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#170565 - 06/18/07 06:56 PM For California drivers.
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
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For those in Calif that might have missed. Effective 7/1/07

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.
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#170566 - 06/18/07 07:11 PM Re: For California drivers. [Re: HomeDad]
TCorzett Offline
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Registered: 05/12/07
Posts: 44
Loc: Livermore, Ca
Quote:

Effective 7/1/07

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.




According to the California DMV (Section 23123: Hand-Held Wireless Telephone: Prohibited Use) the hands free cell phone use does not become operative until July 1, 2008. The fine is also a base of $20 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

I don't know about the others on this list, but do you have a source for this info?

-Todd...

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#170567 - 06/18/07 07:24 PM Re: For California drivers. [Re: TCorzett]
TCorzett Offline
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Registered: 05/12/07
Posts: 44
Loc: Livermore, Ca
Quote:

do you have a source for this info?




Looks to be a hoax:
Urban Legends: New California Traffic Laws 2007

-Todd...

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#170568 - 06/18/07 08:34 PM Re: For California drivers. [Re: TCorzett]
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
It does appear to be a hoax, It came from a friend who thought it was legit. I'll have to give one of my law enforcement buddies a call. Sorry.
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#170569 - 06/18/07 09:01 PM Re: For California drivers. [Re: HomeDad]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16437
Loc: Ben Lomond, California
Yeah, that's totally a hoax. This one, however, is not:

Effective February 1, 2008:

a) persons owning a home with living space exceeding 3000 square feet must convert said home into a duplex, the smaller half of which must not be less than 1000 square feet.

b. persons owning residentially-zoned land exceeding 1 acre in size must subdivide it into as many half-acre plots as possible.

This legislation is necessary to accommodate the projected influx of immigrants from Mexico and Central America once the President declares himself dictator and grants amnesty to illegal immigrants currently working in the country.
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#170570 - 06/18/07 09:39 PM Re: For California drivers. [Re: pmbuko]
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Cool, rental income
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