Failure to Use Turn Signal - Vehicle Code § 22108

Failure to Use Turn Signal

What counts as a violation of Vehicle Code § 22108?

Vehicle Code § 22108 states, “Any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.”

A driver who fails to use a turn signal before turning violates Vehicle Code § 221078. Additionally, a driver who uses his or her turn signal just before turning, rather than 100 feet before actually turning, has violated Vehicle Code § 22108.

What is the punishment for a violation of Vehicle Code § 22108?

A violation of Vehicle Code § 22108 is punishable by a fine of $238 and 1 point on your DMV record which will likely result in increased insurance rates.  

What defenses are available to Vehicle Code § 22108?

  1. The driver did use a turn signal  
  2. Necessity