Vehicle Code Index F

FACTORY BUILT HOUSING

Defined, 321

FAILURE TO APPEAR

Generally, 40002, 40508
Drivers license
grounds for refusal, 12807
record check prior to issuance or renewal, 12808
suspension or revocation, 13365
File maintenance and purge criteria for department, 12808

Issuance of warrant, 40514-40515
Lien against vehicles, 14911
Owner’s responsibility, 40509.5
Notice to department, 40509
Notice of violation, 40604
Vehicle registration, 4766
Written declaration, trial by, 40903

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER

Notice to Department, 40509, 40509.1

FAILURE TO PAY

Generally, 40508-40509 (40508, 40508.5, 40508.6, 40509)
Grounds for driver’s license refusal, 12807
Lien against vehicles, 14911

FAILURE TO STOP, see HIT AND RUN

FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT

Release of information, 1806.5

FAIRS

Display of vehicles at, 11709

FALSE PERSONATION

Applicant for driver’s license, 14610.5
Department employee, 25.5, 11110
Highway patrol member, 27

FALSIFICATION

Application for license
dealer, 11705
dismantler, 11509
distributor, 11705
driver’s license, 12809
driving schools, 11107
lessor-retailer, 11613
manufacturer, 11705
transporter, 11705
Documents, 20, 1808.1, 4463, 8800, 10501, 38145, 40004
Information to peace officer, 31
Name, 20, 11613, 40614

FARM IMPLEMENTS, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

FARM LABOR VEHICLES

Certification by mechanic, 31403
Defined, 322
Distance between vehicles, 21704
Driver’s license requirements, 12519
exemption, mechanics, 12525
Education, 2429.5
Equipment requirements, 2429, 31400-31401, 31405, 31408
Forfeiture, 34506.5
Inspection, 31401, 31401.5
Movement for repairs, 31402
Operation of unsafe vehicle, penalties, 31402
Passenger seating, 31406
Publicly owned or operated, requirements, 31409
Regulations, 31401, 31401.5, 31404
Speed, 22406
Transporting of tools, 31407
Unsafe operation, penalties, 24002.5

FARM LABOR CERTIFICATE

Refusal to issue, 13369
Requirements, 12519

FARM TRACTOR, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

FARM TRAILER, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, see UNITED STATES

FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS

Compliance with, 24011

FEES

Abandoned vehicle, 22664
Adjustment: consumer price index, 1678
Administrative service fee, 4456.1, 4762-4763
Agent, received by, 9859
Air pollution control districts, 9250.16, 9250.17
Amateur radio station license plates, 5005
Ambulance, 2502-2503, 9104
Apportioned vehicle, 9250.15, 9259.3, 9259.5
Optional telephone service, 9259.3
Armored car license, 2502-2503
Association membership fee paid by department, 1658
Bicycle, 39001, 39004
Border state agreement, 8050
Cancellation of registration, 8800
Cargo theft interdiction; refund or credit, 9400.3
Cemetery equipment, 9261
Certificate of number, 9860
Certificate of ownership without registration, 9254
Certificate of payment for weight fees, 5206
Chattel mortgage, 9256
Civil action for collection, 9562
Civil air patrol vehicles, 9106
Class D radio station plates, 5020
Colleges, fire equipment operated by, 9102
Commercial vehicle, expedite, 9270
Commingling of funds, 9859
Computation of, 9559
Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation Fee, 4456.3
Consumer Price Index Adjustments, 1678
County vehicles, 9101, 9103
Countywide transportation planning agency, 9250.4
Court and other costs, payment of, 42003
Dealers, 4456.1, 9262-9263 (9262, 9262.5, 9263), 9550, 9552, 11704.7, 11723
Delinquent fees
definition, 9552
lien upon vehicle, 9800, 9803
nonoperation of vehicle, 4604, 4604.5
off-highway vehicle, 38250, 38265
penalty, 9553-9556 (9553, 9553.5, 9554, 9554.1, 9554.2, 9554.5, 9555, 9556), 9562
registration renewal, 9553-9556 (9553, 9553.5, 9554, 9554.1, 9554.2, 9554.5, 9555, 9556)
trailer coach, 9555
Disabled person placard, 22511.5
failure to display, 40226
unlawful use: penalties, 4461.5
Dishonored check, 9558, 13364

