Vehicle Code Index C

CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY

Defined, 25274
Vehicles, warning lights on, 25274

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL LICENSE PLATE FUND

Generally, 5107

CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT, see EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL, see HIGHWAY PATROL

CALIFORNIA MEMORIAL LICENSE PLATE

Generally, 5066

CALIFORNIA TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM, see TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM

CAMP TRAILER

Brakes, 26303
Defined, 242
Lights, 24950
Passengers, 21712
Reflectors, 24607
Towing, 21712

CAMPER

Alcoholic beverages in, 23229
Defined, 243
Fire extinguisher, 28060
Lights, 25105
Load, 9400
Passenger exit required, 23129
Passenger signaling device, 28080, 28081
Safety glazing material, 26701
Weight fee exemption, 9400

CANALS

Operation of vehicles on banks, 21116

CANCELLATION

Driver’s license, 13100
Environmental license plates, 5105
Identification card, 13008
New lien after, 5905
Parking placard, 22511.6
Sales contract option, notification 11709.2, 2982

CARAVANS

Distance between vehicles, 21705

CARGO TANK

Applicable provisions, 34004
Defined, 34003
Inspection, 34060, 34064
Registration, 34061, 34100
Regulations, 3401934024
Violation, 34100

CARRIERS

Accident reports, 20008, 20009
Buses, see BUSES
Caldecott Tunnel, 31301
Charter–party, transporting school pupils, 12517.45
Company name, 27900
Driving hours limitation, 21702
Exemption from sign requirements, 27902
Explosives, signs for vehicles carrying, 27903
Flammable liquids, signs, 27903
Grade crossings, stopping at, 22452, 22453
Hours of service, 34501.4
Inspection of vehicles, 34505.534505.6
Lights, 25350, 25351
Local authority, 16501
Log books, location of, 34501.10
Logging facilities, see LOGS AND POLES
Overcrowding, 21700
Petroleum gases, signs, 27903
Poisonous gases, signs, 27903
Proof of ability to respond in damages, 16500, 16502
Public utilities commission, exemption from sign requirements, 27902
Railroad, see RAILROADS
Registration suspension, 16503
Signs on vehicles, 27900–27907, 34507
Speed, 34501.3
Streetcars, see STREETCARS
Towing, see TOWING
Trademark signs, 27900
Trolley coaches, see TROLLEY COACH

CARRYALLS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

CAUSEWAY, see BRIDGES AND VIADUCTS

CELLULAR TELEPHONE, see WIRELESS TELEPHONE

CEMETERY EQUIPMENT

Dealer plate, 5016.5
Identification card/certificate and plate, 5011, 5011.5, 5011.6, 5011.9, 5014, 5014.1, 5015, 5016, 5016.5, 5017, 9261
Manufacturer’s plate, 5016.5
Publicly owned, 9261
Registration exemption, 4012

CERTIFICATE

Adjudication, 12808
Ambulance drivers and attendants, 2512
Autobroker registration, 11735
Compliance, 246
Exemption, donation, 4000.6
Compliance, statement, 5751.5
Convenience
dealers, 11720
dismantler, 11517
driving school, 11105
lessor–retailer, 11608
manufacturer, 11720
transporters, 11720
Death, 5910
Denial or revocation, 13369
Deposit, in lieu of bond, driving school, 11102, 11102.1
Driving Developmentally Disabled, 12523.6
Driving school insurance, 11103
Farm labor vehicle, 12519
General Public Paratransit Vehicle, 12523.5
Identification, see OFF–HIGHWAY VEHICLES
Insurance carrier’s certificate of ability to pay damages, 1643116433
License plate destruction, 11520
Nonoperation, 4604, 5351, 9269, 38121
Nonrepairable Vehicle, 432, 11515.2
Ownership, see CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP/TITLE
Schoolbus driver, 12516, 12522
Schoolbus inspection, 2807
Self–insurance, 16052, 16053, 16436
Stolen or embezzled vehicle, 4605
Tow truck driver, 2430.5
Transit bus, 12804.6
Youth bus driver, 12523

CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP/TITLE

As evidence, 6150
Affidavit of nonuse of vehicle, 4452
Amphibious vehicle, 9872.5
Cancelled, 8800, 8801, 8802, 9874
Contents of, 4451
Coowners, 4150.5
Counterfeiting, 4463
Dismantled vehicle, 55005501, 1152011521
Duplicate, 4459, 4466, 5752, 5911, 9265, 9867
Electronic lien and title, 4450.5
Exemption from registration fees, 4452
Failure to deliver
dealer, 11705
lessor–retailer, 11615
transfer, 5753
Foreign, see FOREIGN VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Forgery, 4463
Form, 4451
Highway Patrol taking possession of, 4460
Illegibility, 4459
Information for legal owner, title, branding, and theft, 4465
Issuance, 4450
Loan, 4461
Loss, 4459
Motor Vehicle Department taking possession of, 4460
New certificate issued, 6050
Nonrepairable vehicle, 11515.1
Off–highway vehicle, 38070, 38110
Refusal of registration for misuse of, 4751
Salvaged vehicle, 11515
Stolen, 4459
Transfer, 5753, 5911, 6050
Unlawful use of, 4461
Validity, 4600
Vessels, see VESSELS
Without registration, 4452, 5351, 9254

