Redwood City Traffic Trap
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Chris

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Jun 6, 2008
I also received a ticket at this same intersection for changing lanes. I disagree with the earlier post about not fighting it. I spoke to a friend who is a cop and he thinks there is a good chance to win this ticket in court. Crossing a solid white line is not illegal so they site you for failing to obey the sign. The sign is simply informing you that the lane you are in is for Southbound 101 which is a directional sign. There is no sign that says you can't make a safe lane change and if that was the case, why wouldn't the paint scheme indicate that?

Since: Jul 08

Redwood City

#22 Jul 11, 2008
Chris wrote:
I also received a ticket at this same intersection for changing lanes. I disagree with the earlier post about not fighting it. I spoke to a friend who is a cop and he thinks there is a good chance to win this ticket in court. Crossing a solid white line is not illegal so they site you for failing to obey the sign. The sign is simply informing you that the lane you are in is for Southbound 101 which is a directional sign. There is no sign that says you can't make a safe lane change and if that was the case, why wouldn't the paint scheme indicate that?
Screw the fake “I did not know” or “I am from out of town.” The problem exists when you feign ignorance and cause accidents so that you can avoid waiting behind the 6 cars already stacked up patiently waiting their turn. I know that intersection well and 90% of you are just trying to skirt traffic. Now let us assume you really did mess up and get in the wrong lane. In this case you should suck it up and stay in YOUR lane and get on the freeway and double back. Ever notice that the bike lane is separated by a solid white line, and that 100 feet before an intersection it becomes broken? There may be a reason for that, what do you suppose it is? If I am to gather your argument is that you can break the vehicle code because you messed up, then I also gather that you are the guy who missed his exit on the freeway and backs up, or slows down to 25mph to get over simply because you got to get there. I am not an innocent man and I have done some stupid things driving, but make a conscious effort to take my time in the car early, late, or on time. It is my guess that you actually made that lane change while cutting off other vehicles who were obeying the law. Own up to your mistake and pay your fine. The vehicle code {VC} you violated should be written on your ticket, look that up. For your legal education I submit the following:

Turning Movements and Required Signals
22107. No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway 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 in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.
Amended Ch. 1996, Stats. 1959. Effective September 18, 1959.
Source: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc22107....
joelr

San Francisco, CA

#23 Feb 9, 2009
Shirl wrote:
<quoted text>Bruce C. refuring to whipple and veterans/101.
Plead guilty and ask for traffic school. Will not show against your record then, regarding your insurrance. Many times this can be handled without going to court. Otherwise just to plead not guilty will cost a day of work, then they asign another day a few weeks later for your return for the hearing. That is two days of work. The Redwood City Court has a telephone and the workers are inforative on what your options are. There is on line traffic school so with a credit card and the internet you may not need to appear, or leave the comforts of home. Saving time money and gas. Good Luck!
When I said not guilty and had three wittnesses on my behalf. Was still nothing I could do. Nor could anyone else in there cases that day. Except pay higher insurance costs for years.
The depody is sworn to tell apold the law before he is asigned his first dudy. Threw the eyes of the court his word is favored or more credible than yours. Even if you show the sighting officer was incorrect he is still corect in the eyes of the court, then of course four other statements to back his. Not only is it easier you will save money.
I also got ticket on this intersection, yes it's a mouse trap. I went and did Trial By Written Declaration with picture diagram, and how I was just correcting from being trapped, but to no avail. I don't even know if anybody read it. Even though posted sign is confusing and very easy to overlook, and by the time you realize where you are, it's intersection already. As soon as you turn, it's freeway entrance and a whole platoon of RC Police waiting for you on the curve side. I wish CalTrans will make a more visible and yellow coded sign. I know good drivers are being victimized there. Now, if CalTrans can somehow correct the sign, then maybe we can write the court and have our violations erased from the record. It's really bad.
kock

Waxahachie, TX

#24 Dec 5, 2011
scout wrote:
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If you have this correct, what a waste of manpower, or, I guess supervision is trying to find something for the women to handle.
Why not team the ladies with a Malinois, a hard shepherd, and have her walk a beat? Trust me, no one will mess with her, as she wouldn't be able to handle a hard dog herself. At least honest police presence would make the gangsters think twice. She would still have to remember to load the side arm, though.
gotta love it when closet-gays try to put women down. im sure you'd be much happier having a man handle the gun. yeah, man handle. you like that word, don't you. hoo rah.

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