Where a "No Parking" sign is posted, On a marked or unmarked crosswalk, sidewalk, partially blocking a sidewalk, or in front of a driveway, in front of or on a curb that provides wheelchair access to a sidewalk, In a disabled person parking space, In a space designated for parking or fueling zero-emission vehicles, In a tunnel or on a bridge, except where permitted by signs, Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or a fire station driveway, On a freeway, or On or within 71/2 feet of a railroad track. Use your headlights when it is cloudy, raining, snowing, or foggy. If weather conditions require you to use your windshield wipers, you must turn on your low-beam headlights, it's the law. On frosty mornings, when other drivers' windows may be icy or "fogged."Any time conditions (clouds, rain, snow, dust, smoke, fog, etc.) prevent you from seeing other vehicles. Other drivers may have trouble seeing you, too. On small country or mountain roads, even on sunny days. This helps other drivers see you and may help you avoid a head-on collision. When necessary to get another driver's attention. You must yield the right-of-way to any police vehicle, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren and red lights. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) have passed. However, never stop in an intersection. If you are in an intersection when you see an emergency vehicle, continue through the intersection and then, drive to the right as soon as it is safe and stop. You must obey any traffic direction, order, or signal given by a traffic or peace officer, or a firefighter even if it conflicts with existing signs, signals, or laws. It is against the law to follow within 300 feet behind any fire engine, police vehicle, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle with a siren or flashing lights. If you drive for sight-seeing purposes to the scene of a fire, collision, or other disaster, you may be arrested. You must stop. Someone could be injured and need your help. If you do not stop, you may be convicted of "hit and run" and could be severely punished. Call 9-1-1, if anyone is hurt.Move your vehicle out of the traffic lane if no one is injured or killed. Show your driver license, registration card, evidence of financial responsibility, and current address to the other driver, persons involved, or peace officer.You(or your insurance agent, broker, or legal representative) must make a written report to the police or CHP within 24 hours of the collision if someone is killed or injured. You(or your insurance agent, broker, or legal representative) must make a written report to the DMV within 10 days. If you hit a parked vehicle or other property, leave a note with your name, phone number, and address in or securely attached to the vehicle or property you hit. If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle, try to find the owner and report the incident to authorities. If you kill or injure an animal, call the nearest humane society, the police, or CHP. Do not try to move an injured animal or leave an injured animal to die. If an officer suspects that you are under the influence of drugs, the officer can legally require you to take a blood or urine test. The use of any drug (the law does not distinguish between prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs) which impairs your ability to drive safely is illegal. Any drug that "may cause drowsiness or dizziness" is one you should not take before driving. Make sure you read the label and know the effects of any drug you use. You must not drink any amount of alcohol in any vehicle.
A container of liquor, beer, or wine carried inside the vehicle must be full, sealed, and unopened. Otherwise, it must be kept in the trunk of the vehicle or in a place where passengers do not sit. Keeping an opened alcoholic drink in the glove compartment is specifically against the law. In a bus, taxi, camper, or motorhome, this law does not apply to non-driving passengers.
If you are under 21 years of age: You may not carry liquor,beer,or wine inside a vehicle unless you are accompanied by a parent or other person as specified by law and the container is full, sealed, and unopened. If you are caught with an alcoholic beverage in your vehicle, the vehicle may be impounded for up to 30 days. The court may fine you up to $1,000, and either suspend your driving privilege for one year or require the DMV to delay the issuance of your first driver license for up to one year, if you are not already licensed. Your driving privilege will be revoked for one year, if you are convicted of either driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.01% or higher or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. On the first offense you will be required to complete the educational portion of a licensed DUI program. A subsequent offense may require a longer DUI program and you will not have a restricted driver license to attend the DUI program. You may carry alcoholic beverages in closed containers, while working for someone with an off-site liquor sales license.