Dismantler, 9262, 9263, 9551
Disposition of foreign plates, 4302
Distributor, 9262, 9550, 9552, 11723
District vehicles, 9101
Driver’s license
generally, 14900, 14901, 14904
Driver’s license extensions, 12814.5
Driving schools, 11100.5, 11102.5, 11105.2
Duplicates
generally, 9265
equipment identification receipt, 9265
exemption affecting, 9101-9106
Educational institution vehicle, 9102
Electric vehicle registration, 9400
Environmental license plates, 5106, 5108
Equipment identification plate, 9261
Exchange to different class, 14900
Exemptions, 5000-5001, 9101-9106
Expedited service, 9270
Explosives, 2502-2503
Fine, unlawful parking in disabled space, 42001.13
Fines, payment of, 42003
Fines, offenses in construction/maintenance area, 42009
Fire-fighting equipment, 9102, 9104, 9104.2
Fleet owner inspection station license, 2502-2503
Fleet vehicle sticker, 9259
Fractional part of dollar, 9559
Gross polluters, administrative, 9250.18
Heavy vehicle use tax, 4750
Highway construction equipment, 9261
Highway Patrol department association fees, 2114
Historical vehicle, 5004
Horseless carriage, 5004
Identification card, 14902
Implements of husbandry, 9261
Information, 1808.1, 1810-1811 (1810, 1810.2, 1810.5, 1810.7, 1811), 4465
Inspection, total loss salvage vehicles, 5505, 9255.2
Inspection stickers, 2525.12
Installation of motor or engine, 9257
Investigation service fee for dismantler, 9263
Law enforcement, 2428, 9250.8, 9250.9, 9250.13
Lease of vehicle by public corporation, 9101
Legislative plate, 5002.8
License fees, 14900-14901 (14900, 14900.1, 14900.5, 14901)
Liens, see LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES
Logging vehicles, 9261
Manufacturers, 9262, 9550, 9552, 11704.7, 11723
Motor installation notice, 9257
Motor Vehicle Department records, 1810-1811 (1810, 1810.2, 1810.5, 1810.7, 1811)
Motorcycle, 2935, 9268
Motor-driven cycle, 9268
Motorized bicycles, 5036
Municipal vehicles, 9101, 9103
New car dealers, 11723
New Motor Vehicle Board, 3016, 11723, 11902
Nonprofit corporations exemptions, 9870
Nonregistered vehicle, certificate of ownership issued on, 9254
Nonresident
off-highway special operating permit, 38231.5
service, 9252
temporary permit for commercial vehicle of, 9260
Off-highway vehicles
delinquent, 38245, 38250, 38265
disposition of, 38235, 38240
duplicates, 38260
penalties, 38265
plate fee, 38225
service fee, 38225, 38230
special fee, 38225
special permits, 38231
special transportation device, 38232
transfer, 38255
use tax, 38211
Off-highway nonresident special operating permit, 38231.5
Olympic license plates, 5022, 5101.7, 5106
One trip permit, 9258, 9258.5
Original registration nonresident, 9252
Out-of-state vehicle, 9252
Overpayment to dealer, 11713.3
Parking violations, 4760