CHAINS

Projection of, 35110
Tire chains, 27454, 27459.5
Towing equipment, 29003

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Bicycles, 39009
Dealers, 11712
Driver’s license, 14600
Identification card, 13007
Junior permit, 12514
Minors driver’s license, 12804.5
Notice, 4159
Off–highway vehicles, 38060
Registration, 4160
Salesperson, 11812
Verifiers, 11302.2
Vessels, 9865, 9869

CHAPPIE–Z’BERG OFF–HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLE LAW

Generally, 38000–38007

CHARGES, see FEES

CHARTER PARTY–CARRIERS

Emergency Exits, 27375
Open container, 40000.20
Vehicle impoundment, 14602.9

CHATTEL MORTGAGES

Cancellation, 5905
Civil liability, 17156
Constructive notice, 6301, 6303
Creditors, rights of, 6300, 6301
Fees, 9256
Materials, priority of lien for, 6301
New mortgage after release of old, 5905, 6300, 6301
Pledge of interest, 5908
Repairs, priority of lien for, 6301
Repossession, see REPOSSESSION
Security interest, 6303
Time requirements, transfer, 5905, 6300

CHECKS

Generally, 9558
Personal, acceptance of, 40510

CHEMICAL TEST, BLOOD ALCOHOL

Exemptions, 23612
Minors, 13388
Procedure, 23158, 23614
Signature on application, 13384
Sobriety checkpoints, 2814.1

CHIEF, DIVISION OF COMPLIANCE

Powers and duties, 1655

CHILDREN, see MINORS

CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Generally, 2736027368
Car Rental Agencies: Providing notice and rental of
child restraint system, 27365
Children 8 Years of Age or Younger, 27360
Comlpiance, 27362
Duties of Department, 27366
Exemptions, 27363
Information requirements, 27363.5
Legislative Intent, 27364
Notice to Appear for Violation, 27361
Penalties and Fines, 27360.6
Prohibition Against Resale After Accident, 27362.1
Safety Belts: Requirements, 27360.5
Schoolbuses, 27316
School Pupil Activity Bus, 27316.5
Requirements for Children 8 Years of Age or Younger, 27360
Three–Wheeled Vehicle, 27368

CHOP SHOP, see MOTOR VEHICLE CHOP SHOP

CITATION

Accidents, 1806, 40600
Defined, 41601
Issuance of, 40500 et seq.

CITIZENS BAND RADIO, see CLASS D RADIO STATION

CITIZENS RADIO SERVICE, see CLASS D RADIO STATION

CITY, see MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

CIVIL ACTIONS

Accident reports, 40833
Collateral estoppel, 40834
Dept. of Motor Vehicles actions, 40833
Driver’s license suspension and revocation records, 40832
Evidence, 4083240833
Negligence, 4083040831, 40833
Res judicata, 40834
Speed, 40831
Uninsured owners, 17200
Unsatisfied judgments, suspension for, 16250, 16251, 16370 –16381

CIVIL AIR PATROL VEHICLES

Generally, 9106

CIVIL LIABILITY

Administering blood alcohol test, 23158
Anatomical gift sticker, 12811
Authorized emergency vehicles, 165.5, 17001
Bailee, 17151, 17154
Civil code, limitations on presumptions, 17150.5
Conditional sales contract, 241, 17156
Damage to streets, 17300, 17303
Decedent, personal representative of, 17159
Dept. of Transportation claims, 17300
Flashing lights, use of, 25251.3
Maximum amount, 17155
Minors, 17706, 17707, 17708, 17709, 17710, 17711, 17712, 17714
Operator of vehicle, 17152
Owner, 17151
Owner as passenger, 17158
Parent’s consent, minor, 17705
Peace officers, 20016
Personal representative of decedent, 17159
Private fire department, 17004.5
Private owners of vehicles, 17150
Public entity or employee, 12811, 13006, 17001, 17004.7
Removal of debris from accident, 17300
Representative of owner, 17151
Rescue team, 165.5
Settlement of claims, 17155
Subrogation of owner, 17153
Transportation of injured, 20016
Turn signals, 25251.3
Vendee, 17156
Vessel transfer, 9905

CLASS D RADIO STATION

Generally, 50205021

CLEARANCE

Between vehicles, 2170321704
Lights, see LIGHTS AND LIGHTING
Modified vehicles, 24008
Motorcades, 21705
Passing vehicles, 21751
Railroad crossings, 210, 2245122452

