Authorizes full deployment without a human operator.
Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 18.
Universal helmet law enacted 1992.
70 and over: no mail renewal
Decriminalized and legal for medical and recreational use
After 30 days
Mandatory for all repeat and injury-involved offenses, first-time injury or vehicular manslaughter offenses.
In rear-facing car seat under 2 yrs unless child weighs 40 or more lbs or is 40" or more inches tall
Under 8 yrs and under 57" tall in car seat or booster seat in the back seat
8 yrs or at least 4'9" in booster seat, but at min. safety belt 16 yrs and over
15 / 6
11 p.m. - 5 a.m. (secondary enforcement)
First 12 months: no passengers under 20 (secondary enforcement) unless accompanied by parent, guardian or other adult 25 years or older
16 and over
Drivers under 18. Secondary law.
All drivers. Primary law.
Yes. Primary law.
Yes. Primary law.
Permitted by state law
In California, 979 teen drivers and passengers died between 2015 and 2019. Of those, 453 – or 46% – were related to speeding. Excessive vehicle speed is a factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities, according to the GHSA, but the trend has only worsened during the pandemic, with less-crowded roads inspiring more speeding.
As the Pandemic Opens More Roadways to Pedestrians, States Help Launch October as Pedestrian Safety Month
Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces another crisis: a surge in speeding and reckless behavior on the nation's roadways.
Story by Luz Lazo
May 11, 2020
With many people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, once-crowded highways are now relatively empty, prompting more drivers to speed.
Story by Erin McLaughlin
April 25, 2020