Vehicle Code Index L

LABEL

Notice of reasonable market value, 11950

LAMP AND BRAKE STATIONS

Fleet owner station, 2525–2525.12

LAMPS, see LIGHTS AND LIGHTING

LANES

Designation of, 21655–21655.7 (21655, 21655.3, 21655.5, 21655.6, 21655.7)
Double lines, 2145921460
Left–hand side of road, 2145921460
One–way streets, 21754
Passing, 21650, 21750
Preferential
high occupancy vehicles, 21655.521655.6, 21655.8
ultra–low emission vehicles, 5205.5, 21655.9
three–wheeled vehicles, 21714
Right–hand side, 2165021651
Slow–moving vehicles, 21654
Speed limits, 22364
Three laned highways, 21659
Two–way left turn, 21460.5

LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT

Funding for, 42200
Vehicles
facsimile light bar, 27606, 27607
license plates, 5001–5002 (5001, 5001.5, 5002)
mobile digital terminal, 27602
safety belts, 27315.3
painting to resemble prohibited, 27605
repainting required upon sale, 27604

LEASED VEHICLES

Accident report by employer for, 16002
Dealer trade–ins, payment of lease balance, 11709.4
Exemption for public corporation, 9101
Explosives, liability of lessee of vehicles carrying, 31602
Failure to return, 10855
Information to enforcement officer, 4453.6
Minor’s acquisition of, 15500–15501
Nonresident, commercial vehicles operated by, 6853
Notice of taking possession, 28
Pledge of interest, 5908
Public corporation, exemption for vehicle leased by, 9101
Publicly owned or operated transit system vehicle, 16002
Registration of, 4453.5
Revoked license, vehicle operated during time of, 23592
Theft of, 10855

LEAVE ORDERS, see MILITARY

LEGAL OWNER

Dealer trade–ins, payment of prior credit, 11709.4
Defined, 370, 9840
Off–highway vehicles, 38045
Secured party, 6302, 9921
Title, branding, and theft information, 4465

LEGION OF VALOR

Special plates 5101.4
Parking in metered spaces, 22511.3

LEGISLATURE

California Legacy License Plate Program, 5004.3
Owner or lessor of vehicle, 461
Special plates, 5002.8

LEMON LAW BUYBACK

decal location, 11713.12

LENGTH LIMITATIONS

Alameda–Contra Costa Transit District: Maximum length, 35400.7
Articulated bus or trolley, 35400
Auxiliary parts, vehicle carrying, 35400
Booms, 35407
Bus, 35400
Capacity, increase of, 35402
Combination of vehicles, 35401, 35401.1, 35401.3, 35401.5, 35401.7, 35406, 35411
Cotton module mover, 35400.5
Cranes, 35407
Dollies, 35414
Exemptions, 35414
Extension devices, 35402
Fenders, exceeding, 35400
Front bumper, 35408
House car
operation education, 2429.3
Implements of husbandry, 36615
License plates, 4852
Load carried, 3540635407
Local authority, 35404, 35796
Manufactured homes, 35790.5
Mudguards exceeding, 35400
Picture–taking equipment, 35409
Rear projections, 35410
Sacramento Regional Transit District: Bicycle Transportation, 35400.8
Safety devices, 35403
Semitrailers, 35400
Shovel booms and masts, 35407
Stopping of vehicle violating, 2802
Unloading of vehicle violating, 2803
Vehicles with dismountable platform, 35409

