SACRAMENTO – New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2019 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including increased distracted driving penalties, peace officer use of deadly force, bicycle turning movements at intersections, wildlife salvage permits, and motor carrier permit rules. In support of the Department’s mission of providing the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is highlighting several new laws passed this year. Except where noted, these laws are effective January 1, 2020: License points for distracted driving (AB 47, Daly): Current law prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone in a handheld manner; if found in violation, the offense is punishable by a fine. However, beg
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