VC 22350 – Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions

VC 22350: No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.Speeding tickets for violating California Vehicle Code 22350 VC are one of the main types of traffic tickets issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  If you have been charged with speeding 26MPH+ over the limit, you will not be able to take traffic school to remove the DMV point in California.

The fine amounts for CVC 22350 depend on the speed:

  • CVC 22350 Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions 1-15 MPH Over Limit $238.00
  • CVC 22350 Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions 16-25 MPH Over Limit $367.00
  • CVC 22350 Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions 26+ MPH Over Limit $490.00

In California VC 22350 carries one DMV point which stays on your driving record for 3 years. Each DMV point costs approximately $750 in increased insurance premiums over 3 years plus the cost of the fine amount which could range from $238-$490.
The total cost if you just pay your ticket for VC 22350 could be $988-$1240.
This is why you should NOT simply pay the fine for VC 22350 and plead guilty.