zero emission vehicle, 42001.6
Partial year registration, 9702
Payable with registration transaction, 5902.5
Payment of, 9550-9559 (9550, 9551, 9551.2, 9552, 9553, 9553.5, 9554, 9554.1, 9554.2, 9554.5, 9555, 9556, 9557, 9558, 9559)
Penalties, 4461.3, 9553-9554 (9553, 9553.5, 9554), 9560, 38265
Prior years, liability of transferee for, 9562
Proportionate registration, 9407
Publicly operated vehicle, 9101, 9103
Radioactive materials driver’s certificate, 12524
Rebuilt vehicle, 9563
Refund, 11616, 11713.3, 42230-42235
Registration, 9250-9265 (9250, 9250.2, 9250.7, 9250.8, 9250.9, 9250.10, 9250.11, 9250.12, 9250.13, 9250.14, 9250.15, 9250.17, 9250.18, 9250.19, 9252, 9254, 9255, 9255.1, 9255.2, 9255.3, 9255.5, 9256, 9257, 9258, 9258.5, 9259, 9259.3, 9259.5, 9260, 9261, 9262, 9262.5, 9263, 9265)
year less or more than 12 months, 9559.5
Reinstatement, 11111, 14904
Renewal, 1661
Repossession, 9561
Representative, 9262, 9550, 9552, 11723, 11902
Revocation of registration for failure to pay, 8800
Round figures in computing, 9559
Sales tax, 11615.5
Salesperson license, 11820
Salvage certificate, 11515
San Mateo County, traffic congestion and stormwater pollution management, 9250.5
Schoolbus, 9102.5, 9266-9266.5
Seizure of vehicle for payment of, 9801
Senior citizens identification card, 14902
Service, Abandoned Vehicle Abatement, 9250.7
Service authority for freeway emergencies, 9250.10
Service, for law enforcement, 2428, 9250.8, 38225.4-38225.5
Service, parking violations, 4762-4763
Service of process, 11710
South coast air quality district, 9250.11
Special construction equipment, 9261
Special mobile equipment, 9261
Special plates, see SPECIAL PLATES
State preferred claim for, 9859
State vehicles, 9101, 9103
Substitute license plate, 9265
Suspension, after, 14905
Temporary permit for commercial vehicles of nonresidents, 9260
Time for payment of, 9550-9551
Title transfers, 9255
Total loss salvage vehicle, 9255.1
Towing and access notice (vehicle owner rights), 22651.07
Traffic violator, Judicial council report, 11205.4
Traffic violator school, 42007
fee allocation, 42007.4
completion, 1803.5, 1808.7
Transferee, 9562
Transfer of chattel mortgage, 9256
Transfer of environmental license plates, 5108
Transfer of title, 5902-5903 (5902, 5902.5, 5903), 9255, 9255.3, 9552, 9901
Transporters, 9262, 9550, 9552, 11704.7
Unclaimed property sale, advertising fee for, 2415
Underpaid; interest and penalty, 8058
Vehicle Code sales, 1656
Vehicle license fee offset, 4601.5, 9551.2, 9554.1
Vehicle theft deterrence, 9250.14
Vehicle verifier permit, 11309
Vessels, 9853, 9853.5, 9855, 9860, 9862.5, 9863, 9867-9868 (9867, 9867.5, 9868), 9870, 9901
Veterans, 9105
Weight fee, see WEIGHT FEES
Witness fees, New Motor Vehicle Board, 3050.3

