Vehicle Code Laws

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TEXTING LAWS

23123.5 VC – This law prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or wireless electronic communications device, unless both of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The device is mounted on a vehicle’s windshield in the same manner as a portable GPS unit or mounted/affixed to the dashboard or center console in a manner that does not hinder the driver’s view of the road and
  • The driver uses his/her hand to activate or deactivate a feature or function of the device with the motion of a single swipe or tap of the driver’s finger.  

WIRELESS TELEPHONE LAWS
23123 VC - This law prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle.

23124 VC - This law prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone or a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle.

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HELMET LAWS
21212(a) VC – This law requires all persons under 18 years of age to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, a non-motorized scooter, a skateboard, or while wearing inline skates or roller skates. Passengers under 18 years old must also wear helmets.

MOTORIZED SCOOTER LAWS
21235 VC – This law requires the motorized scooter operator to be at least 16 years old (no license required) and to wear a helmet. Driving over 15 mph is prohibited, as is driving on the sidewalk and roadways with a speed limit over 25 mph.

Effective July 1, 2008 - Wireless Telephone Laws

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If you have questions about the vehicle code laws and their interpretations, please feel free to call the traffic division at the Glendora Police Department (626) 914-8250. Also, let us know if you have any questions about how traffic laws apply to streets in Glendora by e-mailing
traffic@glendorapd.org.


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