Vehicle Code Index M

MAGISTRATE

Abstracts of court records furnished by, 1803-1805 (1803, 1803.3, 1803.4, 1803.5, 1804, 1805), 1816
Appearance before, 40302-40307 (40302, 40302.5, 40303, 40303.5, 40304, 40304.5, 40305, 40305.5, 40306, 40307)
Certificate of adjudication, 12808
Duty to keep records, 1802
Failure to appear
before, 40508-40509 (40508, 40508.5, 40508.6, 40509), 40512
issuance of warrant for, 40515
Misconduct, 1805, 42202

Records required to be kept by, 1802
Sentencing by, suspended driver, 14601.8

MAIL, MAILING

Fees transmitted by, 9557
Nonresident served by, 17454-17456 (17454, 17455, 17456)
Notice of sale to legal owner by, 9801
Notices served by, 22, 23, 29
Service of process and papers by, 22, 23, 29
Summons to Director of Motor Vehicles by, 17454
Title documents transmitted by, 5600, 5602

MAINTENANCE VEHICLE

Generally, 23127

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

Criminal liability, 10853

MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEE

386

MANSLAUGHTER

Driver’s license suspension, 13361
Involving drugs or alcohol, 23620
Out-of-state conviction, 15023

MANUFACTURERS

Bumper warranty required, 34715
Business place maintained by, 320, 1671
Compromise settlement, 11707
Corporation licensed as, 11703
Crime, conviction of, 11703-11705 (11703, 11703.1, 11703.2, 11703.3, 11703.4, 11704, 11704.5, 11704.7, 11705)
Damages, recovery by licensee, 11726
Dealers, coercion by, 11713.1
Decedent’s estate, operation of business by, 11720
Defects, correction of, 9975
Defined, 672
Destination point, moving vehicles from, 11716
Directors as licensees, 11703
Fees for special permit, 38231
Fees paid by, 9262, 9550, 9552
Franchisor incentive program, 3065.1
First-stage, housecar, 11930
Identifying marks placed by, 10750-10751
Implements of husbandry, 36115
Injunctive relief by licensee, 11726
License
generally, 11700
application for, 11701, 11704
branch, 389, 9262, 11700-11702 (11700, 11700.1, 11700.2, 11700.3, 11701,
11702)
education and examination requirement, 11704.5
hearing on, 11705-11708 (11705, 11705.4, 11705.5, 11706, 11707, 11708)
probationary, 11718
reapplication, 11703.3
refusal of, 11702-11703.2 (11702, 11703, 11703.1, 11703.2), 11705-11706 (11705, 11705.4, 11705.5, 11706), 11708
revocation or suspension, 8803, 11705-11706 (11705, 11705.4, 11705.5, 11706), 11727
surrender of, 8803
Misuse of plates, 11705, 11713
Off-highway vehicles, 38021
Officers as licensees, 11703
Partnership licensed as, 11703
Registration exemption, 4002, 11715, 11716
Replacement key information, 9954
Representative
defined, 512
employment of, 11713.2
Safety defects, correction of, 9975
Salesmen, manufacturers, representatives
distinguished from, 675
Second-stage, housecar, 11930
Special permit for off-highway vehicles, 38087, 38231
Special plates, 11714-11715, 11717, 38021
Stockholders as licensees, 11703
Temporary permit, 11700, 11719
Trailer coach registration, exemption from requirements for, 5353
Unfair trade practices, 11713.2
Unlawful acts, 11713-11713.3 (11713, 11713.1, 11713.2, 11713.3), 11713.13
Vehicle, 672
Warehouse, moving vehicle to, 11716
Written franchise agreement with dealer recreational vehicles, 11713.22

MANUFACTURED HOMES

Defined, 387
Legislative declaration, 35790.4
Length limits, 35790.5
Overwidth, 35790.1
Warranty, housecar, 11930, 11931

MANUFACTURERS GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING

Defined, 350
Stopping distance based on, 26454

MATURE DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Completion certificate, 1677
Course content, 1675
Tuition, 1676, 1677

