VEHICLE LAWS FOR 2014: AMBER ALERTS, BICYCLES, AND ZEV HOV

VEHICLE LAWS FOR 2014: AMBER ALERTS, BICYCLES, AND ZEV HOV

With every new year comes new traffic and vehicle laws.  Here are some of the new ones for 2014.

  • The use of Amber alerts has been expanded, by requiring law enforcement to request activation of the AMBER Alerts after receiving a report that a child has been taken abducted by anyone, including a custodial parent or guardian, who may cause serious bodily injury or death to the child.
  • Motorists will be prohibited from passing a bicycle with less than three feet between any part of the vehicle and any part of the bicycle or driver. When three feet is not possible, the motor vehicle must slow to a reasonable and prudent speed and only pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist. Failing to do so can incur a fine, regardless of a collision or not. This law will go into effect September 16, 2014.
  • The sunset date for allowing zero emission vehicles to use diamond lanes without meeting high-occupancy requirements has been extended to January 1, 2019.

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