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How to Avoid Violating California Traffic Laws

Posted by Jason Beahm | Oct 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

As I was driving home yesterday, I was pulled over for allegedly texting while driving. That's one way to bring in new business. I had the phone in my hand, but I was not texting. In fact, I had pulled over to the side of the road to allow a police car (with lights and sirens activated) to pass from the opposite direction onto my side of the road. In my opinion, I had gone out of my way to navigate safely in a situation that required fast judgment. However, the police officer behind me on a motorcycle saw it differently and wrote me a ticket.

I tell you this story to illustrate a couple of things about California traffic laws:

1) Traffic tickets can happen to anyone, even California traffic attorneys.
2) There are many California traffic laws that you don't even know about.

In regards to item number one, all I can say is that when you do receive a traffic ticket in California, you have more options that you may realize. Do not admit to anything; be firm but polite. A skilled traffic attorney can frequently help reduce or dismiss the charges against you. (Especially if you don't compound the situation by causing a scene or otherwise making yourself memorable in the mind of the officer.)

In regards to item number two, the infographic below details twenty-five California traffic laws that you may not even be aware of. Knowledge is power, my friends.

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Jason Beahm

Founding Attorney Profile Credentials Associations Bio Jason Beahm is the Founder and President of Beahm Law. Voted “Best of SF” four out of the past five years by SF Weekly Magazine, Attorney Beahm practices in the areas of DUI, criminal defense, and personal injury. He is passionate ...


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