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Old 06-30-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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I plan to fly into Los Angeles next week & will drive a rental car everywhere:

1. Where can I mount the GPS unit on the windshield?

2. At times I use a friction mat - a cushion type thingy - which holds my GPS snugly on the * dash *. Can I use that in California?

Thanks
Carol
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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You can't legally mount it anywhere on the windshield but I see it all the time, even in fleets like airport shuttles. The dash should be OK provided you get a car with one flat enough.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Check the DMV site. I think they changed the law and if it is not obstructing view it should be fine. As far as I recall the law says it should be mounted on the driver side corner of the windshield, or the other end. I have not heard of anybody getting tickets for it. Check # 12 in the link;

V C Section 26708 Material Obstructing or Reducing Driver x2019 s View
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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I plan to fly into Los Angeles next week & will drive a rental car everywhere:

1. Where can I mount the GPS unit on the windshield?

2. At times I use a friction mat - a cushion type thingy - which holds my GPS snugly on the * dash *. Can I use that in California?

Thanks
Carol
You should be fine if you put it on the dash. I have one mounted on my dash, and have never had a problem even though I drive quite a bit and have often been side-by-side next to police cars. It's very conspicuous, but it doesn't obstruct my view in any way.

Add my lower-right windshield toll decal to the mix, and it's a bit busy up there, but it's no trouble legally.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the inputs - knew I could count on this forum !

On a related topic, are "Right Turns" & "Left Yields" allowed at traffic lights in California?
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Cool Right on Red

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Thanks for the inputs - knew I could count on this forum !

On a related topic, are "Right Turns" & "Left Yields" allowed at traffic lights in California?
You may make right turns on a red WHEN SAFE TO DO SO and when NOT PROHIBITED. Look for signs.
Left turns ON GREEN always yield to oncomming traffic. Usually you'll have your little green turn arrow.
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