LESSOR/RETAILER

Advertising, 11614
Bailee, 371
Bailor, 372
Bond, 11612
Business name, 11602
Certificate of convenience, 11608
Change of corporate officer structure, 9262
Change of principal place of business or branch, 11610
Compromise settlement, 11613.5
Defined, 373
Fees, 9262
Lessee, defined, 371
Lessor, defined, 372
License
application, 1160111602
automatic cancellation, 11617
branch office, 11601
fee, 9262
expiration and renewal, 11620
grounds for refusal, 11604, 11604.1, 11604.5
hearing, 11605, 11618
information required on, 11603
issuance or refusal, 11603
posting of, 11609
probationary, 11606
required, 11600
surrender of, 11610, 11617
suspension or revocation, 11613, 11617
temporary permit, 11600, 11607
temporary suspension, 11618
Refund of excess fees, 11616
Sales tax, 11615.5
Sign requirements, 11609
Unlawful acts, 11614–11615.5 (11614, 11614.1, 11615, 11615.5)

LEVEES

Lighting equipment for maintenance vehicles, 25266
Operation of vehicles on, 21116

LEVELING GRADERS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

LIABILITY, see CIVIL LIABILITY

LICENSE PLATES

Altered plates displayed, 4463–4464 (4463, 4463.3, 4463.5, 4464)
Amateur radio station licensee, 5005
Attorney General
accident record, demand for disclosure of, 5003
Bicentennial Bill of Rights, 5101.9
Breast Cancer Treatment, 5070
California Arts Council, 5074
California Legacy License Plate Program, 5004.3
Cancellation of, 8800–8802 (8800, 8801, 8802), 11721
Cemetery equipment, 9261
Civil air patrol vehicles, 9106
Class D radio station, 50205021
Commemorative Collegiate, 5024
Congressional Medal of Honor, 5101.6
fee exemption, 9105
Construction equipment, 5011, 5014–5019 (5014, 5014.1, 5015, 5016, 5016.5,
5017, 5018, 5019)
Contents of, 4851, 5000, 5003, 5017
Counterfeiting of, 4463
County owned vehicles, 5002.7
Covering of, 5201
Dealers, 5016.5, 9550, 11708, 11713–11715 (11713, 11713.1, 11713.2, 11713.3, 11713.4, 11713.5, 11713.6, 11713.7, 11713.8, 11713.9, 11713.10, 11713.11, 11713.12, 11713.14, 11713.15, 11713.16, 11714, 11715), 11717
Department of Parks and Recreation: State Parks License Plate, 5161
Disabled person, 22511.5
Unlawful use, 4461.5
Disabled veteran, 9105, 22511.5
Dismantled vehicle, surrender of plates, 55005501, 8800, 11520
Dismantler, 9551, 11505, 11510
Display of, 4462, 4851, 5200–5203 (5200, 5201, 5202, 5203), 8800
Duplicates, 44574458, 9265
Duration of law enforcement regular series, 5001
Enforcement vehicles, exchange with other states, 5001.5
Enforcement vehicles exemption, 5001
Environmental, 5101–5110
Exemptions trailers, 5019
Export of vehicle, 11725
Extension of life of, 4609
Facsimile, 4463.5
Fees, special plates, 9262
amateur radio licensee, 5005
exemption, 9261
photographers, 5008
special equipment, 9261
Firefighter, 5101.2 , 12804.11
Foreign vehicle registration, 4301–4303 (4301, 4302, 4303)
Forgery of, 4463
Former prisoner–of–war, 5101.5
fee exemption, 9105
Government vehicles, 4155
Have a Heart, Be a Star, Help our Kids, 5072
Highway patrol taking possession of, 4460
Historical vehicle, 5004, 5004.5
Honorary Consular officer, 5006
Horseless carriage, 5004
Implements of husbandry, 36115
Issuance of, 4850
Lake Tahoe Conservancy, 5075
Lamp for, 375, 24252, 24601
Legion of valor, 5101.4
Legislative plates, 5002.5, 5002.8
Length of, 4852
Loan of, 4461
Manufacturers, 5016.5, 1171411715, 11717
Medal of Honor, 5101.6
Motorcycles, 4850, 5004.5, 5019
Motorized bicycles, 5030–5039
Motor Vehicle Department issuing, 4850, 5001– 5003 (5001, 5001.5, 5002, 5002.5, 5002.6, 5002.7, 5002.8, 5003)
Motor Vehicle Department taking possession of, 4460
Mounting, 5201
front bracket required, 11713.17
Nonresident displaying, 6700–6702
Number of, 4850, 4850.5
Obscuring readability of, 5201.1
Off–highway vehicle, 38010, 38021, 38160, 38165, 38170
Olympic, 5022, 5023, 5101.7
Operation of vehicle without, 11716
Out–of–state sale, surrender of, 11725
Pearl Harbor Survivor, 5101.3
Penalty for delay in application for, 9553
Photographs
special mobile equipment, 5014
Press photographer, 5008
Publicly owned vehicles, 4155, 9103
Purple Heart, 5101.8
Reflectorized, 4850
Refund of fees, 42230
Refusal of registration for misuse of, 4751
Registration tabs, 5204
Reporting theft of, 10500–10505
Return of, 8802, 8803
Revocation of occupational license for misuse of, 11705
Schoolbus lessors temporary permit, 5010, 9102.5
Seizure of, 4460
Series, issuance in, 4609, 5001
Size of, 4852
Special construction equipment, 5011, 5014–5016 (5014, 5014.1, 5015, 5016), 9261
Special interest plates, 5060, 5151–5160
Motorcycle, 5061
Prohibition against new programs, 5060.1
Special mobile equipment, 5014–5016 (5014, 5014.1, 5015, 5016), 9261
State Owned Vehicle, 5002.6
Stickers, 4609, 4853, 5205
Stored vehicle, record containing number from, 10650
Street Rod Vehicle, 5004.6
Surrender of, 43014302, 8802
Theft of, 4457, 10500–10505
Time requirements
life of plates, 4609
operating vehicle in absence of plates, 4456
Transporters, 11713–11715 (11713, 11713.1, 11713.2, 11713.3, 11713.4, 11713.5, 11713.6, 11713.7, 11713.8, 11713.9, 11713.10, 11713.11, 11713.12, 11713.14, 11713.15, 11713.16, 11714, 11715), 11717
Truck tractors, 4850.5
Unlawful use of, 4461–4464 (4461, 4461.5, 4462, 4462.5, 4463, 4463.3, 4463.5, 4464), 4751, 8800
Veterans’ organizations, 5068 , 5068.1
Width of, 4852
Yosemite Foundation, 5064

LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES

Abandoned vehicles, see ABANDONED VEHICLES
Apportioned registration, 8200, 8204
Chattel mortgage, see CHATTEL MORTGAGES
Conditional sales, see APPENDIX, CIVIL CODE
Delinquency payment prior to sale, 9801
Failure to Appear or to Pay, 14911
Foreign certificate of title, entry on, 4304, 4306
Highway Patrol, seizure of vehicles by, 9801
Liability exclusion, 22856
Motor vehicle department selling vehicle for payment of, 9800–9802 (9800, 9801,
9802)
Notice of sale for satisfaction of, 9801
Priorities, 6301
Registrar of vehicles, sale conducted by, 9801
Registration proceedings, bond given in, 4157
Removed vehicle, 22851
Repossession for enforcement of, 28, 5601, 9561
Sale for satisfaction, 98019802
Secured party, 5907, 6300–6303
Security agreement, 28, 5601, 5604, 5905
Security interest, 460, 5601, 5905, 59075908, 6300–6303
Seizure of vehicle, 9801
Statute of limitations, 9800
Stored vehicles, 22851–22851.12 (22851, 22851.1, 22851.2, 22851.3, 22851.4, 22851.6, 22851.8, 22851.10, 22851.12)
Tolls, 23303
Value of vehicle, 22670, 22851.4, 22851.6

