California Traffic Ticket Fines Increased

Oh boy. Another new year, and the fine folks in the California legislature have increased fines for traffic violations. Here’s a list of what you can expect to pay (and remember, you will be adding Court costs and other fees to these):

California Traffic Ticket Fines (Effective 01/06/2011)

  • VC 12814.6    $214           Failure to obey license provisions.
  • VC 14600(A) $214         Failure to notify DMV of address change within 10 days
  • Note: The fine may be reduced with valid proof of correction.
  • VC 16028(A)  $796         Failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility (insurance)
  • Note: This fine may be reduced with proof of insurance on or after the violation date.
  • VC 21453(A)     $436         Failure to stop at a red signal.
  • VC 22349           $214        Unsafe speed,  1 to 15 miles over the limit.
  • VC 22350           $328         Unsafe speed, 16 to 25 miles over the limit.
  • VC 22450           $214         Failure to stop at a stop sign.
  • VC 22454(A)      $616        Passing a school bus with flashing red signals.
  • VC 23123(A)      $148        Driving while using a wireless phone not hands free, first offense.
  • VC 23123(B)      $256        Driving while using a wireless phone not hands free, each subsequent offense.
  • VC 23123.5        $148        Driving while using a wireless device to send, read or write text.
  • VC 23124            $148       Minor driving while using a wireless phone.
  • VC 22500            $976       Parking in a bus loading area.
  • VC 22507(A)       $976       Violation of disabled parking provisions, first offense.
  • VC 22507(B)     $1876       Violation of disabled parking provisions, second offense.
  • VC 26708            $178        Unlawful material on vehicle windows.
  • VC 27150            $178        Adequate muffler required.
  • VC 27315            $148        Mandatory use of seat belts.
  • VC 27360            $436        Mandatory use of passenger child restraints.
  • Note: This fine may be reduced by completing a court authorized child seat diversion program
  • VC 27400            $178        Headsets or Earplugs covering both ears.
  • VC 27803            $178        Violation of motorcycle safety helmet requirements.
  • VC 34506            $616        Commercial Driver – Log book violation.
  • VC 4000              $256        No evidence of current registration.
  • Note: The fine may be reduced with valid proof of correction.
  • VC 4159              $178        Notify DMV of change of address within 10 days.
  • Note: The fine may be reduced with valid proof of correction.
  • VC 5200             $178         Proper display of license plates.
  • Note: The fine may be reduced with valid proof of correction.
  • VC 9400             $178         Commercial weight fees due.


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