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More stringent penalties for California drivers to be instituted starting this year

The state of California will be implementing stricter rules and regulations in its bid to prevent drunk driving and distracted driving road accidents.

For instance, transfer of vehicle ownership to a relative will now be disallowed until after the transferee has completely paid all his or her existing obligations, such as parking fines or penalties, to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Also, the use of hands-free mobile devices for teenage drivers under 18 will also be disallowed. Last year, this practice was accepted. This new rule also clarifies that the use of laptops or tablets are not permissible; last year only cellular phones had this distinction.

Should you ever find yourself or someone dear to you coming to harm’s way due to the negligent actions of other parties, you are likely eligible to take legal action against the party responsible for your losses. Call the attorneys of Ritter & Associates if you live in or around San Diego by dialing 619-296-0123 so we can discuss your case with you.

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