New California Driving Laws in Effect for 2005

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 3, 2005
California Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Kohler says one of the most important new laws deals with headlights. Anytime the weather conditions require your wipers to be used, that you must also have your headlights on. That basically makes you more visible and also helps you see what’s out there a little more clearly. Another major change on the books is designed to cut down on motor scooter accidents. From now on not only does the driver have to be 16 years of age, they also have to have a valid California Driver’s License. Other new laws include properly restraining children who are under six or weigh less than 60-pounds in the back seat, higher fines for speeding and a ban on school bus drivers from using wireless phones for personal calls when driving. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.