California Expands Its Distracted Driving Laws Beyond Phone Calls and Text Messaging
A.B. 1785, which goes into effect January 1, 2017, will prohibit all cellphone and wireless devices usage while driving, except when using a hands-free device.
California Enacts “Open Container” Law for Driving While in Possession of Marijuana
New California legislation sets guidelines for transporting open containers of marijuana in a vehicle.
New California Law Prohibits Courts and the DMV from Suspending a Driver’s License Because of Unpaid Traffic Tickets
California motorists who fail to pay traffic violation fines no longer face the possibility of license suspension.
California Traffic-Ticket Amnesty Program Ends April 3, 2017
Last chance to apply for fine reductions and license reinstatement under California’s traffic-ticket amnesty law.
California Changes Vehicle Child-Safety-Seat Law
Read about new California legislation that, beginning January 1, 2017, requires children under two to be in rear-facing child safety seats.
California Continues Traffic-Ticket Reform, Issues New Rules on Notice and Ability to Pay
The California Judicial Council approved new rules that went into effect January 1, 2017, and that courts have until May 1, 2017 to implement.
New California Law Legalizes Motorcycle Lane Splitting
On August 19, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 51 (