FELONIES

Auto theft, 10851
Designated, 40000.3
Dismissal of nonfelony offenses committed prior to imprisonment, 41500
Driving under the influence of drugs with injury, 13352, 23153, 23593
Drunk driving with injury, 23153, 23593
False evidence of documents, devices, or plates 4463
Hit-run, injury, 20001
Interference with traffic, intent to injure, 21464
Out-of-state convictions, 15023
Placement of chain or cable, malicious, 38318.5
Penalty, 42000
Throwing missile with intent to injure, 23110
Throwing at off-highway vehicle, 38318

FENDERS

Generally, 27600
Historical vehicles, 5004

FERTILIZER APPLICATOR, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

FERTILIZER NURSE TANK, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

FIFTH WHEEL

Towing, 21712, 29001-29003 (29001, 29002, 29003), 35402

FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRAILER

Defined, 324
Exceptions, 35400.6
License required, 12804.12
Towing, 21712, 29001-29003 (29001, 29002, 29003), 35402

FILING OF ACCUSATION

Registration Service, 11413
Vehicle Verifier, 11312

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Ability to respond in damages, 102, 6854, 16430-16431, 16434 -16436 (16434, 16435, 16436)
Automobile insurance fraud: public education campaign, 10904
Bond, 16021, 16054, 16434, 16480, 16483
Cash deposit, 16021, 16027, 16054.2, 16057, 16377-16378, 16435
Cash deposit, unclaimed, 16027
Certificate of Insurance, 16431, 16480, 16483
Commercial passenger vehicles, 16500-16503
Commercial vehicles, 6854, 16500.5-16503 (16500.5, 16501, 16502, 16503)
Compulsory, 16020
Correction of errors, 16074
Disclosure, 1808.24
Driver’s license suspension
course of employment exemption, 16073
failure to establish proof, 16070
failure of proof, 16484
insurance, 16431-16433, 16450-16457
medical treatment exemption, 16077
out-of-state suspension, 16071
period of suspension, 16072
proof of, 16430-16431, 16434-16436 (16434, 16435, 16436)
release of proof, 16480-16482
renewal of privilege following revocation, 13351, 13352
restricted license, 16072, 16076, 16078
self-insurance, 16436
substitution of proof, 16484
unsatisfied judgments, 16370-16381
Evidence of
generally, 4000.37, 16000.8, 16021, 16028-16033 (16028, 16029, 16030, 16033), 16050-16052 (16050, 16050.5, 16051, 16052), 16054-16054.2,16070-16072 (16070, 16071, 16072), 16075, 16430, 16434-16436 (16434, 16435, 16436), 16480, 16484
electronic reporting of status, 16058
electronic verification of status, 16058.1
failure to provide due to acts of insurance agent or broker, 16000.8
false, penalties, 16030
insufficiency, 4000.38
none, penalties, 16029
upon request, 16028
Hearings, 16075
Insurance, 16021, 16054, 16055-16058.1 (16055, 16056, 16056.1, 16057, 16058, 16058.1)
Insurer, notice to department, 16057
Judgments, unsatisfied
affidavit of insurance, 16375
cash deposits, 16378
court report of, 16373
installment payments of, 16379-16381 (16379, 16380, 16381)
nonresident driver, 12504, 16376
restoration of driving privilege, 16482
satisfaction of, 16377
suspension, 16370-16371 (16370, 16370.5, 16370.7, 16371)
uninsured owners, 17200-17202
unsatisfied, 16370, 16370.5
Low-cost policies
Los Angeles County, 16020.1
San Francisco City & County, 16020.2
Use as proof, 16056.1
Minor, 17702-17703
Notice of Insurance Coverage, insurance warning, 5604.5
Penalties, 16029
Period of suspension, 16072
Permissible action, 20002
Proof of see Evidence of
Public entities, 16021, 16051
Self-insurance, 16021, 16052-16053
Summary of laws, 1656.2
Taxicabs, 16500
Tow trucl, emergency moves, 34631.5
Uninsured owners, 17200-17202
Vanpools, 16020.3
Vehicle registration, 4000.37

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PENALTY ACCOUNT

Generally, 16072

FINES

see Division 18, at 42000
Dismantler violations, 11520
Disposition by county, 42201
Disposition of infractions, 42201.5
Driving school assessment, 42008
Failure to deposit, 42202
Failure to maintain driving logs, 42001.3
Failure to pay installment, 40508
Funds, deposit in, 42200-42202 (42200, 42201, 42201.1, 42201.5, 42201.6, 42202)
Infraction, 42003
Installment payment for infraction, 42003
Littering, 42001.7
Municipalities depositing of, 42200
Night or weekend court assessment, 42006
Off-highway vehicle violations, 42204
One hundred miles per hour, 22348
Refund, 42230-42235
Speed contests, 23109
Theft of binder chains, 10851.5
Theft of vehicle, 10851
Traffic Safety Fund, 42200
Traffic school fees, allocation, 42007.4
Transfer to other counties, 42203
Unlawful use of vehicle by bailee, 10854
Weight violations, 42030

FINGERPRINTS

Fee; apportioned vehicle registration, 9250.19
Lessor-retailer applications, 11602
Service, 1668

