California Vehicle Code 22405
We have all heard the saying, “bridging the gap”, when you think about the literal meaning of a bridge, “bridging the gap” accurately, describes the function of a bridge. Technological advancement have allowed the construction and location of bridges to become a solution to connecting the gaps. Bridges help cut down on the time and effort that it takes to move things from one location to another. A bridge is an architectural structure that provides a way to transport goods or food through a designated area in a shorter period. The amount of money that it costs to carry items is lower with a bridge strategically located in a certain area.
Bridges also give a way for people to interact socially between different regions that under other circumstances would not have the access to other cultures or way of life. International travel and trade rely heavily on air routes, nonetheless, resourceful distribution are dependent on bridges. Even with the benefits of bridges being place. A bridge is a high-risk factor for auto-collisions. Traffic congestion makes traveling on a bridge more susceptible to having an auto accident. Drivers are aggressive, in a rush, or easily distracted increasing the risk when driving on a bridge.
The California Driving Handbook provides ways on reducing your risk driving in heavy trafficked areas.
- The amount of time that it takes a driver to react to driving situation can determine a life and death situation.
- Give yourself at least 100 feet between the front end of your car and the bumper of the vehicle that you are following.
- Do not follow a car too closely that it does not allow you ample time to stop.
- Drive at a speed slower than the posted speed limit so that you are prepared in the event that you need to stop suddenly.
- Stay cognizant of the conditions of the bridge (E.g. weather, structure, maintenance, or construction)
- Always have an idea of where other drivers are in relations to you traveling on a bridge.
- Do not assume anything when approaching an intersection. Although you may have the right of way, drivers cannot expect that the other drivers traveling in various direction will obey the rules and stop on red.
What does the California Code say about Speeding on a Bridge?
CVC Section 22405 instructs all drivers to travel at a safe speed that is less than the maximum speed that permits a driver from possessing full control when traveling on a bridge. When there is a sign present under Section 22405 any driver charged with violating this section of the vehicle code must be shown the maximum speed survey from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to find the defendant guilty of the alleged violation. Maintenance of the speed signs determine factual proof of the maximum speed, which sustained in the safety of the tunnel, tube, bridge, or elevated structure.
Have you received a California Traffic Ticket for Speeding on a Bridge?
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What is the punishment for a California Traffic Ticket for Speeding on a Bridge?
The fine for “Speeding on a Bridge” is $238 and one point against your driver’s license. You could plead guilty and pay the fine; however, your automobile insurance could increase for up to three years with the point on your record. Besides that who doesn’t want to keep their driving record squeaky clean. Therefore, a California traffic ticket under this section can be very costly in the long term
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