Vehicle Code Appendix B List of Violations Division 13 Towing and Loading Equipment

Types of Violations
C – Civil
F – Felony
I – Infraction
M – Misdemeanor

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This section, excepting entries for Occupational Licensing and Business Regulation (Div.5), is provided by the California Highway Patrol as an informational guide only and is not intended to supplant sections of the vehicle code enacted into law. The following list has not been codified and does not carry the force or effect of statute.

Types of convictions received for violation of certain sections of Division 13 of the Vehicle Code.
Type VC Section Violation
I29001Fifth wheel halves, not securely attached to vehicle.
I29002Fifth wheel, locking device inoperable or defective
I29003(a)Hitch or coupling structurally inadequate or improperly mounted.
I29003(b)Drawbar or other connection, improperly attached or structurally inadequate.
I29003(c)Tow dolly, raised end of towed vehicle improperly secured.
I29004(a)Every towed vehicle shall be couple to towing vehicle using a safety chain or equivalent device in addition to regular connection.
I29004(b)Safety connection must be of sufficient strength to control towed vehicle.
I29004(c)Safety chain or equivalent device, no more slack than necessary.
I29004.5Recreational vehicle: sold, manufactured without safety chain.
I29005Length of drawbar or connection, not to exceed 15 feet.
I29006(a)Towing on freeway prohibited unless coupled by rigid device.
I29200(c)Logs and poles, transporting in violation of CHP regulations.
I29201Logs and poles exempt from CHP regulations required to be safely loaded.
I29800(c)Lumber and lumber products, transporting in violation of CHP regulations.
I30800(b)Baled hay and straw, transporting in violation of CHP regulations.
I31301(a)Transporting explosive, flammable, petroleum or poisonous gas through the Caldecott Tunnel except between 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.
M31303(b)Transportation of hazardous waste on most direct route.
M31303(c)Hazardous waste transporter to avoid congestion, crowds, and residential districts.
M31303(d)Hazardous waste transport vehicles not to be left unattended.
M31303(e)Hazardous waste transporter; comply with provisions of transportation safety plan.
M31304No person shall transport specified hazardous materials near a reservoir owned or operated by a public water system or near a reservoir that directly serves a water treatment plant.
M31307(a)Owner or agent direct or permit the driving of a vehicle in violation of 31303 or 31304.
I31400(a)Workmen on trucks used regularly, seats securely mounted.
I31400(b)Workmen on trucks, side and end railing at least 46 inches high.
I31400(c)Workmen on trucks, steps or stirrups required.
M31401(b)Operating farm labor vehicle without required certificate.
I31401(d)Farm labor buses and trucks-violation of CHP regulations.
I31401(f)Farm labor buses and trucks-violation of CHP regulations.
M31402Operation of farm labor vehicle after notification that it is in an unsafe condition or not equipped as required.
M31403Owner or operator transporting passengers in farm labor bus which is in an unsafe condition or not equipped as required.
I31405(d)No person may operate a farm labor vehicle on a highway unless the driver and all passengers are properly restrained by a seatbelt.
I31406(a)Transportation of passengers in farm labor vehicle with a seating system that is noncompliant with the Vehicle Code.
I31406(b)Installation of seat or seating system in farm labor vehicle that is not compliant with Vehicle Code.
I31047Farm labor vehicle in motion with sharp tool unsecured or blocking aisle or exit.
I31408No person may operate a farm labor vehicle on a highway unless both headlamps required under existing law are lighted, regardless of the time of day.
I31501Rails and chocks, for logging dolly, securely attached.
M34501.3(a)Motor Carrier requiring driver to exceed maximum hours of service.
I31510(d)Loads of metal products, in violation of CHP regulations.
I31520(b)Baled cotton, paper or jute, violation of CHP regulations.
I31530(b)Empty wooden boxes, transporting in violation of CHP regulations.
I31540(b)Removable freight van or tank containers, violation of CHP regulations.
I31560Person operating a vehicle or combination of vehicles in the transportation of 10 or more used tires or waste tires, or a combination of used and waste tires totaling 10 or more shall be registered with the California Integrated Waste Management Board, unless specifically exempted.
I31560(a)Person operating a vehicle or combination of vehicles while transporting waste tires, shall be registered with the California Integrated Waste Management Board, unless specifically exempted.