CLERGYMEN

Alcoholic beverages in vehicles, 23229

CLERK OF COURT

Duties, 40307, 40502
Judgment unsatisfied, 16373
Record, 1803

CLOSING OF STREETS OR HIGHWAYS

Criminal activity, 21101.4
Driver training aided by, 21100
Highway excavation, 21650, 22500
Ordinances for, 21100
School safety, 21102
Unsafe conditions, 2812, 2812.5

COASTING

Generally, 21710

COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS, see FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS

Out–of–State Actions, 15326
Traffic Violator School Completion: Disclosure, 1808.10

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY PROGRAM

Defined, 15210
Commercial Driver’s License, 15250
Driver notification requirements, 15220–15230
Employer responsibilities, 15240–15242
Restrictions
airbrake, 15260
automatic transmission, 15263
Endorsements, 15275–15278
Reporting conviction to home state, 15215
Sanctions, 15300–15320
Self–employed driver responsibility, 15242
Suspension and restriction, 13353.6, 13353.7

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Ability to respond in damages, 16500 –16503
Application, expedite, 9270
Buses, see BUSES
Carriers, see CARRIERS
Defined, 260, 34500.5
Disabled person fee exemption, 9410
Driver, penalties, 22406.1
Financial responsibility, 16500–16503, 34631.5
Foreign vehicles operating outside commercial zone, 34517
Heavy vehicle use tax, 4750
Identification lamps, 25351
Nonresident, see NONRESIDENTS
Owner declaration, 4150.1, 5902
Operation at higher declared gross vehicle weight, 9406.1, 9554.2
Parking, 22502
Permits, 4004, 4455
Prorate, see APPORTIONED REGISTRATION
Reciprocity, 6854, 8000, 8050
Restricted streets, 35404, 35700–35722
Safety Inspection Sticker, 2813.5
Station wagon, 9404
Tests, stopping vehicle for, 2813
Trucks, see TRUCKS
Weight fees, 9400, 9410

COMMISSIONER

Badges, 2257, 2258
Branch offices established by, 2403
Buildings acquired by, 2405
Cargo tank regulation, 34019
Defined, 265
Districts, 2403
Emergency equipment, 2406–2416 (2406, 2407, 2408, 2409, 2410, 2410.5, 2411, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415, 2416)
Executive officer, 2105, 2107
Governor, 2107, 2109
Highway Patrol, see HIGHWAY PATROL
Leasing of property, 2405
Membership in department, 2250
Patrolling of highways, 2401, 2400.6
Powers, 2108, 2109, 2400, 2531, 2540
Property acquisition, 2405
Registration Act, enforcement, CHP study, 27910
Regulations authorized, 2402, 2525.2, 2532
Residency requirements, 2107
Substations established by, 2404
Tenure, 2107

COMMON CARRIERS, see CARRIERS

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, see WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

COMPACT, DRIVER’S LICENSE, see DRIVER LICENSE COMPACT

COMPANY NAME

Requirements, 27900, 27901, 27902

COMPRESSED AIR BRAKES, see BRAKES

COMPRESSED GAS

Fuel systems and containers, 2402.6
Transportation of, 27903

COMPULSORY FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, see FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CONDITIONAL SALES

Buy–Here–Pay–Here dealer, 241
Cancellation of, 5905
Chattel mortgages, see CHATTEL MORTGAGES
Civil Code, see APPENDIX
Liability of vendee, 17156
Liens, see LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES
New contract after release of, 5905
Notice of taking possession, 28
Pledge of interest under, 5908
Repossession, see REPOSSESSION

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

Fee exemption, 9105
License plate, 5101.6

CONSIGNMENT

Defined, 266

CONSTRUCTION

Companies
warning lights, 25282
Highway excavation, 22500
Right lane closed, 21650
Signs, 22362
22362
Traffic control, 21370
Trucking Services Brokers
surety bond, 34510.5

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CODE, see VEHICLE CODE

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Information to assist consumers, 1656.4

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation Fee, 4456.3
Consumer Recovery Fund, 12200–12217

CONTAINERS

Compressed or liquefied gas and liquefied petroleum fuel systems, 2402.6
Tanks, 31540

CONTINUANCE

Nonresident, defense of action by, 17457

CONTRACT

Conduct inspections, worker transportation vehicles, 2420.5
Public works and local authorities, permits, 35791
Rental agreement, required information, 24010
Transportation services, retention of records, 34500.5

CONTROLLER

Deposit of cash for ability to respond in damages, 16435, 16500
Motor vehicle fund report filed with, 42270
Off–highway license fee fund, 38235