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Generally, 14606
Nonresident, 4004, 12502

METAL TIRE, see TIRES

METER ZONES

Generally, 22508 , 22508.5

METHANOL OR ETHANOL FUELED VEHICLES

Generally, 28110-28114

MESSAGE DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Department/vendor guidelines, 1656.5

METRIC SYSTEM

Use on traffic signs, 21351.3

MILEAGE, see also ODOMETER

Dealer’s report upon sale, 5901
Inspection of mileage records, 1819
Negligent operator, 12810.5
Suspension of driving privilege, affected by, 13802
Transfer, recording on, 5906.5

MILITARY

Commercial driver’s license, military veterans, 1651.3
Driver’s license for military personnel, 12518
Leave orders, permit for operation of vehicle, 6701
Nonresident vehicle owners, 6701
Persons in armed forces, 12817

MINORS

Acquisition of vehicle, 15500
Acting as agent or servant, 17710
Age, proof of, 12802
Alcohol, possession of, 23224
Alcohol education program, 23502
Appearance for traffic violation, 40502
Application for license, 17700-17714
Armed forces member, 12518
Arrested for infraction, 40302.5
Child passenger seat restraints, 27360-27364
Conviction, juvenile finding equivalent of, 13105
Custody of Department of Youth Authority, 41500
Defined, 17700
Driver’s license
cancellation of, 17711-17712
false, 15501
provisional, 12814.6
revocation or suspension, 13367, 16251
Driving under the influence, 13202.5, 13352, 13352.5
Emancipated, 17705
Employer signature in lieu of parental signature, 17706
Junior permit, 12513-12514
Juvenile finding equivalent of conviction, 1816, 13105
Liability, 17707, 17714
Motor vehicle transactions with, 15500
Nonresident, 12504, 12809
Nonresident minor’s certificate, 12809, 16484
Nonresident signer of driver’s license application, 17703
Out-of-state convictions, 23521
Ownership of vehicle prohibited, 15500
Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device, 23136
Parent signing application for license, 12815, 16251, 17701-17703 (17701, 17702, 17703)
Provisional driver’s license, 12814.6
Record of violations by, 1816
Student license, 12650-12653 (12650, 12651, 12652, 12653)
Unlicensed driving, 14607

MIRRORS

Historical vehicle, 5004
Motorized bicycle, 24015
Rearview mirror, 26709
Sideview, bus or trolley coach, 26709

MISDEMEANORS

see Division 17, at 40000.1
see List of Violations of the Vehicle Code
Consolidated plea, 41610
Drunk driving, 23152, 23655
Infraction treated as, 40000.28
Nonprosecution of, 41500

MOBILE BILLBOARD ADVERTISING DISPLAY

Definition, 395.5

MOBILE EQUIPMENT, see SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT

MOBILEHOME

Defined, 396
Manufactured home, 387
height, 35790.6
overwidth, 35790.1
Registration fee, 9250
Trailer coach, see TRAILER COACH
Used as an office, 5353

MOBILITY DEVICES

Prohibition on use, 21281.5

MODIFIED VEHICLE

Clearance from road, 24008
Unsafe, 24008.5

MOPED, see MOTORIZED BICYCLE

MORTGAGES, see CHATTEL MORTGAGES

MOTOR

Installation of new motor, 4161, 4166
Notice of installation, 9257
Registration affected by change of, 4161, 4166

MOTOR BIKES, see MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE

MOTORCADE

Distance between vehicles, 21705

MOTOR CARRIER, see also MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY PERMIT ACT

Generally, 408, 34600–34672
Associations, Private Industry Partner, 1685.1
Defined, 408
Driver, controlled substances, 34520
Employees, 34633
Foreign, 34518
Permit
application, 34621
fund, 34602
reinstatement fee, 34623.5
suspension, 34623, 34634, 34660
Verification of vehicles, 34632
Worker’s Compensation
required, 34640

MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY PERMIT ACT

Generally, 34505.6, 34600–34672
Contracts and fees for administration of division, 34605
Definition, 34601
Dishonored checks, 34672
Exempt vehicles, 34622
Fees, 3460534606, 34671
Financial responsibility, 3463034631, 34631.5
Furnishing of records, 34603
Motor Carriers Permit Fund, 34602
Motor Carrier Permit
application, 34621
reinstatement fee, 34623.5
suspension, 34623, 34623.1, 34634
Owner-operators, 34624
Penalties, 34661
Permits required, 34620
Reinstatement fee, 34671
Replacement drivers, inspection, 34501.18
Rules and regulations, 34604
Safety regulations, 34501.5
Sanctions, 34670
Self-employed driver, 15242
Verification of motor carrier vehicles, 34632

MOTOR COACHES, see BUSES

MOTORCYCLE

Battery requirements, 24253
Brakes, 26311, 26454
Definition, 400
Equipment, position of, 27801
Footrests, 27800
Freeways, use on, 12509, 21960
Hand grips for, 27801
Handlebars, 27801
Headlamps on, 25251.2, 25451, 25650-25650.5
Helmet, 27802, 27803
Historical license plates, 5004.5
Instruction permit, 12509 , 12509.5
License to operate, 12804.9
Mirrors, 26709
Noise limits, 27201-27202
Off-highway vehicle, 38041
Parking at a curb, 22502
Passenger, 12509, 27800
Plates for, 4850
Pre-1943 models, 5004.5
Price information requirements, 11712.5, 24014
Racing, 38022, 38088
Reflectors, 24607
Registration, 2935, 4150.2, 9268
Safety glass, 26705
Seat, 27800-27801
Sidecar, 26311, 27800
Special transportation device, 38022, 38088
Taillight, 24253, 24600
Traffic-actuated signals to detect motorcycles and bicycles, 21450.5
Windshields, 26701, 26705

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM

Generally, 2930-2935 (2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935)

MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE

Brakes, 26311
Defined, 405
Freeways, use on, 21960
Headlamps, 25651
Off-highway use, 38027
Registration, 5000
Special license plates, 5005, 5008

MOTOR GRADERS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

MOTORIZED BICYCLE

Bike trails, 21207.5
Crossing at grade, 12509
Darkness, operation during, 12509
Dealer plates, 5034
Defined, 406
Equestrian trails, 21207.5
Equipment requirements, 24015
Fees, 5036
Freeways, operation on, 21960
Helmet, 27802
Instruction permit, 12509 , 12509.5
License plates for, 5030-5039
Licensing requirements, 5030-5039
Lights, 21201.3
Modified, 23135
Passengers, 12509, 27800
Recreational trails, 21207.5
Registration exemption, 4020
Safety and equipment requirements, 24016
Vehicular crossings, on, 23330

MOTORIZED QUADRICYCLE

Defined, 407

MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS

Prohibitions, 21968

MOTORIZED TRICYCLE

Defined, 407

MOTOR NUMBER

Alteration of, 10750-10751
Destruction of, 4166, 10750-10751
Installation of motor, report of number, 4161
Registration application showing, 4150, 4161
Removal of, 10750-10751
Wrecked automobile, record as to, 11520

MOTORIZED SCOOTERS

Defined, 21220.5, 21224
Driving under the influence, 21221.5
Equipment, 21223
Freeway and expressway restrictions, 21960
Legislative intent, 21220
Local regulations, 21225
Maximum speed, 22411
Noise level, 21226
Operation requirements/prohibitions, 21227–21230 (21227, 21228, 21229, 21230), 21235

MOTOR TRUCK

Clearance lamps, 25100
Defined, 410
Distance between vehicles, 21704
Manufactured in two or more stages, 11713.5
Persons riding in, 23116
Railroad crossings, 22452
Side marker lamps, 25100
Speed, maximum, 22406
Windshield, 26700

MOTOR VEHICLE

Assault with deadly weapon, 13351.5
Defined, 415
Disclosure of damage, 9990-9993
Impoundment and forfeiture of, 14602.714602.8, 14607.6, 14607.8, 23112.7, 23592

