Re: [NUTS] New California Law?
Sometimes we have our hand held GPS, Roadmate GPS and a PDA all suction cupped to the windshield. We have never been stopped but I guess if we did we would get a ticket.
--- On Fri, 12/18/09, thrak@... <thrak@...> wrote:
From: thrak@... <thrak@...>
Subject: Re: [NUTS] New California Law?
Date: Friday, December 18, 2009, 8:49 AMHanging beads, fuzzy dice, etc. from the rear view mirror is also illegal. It's not something that's enforced. I had a mount for my GPS stuck in the lower left corner of the windshield (where it's now legal) long before the law passed that made it legal to do so. I spoke with CHP and local law enforcement a fair number of times while geocaching with this unit in place and clearly visible while it was still illegal. Not one of them said a word about it.
Sierra Rat wrote:
I too read that part of the vehicle code. So this part isn't a "new" law as my wife's friend claims. The next, I guess, is to understand what the existing law means. While I'm now in my 60's, I don't have to peek through the steering wheel to see the road. With the beanbag-GPS in the center of my dash, the only view it is blocking is part of the car's hood, not any part of the road. So would blocking/obscuring my view of the hood be a violation? I think not. I tend to agree that the police and Highway Patrol have other things to do and I have never been bothered in the past. I just wanted to be sure there was no new law out there.
Thanks for the replies, Jack