Vehicle Code 21201 authorizes bicycles operating during darkness to have
a solid or flashing red light with built in reflector on the rear instead
of a red reflector on the rear. The law continues to require bikes operating
during darkness to also have a white light illuminating the highway or
sidewalk in front of the bicycle; a white or yellow reflector on each
pedal, shoe or ankle; and side reflectors.
Vehicle Code 21656 makes it clear that any vehicle moving at a speed less
than the normal speed of traffic with five or more vehicles lined up behind
it, must pull over to let those vehicles pass when safe to do so. This
section applies to bicycles as well.
Vehicle Code 27360 requires that a child under age two who is riding in
a motor vehicle to be in a rear facing child passenger restraint system
unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall.
Vehicle Code 27400 prohibits wearing a headset covering, earplugs in, or
earphones covering, resting on or inserted in both ears.
Vehicle Code 40302 requires that a person be taken into custody if she
or he refuses to present an unobstructed view of his or her full face
along with evidence or identity, during a stop for a vehicle code infraction
or misdemeanor. It is the failure to present both evidence of identity
and unobstructed view of one’s full face that results in one being
taken into custody.
Vehicle Code 41500 states that persons committed to county jail pursuant
to PC 1170h are entitled to have non-felony vehicle or pedestrian offenses
dismissed if pending at the time of commitment.
If you arrested or charged with a Vehicle Code Violation,
contact The McGuire Law Office.