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Stop Sign Violation Ticket. Help!?

Postby Botulf » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:20 pm

Okay, so I was driving around 4 o'clock in the morning in Stockton, California because I was upset and before I knew it, a cop turned on his light and pulled me over. This is the first time getting pulled over and I was extremely scared. I never gotten a ticket before and keep in mind I am only 18 and I've had my license for almost a year. He cop told me that I went through a stop sign at about 45 mph and the speed limit is 35. I swear I did not see the stop sign otherwise I would have stopped. I hardly drive around that area as well.

On my ticket it says that it isn't a correctable violation and the code and section is "VC 22450: fail to stop at sign"

The insurance is also under my Mom's name but I believe the car is under my name. Oh and I have Geico car insurance. Will my Mom find out that I got a ticket? What is the steps I have to take to get rid of it? What is going to court like? And can I go to traffic school for this? Do I wait for the ticket to come in before going to court? I've never received a ticket before so please tell me what I should do.
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Stop Sign Violation Ticket. Help!?

Postby Maughold » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:51 pm

(a) The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.

If there is no limit line or crosswalk, the driver shall stop at the entrance to the intersecting roadway .

(b) The driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign at a railroad grade crossing shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before crossing the first track or entrance to the railroad grade crossing.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a local authority may adopt rules and regulations by ordinance or resolution providing for the placement of a stop sign at any location on a highway under its jurisdiction where the stop sign would enhance traffic safety.


Go to court.
Fight it.
Show there was no stop sign or that it wasn't visible.
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Stop Sign Violation Ticket. Help!?

Postby Chaney » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:51 am

Read the ticket for instructions on going to court.
You can ask the judge for driving school instead of points, but the judge can also add reckless driving, which will be much worse.
Driving straight through a stop sign without even slowing down will qualify as reckless.

Pay the ticket.

Check the registration to see who owns the car.
If your name is on there, the car can't be insured on her policy.
If the car is in her name, you must be declared as a regular driver.
Yes, that will cost more (that's the point).
If you aren't declared and you get into an accident, the insurance will refuse to cover it and will cancel her policy.

You must tell her about the ticket.
Once a year, she has to fill out a form to renew her insurance.
On that form, she declares whether any named drivers received a moving violation.
If she does not declare your ticket, when you later get into an accident, the first thing that insurance will do is pull your driving record.
When they see an undeclared ticket, they will cancel her policy for the lie, and they will not cover the accident.

Yes, her insurance rate will go up because you are a dangerous driver.
That's how the system works.
You can try to hide it for a while, but you will end up with a nasty surprise (no coverage) when you finally do smash into a pedestrian that you didn't see because you were upset.
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Stop Sign Violation Ticket. Help!?

Postby Bainbridge » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:55 am

With all of those excuses, its clearly not your fault.
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