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California introduces new laws in 2020

Those who use California roads and highways will be subject to new laws that took effect on the first day of 2020. For example, those who ride their bike on a roadway may be able to go straight through an intersection even if they are in a turn lane. This is true if the lane allows a person to either go straight or make a left or right turn.

In another law change, it may be possible for those who obtain a license to collect certain types of animals that are killed in traffic accidents. The pilot program would allow licensed individuals to obtain deer, elk and wild pig meat for the purposes of consuming it. In addition, starting in 2020, passengers will no longer be able to use marijuana while riding in a bus, limo or camper. However, they will still be able to consume alcohol while riding as a passenger in these types of vehicles.

California law has also been changed to clarify that peace officers may only shoot at an individual if it's reasonably necessary. For instance, it may be considered reasonably necessary for a peace officer to fire a weapon to prevent his or her death or to prevent imminent harm to others. Police departments have been instructed to revise their use of force policies and to train officers to comply with the new rules.

Working with Costa Mesa auto accident injury lawyers may make it easier to obtain a favorable outcome in an auto accident case. An attorney may be able to present evidence that an individual was hurt because of someone else's negligence. For instance, a toxicology report may show that an individual was impaired at the time of a collision. This might enable an accident victim to obtain compensation for damages related to a wreck.

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