LIFEBOAT

Exempt from numbering, 9873

LIFT CARRIERS, see IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY

LIGHTING PLANTS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

LIGHTS AND LIGHTING

Acetylene lamps, 25450–25452
Amber lights, 25251.1, 25253–25256 (25253, 25253.1, 25254, 25256), 25259.5, 25260, 25268, 25270–25279 (25270, 25270.5, 25271, 25271.5, 25272, 25273, 25274, 25275, 25275.5, 25276, 25277, 25278, 25279), 25950
disaster service workers, 25259.1
Animal control vehicle, 25271, 25271.5
Approval of equipment, 26100–26106
Armored cars, 25262
Authorized emergency vehicle, 21055, 21806, 25100.1, 25251–25252.5 (25251, 25251.1, 25251.2, 25251.3, 25251.4, 25251.5, 25252, 25252.5), 2525825259
Auxiliary lamps, 24400–24411, 24616
Back–up lamps, 24606
Beam indicator, 24408
Bicycles, 21201, 21201.3
Blinding lights, display of, 2146621466.5
Bulbs, 24252
Cable television vehicles, flashing on, 25274
Cargo lights, 24003
Carriers, 2535025351
Center highmounted stop lights, 24603
Clearance lamps
generally, 375, 24252
ambulances, 25100.1
loaded vehicles, 25100
side lights, 25100, 25106
Colored lights, 25250–25282
Common carriers, 25350
Construction vehicles, 25256
Cornering lamps, 375, 25107
Coroners, vehicles operated by, 25264
County vehicles, 25261
Courtesy lamps, 25105
Crime lights on buses, 25275.5
Darkness, use during, 24250, 24400
Deceleration lights, 25251.5
Diffused nonglaring lights, 375, 24003, 25400, 25401
Direction of beam, 25951
Disabled vehicle, 25300
Dismantler’s tow vehicle, 25253.1
Distance requirement, 24251
Emergency vehicles, 25258, 25259
Exempted vehicles, 25803
Exit lights, 25105
Explosives, lighting system for vehicle transporting, 31610
Farm tractors, 36505
Flashing lights, 21454, 21457, 25250–25277
penalty, 42001.15
Flood lamps, 25110
Fog lamps, 24403, 24602
Forklift trucks, 25805
Garbage collection vehicle, 21059
Glaring lights
generally, 24003
acetylene lamps, 25452
approaching vehicles, 24409
impairing driver’s vision, 21466.5
old vehicles, 24410
Headlamps, 24400–24410, 25251.2, 25650–25651 (25650, 25650.5, 25651), 25803
Height of lamps, 24012, 24254
Historical vehicle, exemption of, 25804
House towing trucks, 25263
Ice cream trucks, 25278
Identification lamps, 25351
Illuminated signs, 25353
Illuminating device, 24255
Impairing driver’s vision, 21466.5
Implements of husbandry, 25251.1, 36500
Levee maintenance equipment, 25266
License plate lamp, 24252, 24601
Lighting equipment, defined, 375
Load extensions, 24604, 25102–25104 (25102, 25102.5, 25103, 25104)
Load, lights and reflectors mounted on, 25952
Maintenance of required lamps, 24252
Marshal’s vehicles, 25254
Motorcycles, 25251.2, 25451, 2565025650.5
Motorized bicycles, 21201.3
Motor–driven cycles, 25651
Mounting of lamps, 24012, 24254
Multiple beams, use of, 24409
Nonglaring lights, 375, 24003, 2540025401
Off–highway use, 24411
Old vehicles, 24410
Parked vehicles, 24401, 24800–24802
Parking enforcement vehicles, 25277
Passing lamps, 24402
Personnel aerial lift vehicle, 25260.3
Pest abatement vehicles, 25267
Pilot cars, 25270
Pilot indicator lamps, 25108
Projections, 24604, 25100
Public transit vehicles, 25260
Public utility vehicles, 25260–25261 (25260, 25260.1, 25260.3, 25260.4, 25261), 25301
Red lights
air brake pressure system, 26506
authorized use, 25269
flashing signal, 21457, 25251
fog taillamps, 24602
legislative policy, 30
rear lights, 24602, 25950
Reflective sheeting, 24612
Running lights, 25109
Schoolbus, 25257.7
Spot lights, 24404
Stop lights, 24603
Taillights, 24600
Turn signals, 375, 22110, 24950–24953, 25108, 25251, 25300, 25800–25802 (25800, 25801, 25802)
Unlawful lights, 24003, 40151
Vehicles incidentally operated over highway, 25802
Visibility standards, 24251
Voltage, 24252
Warning lights, 25251.3, 25252–25273 (25252, 25252.5, 25253, 25253.1, 25254, 25256, 25257, 25257.2, 25257.5, 25257.7, 25258, 25259, 25259.1, 25259.5, 25260, 25260.1, 25260.3, 25260.4, 25261, 25262, 25263, 25264, 25265, 25266, 25267, 25268, 25269, 25270, 25270.5, 25271, 25271.5, 25272, 25273), 25278, 25281, 25282
disaster service workers, 25259.1
vehicles transporting mentally retarded or disabled persons, 25276
Wide vehicle, 25803
Width limitation for projecting lights, 35109
Working order, 24252
Yellow lights, 21452, 21454, 21457
penalty, 42001.15

