California New Traffic Laws 2013
California traffic laws are very specific and comprehensive. As a result, it is difficult for drivers in California to be aware of all of the laws that affect driving, parking, and vehicle ownership. To make matters even more complicated, the California traffic laws change from year to year. It is your responsibility to understand the changes that have taken place starting in 2013.
One of the new changes to California law involved the use of a blood test to determine if a driver is under the influence of drugs. In the past, a driver could choose between a blood and a urine test. However, because of their greater level of accuracy, drivers will be required to submit to a blood test when one is available.
In 2013, commercial drivers that committed a traffic violation in a private vehicle will be allowed to attend traffic violator school. The points from the violation will not affect the driver’s commercial license unless the offense was deemed serious. However, the violation will be on the driver’s record and will be disclosed to the driver’s employer.
In addition to the new laws, starting in 2013, California vehicle registration fees will increase by an amount yet to be determined. This increase will not be more than $10. The fees for a special veteran’s license plates will also increase, with the proceeds going to veterans organizations. California drivers can also choose to adopt a California legacy plate in lieu of the current design. Three legacy plates are available to choose from.
If you have been pulled over for a traffic offense, you need the help of an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Mr. Ticket can help you fight the charges, whether they are related to a new 2013 law or an existing traffic law. Call Mr. Ticket at 866-780-1234 to schedule an appointment.