VC 22348 (c) – Failure to Use Designated Lanes

VC 22348 (c) vehicle subject to Section 22406 shall be driven in a lane designated pursuant to Section 21655, or if a lane has not been so designated, in the right-hand lane for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb. When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, the driver shall use either the designated lane, the lane to the immediate left of the right-hand lane, or the right-hand lane for traffic as permitted under this code. If, however, specific lane or lanes have not been designated on a divided highway having four or more clearly marked lanes for traffic in one direction, a vehicle may also be driven in the lane to the immediate left of the right-hand lane, unless otherwise prohibited under this code. This subdivision does not apply to a driver who is preparing for a left- or right-hand turn or who is in the process of entering into or exiting from a highway or to a driver who is required necessarily to drive in a lane other than the right-hand lane to continue on his or her intended route.

Lane violation tickets for violating California Vehicle Code 22348 c VC are one of the main types of traffic tickets issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP.  These are the most common tickets that we fight for Commercial Truck Drivers with a CDL.

The fine amounts for CVC 22348 (c) are $238.00

In California VC 22348 (c) carries 1.5 DMV points 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. These are very common tickets that we fight often.

CDL holders should always fight their tickets to keep their driving record clean.  Too many tickets can lead to termination of employment and difficulty finding future employment.

The total cost if you just pay your ticket for VC 22348 (c) could be $1000 or more.

This is why you should NOT simply pay the fine for VC 22348 (c) and plead guilty.