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New California DUI Laws Uber & Lyft Drivers Need To Know

Glendale DUI Attorney

How Will California’s New DUI Laws Affect Uber & Lyft Drivers?

The new law will make it illegal for Uber drivers to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.04 or higher. Effective July 1, 2018, California ride-sharing drivers, like Uber and Lyft , and other commercial-for-hire vehicles will have stringent DUI laws.

Changes to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 

The AB 2687 bill will amend the Vehicle Code Section 23152 (e)Commencing July 1, 2018, it shall be unlawful for a person who has 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a motor vehicle when a passenger for hire is a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the offense, and concurrently to do any act forbidden by law or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. For purposes of this subdivision, “passenger for hire” means a passenger for whom consideration is contributed or expected as a condition of carriage in the vehicle, whether directly or indirectly flowing to the owner, operator, agent, or any other person having an interest in the vehicle. In a prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after the driving.

For questions about your Los Angeles Uber accident case or any Uber or Lyft related accidents, we invite you to call our office and speak to our Los Angeles uber accident attorney for free consultation. We speak English, Spanish, Armenian, Russian, French, and Italian.

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