Unsafe Lane Changes - Vehicle Code § 22107

Vehicle Code § 22107–Unsafe Lane Changes

What counts as a violation of Vehicle Code § 22107?

Vehicle Code § 22107 prohibits a driver from changing lanes when it is not reasonably safe to do so and requires the driver to use the appropriate turn signal. 

What is the punishment for a violation of Vehicle Code § 22107?

A violation under Vehicle Code § 22107 is punishable by a fine of $238 and 1 DMV point that will likely result in increased car insurance rates.

What defenses are available to Vehicle Code § 22107?

  1. You changed lanes safely   
  2. Necessity