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California Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in California -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Offenses Involving Alcohol or Drugs (California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 - 23229.1)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Violation of License Provisions (California Vehicle Code Sections 14600 - 14611)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Division 7 - Financial Responsibility Laws (scroll down) (California Vehicle Code)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Division 3 - Registration of Vehicles and Certificates of Title (scroll down) (California Vehicle Code)
Illegal U-Turn Turning and Stopping and Turning Signals (California Vehicle Code Sections 22100 - 22113)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents and Accident Reports (California Vehicle Code Sections 20000 - 20018)
Mechanical Violations Division 12 - Equipment of Vehicles (scroll down) (California Vehicle Code)
Reckless Driving Reckless Driving (California Vehicle Code Section 23103)
Reckless Driving: Bodily Injury (California Vehicle Code Section 23104)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Offenses Relating to Traffic Devices (California Vehicle Code Sections 21450 - 21468)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety Belts and Inflatable Restraint Systems (California Vehicle Code Sections 27302 - 27317)
Child Safety Belt and Passenger Restraint Requirements (California Vehicle Code Sections 27360 - 27368)
Speeding Speed Laws, Generally (California Vehicle Code Sections 22348 - 22366)
Other Speed Laws (California Vehicle Code Sections 22400 - 22413)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Division 12 - Equipment of Vehicles (scroll down) (California Vehicle Code)

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