All California Car drivers should take note: the state of California has three new safe car driving laws that came into effect on January 1, 2009 to protect against car accidents caused by distracted drivers. These new laws cover a variety of roadway safety issues, but we are confident that most of these should help lower car accident statistics.
Our firm’s experienced car accident lawyers make sure they are constantly up-to-date on all new auto driver laws. This way, not only are we a great source of information for our clients, but we can be also be a tremendous resource for you, offering informative material about avoiding wrongful death and personal injury out on the road. As a result, they can educate as many people as possible on these new roadway laws and accomplish our goals of limiting the number of auto accidents.
With that all said, allow us to tell you about some new laws that concern all California auto drivers.
- No Text Messaging While Driving. As car accident lawyers, we love this new regulation. Way too many car accidents are caused by cell phone use, and texting causes a good number of those particular auto accidents.
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS) devices must be placed in one of two designated areas. One area is located in a 7-inch square in the lower right corner of the windshield, while drivers may also place their GPS or in a 5-inch square in the lower left corner of the windshield.
- All Traffic Tickets will Increase by $35. We are strongly in favor of any way we can give drivers a reason not to speed or drive recklessly. By penalizing offenders, maybe there will be fewer auto accidents.
With a wide variety of distractions available to take car drivers’ attentions from the road, the first two of these new laws go a long way towards bringing everyone’s focus back to driving. Our car accident lawyers are constantly fighting to eliminate any and all distractions that lead to driver inattentiveness, property damage, and lost lives.
Our car accident lawyers hope that now that you know the new laws, please be sure to follow them. Otherwise, might either find yourself paying a larger ticket than before, or worse, find yourself in the middle of wreckage after a traffic accident.
If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We look forward to providing good advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines