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How to read your California driving record


California driving records can be a little confusing. You may wonder what a vehicle code violation on your record means, or what it means to your insurance rates. To find out the meaning of each code, see the charts below, organized by the number of points they add to your record. Your insurance rates may be affected by violations that your insurance company sees on your driving record.

Basic codes

  • COURT - Courthouse Number
  • DL/NO - Driver's License Number
  • B/D - Birth Date
  • RES ADD - Residential Address
  • HT - Height
  • WT - Weight
  • LIC/ISS - License Issued
  • EXP - Expires
  • VIOL/DT - Violation Date
  • SEC/VIOL - Section Violated
  • DKT/NO - Docket Number
  • VEH/LIC - Vehicle License

One-Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations

2800Disobedience to traffic officer
2800.1Evading peace officer
2801Disobedience to fire official
2803, 2803a, 2803b, 2803cUnsafe vehicle load
2815Disregarding non-student crossing guard
2816Youth bus/children crossing highway
2817Disregarding funeral escort officer
2818Crossing safety flares/cones
14601.5Driving, suspended/revoked for refusing test
14603Violation of license restrictions
21100.3Disregarding traffic officer's directions
21209, 21209aDriving in bicycle lane
21367, 21367a, 21367b, 21367cDisobedience to traffic signs/controller
21451, 21451a, 21451bIllegal movement/green light/arrow
21452, 21452aIllegal movement/yellow light/arrow
21453, 21453a, 21453b, 21453cIllegal movement/red/light/arrow
21454, 21454a - d, 21455Traffic signals
21457, 21457a, 21457bDisobedience to flashing signals
21460a, 21460bDouble lines/one broken line
21460.5cUse of two-way left turn lane
21461, 21461a, 21462Disobedience to traffic control device
21650, 21650a - fKeep right
21651, 21651aCrossing divided highway
21652Entering highway from service road
21654, 21654a, 21654b, 21655, 21655bLane use/slow moving vehicle
21655.8High-occupancy vehicle lane/entering/exiting
21656 - 21662, 21662a, 21662bImproper lane use
21663Driving on sidewalk
21664Freeway ramp/entering/exiting
21700Load obstructing driver's view
21701Interfering with driver's control of vehicle
21702, 21702a, 21702bDriving hours limitation
21703, 21704, 21704a, 21705, 21706Following too closely
21707Driving in fire area
21709Driving in safety zone
21711Towed vehicle swerving
21712, 21712a, 21712d, 21712f, 21715, 21715a, 21715bUnlawful riding/towing
21717Turning across bicycle lane
21750 - 21757, 21758, 21759Illegal passing
21800 - 21804, 21804a, 21804bRight-of-way
21805, 21805bYielding right-of-way to horseback rider
21806, 21806aYielding right-of-way to emergency vehicle
21807Unsafe operation of emergency vehicle
21950, 21950a, 21951, 21952Yielding right-of-way to pedestrian
21954, 21954bDue care for pedestrian on roadway
21960aProhibited use of freeway
21963Yielding right-of-way to blind pedestrian
22100 - 22105Turning and U-turns
22106Unsafe starting/backing of vehicle
22107 - 22111, 22111a, 22111b, 22111cSignaling turns and stops
22112, 22112aSchool bus signaling
22348, 22348a, 22348cSpeed/use of designated lanes
22349, 22349.5Maximum speed
22350, 22351, 22352, 22352a, 22352bBasic/prima facie speed limit
22354, 22355Exceeding posted/freeway speed limit
22356, 22356bMaximum speed 70 mph
22357, 22358.4Speed in excess of local limits
22359, 22360, 22361Speed in excess of local limits
22362Speed/construction zone
22363Restricted speed/weather conditions
22364Speed/traffic lanes
22400, 22400a, 22400bDriving too slow
22405, 22405aSpeed/bridge/tunnel
22406, 22407Maximum designated vehicle speed
22409, 22410Speed/solid/metal tires
22413Speed limit on grades
22450, 22451, 22452, 22452a, 22452bStop required/railroad crossing
22454Stop for school bus
23109, 23109b, 23109dSpeed contest/aiding or abetting
23116, 23116aTransporting person in truck load space
23127Driving on trails and paths
23220Drinking while driving
23222, 23222a, 23222bMarijuana or open container/driving
23235Ignition interlock verification
23244, 23244bDefeating ignition interlock device
23253Disobedience to toll highway officer
23270, 23270aUnauthorized towing
23330, 23330cWidth/load of vehicle at crossing
23336Disobedience to sign/vehicle crossing
24002, 24002a, 24002bUnsafe/unlawfully equipped vehicle
24004Operation after notice by officer
24250Lighting equipment
24409, 24409a, 24409bFailure to dim lights
24604Lamps/flag for extended load
25103, 25103a, 25103bLamps on projecting load
26301, 26302, 26302a, 26302b, 26302cBrakes
26303, 26304, 26304a, 26304bBrakes/combination vehicles
26307Forklift truck brakes
26311, 26311a, 26311b, 26311cAll wheel service brakes
26456, 26457Brakes/stopping distance
26458, 26458a, 26458.5Braking system/towing vehicles
26502aAdjustment/use of air brakes
26503 - 26506, 26506a, 26507Airbrake system
26508, 26508a - c, 26508e - k, 26508oEmergency stopping system
26520, 26521, 26522Vacuum brakes
27360, 27360a - c, 27360.5, 27360a - cChild Passenger restraint
27363, 27363bChild seat belt
27800, 27801, 27801a, 27801bMotorcycle/passengers and equipment
29001, 29002Fifth wheel connecting/locking device
29003a, 29003b, 29003cHitch and coupling device
29004, 29004a - c, 29006, 29006aTowed vehicle coupling
29201Pole dolly/load and length
31301, 31301aCaldecott tunnel restrictions
31303, 31303b, 31303c, 31303eHazardous waste transportation
31402Farm labor vehicle/unsafe operation
31540, 31504bRemovable containers/regulations
31614, 31614a, 3164b, 31614d - f 31614h, 31614iExplosives transportation
32104, 32104a, 32104b, 32105, 32105a, 32105c-eInhalation hazard transportation
32106, 32106a - dInhalation hazard transportation
34102Tank vehicle regulations
34501.2, 34501a, 34501cDriving hours limitations
34506, 34506a - gDriving hours, equipment, maintenance, operation
34506.3Safety regulation violation
34509, 34509c, 34509dVanpool vehicle maintenance inspection
35784, 35784a, 35784bViolation of special permit
35784.5, 35784a, 35784bExtralegal load/weight
36705Bale wagon load width during darkness

