My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
Is a citation for violation of CA VC 21461(a) viable in court when the offending act was a U-turn across two pairs of solid yellow lines where there is no sign prohibiting a u-turn? CA VC 21461(a) does not seem to govern U-turns and double yellow lines, correct? Is there precedent for this? What are the chances of getting such a citation under these circumstances dismissed?
For those familiar- location is westbound Westminster Blvd., just west of Bolsa Chica Rd., along the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach.
From CA DMV: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21461.htm
V C Section 21461 Obedience by Driver to Official Traffic Control Devices Obedience by Driver to Official Traffic Control Devices
21461. (a) It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal defined as regulatory in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or a Department of Transportation approved supplement to that manual of a regulatory nature erected or maintained to enhance traffic safety and operations or to indicate and carry out the provisions of this code or a local traffic ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to a local traffic ordinance, or to fail to obey a device erected or maintained by lawful authority of a public body or official.
This did not occur to me until after completing online traffic school. Considering changing plea to not guilty to save on the fine. That could get complicated, though. Court due date it 5/16/12. Thank you very much in advance for a reply before then.