According to the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock, these laws will hopefully go a long way toward preventing unnecessary injuries on California roads.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2016
According to an article published December 22nd by KEYT Los Angeles, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a series of new roadway regulations that are meant to keep the public safe. The laws cover a wide range of topics, including drunk driving, hit-and-runs, slow moving vehicles, and electronically motorized boards. According to the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock, these laws will hopefully go a long way toward preventing unnecessary injuries on California roads, but the impact of some of these laws will be lessened if the public fails to comply with them. The Law Offices of Burg and Brock highlight several key acts that require drivers to take new action:
- Highway Lane Use – The law offices explain that, previously, bicyclists were exempt from the slow-moving vehicle category, and therefore were not required to pull over at their earliest ability to allow traffic to pass. Now, the law has been changed to apply to all vehicles, which means that bicyclists will have to let cars pass if traffic gets backed up. The state defines “traffic” as five or more vehicles.
- Car Seats – While the state of California had previously required that all children age eight and under be secured in the proper car seat for their height and weight, the law now further mandates that children under two must be in a rear-facing seat. The law firm explains that numerous studies have found the rear-facing orientation to be much safer for babies and toddlers, and the law aims to make this practice standard. If people put their children in car seats, there will very likely be significantly fewer spinal cord injuries.
- Electric Bicycles and Boards – The Law Offices of Burg and Brock also note that the regulations contain several provisions with requirements for helmet usage with electric bicycles and boards. Specifically, the rules lay out which low speed highways allow these types of vehicles, and whether helmet-use is required on them. While riders of electric bikes and boards should reference the specifics of the law for their particular vehicle, the law allows certain specifications of motorized boards to access some highways as long as they are operated by someone over the age of 16 and wearing a helmet.
The Law Offices of Burg and Brock explain that health and safety should be everyone’s number one priority, and these laws appear to be effective steps towards improving public safety. However, even when a person is abiding by the laws of the road, they could still be injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. For anyone who has been the victim of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, The Law Offices of Burg and Brock are available to fight for justice on their behalf. For more information, call the firm today at (888) 979-7979, or visit them online at http://www.LegalDefenders.com.