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For CA people with motorist problems!(6 posts)

For CA people with motorist problems!andy02
Jun 10, 2003 8:02 AM
An obscure California law makes it shockingly easy for anyone to anonymously force a motorist into a formal hearing over his driving skills, according to a May story in the Southern California newspaper OC Weekly. The Department of Motor Vehicles said the so-far-underused law was designed to allow relatives of diminished-skill elderly drivers to ease them off the road, but that the legislation places no limits on who can use it. Any complaint, even a bogus one with no proof, leads to a formal hearing at DMV with license suspension a possible outcome, and DMV says it must enforce the law unless the legislature changes it. [OC Weekly, 5-16-03]
have the law cite? thanks nmDougSloan
Jun 10, 2003 8:27 AM
No law cite, but here's the link to the article..Brooks
Jun 11, 2003 10:05 AM
re: For CA people with motorist problems!seamus
Jun 10, 2003 9:05 AM
Of course, we shouldn't abuse it, but I think I speak for most of us CA riders, there are PLENTY of drivers whose driving should be more closely scrutinized, and I'm not really talking about the older motorists as much as the beligerant, dangerous ones.

Please post more info on this law.
re: Here!!! Hear!!!! Great Idea (nm)cjwill
Jun 10, 2003 9:18 AM
does this apply to drivers...laffeaux
Jun 10, 2003 12:59 PM
Does this apply to drivers who have a cell phone in one hand, a diet coke in the other, and were not shown where the turn signal switch was located when they bought their car?