CONVICTION

Abstract of, 1802–1806.5 (1802, 1803, 1803.3, 1803.4, 1803.5, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1806.1, 1806.5 )
Defined, 1803, 11107, 11110, 13103, 13105, 15021, 42001
Infraction treated as misdemeanor, 40000.28
Out–of–state, 13363, 23626
Point count based on, 12810
Reporting to home state, 15215
Report of reversal, 1803.3
Reports of prior, 42004
Sentence, drunk driving, 23600
Setting aside a prior, 23624, 41403
Violation as bicyclist or pedestrian, 1803
Withholding from public inspection, 1808.6

COOWNER, see CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP, JOINT TENANCY, OWNER, REGISTRATION CARD, TRANSFERS

CORONER

Lights for vehicles, 25264
Requirements, 20011

CORPORATE CHARTER

Dealer, 11721
Dismantler, 11518
Distributor, 11721
Lessor–retailer, 11617
Manufacturer, 11721
Transporter, 11721

CORPORATIONS

Dealers, 11703
Dismantlers, 11503
Distributors, 11703
Driving schools, 11107
Lessor–retailers, 11604
Manufacturers, 11703
Transporters, 11703

CORROSIVE MATERIAL

Transportation of, 27903

COTTON MODULE MOVER

Length, 35400.5
Width, 35100.5
Also see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

COTTON WAGON, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

COUNTERFEIT DOCUMENTS

Driver’s license, 14610
Manufacturer’s identification number, 4463, 10752
Time limits for criminal action, 40004
Vehicle ownership documents, 4463

COUNTIES

Amnesty programs, 42008.5
Assessor, information provided to, 9869
Authorized emergency vehicles owned by, 165
Business License Tax, 12111
Cancelled registration for vehicle owned by, 8801
Civil liability, 17000–17004.7
Defined, 270
Fee exemption, 9101, 9103
Fines, disposal of, 42201
Gas tax, 4004.5
Highway Patrol member, county of service, 2255
Highway Patrol substations, 2404
Highway Patrol, using school facilities, 2262
Motor Vehicle Department records, 1812
Parks, regulation of vehicles and animals, 21113
Population estimate, 38211
Registration of vehicles, 4155, 8801, 9101, 9103
Rules of the road applicable to vehicles, 21052
Vehicles, warning lights, 25261

COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT

Driver’s license restriction, 13352.5, 16073, 40508

COURTS

Abstracts, 1802–1806.5, (1802, 1803, 1803.3, 1803.4, 1803.5, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1806.1, 1806.5) 1816
Acceptance of testimony, 6151
Arraignment after arrest under warrant, 40311
Consolidated plea, 41610
Departmental action against drivers’ license actions, 40807
Driver a codefendant by order of, 40001
Driver’s license violations, certified by, 40616
Driver’s license
display to, 12952
surrender to, 13550
Impounding vehicle by order of, 23592
Judgment, financial responsibility, 16373
Misconduct of judicial officer of, 1805, 42202
Orders, violation of, 40000.3
Owner a codefendant by order of, 40003
Police reports, duty upon receipt, 40806
Prior convictions, record of, 13209, 23109.5, 23624
Procedure in absence of defendant or counsel, 40512.5
Recommending investigation of unsafe driver, 13208
Registration violations can be certified by, 40616
Report of conviction reversal, 1803.3
Review of departmental order by, 98039804, 1440014401
Sentencing of suspended driver by, 14601.8
Speed trap evidence, refusal to admit, 40805
Unsafe equipment, proof of correction to, 40150
Unsatisfied judgments, 16373

CRANES, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

CRAWLER TRACTORS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

CRIB SHEET

Defined, 273
Unlawful use of, 14610.5

CRIMES, see MISDEMEANORS, INFRACTIONS, FELONIES

CROSSING GUARD

Disobedience of, 21100.3
Local regulation, 21100

CROSSINGS

Automated rail crossing enforcement system, 210
Crosswalks, see CROSSWALK
Equestrian, 21805
Equipment exemption, vehicle under permit, 35780
Intersections, see INTERSECTIONS
Railroad, see RAILROADS
Registration exemption, vehicle under permit, 4006
Stock, 21364
Toll facilities, see TOLL FACILITIES

CROSSWALK

Blocking, 21970
Defined, 275
Designated intersection, effect of, 21361
Green light, 21451
Intersections, 21361
Local regulation, 21961
Municipalities establishing, 21106
Notification of removal, 21950.5
Ordinances for, 21106
Parking within, 22500
Right–of–way, 21950, 21950.5, 21951
School area, 21368
Stopping of vehicle at, 21453, 21951, 22450
Transportation Department establishing, 21352

CURB

Crossing of dividing curb, 21652
Divided highway, 21651
Markings, generally, 21458
Parking at, 22500, 22502, 22503

CURVES

Downward speed zoning affected by, 22358.5
Passing of vehicles on, 21752
Turning of vehicle on, 22105