New 2012 California Regulations for Drivers and Dealers

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Booster Seat Law Effective 1/1/12

If you have children, make sure to pay attention to the new booster seat law.  It requires all children under 8 years old (or less than 4’9” tall) to be restrained in a booster seat in the backseat of the vehicle.  The law used to require children under 6 years old (or less than 60 pounds) to be in a booster seat. 

Sobriety Checkpoint & DUI Violation Effective 1/1/12

If you don’t have a valid drivers license and are at a sobriety checkpoint, the police are not allowed to impound a vehicle. 

If a person is convicted of an alcohol-related violation aka “wet reckless”, they can apply for a restricted license early if meeting all the conditions required (i.e. installing an ignition-interlock system).

New Vehicle Purchase Effective 7/1/12

If you buy a new car, the dealer must register the vehicle electronically with the DMV.  The dealer can charge $80 for the electronic filing or $65 to process it manually.

A vehicle’s license fee (VLF) is calculated as a percentage of the value of the vehicle.  The registration fee increased from $31 to $43 on 7/1; this amount is added to the VLF.  These extra funds will raise money to pay for DMV operations.

Call Einhorn Insurance today for a free evaluation of your car insurance policy.  We offer great coverage with numerous discount opportunities.

We also offer competitive rates for teenage drivers and people with multiple tickets, multiple accidents, points on their record, DUIs and DWIs.  Our payment plans are flexible and we don’t charge a bundle to get your policy started.

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