Anti-Gridlock Act

California Vehicle Code (CVC) § 22526

Officer issuing Anti-Gridlock Act in California

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California Vehicle Code 22526

California is one of the most populated states in the country. Approximately 40,000,000 currently reside in California. Out of eight residents in the U.S lives in California, it is is such a diverse population that no single race or ethnic group constitutes a majority. With all the population gridlock on the roadways in inevitable.

What does the California Code say about CVC Section 22526?

CVC Section 22526 forbids any driver of a vehicle from blocking the intersection of a highway.

  • A driver must receive a signal to proceed forward by a traffic light. The driver must ensure that there is ample amount of space from the intersection to the marked crosswalk without obstructing the passage of vehicles on either side.
  • A driver that chooses to make a turn at an intersection where the presences of yellow arrow signal or a circular yellow must ensure that there is ample amount of space from the intersection to the marked crosswalk without obstructing the passage of vehicles on either side.
  • A driver is permitted from entering a rail transit or railroad crossing without a signal to proceed forward providing that the undercarriage clearance is satisfactory without blocking through passage including, but not limited to city transit vehicle, train, or trolley.
  • A driver is permitted from entering a rail transit or railroad crossing where there is signals to proceed ahead provide that there is enough space on either side of the rail transit or railroad to provide accommodations for any railway vehicle but not restricted to city transit vehicle, train, or trolley.
  • Signs at the entrance to intersections must efficiently show prevention in sections above.
  • Any violation of the code is not considered a violation of the law but are considered:
  1. A parking violation that is given by a peace officer enforced to regulate parking statutes.
  2. A stopping violation given by a peace officer as in Section 830.1, 830.2 or 830.33 of the Penal Code.
  • This code shall be called the Anti-Gridlock Act of 1987.

The California Driver Handbook recommends effective ways to properly split the difference on the road.

Have you received a California Traffic Ticket for CVC Section 22526?

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What is the punishment for a California Traffic Ticket for CVC 22526?

The fine for a gridlock violation 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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