Two-Point Count California Vehicle Code Violations

2800.2, 2800.3Evading peace officer/reckless driving
14601, 14601a,14601 b, 14601.1- 14601.4Driving while suspended/revoked
20001, 20001a 20002, 20002a, 20002bHit and run/injury/property damage
21651bDriving wrong side/divided highway
22348bSpeed over 100 MPH
23103, 23103a,23103 bReckless driving
23104, 23104aReckless driving/causing bodily injury
23109a, 23109cSpeed contest /exhibition of speed
23140, 23140a, 23140bMinor driving with BAC of 0.05% or more
23152, 23152a-dDUI/alcoholic beverage or drugs
23153, 23153a-dDUI/causing bodily injury or death
31602, 31602a, 31602b, 31602cExplosives transportation

Other Common California Code Violations Used In Negligent Operator Count

49307 or 12059EducationDisobedience to school safety patrol1
191.5a, 192c1-192c4, 192.3c, 192.3dPenalVehicular manslaughter with gross negligence2
192c, 192.3, 192.3a, 192.3bPenalVehicular manslaughter without gross negligence1
27176Streets and highwaysSpeeding on Golden Gate Bridge1

One-Point Count Out-of-State Violations

01Speed/too fast or over speed limit34Entering/exiting from thoroughfare
03Speed/too slow or failure to turn out40Illegally modified vehicle
04Passing/illegal, improper or unsafe45Explosives transportation
05Following too close51Equipment/unsafe, illegal or defective
06Failure to yield right-of-way58Driving while impaired
07Illegal/unsafe use or change of lanes61Child passenger seat restraint
08Tuirns/illegal or unsafe67Defective headlights
09Signaling/improper or no signal69Following emergency vehicle unlawfully
10Failure to obey traffic control device70Using vehicle for felony/aiding or abetting
11Crossing double lines/markers/dividers72Erratic driving/suddenly changing speeds
12Wrong way on one-way street73Fleeing scene or evading arrest by turning lights off when lights required
13Brakes74Unsafe operation of a motor vehicle
14Lights75Driving off road/on shoulder/on sidewalk
21Violation of restricted license77No required equipment/using prohibited equipment
26Negligent/careless/inattentive driving86Felony involving commercial vehicle
27Starting or backing/illegal or unsafe87Felony controlled substance/commercial vehicle
28Driving in a prohibited area88Speeding 15 mph plus/commercial vehicle
30Disobedience of lawful order91Illegal lane change/commercial vehicle
31Towing/improper, unsafe or illegal92Following too closely/commercial vehicle
32Obstructing driver's view or interfering93Fatal accident violation/commercial vehicle
33Unlawful riding on motor vehicle

Two-Point Count Out-of-State Violations

02Speed contest/aiding or abetting38DUI/dangerous drugs not narcotics
15Reckless driving46Manslaughter without gross negligence
16Reckless driving/injury47Manslaughter with gross negligence
17Drunk driving81DUI/BAC 0.04% aor more/commercial vehicle
18Drunk driving/injury82DUI/commercial vehicle
19Hit and run84DUI/controlled substance/commercial vehicle
20Driving while suspended or revoked85Hit and run/commercial vehicle
37DUI/narcotics89-90Reckless driving/commercial vehicle

Code of Federal Regulations Violations

36423 or 36FR46DUI/alcoholic beverage or any drug2

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