A lawyer has revealed a key traffic rule regarding car mirror decorations that could result in fines of hundreds of dollars for violators.
The TikTok creator regularly shares road safety tips with his followers of over 7 million users, who appreciate his efforts to encourage drivers to practice road safety.
Mike (@lawbymike) recently posted a video educating viewers about rules of the road that many people may have forgotten or just don’t know at all.
He captioned the clip, “Traffic rules, can you feel me?”
The legal expert included hashtags like #cars, #laws, #pulledover, #lawyer, #driving, and #ticket in the caption.
In the video, he mentioned that hanging objects on your car’s rear view mirror could result in a traffic ticket for drivers in California.
Although people often hang air fresheners and/or decorations on their rearview mirrors, the attorney explained that objects hanging from the mirror can obscure vision, making it illegal in the state.
Many people don’t consider the importance of mirrors in vehicles, according to local legal team Rosenthal Law.
Because this is a safety aspect of driving that is often overlooked, California law covers this topic.
Even if it’s not dangling from your rearview mirror, state law prohibits driving a vehicle with items placed or installed that obstruct the driver’s view through the windshield or side mirrors.
Violating the state rear-view mirror regulation is a violation carrying a basic fine of $25.
However, under the Rosenthal Act, each jurisdiction is permitted to set its own penalties in addition to this fine.
Because of this, most Mirror violations are likely to exceed $200, the legal team said.
According to legal experts, the state allows car owners to use small decorations as long as the decorative item does not obstruct the driver’s clear view of the road or his mirrors.
However, there are numerous laws in the state regarding car mirrors.
Any non-motorcycle car registered in California must have at least two rear-view mirrors.
According to this rule, one of the mirrors must be on the driver’s side of the vehicle and the other mirror can be placed anywhere that gives the person driving the vehicle a clear view of the motorway.
Both mirrors must allow the driver to see at least 200 feet behind their vehicle.