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCOUNT

Budget act, 42271
Driver training, funding prohibited, 42277
Financial responsibility deposits, unclaimed, 16027
Highway Patrol operations and support, 42271
Motor Vehicle Department operations and support, 42271
Receipts from sale of vehicle code, 1656
Refunds, 42233
Report and deposit of money, 42270, 42276
State highway account, 42271
Transfer of balance, 42273
Transfer of balance, general fund, 42272
Transfer of funds, 42275

MOTOR VEHICLE DAMAGE CONTROL ACT

Generally, 34700, 34725

MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT

Generally, 290, 1500 -1507
Advertising false connection with, 25
Association membership held by, 1658
Business partners, 1685
Business and Transportation Agency, 1500
Director, see DIRECTOR OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Disciplinary action authorized, 8800
Driving school license claim of identification with, 11110
Equipment held by, 1502
Executive officer, see DIRECTOR OF MOTOR VEHICLES
False claim of identification with, 25
False documents filed with, 20
History, 1501
Information furnished by, 1656, 1809-1813 (1809, 1810, 1810.2, 1810.5, 1810.7, 1811, 1812, 1813)
Oaths administered by personnel of, 18
Office hours, posted, 1669
Organization of, 1505
Peace officer powers conferred upon personnel of, 1655
Property held by, 1502
Publications required, 1656, 11205
Public service, 1669
Records and documents
generally, 1800-1819 (1800, 1801, 1801.1, 1802, 1803, 1803.3, 1803.4, 1803.5, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1806.1, 1806.5, 1807, 1807.5, 1808, 1808.1, 1808.2, 1808.4, 1808.5, 1808.6, 1808.7, 1808.8, 1808.9, 1808.21, 1808.22, 1808.23, 1808.24, 1808.25, 1808.45, 1808.46, 1808.47, 1809, 1810, 1810.2, 1810.5, 1810.7, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819)
accidents, 1806
bond of party examining, 1814-1815
confidentiality, 1808.8-1808.47 (1808.8, 1808.9, 1808.21, 1808.22, 1808.23, 1808.24, 1808.25, 1808.45, 1808.46, 1808.47)
copies furnished, 1810-1813 (1810, 1810.2, 1810.5, 1810.7, 1811, 1812, 1813)
destruction of, 1807, 12808
electronic submission of, 1808.1
examination of, 1814, 1815
fees for information, 1810-1811 (1810, 1810.2, 1810.5, 1810.7, 1811)
genuineness of papers filed, determination of, 1653
government agencies, records furnished to, 1812
index system for, 1800
special permit for access to, 1810.7
storage, 1801
time for keeping, 1807
Regulations, 1651
Report to the legislature, 11208.5
Service by personnel of, 24
Successor powers held by, 1501
Transportation agency, 1500

MOTOR VEHICLE CHOP SHOP

Defined, 250
Generally, 10801-10804

MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE FEE ACCOUNT

Refunds, 42233
Street name signs, 21366
see Appendix, Revenue and Taxation Code

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION ACT

CAL H.E.A.T Program, 10901-10902

MOUNTAIN ROADS

Generally, 21662

MUDGUARDS

Generally, 27600

MUFFLER, see EXHAUST SYSTEM

MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

Business district defined, 235
Business license tax, 12111
Canceling registration for vehicle operated by, 8801
City defined, 255
Civil liability for vehicles operated by, 17000-17004.7
Counties, see COUNTIES
Exemption of vehicles operated by, 9101, 9103
Explosives transported in, 31614
Fines, disposal of, 42200
Highway Patrol, using school facilities of, 2262
Islands, city regulation of vehicle on, 21100.5
Local authorities, see LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Motor Vehicle Department records, furnishing copies of, 1812
Ordinances, see ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Population estimate, 38211
Private roads in, Vehicle Code applies, 21107.5
Registration of vehicles operated by, 4155
Renewal of registration for vehicle of, 8801
Restricted streets in, 35700-35722
Rules of road applicable to vehicles of, 21052
Signs placed by, 21351
Traffic regulation, 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)