Signals in California?

What are the signal laws in california.

It is a 1972 CT70 Honda. Do I need signals legally and if I do, where can I get them, they are 6v.

Thanks for any help.

Re: Signals in California?

everyone including jeff at choke says they are not required, just a headlight and tailight... but driving around this city they sure do keep me safer... if you dont get them just make sure you use hand signals, and get the required moped license and registration.

Re: Signals in California?

On a moped they are not required, but since you bike is not technically a mopedit might be different. Someone told me for motorcycles in california that before like 74 or something they are not required, that could be a total lie though.

Re: Signals in California?

oh yeah, if it doest have pedals, then it needs them for sure.

Re: Signals in California?

Here is then CA Motor Vehicle Code section that applies to "Motorized Bicycles" (mopeds) in regard to equipment:

Motorized Bicycle: Safety and Equipment Requirements

24015. (a) Motorized bicycles shall comply with those federal motor vehicle safety standards established under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C., Sec. 1381, et seq.) which are applicable to a motor-driven cycle, as that term is defined in such federal standards. Such standards include, but are not limited to, provisions requiring a headlamp, taillamp, stoplamp, side and rear reflex reflectors, and adequate brakes.

(b) In addition to equipment required in subdivision (a), all motorized bicycles operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a mirror as required in subdivision (a) of Section 26709, a horn as required in Section 27000, and an adequate muffler as required in subdivision (a) of Section 27150.

(c) Except as provided in subdivisions (a) and (b), none of the provisions of this chapter relating to motorcycles and motor-driven cycles, as defined in this code, shall apply to a motorized bicycle.

Amended Ch. 421, Stats. 1978. Effective January 1, 1979.

That's it. No turn signals required.

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