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    New laws for 2008........

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    1. CVC 23109.2 - Reinstates a previous law that sunset in 2006, which authorizes an officer to seize and impound for 30 days the vehicle of a person arrested for reckless driving, reckless driving in a parking facility, and for exhibition of speed or a speed contest.

    2. CVC 22511.85 - Revises existing law regarding use of 2 adjacent stalls for loading or unloading disabled persons. The section now allows a vehicle equipped with a lift, ramp, or assistive equipment used to load/unload a disabled person to park across two stalls on a street or in a private off-street parking facility when no suitably sized parking space is available.

    3. HS 12814.6 - This code makes it an infraction for a person to smoke a cigarette, pipe, or cigar in a motor vehicle when a minor is present in the vehicle. The law applies whether the vehicle is at rest or in motion. It is a secondary enforcement offense and is punishable by a fine not exceeding $100.00.

    4. CVC 22358.4 - The section provides that a local authority my, by resolution or ordinance, establish a prima facie speed limit of 15 miles per hour (mph) when approaching at a distance of less than 500 feet from a school building or grounds thereof, and 25 mph when approaching at a distance of 500 to 1,000 feet from a school. These prima facie limits would only apply in residential districts with a maximum posted speed limit of 30 mph immediately prior to and after the school zone.

    5. CVC 21201 - This section requires a person operating a bike during darkness to utilize specified illumination devices while riding upon a highway. a sidewalk, or a bikeway. These lighting requirements currently only apply to bicycles operated on “highways” during hours of darkness. The section also requires a white or yellow reflector on each pedal, shoe, or ankle visible from the front and rear of the bicycle from a distance of 200 feet.

    6. CVC 5201 & 5201.1 - This section prohibits the use of a “product” (spray coating)that would impair the reading or recognition of a license plate by an electronic device operated by state or local law enforcement or an electronic device operated in connection with a toll road, high-occupancy toll lane, toll bridge, or other toll facility.

    7. CVC 22450 - Has been amended and created sub-sections that are currently and erroneously cross-referenced with other previously amended vehicle code sections. The amendment adds a subsection specific to stop signs at railroad crossings. CVC 22450 (a)-Amends CVC 22450 to the driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at the limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. CVC 22450 (b)-States the driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign at a railroad grade crossing shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before crossing the first track or entrance to the railroad grade crossing.

    8. CVC 23123 (a) - A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving. There are exceptions to this section such as use of the device for emergency purposes. Please read the section in its entirety. This section takes effect 07/01/08.

    9. CVC 23124 (a) - This section prohibits a person who is under the age of 18 years from operating a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone, even when equipped with a hands-free device, or while using a mobile service device. The section provides an exemption for the use of wireless telephones or mobile service devices for emergency purposes. Additionally, law enforcement officers are prohibited from stopping a driver for the sole purpose of determining whether he section has been violated.

    10. CVC 23154 - This section is the adult equivalent of CVC 23136. The section prohibits a convicted driving under the influence (DUI) offender from operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01 percent or greater while on probation for DUI. The section creates a new provision that authorizes peace officers to impound a vehicle that was operated by a convicted DUI offender with a BAC of .01 percent or greater while on probation for DUI. Additionally, this section creates a new provision that suspends the driving privilege of any convicted DUI offender if they operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .01 percent or greater while on probation for DUI. Also, the vehicle may be impounded under CVC 22651 (h)(2) if community caretaker issues are present
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    thanks papabear!

    we normally don't get it filtered down until close to feb.

    Searching for Evil and the Perfect donut (Love that book)

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    -Batman Begins

    There are gains for all our losses
    There are balms for all our pain
    But, when youth, the dream, departs
    It takes something from our hearts
    And it never comes again

    "Captain, it is I Ensign Pulver. I just threw your damn palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crap about no movie tonight?" -Ens Pulver in Mister Roberts

    The man who will go where his colors go, without asking who will fight a phantom foe in the jungle and mountain range, without counting, and who will suffer and die in the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is still what he has always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to democratic America. He is the stuff of which legions are made. ...His pride is in his colors and his regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly realistic, to fit him for what he must face...and his obedience is to his orders. He has been called United State Marine.
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