When two vehicles come to an intersection simultaneously from opposite highways, the rule of action is that the driver always yield right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her direct right except if a driver is traveling on a highway that ends, a driver must yield to the right-of-away of any vehicles present at the intersecting highway.

(2) In this section, a highway that ends also referred to as a “terminating highway” means a highway that intersects at a particular point but does continue beyond the point of the intersection.

(c) Once two vehicles enter the intersection simultaneously from opposite directions and the intersection controlled by stop signs in every direction, the rules of the road states that the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield to the right-of way to the on his or her immediate right.

(d) (1) A driver that is approaching an intersection to find the official traffic control signals inoperable must stop at the intersection, and when it safe to do so proceed forward with caution.

(2) Once two vehicles enter an intersection simultaneously from opposite directions to discover an official traffic control signals inoperable. The driver located to the left shall yield to the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her direct right, except any vehicle present on the highway that is ending must yield to the right-of-way to any vehicle on the intersecting continuing highway.

(e) This section is not applicable in the following situation listed below:

(1) At any intersection where a yield right-of-way sign is present or controlled by an official traffic control.

(2) At any intersection visibly controlled by stop signs in less than all directions.

(3) Any vehicles approaching from different directions of each other and one of the drivers of the vehicle intends or is in the act of making a left turn.

Have you received a California Traffic Ticket for CVC 21800?

Plan ahead when you are driving, anticipate the worst but expect the best. A driver who is conscious of their vehicular actions and other drivers on the roadway makes the roads safer for everyone. A sudden move or change in the direction of travel can increase the chances of an automobile collision. If one bad move has left you with a traffic ticket under CVC 21800, contact us and ask how we can help you avoid fines, court, and increased insurance rates. We concentrate on your needs while providing solutions to difficult situations. As traffic ticket experts, our legal team aims to get your California traffic ticket dismissed.

What is the punishment for a California Traffic Ticket for CVC 21800?

A violation of CVC 21800 carries a fine of $238.00. Not following this vehicle code can cause an increase in automobile insurance as well as one point accessed to your driver’s license.

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