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New California Law Bans Smoking, Ingesting Marijuana While Driving Or Riding In Car

December 18, 2017 | Chris Nichols

The sale of recreational pot will be legal at shops across California starting in January, but consumers won’t be able to light up or snack on any marijuana products while driving or riding as a passenger in a car.

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New California Law: Keep Your Hands Off Your Smartphone While Driving

December 28, 2016 | Chris Nichols

Starting Jan. 1, drivers in California will be banned from operating their smartphone –- unless it’s mounted to a dashboard or windshield –- and can be activated with one finger tap or swipe.

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New California Law Requires Rear-Facing Car Seats For Children Under Age 2

December 22, 2016 | Chris Nichols

Children younger than 2 will be required to sit in a rear-facing car seat under a new California law that goes into effect January 1st.

San Joaquin County’s DUI Court Now Model For Other State Courts

November 21, 2016

San Joaquin County’s DUI Court is now the model for other such courts in California now that it’s part of the state’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

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New Traffic Court Rules Prevent Upfront Payment

June 8, 2015 | Katie Orr

Some traffic courts in California have been charging ticketed drivers fees before allowing their cases to go to trial. But a new rule approved Monday by the state Judicial Council will put an end to that practice.

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Local California Roads Continue To Crumble

October 28, 2014 | Katie Orr

If you’ve driven in California long enough, it’s likely you’ve run into your fair share for potholes or bumpy roads. And a new report out today finds the state’s local roads are getting worse.

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Law Enforcement Will Be Looking For Texting And Driving

April 7, 2014 | Bob Moffitt

According to a California Traffic Safety Survey, nearly two-thirds of people were hit or nearly hit last year by someone driving while texting or talking on a cell phone. Two hundred agencies will have officers looking for distracted drivers.

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