My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: California
Accident: Vehicle 1 (me) was passing vehicle 2, when vehicle 2 turned into my vehicle. Impact: Vehicle 2's left front tire hit my right rear tire.
I began my pass with broken yellow line on my side.
Vehicle 2 at the time of impact was turning left across a double yellow line, NOT into an intersection, driveway, or private road. According to witness, vehicle 2 turned on his signal when I was already next to him and imediatly turned into me.
CHP officer report states cause of accidet was form me "not completing passing movement prior to ending of the broken line" .."a violation of section 2140b VC"
I see nothing in 21460b VC hat has anything to do with his conclusion of my fault. I do see where vehicle 2 was in violation of 21460.
I do see that vhecile 2 was in violation of two addition sections:
§ 22107. No person shall turn a vehicle …..or move right until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter.
§ 22108. Any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.
California Vehicle Code § 21460 Effective January 1, 2012
(a) If double parallel solid yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.
(b) If double parallel solid white lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not cross any part of those double solid white lines, except as permitted in this section or Section 21655.8.
(c) If the double parallel lines, one of which is broken, are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as follows:
(1) If the driver is on the side of the roadway in which the broken line is in place, the driver may cross over the double lines or drive to the left of the double lines when overtaking or passing other vehicles.
(2) As provided in Section 21460.5.
(d) The markings as specified in subdivision (a), (b), or (c) do not prohibit a driver from crossing the marking if (1) turning to the left at an intersection or into or out of a driveway or private road, or (2) making a U-turn under the rules governing that turn, and the markings shall be disregarded when authorized signs have been erected designating off center traffic lanes as permitted pursuant to Section 21657.
(e) Raised pavement markers may be used to simulate painted lines described in this section if the markers are placed in accordance with standards established by the Department of Transportation.