December 14, 2012 By Wallin & Klarich

California Vehicle Code Section 22108 (not signaling for the last 100 feet) is not violated unless signaling is required per CVC section 22107. CVC section 22107 specifically requires that: “(n)o person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.”

In, People v. Carmona (2011) 195 Cal.App.4th 1385, the Court held that CVC sections 22107 and 22108 have to be read in conjunction with one another. Therefore, what section 22108 actually means is that if it is required that a signal be given per 22107 (i.e., when another vehicle is, or may be, affected by a turn or other right or left movement), then the signal must be for at least 100 feet before the turning movement is made. Keep in mind that there is no need to show that another car was actually affected.

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