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Blocking Traffic Considered Stopping Violation Not a Moving Violation

Blocking Traffic Considered Stopping Violation Not a Moving Violation – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Anyone who has driven in a busy Metropolitan City (take LA) has probably had the experience of getting stuck in an intersection when the light turns red. While you might piss of other drivers who have a green light, up until 1987 it was not illegal to block traffic (just impolite). That is until California enacted the “Anti-Gridlock Act of 1987”.

Here’s what the law says:

  1. (a) Notwithstanding any official traffic control signal indication to proceed, a driver of a vehicle shall not enter an intersection or marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or marked crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle driven without obstructing the through passage of vehicles from either side.

You’ll be glad to know a violation of this law is not considered a violation of a law relating to the safe operation of vehicles and is the following:

(1)    A stopping violation when a notice to appear has been issued by a peace officer, or;

(2)    A parking violation when a notice of parking violation is issued by a person, other than a peace officer.

Tickets for blocking traffic will not result in a point being added to your driving record, but will result in a $200 – $400 fine (depending on whether you are blocking an intersection or a railroad crossing). –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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