FINISHING MACHINES, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

FIRE AREA

Vehicles in, 21707

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Civil liability, 17004 - 17004.7 (17004, 17004.5, 17004.7)
Disobedience to signals of members of, 2801
Educational institution vehicle, 9102
Equipment
emergency vehicles, 165, 2416
entitlement to safe and efficient, 24007.1
flood lights, 25110
headsets, 27400
hose, 21708
seatbelts, 27305
sirens, 25806
signs, 27905
utility lights, 25110
windshields, 26700
Fee exemption, 9102, 9104
Fire lanes, 22500.1
Following department vehicles, 21706
Medical aid for accident victims, 20016
Parking at station entrance, 22500
Private, 17004.5
Registration exemption, 4015
Support vehicles, 9706
Tillerman, 305
Turning of vehicle at fire station, 22104
Weight limitation exemption, 35002
Width limitation exemption, 35002

FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Campers, required in, 28060
Explosives vehicles transporting, 31610
Recreational vehicles, 28060
Tow truck carrying, 27700

FIRE HYDRANTS

Parking by, 22514
Removal of vehicle standing near, 22651

FIRE MARSHAL

Explosives, preparing list of, 31600

FIREARMS

Traffic devices fired at, 21464
Training, 2263

FIREFIGHTER

Endorsement, 12804.11

FIRES

Closing of highway because of, 2812
Explosives transported near, 31614
Highway patrol members directing traffic, 2410, 21707

FIREWORKS

Generally, 31600

FIRST AID

Highway Patrol vehicle carrying equipment, 2406
Liability exemption, 20016
Schoolbus driver’s certificate, 12522

FISH AND GAME WARDEN

Emergency vehicle used by, 165

FLAGS

Excessive vehicle width, 25803
Extending load, 24604
Projections shown by, 24604, 25104
Public utility vehicle, 25301

FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Caldecott Tunnel, 31301
Cargo tank vehicles, 34001
Designation of cargo, 27900
Enforcement by Highway Patrol, 34002, 34019-34024, 34060-34064
Legislative intent, 34002
Placard on vehicle, 27903
Railway crossing, stopping of carrier at, 22452
Regulations, 34019-34024
Signs on vehicles, 27903
Spray rigs carrying, 34005
Trap wagons carrying, 34005
Wine, 34006

FLARES

Color of, 25305
Public utility vehicles, 25301
Replacement of, 2419

FLASHING LIGHTS, see LIGHTS AND LIGHTING

FLEEING A PEACE OFFICER

Vehicle impoundment, 14602.7
Wrong way driver, 2800.4

FLEET OWNER INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE STATIONS

License, 2525, 2525.12

FLEETS

Owner, defined, 2525
Permanent fleet registration, 5301-5309
Sticker, interstate fleet, 9259
Transfer of, 9259

FLOATING HOMES

Exclusion from definition of vessel, 9840

FOG LAMPS, see LIGHTS AND LIGHTING

FOLLOWING VEHICLES

Generally, 21703
Distance between vehicles, 21704
Emergency vehicles, 21706-21707
Slow moving vehicle, 21656

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT

Scales, certification as to accuracy of, 2809

FOREIGN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Authority for rules and regulations, 2418
Inspections, 2418.1

FOREIGN JURISDICTION

Defense based on conviction in, 41400
Defined, 325
Driver’s license revoked for criminal conviction in, 13363
Nonresidents, see NONRESIDENTS
Reciprocity Commission, see RECIPROCITY COMMISSION
Renewal of registration on expiration of plates issued in, 4152.5
Resident parties served in, 17459, 17463
Temporary permit for vehicle from, 4004
Trailer coaches, registration of, 5353-5354

