New California DMV Laws for 2016

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  1. xtremeMTB

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    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics/New-California-DMV-Laws-for-2015-363392221.html

    It will be illegal to wear earbuds or headsets while driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle in the state of California. SB 491 does not apply to drivers in emergency vehicles or those drivers wearing covering for safety reasons.


    A new law allows electric bicycles to use roads similar to other bicycle riders. Under AB 1096 the California Vehicle Code will consider an electric bicycle as one with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts. Companies making the bikes will need to certify that they have specified requirements. Electric bicycle riders will also have access to bicycle routes used by non-electric bikes.
     
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    Thanks for the info . I notice that it states the law prohibits the wearing of earphones-buds in-on BOTH ears, so I assume one could still go mono in one ear. Also, I wonder if this applies only to roads and bike paths...
     
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    I thought that was already the law. One ear covered ok, not both
     
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    The old law always said covered. Like old school headphones. People with ear buds could technically get away with it.
    I think that this is to stop that.
     
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    Not sure if law enforcement will be enforcing this. Interesting how they can pass a law like this. What's more important earbuds or illegals entering the US. Tough call.
     
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    ^ Wow...that escalated quickly!! ok, I'll play...

    What's more important? illegals entering the US or N. Korea detonating an H-bomb?
     
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    Right now it seems to be Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo! :)
     
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    That was not an H bomb.
     
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