Following Too Close Violation, Tailgating Tickets are Expensive
California Vehicle Code § 21703 states, “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the seed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.”
Violation of this code is commonly referred to as “tailgating”. Police officers and the courts in California take these violations very seriously. Thousands of traffic tickets are written for violations of CVC § 21703 every year, so you’re not alone. Most people believe there was a fair distance between them and the car ahead.
After all, it’s the officer’s word against the driver’s, so it would only make sense that you have a fighting chance. That is the exact reason you should fight a “tailgating” ticket – because it is your word against the officers.
The law as it is written is extremely subjective, giving no indication of how much space there is to be between vehicles, only that the amount should be safe
That’s where this law can be tricky because from an officer’s vantage point it may appear that you are driving too closely to the vehicle in front of you while from your own view, you are following at a safe distance. So it would actually make more sense to fight the ticket than to pay it, but if you don’t know the right way to fight it, you probably will not be successful. That’s where we come in.
Following Too Close (Tailgating) CVC § 21703
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With a proven track record of success, we will meet or beat any competitor’s price and guarantee your ticket will be handled with care and attention to detail. It’s just that simple. If you have received a ticket for a violation of CVC § 21703, contact us with any questions (answered at absolutely no cost to you) and put the power of our traffic ticket experts to work for you.