FOREIGN VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Acceptance of foreign certificate, 4304-4305
Application, 4300, 4308
Bond, 4307
Commercial vehicles, 6850
Fleet vehicles in interstate commerce, see APPORTIONED REGISTRATION
Foreign vehicle, defined, 330
Full faith and credit to foreign certificate, 4304
Genuineness of certificate, 4305
Interstate commerce, 4303, 4309
Last registration, statement as to, 4300
License plate
fee for return of, 4302
interstate operation of vehicle under, 4303
return of, 4302
surrender of, 4301
withheld certificate, plates issued during time of, 4307
Liens entered on certificate, 4304, 4306
New vehicle in other state, original registration for, 4151-4152
Notice, 4309
Prior registration, statement as to, 4300
Reciprocity, see RECIPROCITY COMMISSION
Refusal of local certificate, 4308
Surrender of certificate, 4301-4303 (4301, 4302, 4303)
Title in doubt, 4307
Unexpired licenses, surrender of, 4301
Use tax, 4300.5
Withholding local certificate, 4307

FORESTRY DIVISION

Civil liability, 17004.5
Emergency vehicles, 165
Information as to burning materials thrown, 1817

FORFEITURE OF VEHICLE

Prostitution, vehicle used in 22659.5

FORFEITURE OF BAIL

Conviction, equivalent of, 13103
Defined, 1803
Disposition of infractions, 42201.5
Driver’s license as affected by, 13103
Off-highway vehicle violations, deposit in special fund, 42204

FORGERY

Evidence of registration, 4463
Foreign jurisdiction, certificate issued, 4305
Ownership documents, 4463

FORKLIFT TRUCK

Brakes required when towed, 26307
Lights required when towed, 25805
Registration exemption, 4013
Weight fee exemption, 9409

FORMER PRISONER OF WAR

Defined, 324.5
Fee exemption, 9105
Parking in metered spaces, 22511.3

FORMS

Authority to prescribe, 1652

FRANCHISE

Defined, 331
Franchisee defined, 331.1
Franchisor defined, 331.2
Hearing, 3060-3079 (3060 - 3069.1, 3070 - 3079)
Interference by manufacturer, 11713.2
Loss of, 11712
Modification, termination or refusal by manufacturer or distributor, 3060-3061, 11713.2
Termination of, 3069.1, 3070-3079

FRAUD

Automobile insurance, public education campaign, 10904
Counterfeit documents, 4463
Counterfeit identification numbers, 4463, 10752
Dealers, 11705, 11711
Defined, 11613, 11705
Driver’s license, refusal, 12809
Driving schools, 11110
Lessor-retailer, 11613
Off-highway vehicle identification refusal, 38145
Registration refusal, 4750
Registration suspension, cancellation, revocation, 8800
Unlicensed dealer or lessor-retailer activity, 11711.3

FREEWAYS

Bicycles, 21960
Construction equipment, 22651
Defined, 332
Disabled vehicle, 21960
Emergencies, services for, 2422
Lanes designated for high-occupancy vehicles, 21655.5, 21714
Motorcycles on, 21960
Motor-driven cycle, 21960
Motorized bicycle, 21960
Motorized scooters, 21960
On-ramp, 21664
Parking, 22651
Pedestrians, 21960
Rest area, vending from, 22520.5
Right-of-way, vending from, 22520.5
Speed limit, 22355-22356
Stationary vehicles, displaying emergency or warning lights, 21809
Stop, park, leave standing on, 21718
Tow trucks, 22513
Vista point, vending from, 22520.5

FULL FAITH AND CREDIT

Foreign certificate of title, 4304

FUNDS

Abandoned Vehicle Trust Fund, 9250.7
Bicycle License and Registration Fund, 39001
California Traffic Safety Program Fund, 2906-2910 (2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910)
Child Health and Safety Fund, 5072
Environmental License Plate Fund, 5004, 5004.5, 5064, 5100
Fines deposited in, 42200-42202 (42200, 42201, 42201.1, 42201.5, 42201.6, 42202)
Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund, 9863
Highway Account, 42205
Junked vehicle, sale of, 9802
Motor Vehicle Fund, see MOTOR VEHICLE ACCOUNT
Off-Highway Vehicle Fund, 42204
Refund after crediting to, 42233
Traffic Safety Fund, 42200
Veterans’ Service Office Fund, 5068, 5069

FUNERAL PROCESSION

Disregard of peace officer, 2817

FUSEES

Color of, 25305
Public utility vehicle, 25301
Use of, 25305