What Should You Know of the Driving Laws in California

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Each country or state has its own driving rules and regulations. As far as California is concern, there are some of the driving laws under their Driving and Traffic Laws that you should be aware of. Learn more about cvc section 15302, go here.

The first driving law to consider is the defined “turning upon a highway” which is covered under section 22100.5 or 22101 of the Driving Laws. This section states that when you take a right turn on a highway with 3 marked lanes, the driver should take a right turn into any lane to traffic moving, whichever is lawfully available, moving in that direction upon the roadway that the driver entered.

Another driving law to consider is the traffic laws which are about signals. Under section 22109, the driver should give a signal when stopping, meaning, no individual should reduce or stop suddenly his or her car while driving without signalling the right indication. Find out for further details on california vehicle code section 23136 right here.

Another driving law relates to hand signals while driving, and this means if you want to give hand signals, you should always give it from the left side of your car. Some of the hand signals are for a left turn, wherein “the driver should extend his hand and arm horizontally beyond the side of the vehicle”, and another one is for a right turn wherein the “driver’s hand and arm should be extended upward beyond the side of the vehicle.”

In the California driving law, another hand signal is to be used while stopping your car, and this described as using your hand and arm and extended them beyond the side of the car. Thus, if you are using your automotive brakes in a sudden manner, you need to give a sign to others on the road.

Even for sudden decrease of speed, there is also a law that requires you to give the signal using your hand and arm, and extend these downward beyond the side of your vehicle.

Other driving laws are also specified like stopping at a scene of an accident. Note that the Californian government has defined under section 20001 that a driver has a duty to stop at the scene of an accident.

Another driving law is if one flees from the scene of crime which is a violation of law under section 111191.5. And so if you flee from the scene, you are subject to be punished by a term of imprisonment of five years in state prison.

Also, you are required under section 22358.4 to slow down your vehicle near a school or senior center. Take a look at this link http://www.wikihow.com/Drive-a-Car-Safely for more information.

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