2007 California Traffic Laws effective 7/1/07

New California Laws effective 7/1/07
New Driving Fines for 2007

1. Carpool lane - 1st time $1068.50 starting  7/1/07 (The $271 posted
on the highway is old). Don't do it again because 2nd time is going to
be
double. 3rd time triple, and 4th time license suspended.

2. Incorrect lane change - $380. Don't cross the lane on solid lines or
intersections.

3. Block intersection - $485

4. Driving on the shoulder - $450

5. Cell phone use in the construction zone. - Double fine as of
07/01/07.
Cell phone use must be "hands free" while driving.

6. Passengers over 18 not in their seatbelts - both passengers and
drivers get tickets .

7. Speeders can only drive 3 miles above the limit.

8. DUI = JAIL (Stays on your driving record for 10 years!)

9.  As of 07/01/07 cell phone use must be "hands free" while driving.
Ticket is $285. They will be looking for this like crazy - easy money
for police department.

Comments

wow, what does it matter ...

wow, what does it matter with cell phones in a construction zone?
I guess it doesn't matter since it has to be hands free all the time now.

The hands-free thing is ...

The hands-free thing is bullshit. You're just as distracted talking on a cell phone whether you're holding it or using a headset. It's a way to make money and to make it look like the legislature is doing something useful for safety.

And I thought VA was bad

And I thought VA was bad

i agree with wabbit. ...

i agree with wabbit. yesterday on our way to the ren. faire, my boyfriends mom kept bugging everyone to call her because her hands free thing wasnt working right. we all kept thinking, "who cares! its a damn cell phone, not the end of the world." luckily, she wasnt driving. i hate cell phones. i really do. all my friends tell me im hard to get ahold of because i never pick up and rarely call back. lol. im so bad.

i think the law doesn't go ...

i think the law doesn't go far enough because there are too many accidents because of cell phones. even the hands free will cause accidents because they people talking are not paying attention to the road.

I got this a while back ...

I got this a while back and checked it out. Only the hands-free thing is true. And yes, I agree with you, it's not the holding of the cell phone, it's the talking. People lose focus, both mental and visually when they talk, esspecially on the phone for some reason. maybe because they're imagining the other person?

Actually the police ...

Actually the police department doesn't get but about 2 or 3 % of the funds collected from the citations they issue. The states and counties get the rest. The old saying " they're doing it for the revenue" thing is just an old wives tale. Not accurate, and frankly it's just a self-justification people use to make them selves feel better, and to delegate the blame for their minor legal trouble onto someone other than their deserving selves.

The police aren't doing it ...

The police aren't doing it for the revenue, the STATE is.

See what Ontario does if ...

See what Ontario does if you go 31mph over the speed limit -

http://www.examiner.com/a-889766~Don_t_even_THINK_about_speeding_here.html

$1,000 Canadian ($9,305 U.S.) and they take your license and your car!

I agree, Slappy! I hate ...

I agree, Slappy! I hate when people expect sympathy from me because they got caught doing something illegal (and usually stupid). My mother-in-law once got really po'd because her cop neighbor wouldn't write off a ticket they got, that they deserved. Was going on and on about how he was a bad cop. Nooo, a bad cop would right it off! If you don't want to pay, don't do it. Or at least don't get caught!

Damn, for a bunch of namby ...

Damn, for a bunch of namby pamby asses Canada sure sticks it to their speeders. Well I think if you're 31 over the posted you deserve a fine like that.

Damn, for a bunch of namby ...

Damn, for a bunch of namby pamby asses Canada sure sticks it to their speeders. Well I think if you're 31 over the posted you deserve a fine like that.

NJWabbit is right, the state takes the money. Even for a city ordinance violation the state gets a HUGE cut of the fines collected. What the HELL is that ?

I don't know what the hell ...

I don't know what the hell happened above/

TGIX The article states ...

TGIX The article states that the fine is $10,000 Cdn ($9305 U.S.) and the 31 mph should be 31 kilometers per hour (1 kilometer equals .621 of a mile).
The charge is not speeding, it is street racing even if there is only one car doing that speed. It is a clear message that if you want to show off your fast car, take to to the local race track instead of killing innocent people on a public street or highway.
The other point that isn't mentioned is that if you kill someone while street racing and you are not a Canadian citizen, you will be deported after you have served your jail sentence.