LIMIT LINE

Defined, 377
Stopping behind, 21453
penalty, 42001.15

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS

Driver’s license, court review of order, 14401
Lien, enforcement of, 9800
Prosecution, criminal, 40004
Refund claims, 42232
Security requirements, effect on, 16503

LINES, see PAVEMENT MARKINGS

LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS

Defined, 380
Fuel systems and containers, 2402.6
Railroad crossing, stopping of carrying vehicle at, 22452
Sign on vehicle transporting, 27903

LITTER

Burning, 1817
Deposited on highway, 23112
Off–highway, 3832038321
Penalty for, 23112, 42001.7
Removal of, 23113

LIVESTOCK

Animal control vehicles, warning lights, 25271
Approaching livestock, 21759
Combination vehicles, access limits, 35401.7
Crossing, signs, 21364
Feed haulers 36102
Inspection of title papers by Highway Patrol, 2810
Open range signs, 21365
Passing, 21759
Towing trailer, 12804.14
Vehicles herding, 25270.5

LOADING OF VEHICLE

Generally, 35000–35003
Booms, 35003
Clearance lamps, 25100
Collapsible containers, 31540
Equipment, 35003
Explosives, 31614
Extensions, 24604, 25102–25104 (25102, 25102.5, 25103, 25104)
Extralegal load, 320.5
Florescent orange flag, 25104
Freight van containers, 31540
Garbage or recycling truck, 23115
Length, 35406–35407.5 (35406, 35407, 35407.5)
Lights, 24604, 25952
Logs, see LOGS AND POLES
Loose material, 35102
Mast, 35003
Obstructing driver, 21700
Passenger vehicle, 35111
Permits for variance, 35780–35784 (35780, 35780.3, 35781, 35782, 35783, 35783.5, 35784)
Projections, 24604, 25102–25104 (25102, 25102.5, 25103, 25104)
Red flag, 24604
Sale of rope or strap material for use on loads, 24005.5
Side marker lamps, 25100
Spilling on highway, 2311423115
Tank containers, 31540
Weight limits, 35551.5

