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CHP highlights new traffic laws

SACRAMENTO — As we head in to the new year, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is educating the public on traffic safety laws that were passed during this year’s legislative session and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

The laws referenced below took effect on January 1, unless otherwise noted.

Vehicles: Registration

Existing law requires current month and year tabs to be displayed on the registered vehicle’s rear license plate. Beginning July 1, 2024, and until Jan. 1, 2030, a violation of vehicle registration shall not be the sole basis for any enforcement action before the second month after the month of expiration of a vehicle’s registration. However, if a vehicle is stopped for any other Vehicle Code violation, enforcement action for a violation of vehicle registration may be taken before the second month following the month of expiration. Late registration fees from the Department of Motor Vehicles will still apply.



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