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NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT IN CALIFORNIA

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 12, 2016 (Sacramento) -- As we ring in the new year, a slew of new laws are taking effect in California that could affect you or your family, school, workplace, or business.  Here are highlights from some of the 808 new laws signed by Governor Jerry Brown:


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CLICK IT OR TICKET TO BOOST SEAT BELT USE DAY AND NIGHT

 
May 16, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Drivers who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2012 startofsummer Click It or Ticket  seat  belt  enforcement  mobilization  kicks off May 21st  to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

 


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SAN DIEGO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND HIGHWAY PATROL JOIN FORCES TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS

 

 
February 12, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Distracted driving is a serious traffic safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk.  As a result, the Sheriff’s Department and CHP are increasingly cracking down on cell phone use and texting.   Beginning February 13th  through February 18th, Deputy Sheriff’s and CHP officers will be conducting zero tolerance enforcements.  A ticket for violating either the hands free or no texting law costs a minimum of $159 for a first offense and $279 or more for subsequent violations.

 


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