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36 Will such bicycle traffic convictions go on my DMV driving record?




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This article is from the California Driving (and Surviving) FAQ, by "George J Wu" georgewu@netcom.com with numerous contributions by others.

36 Will such bicycle traffic convictions go on my DMV driving record?

from walsh@optilink.COM (Mark Walsh) 24 May 93:

Contrary to myth, these offenses can and will go on your California DMV
record. I know a fellow who suffered a dramatic increase in his insurance
rates after having been cited for running stop signs on his bike twice
within a year.

In rec.bicycles.soc, Bob Becker writes:

Even with a driver's license, a bicycle violation shouldn't appear on your
record. From the CVC section 1803 (b):

The following violations are not required to be reported under subdivision
(a) of this section:
[....]
(7) Violations for which a person was cited as a pedestrian or while
operating a bicycle

If they do show up on your record, contact the DMV and get them removed. I
know you can, I have done this.


 

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