Did you receive a violation for CVC § 21650? We are here to help!
Sometimes a traffic ticket is a result of a misunderstanding between the driver and the officer. If you were cited for CVC 21650 and making a right-hand turn this could be the case. When making a right-hand turn it is necessary to cross over (briefly) the right-hand lane to properly execute the turn.
This could be perceived as a violation when it actually was a common misunderstanding
It is important whenever making a right hand turn the driver is aware of their surroundings and using caution at all times.
A violation of California vehicle code 21560 can be successfully challenged if the right methods are utilized. Have questions, feel free to contact our expert team to discuss your options.
Construction area or roadway under repair?
Construction areas can be confusing for drivers especially if they are not set up correctly. The companies working on the roadway are not experts at setting up the cone patterns or vehicle flow paths. Sometimes cone patterns can be broken or incomplete forcing drivers to make tough decisions on which route is the intended path.
California Vehicle Code § 21650
One of the most fundamental rules of the roadway is to drive on the right-hand side. As drivers, it is a rule that we follow without much consideration from the time we learn to operate a vehicle.
California Vehicle Code § 21650 basically states that vehicles must be driven on the right side of all roadways except under certain circumstances.
Some of the notable exceptional circumstances include:
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle
- Positioning the vehicle for a lawful left turn
- If the right side of the road is blocked due to road construction
- Driving on a one-way street
- When the road is too narrow
There are a few additional exceptions as well, but for the most part, it is imperative to keep to the right half of the roadway.