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Eugene

(62,181 posts)
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:25 AM Feb 2024

'Daylighting,' a new law that California drivers must know to avoid a ticket next year

Source: Los Angeles Times

'Daylighting,' a new law that California drivers must know to avoid a ticket next year

Nathan Solis
Tue, February 6, 2024 at 6:02 PM EST·2 min read

California drivers will need to double-check where they park this year as a new law on the books has created a no-parking buffer around marked and unmarked pedestrian crosswalks.

Drivers are typically not allowed to park their vehicles in the middle of an intersection, on a crosswalk, in front of marked curbs, in a way that blocks access to fire hydrants or too close to a fire station entrance, among other prohibited parking spots.

Now drivers will need to consider the areas around crosswalks as no-park zones, because of the law that went into effect at the start of the year. Over the next 12 months, drivers will receive a warning if they violate the rule, but citations will start to flow on Jan. 1, according to state officials.

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Bill author Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) said the concept of leaving a clear line of sight for all modes of transportation is called "daylighting" and aims to prevent a vehicle from obscuring the view of motorists who are approaching a crosswalk.

"Daylighting is a proven way we can make our streets safer for everyone, and 43 other states have already implemented some version of daylighting,” Lee said in a statement that accompanied the bill's introduction last year. "By making it easier for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to see each other at intersections, we can take a simple and important step to help us all safely share the road.”

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/daylighting-law-california-drivers-must-230249753.html

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'Daylighting,' a new law that California drivers must know to avoid a ticket next year (Original Post) Eugene Feb 2024 OP
Excellent idea. 3Hotdogs Feb 2024 #1
When I was on the Sunnyvale BPAC Old Crank Feb 2024 #2
Well, if the driver of the car parked too close to the crosswalk doesn't no_hypocrisy Feb 2024 #3
They need to raise the insured amounts for drivers in CA. Old Crank Feb 2024 #4

Old Crank

(3,993 posts)
2. When I was on the Sunnyvale BPAC
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 04:26 AM
Feb 2024

We were always trying to get enforcement and red paint to keep drivers out of the vision triangle. Good to see it now in the code.
the vision triangle starts further back than most people expect.
Now will it get enforced????

no_hypocrisy

(47,134 posts)
3. Well, if the driver of the car parked too close to the crosswalk doesn't
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 05:41 AM
Feb 2024

get a ticket, then that driver risks being sued under negligence per se if that vehicle obscures the visual field of another driver who inadvertently gets hit/t-boned by yet another driver having the right of way.

Old Crank

(3,993 posts)
4. They need to raise the insured amounts for drivers in CA.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 07:00 AM
Feb 2024

Plus most other states. Doesn't help that the number of uninsured drivers is way too high.

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