Negligent Operator

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En español Violation Point Assessment Violation points are assigned to Vehicle Code sections and any other code section, or city or county ordinance, involving the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Any violation occurring as a pedestrian or a bicyclist has no point assigned. The department may suspend and place on probation, or revoke, the driving privilege of a negligent operator.

Per Vehicle Code section 12810.5a, a Class C negligent operator has

4 or more points in 12 months, 6 in 24 months, or 8 in 36 months. Although a Class A or B driver without a special certificate may be allowed 2 additional points, a violation received in a commercial vehicle carries 1 1/2 times the point count normally assessed (12810.5b VC). A minor, under 18 years of age, may receive a 30-day restriction for 2 points in 12 months, or be suspended for 3 points in 12 months (12814.6 VC).

One Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations Two Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations Other Common California Code Violations Used in Negligent Operator Count One Point Count Out of State Violations Two Point Count Out of State Violations Code of Federal Regulations Violations One Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations Section Violation 2800 Disobedience to traffic officer 2800.1 Evading peace officer 2801 Disobedience to fire official 2803, 2803a, 2803b, 2803c Unsafe vehicle load 2815 Disregarding non-student crossing guard 2816 Youth bus/children crossing highway 2817 Disregarding funeral escort officer 2818 Crossing safety flares/cones 14603 Violation of license restrictions 21100.3 Disregarding traffic officer's directions 21209, 21209a Driving in bicycle lane 21367, 21367a, 21367b, 21367c Disobedience to traffic signs/controller 21451, 21451a, 21451b Illegal movement/green light/arrow 21452, 21452a Illegal movement/yellow light/arrow 21453, 21453a, 21453b, 21453c Illegal movement/red/light/arrow 21454, 21454a - d, 21455 Traffic signals 21457, 21457a, 21457b Disobedience to flashing signals 21460a, 21460b Double lines/one broken line 21460.5c Use of two-way left turn lane 21461, 21461a, 21462 Disobedience to traffic control device 21650, 21650a - f Keep right 21651, 21651a Crossing divided highway 21652 Entering highway from service road 21654, 21654a, 21654b, 21655, 21655b Lane use/slow moving vehicle 21655.8 High-occupancy vehicle lane/entering/exiting 21656 - 21662, 21662a, 21662b Improper lane use 21663 Driving on sidewalk 21664 Freeway ramp/entering/exiting 21700 Load obstructing driver's view 21701 Interfering with driver's control of vehicle 21702, 21702a, 21702b Driving hours limitation 21703, 21704, 21704a, 21705, 21706 Following too closely 21707 Driving in fire area 21709 Driving in safety zone 21711 Towed vehicle swerving 21712, 21712a, 21712d, 21712f, 21715, 21715a, 21715b Unlawful riding/towing 21717 Turning across bicycle lane 21750 - 21757, 21758, 21759 Illegal passing 21800 - 21804, 21804a, 21804b Right-of-way 21805, 21805b Yielding right-of-way to horseback rider 21806, 21806a Yielding right-of-way to emergency vehicle 21807 Unsafe operation of emergency vehicle 21950, 21950a, 21951, 21952 Yielding right-of-way to pedestrian 21954, 21954b Due care for pedestrian on roadway 21960a Prohibited use of freeway 21963 Yielding right-of-way to blind pedestrian 22100 - 22105 Turning and U-turns 22106 Unsafe starting/backing of vehicle 22107 - 22111, 22111a, 22111b, 22111c Signaling turns and stops 22112, 22112a School bus signaling 22348, 22348a, 22348c Speed/use of designated lanes 22349, 22349.5 Maximum speed 22350, 22351, 22352, 22352a, 22352b Basic/prima facie speed limit 22354, 22355 Exceeding posted/freeway speed limit 22356, 22356b Maximum speed 70 mph 22357, 22358.4 Speed in excess of local limits 22359, 22360, 22361 Speed in excess of local limits 22362 Speed/construction zone 22363 Restricted speed/weather conditions 22364 Speed/traffic lanes 22400, 22400a, 22400b Driving too slow 22405, 22405a Speed/bridge/tunnel 22406, 22407 Maximum designated vehicle speed 22409, 22410 Speed/solid/metal tires 22413 Speed limit on grades 22450, 22451, 22452, 22452a, 22452b Stop required/railroad crossing 22454 Stop for school bus 23109, 23109b, 23109d Speed contest/aiding or abetting 23116, 23116a Transporting person in truck load space 23127 Driving on trails and paths 23220 Drinking while driving 23222, 23222a, 23222b Marijuana or open container/driving 23235 Ignition interlock verification 23244, 23244b Defeating ignition interlock device 23253 Disobedience to toll highway officer 23270, 23270a Unauthorized towing 23330, 23330c Width/load of vehicle at crossing 23336 Disobedience to sign/vehicle crossing 24002, 24002a, 24002b Unsafe/unlawfully equipped vehicle 24004 Operation after notice by officer 24250 Lighting equipment 24409, 24409a, 24409b Failure to dim lights 24604 Lamps/flag for extended load 25103, 25103a, 25103b Lamps on projecting load 26301, 26302, 26302a, 26302b, 26302c Brakes 26303, 26304, 