Mount Diablo State Park Citations (2010 to 2018)

(Public Records Act Request)

Apparently, one citation was issued to a motorist for crossing the solid double centerline and two citations for passing on a blind curve and none for violating the 3ft rule (2017, 2018 or 2019 to Sept)

Apparently, Cyclists were significantly more likely to receive a citation than motorists or hikers for: Entering Park Early, Wearing Headphones, Basic Speed, Stop Signs (2010 - 2019) (Especially during the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)

"The last Radar Speed survey for Mount Diablo expired on April 30, 2008." "A valid Radar Speed Survey is generally required for Citations based solely on a radar or laser gun." 

Total Number of Citations for Cyclists, Motorists and Park Visitors

  • 2010 - 30 Citations
  • 2011 -  37 Citations
  • 2012 - 49 Citations
  • 2013 - 58 Citations
  • 2014 - 62 Citations
  • 2015 - 39 Citations
  • 2016 - 14 Citations
  • 2017 - 6 Citations
  • 2018 - 4 Citations
  • 2019 - 5 Citations (as of Sept)

  • CVC 21202 - “substandard width lane is a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane,”
  • CVC 21760 - “3ft Rule
  • CVC 21460 - “crossing double parallel solid yellow lines

* Warnings Issued in Mount Diablo State Park

When will Park Rangers patrol the roads, especially South Gate Road on Saturday mornings and issue warnings to motorists for crossing solid double centerline, passing on blind curves or violating the 3ft rule ?