Although it is technically against the law to
drive too slowly, especially on freeways and interstates, officers in Independence and
Mammoth Falls rarely pull people over for this violation, and almost never
California does not have a minimum speed limit, even in the right lane.
But officers may use their discretion if the vehicle is moving so slowly
that it impedes traffic. Many times, the slow-moving drivers are afraid
to drive on the freeway. Rather than issue citations, the officers direct
them onto a surface road.
VC 21654 is a one-point violation that carries a $35 fine that with assessments
can be several hundred more.
According to those who study traffic safety, a motorist travelling at 45mph
in a 65mph zone is
every bit as hazardous as a driver moving at 85mph in a 65mph zone. Despite the evidence, the
fast driver will nearly always get a speeding ticket, and the slow driver
may not even get a warning. Why?
Speeding is an objective infraction, especially if the officer used RADAR
or Lidar. These tickets are easy to prove in court, because the officer
needs only testify about the numbers on the device. But the slow-moving
vehicle law is subjective. The state must prove that the motorist was
travelling “at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving
in the same direction.” There’s also a financial element. A
100+mph ticket produces hundreds of dollars in revenue, while a 21654 citation generates
One of the ways to decrease speed variance is to write more slowpoke tickets
instead of focusing almost exclusively on speeding tickets.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger and Harman, APC, are committed to giving
individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call
today at 661-859-1177 or email
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