Under California’s Vehicle Code § 22400, it is a violation of the traffic laws to drive on a highway at such a slow speed that it impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the reduced speed is necessary for safe operation. Defenses exist around showing that driving slowly was necessary safe operation because of the grade of the roadway, to avoid a crash, or to avoid committing another traffic offense.
The citation comes with one point if you are convicted. Even one point can cause an increase in your insurance premiums. Hire an attorney to contest the citation in San Francisco’s traffic court.
Attorneys for CVC § 22400 Citations in San Francisco, CA
If you got a citation for driving below the minimum speed limit or too slow for conditions, then contact an experienced traffic ticket lawyer at Ticket Crushers. We represent clients for a variety of different types of speeding tickets and even for tickets related to driving too slowly.
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Statutory Language in CVC § 22400
The best way to understand the statute for driving too slowly for conditions is to read the statute. California’s Vehicle Code § 22400 provides:
(a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, because of a grade, or in compliance with law.
No person shall bring a vehicle to a complete stop upon a highway so as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the stop is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
(b) Whenever the Department of Transportation determines on the basis of an engineering and traffic survey that slow speeds on any part of a state highway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the department may determine and declare a minimum speed limit below which no person shall drive a vehicle, except when necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law, when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected along the part of the highway for which a minimum speed limit is established.
Subdivision (b) of this section shall apply only to vehicles subject to registration.
Attorneys for Violation of California’s Minimum Speeding Ticket in San Francisco, CA
Defenses exist if you can show that you were driving at a slower speed but did not impede the flow or traffic or because driving slower was necessary because of the circumstances.
We can help you fight the citation. We can go to court for you or have a trial by written declaration. We help clients fight a variety of speeding tickets in traffic court in San Francisco.
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