5 New 2018 Driving Laws in California

Written by on May 27, 2018 in News Flash with 0 Comments

If you’re thinking to yourself that California driving laws seem to always be changing, you would be right. To solidify this point, the traffic ticket fixers Los Angeles want to share five new driving laws of which you should be aware.

(1) Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana  

Now that pot is officially legal in the Golden State, lawmakers want to ensure that nobody is driving under the influence of it. One new law prohibits passengers and drivers from smoking or consuming marijuana while in the car.

(2) Another Fee

As if the November gas tax wasn’t enough, the state now requires DMVs to tack on a “Transportation Improvement Fee” to drivers’ registration fees. This fee may be anywhere from an additional $25 to $125 depending on where in the state one lives.

(3) Bus Passengers Must Use Seatbelts

As of January, all bus passengers must use seatbelts, if the bus has any. Of course, this law is impossible to enforce on transportation sans safety restraints. This new law also prevents any parents or guardians from allowing children between the ages of eight and 16 from being driven in a bus without a proper safety restraint.

(4) DUIs for Passengers for Hire

This is an important law to note for all you Uber, Lyft and Taxi drivers out there. If your BAC is .04 or higher while transporting individuals for a fee, you can be charged with a DUI. Though you shouldn’t be drinking on the job anyway, this new law motivates all rebels to stay sober while on the clock.

(5) Motorcycle Licensure

The new law allows motorcyclists to present a certificate of completion of a California Highway Patrol-approved motorcycle training program in lieu of a DMV-issued test. Individuals under the age of 21 will still be required to complete a DMV-issued motorcycle safety program.

As a California driver, it is essential that you know the law. If you accidentally break a law, reach out to The Ticket Clinic to discuss your case with a traffic ticket lawyer San Bernardino

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