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CVC 22356(b) is a common moving violation within the state of California. This list includes the California vehicle code section number. These are infraction type violations only.

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California Vehicle Code - CVC 22349 (b)
Increase of Freeway Speed Limit to 70 Miles Per Hour

California Infraction > Speeding Ticket Violation

Increase of Freeway Speed Limit to 70 Miles Per Hour

22356.   (a) Whenever the Department of Transportation, after consultation with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, determines upon the basis of an engineering and traffic survey on existing highway segments, or upon the basis of appropriate design standards and projected traffic volumes in the case of newly constructed highway segments, that a speed greater than 65 miles per hour would facilitate the orderly movement of vehicular traffic and would be reasonable and safe upon any state highway, or portion thereof, that is otherwise subject to a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour, the Department of Transportation, with the approval of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, may declare a higher maximum speed of 70 miles per hour for vehicles not subject to Section 22406, and shall cause appropriate signs to be erected giving notice thereof. The Department of Transportation shall only make a determination under this section that is fully consistent with, and in full compliance with, federal law.

(b) No person shall drive a vehicle upon that highway at a speed greater than 70 miles per hour, as posted.

(c) This section shall become operative on the date specified in subdivision (c) of Section 22366.

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Type of Violation
California Vehicle Section

Moving Violation Description


CVC 21457(a)

Failing to stop at a Flashing Red Light


CVC 21462

Failing to obey a traffic control signal


CVC 21703

Tailgating: Following too closely, not reasonable or prudent


CVC 22108

Failing to signal at least 100 feet before turning


CVC 22348(b)

Driving in excess of 100 mph


CVC 22349(a)

Exceeding 65 mph maximum speeding limit


CVC 22349(b)

Exceeding 55 mph speed limit on a two-lane undivided highway


CVC 22356(b)

Exceeding the posted speed limit, as specified


CVC 22450(a)

Failure to stop at a stop sign, limit line, crosswalk or entrance to an intersection

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