V C Section 2436 Definitions
2436. For the purposes of this article, each of the following terms has the meaning given in this section:
(a) "Emergency road service" is the adjustment, repair, or replacement by a highway service organization of the equipment, tires, or mechanical parts of a motor vehicle so as to permit it to be operated under its own power. "Towing service" is the drafting or moving by a highway service organization of a motor vehicle from one place to another under power other than its own.
(b) "Emergency roadside assistance" means towing service or emergency road service.
(c) "Employer" has the same meaning as defined in Section 2430.1.
(d) "Freeway service patrol" has the same meaning as defined in Section 2561 of the Streets and Highways Code.
(e) "Highway service organization" means a motor club, as defined by Section 12142 of the Insurance Code and, in addition, includes any person or organization that operates or directs the operation of highway service vehicles to provide emergency roadside assistance to motorists, or any person or organization that is reimbursed or reimburses others for the cost of providing emergency roadside assistance, and any employer and includes any person or organization that directly or indirectly, with or without compensation, provides emergency roadside assistance.
(f) "Regional or local entity" has the same meaning as defined in Section 2430.1.
(g) "Tow truck driver" has the same meaning as defined in Section 2430.1.