Vehicle Code 21453a - Red Light Circular

Perhaps you’ve recently gotten a note in the mail saying that you were guilty of violating Vehicle Code 21453a but you aren’t entirely sure what it all means. We’re here to help you understand just what the charge is and what you can do about it! You’ll learn what you need to know about this important violation, including details such as:

What is Vehicle Code 21453a?

For the best clarification of this particular violation, let’s look at the definition as defined by the California legislation: A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown.

What does it mean to have violated Vehicle Code 21453a?

Most of the traffic tickets for violation of 21453a are issued by photo enforcement cameras. Whether a traffic ticket for 21453a is issued by an officer on the street or by the automated camera enforcement system, it is a 1 point traffic offense. It carries a hefty fine of $490 dollars!

CVC 21453(a)Red Signal–Vehicular Responsibilities$490.00

What can I do about this violation?

Citations issued for violation of 21453 a vc is one of the most common traffic tickets in California. Red Light tickets for violation of Section 21453 a fine amount is $490. These California traffic tickets may be issued by an officer or by the red light photo enforcement program. The citations issued through the Automated Enforcement Systems operated by private companies in conjunction with the various cities are becoming more common as the various municipalities see these tickets as a potential revenue stream.

Is this ticket eligible for traffic school?

Yes, this particular ticket violation is eligible for traffic school since it is a moving violation. Exceptions include that you are driving a commercial vehicle, or that you’ve attended traffic school within the past 18 months of this violation.

You’ll want to make sure that you choose an accredited traffic school, of course, such as MM TRAFFIC SCHOOL. If you do so, your attendance can help mask your violation and can even remove points from your driving record, too. 

In a lot of cases, traffic school is the right choice for those who have received a Vehicle Code 21453a VC violation. If you are curious to learn more or want to ask questions regarding your violation or your ticket, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.

How can I avoid a citation for a Vehicle Code 21453a VC violation?

To avoid a 21453a VC firstly, you’ll want to be as careful and as attentive as possible on the road. However, sometimes peace officers can pull even the best driver over for reasons that are unclear to them. If there is a marked or unmarked car behind you with its lights on, make sure that you pull over as soon as you can do it safely. A peace officer is always the enforcer of the law, so disobeying them and driving away deliberately — and putting some at risk — is never going to be the better choice.

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