LOADING ZONE

Colored curb, 21458
Parking in, 22500

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Generally, 21100–21113 (21100, 21100.1, 21100.3, 21100.5, 21101, 21101.2, 21101.4, 21101.6, 21102, 21102.1, 21103, 21104, 21105, 21106, 21107, 21107.5, 21107.6, 21107.7, 21107.8, 21107.9, 21108, 21109, 21109.5, 21110, 21111, 21112, 21113 )
Action by resolution, 32
Aircraft, 21114
Banks of waterways, 21116
Bicycles, 21100, 2120621207
Boundary line streets, 21105, 22359
Bridges, 21109
Bus stands, 21112, 22525
Closing of highway, 21101
Crossing guards, 21100
Crosswalks, 21106, 21961
Cruising, 21100
Defined, 385
Dismantler, 11522
Electric carts, 21100, 21114.5, 21115
Enforcement of disabled persons parking spaces, 4461.3, 22507.9, 22651.05, 22652, 42001.13
For–hire vehicles, licensing and regulation, 16501
Garbage collection, 21100
Housing projects, 21111
Independent institutions of higher education, parking restrictions, 1808.25
Intersections
closing of highway, 21101
designate as single, 21361
designate as stop, 21354
traffic control devices, 21360
turning regulation, 22101
yield right–of–way signs at, 21356
Island city, regulation of vehicles on, 21100.5
Issuance of permits, 35780–35796
Mobilehome park: roads, 21107.9
Open range warning signs, 21365
Ordinance, action by, 32
Parades, 21100
Parking regulation, 21107.8, 21458, 22500–22512 (22500, 22500.1, 22500.5, 22501, 22502, 22503, 22503.5, 22504, 22505, 22506, 22507, 22507.2, 22507.5, 22507.6, 22507.8, 22507.9, 22508, 22509, 22510, 22511, 22511.1, 22511.5, 22511.6, 22511.7, 22511.8, 22511.9, 22511.10, 22511.11, 22511.55, 22511.56, 22511.57, 22511.58, 22511.59, 22511.85, 22512)
Pedestrian regulation, 21109, 21961
Placement of gates, 21101.6
Private parking facilities, 21107.8
Private roads, 21107–21107.6 (21107, 21107.5, 21107.6), 21108
Processions, 21100
Public mass transit, 21655.7
Railroad crossings, 21110, 21362
Resolution, action by, 32
Road commissioner, 35796
Roller skating, 21969
Signs and signals, 21351–21355 (21351, 21351.3, 21351.5, 21351.7, 21352, 21353, 21354, 21355)
Speed regulations
business or residence districts, 22360
engineering and traffic survey, 22357–22358 (22357, 22357.1, 22358)
maximum speed limits, 22413
prima facie limits, 22357–22358 (22357, 22357.1, 22358), 22365, 2240322404
schools, 22358.4
signs, 21359
Taxi stands, 21112
Traffic control devices, 21100.1, 21351, 21360
Traffic regulation, 21100, 21100.1, 21100.3
Tunnels, 21109
Turns prohibited, 22113
Vehicles for hire, regulation, 16501, 21100.4, 21112
Viaducts, 21109
Warning signs, alleys, 21356.5
Weight limits, 35700–35702 (35700, 35700.5, 35701, 35702), 35715.1, 35722

LOCKED VEHICLE

Persons left in, 22516

LOGGING DOLLY

Clearance lamp, 25100
Defined, 378 repealed, see 385.2
Registration requirements, 4000
Safety regulations, 34500
Side–marker lamp, 25100
Tow provision, exemption from, 29000
Weight fees, 9400

LOGGING VEHICLE

Brakes, 26457
Dealer plate, 5016.5
Defined, 379 repealed, see 385.3
Equipment requirements, 25802
Identification card/certificate, 5015–5017 (5015, 5016, 5016.5, 5017)
Identification plate, 5011–5017 (5011, 5011.5, 5011.6, 5011.9, 5014, 5014.1, 5015, 5016, 5016.5, 5017), 9261
Permit for variance, 35780–35784 (35780, 35780.3, 35781, 35782, 35783, 35783.5, 35784)
Publicly owned, 9261
Registration exempt, 4018
Weight, 35552, 35785

LOGS AND POLES

Transporting, 378
Turn signal lights, 24951

LOW–SPEED VEHICLES

Dealer disclosure, 11713.10
Defined, 21250
Registration exemption, 4023
Requirements/Prohibitions/Restrictions, 21251–21266