The California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists of some of the new laws that become effective in the new year. D-M-V spokesman Artemio Armenta says the Vehicle Registration Pilot Program goes into effect January 1st and authorizes the DMV to experiment with electronic license plates*
Registration and Vehicle Transfers Between Family Members.is also getting an overhaul.*
Another new law affects teen drivers and prohibits a person under 18 from using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication while driving, even if it is equipped with a hands-free device.*
Additionally, the D-M-V will begin the process of implementing a new law requiring D-M-V to issue a drivers license to an applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that he/she is legally present in the Unites States – The applicant will be required to meet all other driver license qualifications.