My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I recently received a citation for CVC 21456b, which regulates pedestrian conduct at "pedestrian control signals" (see text below). Yet the intersection I crossed (cited on the ticket) has no pedestrian control signals, only "official traffic control signals" at each of the four corners.
Considering this, I can't be found guilty under this code, right?? I believe the correct code would have been CVC 21453d (see text below).
Can anyone confirm? I'm ready to take pictures and send in my trial by written declaration... THANK YOU! For helping me save an astounding $108.
CVC Section 21456b:
Whenever a pedestrian control signal showing the words "WALK" or "WAIT" or "DON'T WALK" or other approved symbol is in place, the signal shall indicate as follows:
(b) Flashing or steady "DON'T WALK" or "WAIT" or approved "Upraised Hand" symbol. No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed crossing shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone or otherwise leave the roadway while the "WAIT" or "DON'T WALK" or approved "Upraised Hand" symbol is showing.
CVC Section 21453d:
(d) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 21456, a pedestrian facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal shall not enter the roadway.