26304a, 26304b Brakes/combination vehicles 26307 Forklift truck brakes 26311, 26311a, 26311b, 26311c All wheel service brakes 26456, 26457 Brakes/stopping distance 26458, 26458a, 26458.5 Braking system/towing vehicles 26502a Adjustment/use of air brakes 26503 - 26506, 26506a, 26507 Airbrake system 26508, 26508a - c, 26508e - k, 26508o Emergency stopping system 26520, 26521, 26522 Vacuum brakes 27360, 27360a - c, 27360.5, 27360a - c Child Passenger restraint 27363, 27363b Child seat belt 27800, 27801, 27801a, 27801b Motorcycle/passengers and equipment 29001, 29002 Fifth wheel connecting/locking device 29003a, 29003b, 29003c Hitch and coupling device 29004, 29004a - c, 29006, 29006a Towed vehicle coupling 29201 Pole dolly/load and length 31301, 31301a Caldecott tunnel restrictions 31303, 31303b, 31303c, 31303e Hazardous waste transportation 31402 Farm labor vehicle/unsafe operation 31540, 31504b Removable containers/regulations 31614, 31614a, 3164b, 31614d - f 31614h, 31614i Explosives transportation 32104, 32104a, 32104b, 32105, 32105a, 32105c-e Inhalation hazard transportation 32106, 32106a - d Inhalation hazard transportation 34102 Tank vehicle regulations 34501.2, 34501a, 34501c Driving hours limitations 34506, 34506a - g Driving hours, equipment, maintenance, operation 34506.3 Safety regulation violation 34509, 34509c, 34509d Vanpool vehicle maintenance inspection 35784, 35784a, 35784b Violation of special permit 35784.5, 35784a, 35784b Extralegal load/weight 36400 Lift-carrier/speed 36705 Bale wagon load width during darknessBack to Top of Page Two Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations Section Violation 2800.2, 2800.3 Evading peace officer/reckless driving 14601, 14601a,14601 b, 14601.1- 14601.4 Driving while suspended/revoked 14601.5 Driving, suspended/revoked for refusing test 20001, 20001a 20002, 20002a, 20002b Hit and run/injury/property damage 21651b Driving wrong side/divided highway 22348b Speed over 100 MPH 23103, 23103a,23103 b Reckless driving 23104, 23104a Reckless driving/causing bodily injury 23109a, 23109c Speed contest /exhibition of speed 23140, 23140a, 23140b Minor driving with BAC of 0.05% or more 23152, 23152a-d DUI/alcoholic beverage or drugs 23153, 23153a-d DUI/causing bodily injury or death 31602, 31602a, 31602b, 31602c Explosives transportationBack to Top of Page Other Common California Code Violations Used In Negligent Operator Count Section Code Violation Points 49307 or 12059 Education Disobedience to school safety patrol 1 191.5a, 192c1-192c4, 192.3c, 192.3d Penal Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence 2 192c, 192.3, 192.3a, 192.3b Penal Vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence 1 27176 Streets and highways Speeding on Golden Gate Bridge 1Back to Top of Page One Point Count Out of State Violations Section Violation Section Violation 01 Speed/too fast or over speed limit 34 Entering/exiting from thoroughfare 03 Speed/too slow or failure to turn out 40 Illegally modified vehicle 04 Passing/illegal, improper or unsafe 45 Explosives transportation 05 Following too close 51 Equipment/unsafe, illegal or defective 06 Failure to yield right-of-way 58 Driving while impaired 07 Illegal/unsafe use or change of lanes 61 Child passenger seat restraint 08 Turns/illegal or unsafe 67 Defective headlights 09 Signaling/improper or no signal 69 Following emergency vehicle unlawfully 10 Failure to obey traffic control device 70 Using vehicle for felony/aiding or abetting 11 Crossing double lines/markers/dividers 72 Erratic driving/suddenly changing speeds 12 Wrong way on one-way street 73 Fleeing scene or evading arrest by turning lights off when lights required 13 Brakes 74 Unsafe operation of a motor vehicle 14 Lights 75 Driving off road/on shoulder/on sidewalk 21 Violation of restricted license 77 No required equipment/using prohibited equipment 26 Negligent/careless/inattentive driving 86 Felony involving commercial vehicle 27 Starting or backing/illegal or unsafe 87 Felony controlled substance/commercial vehicle 28 Driving in a prohibited area 88 Speeding 15 mph plus/commercial vehicle 30 Disobedience of lawful order 91 Illegal lane change/commercial vehicle 31 Towing/improper, unsafe or illegal 92 Following too closely/commercial vehicle 32 Obstructing driver's view or interfering 93 Fatal accident violation/commercial vehicle 33 Unlawful riding on motor vehicle Back to Top of Page Two Point Count Out of State Violations Section Violation Section Violation 02 Speed contest/aiding or abetting 38 DUI/dangerous drugs not narcotics 15 Reckless driving 46 Manslaughter without gross negligence 16 Reckless driving/injury 47 Manslaughter with gross negligence 17 Drunk driving 81 DUI/BAC 0.04% or more/commercial vehicle 18 Drunk driving/injury 82 DUI/commercial vehicle 19 Hit and run 84 DUI/controlled substance/commercial vehicle 20 Driving while suspended or revoked 85 Hit and run/commercial vehicle 37 DUI/narcotics 89-90 Reckless driving/commercial vehicle Code of Federal Regulations Violations Section Violation Points 36423 or 36FR46 DUI/alcoholic beverage or any drug 2