Vehicle Code Index P

PARADES

Approval by Department of Transportation, 21104
Closure of streets for, 21101
Local regulation, 21100

PARALLEL PARKING

Generally, 22502

PARENTS, see MINORS, see also DRIVER LICENSE

PARKING

Abandoned vehicles, 22650-22671 (22650, 22651, 22651.1, 22651.2, 22651.3, 22651.4, 22651.5, 22651.6, 22651.7, 22651.8, 22651.9, 22652, 22652.5, 22652.6, 22653, 22654, 22655, 22655.322655.5, 22656, 22658, 22658.1, 22658.2, 22659, 22659.5, 22660, 22661, 22662, 22663, 22664, 22665, 22666, 22667, 22668, 22669, 22670, 22671)
American prisoner of war, 22511.3
Angle, 22503
Bicycles, 21210
Brakes, 22515, 26450
Bridge, 10652, 22500
Citation hold, recall of, 40200.8
Congressional medal of honor, 22511.3
Crosswalk, 22500
Curb, 21458, 22502-22503
Defined, 463
Disabled person, 22507.8, 22507.9, 22511.5-22511.8 (22511.5, 22511.6, 22511.7, 22511.8)
Disabled veteran, 22507.9, 22511.7
Doors, opening and closing, 22517
Driveway, 22500, 22507.2
Electric Vehicles, 22511, 22511.1
Explosives, vehicle containing, 31614
Fire hydrants, 22514
Fire lanes, 22500.1
Fire station driveway, 22500
Fringe and transportation corridor, 22518
Garbage-collection vehicles, 21059
Grade, 22509
Headlamps, 24401
Highways, 22505
Independent institution of higher education, restrictions, 1808.25
Inoperable meters, 22508.5
Intersection, 22500
Legion of valor, 5101.4
Lights, 24401, 24800-24802
Loading zone, 22500
Local regulations, 22506-22509 (22506, 22507, 22507.2, 22507.5, 22507.6, 22507.8, 22507.9, 22508, 22509)
Locked vehicle, 22516
Meter zones, 22508
Motor stopped, 22515
Off-highway vehicle, dealer’s place of business, 38030
Offstreet, 14605, 21107.8, 22519, 22511, 22511.1, 22651.3, 22950-22951
Ordinances regulating, 22501, 22506-22509 (22506, 22507, 22507.2, 22507.5, 22507.6, 22507.8, 22507.9, 22508, 22509)
Parallel, 22502
Pearl harbor survivor, 22511.3
Preferential, 22507
Prisoner of war, 22511.3
Public utility vehicle, 22512
Purple heart recipient, 22511.3
Railroad track, 22521
Removal of vehicle, 22511.8, 22650-22652 (22650, 22651, 22651.1, 22651.2, 22651.3, 22651.4, 22651.5, 22652), 22658, 22661
Resolutions regulating, 22506-22509 (22506, 22507, 22507.2, 22507.5, 22507.6, 22507.8, 22507.9, 22508, 22509)
Running lamps, 25109
Safety zone, 22500
School area, 21113
Sidewalk, 22500
Sidewalk access ramp, 22522
Signs regulating, 22505
Snow areas, 22510
Toll facilities, 23333
Tow trucks, 22513
Trailer parks, 10650
Tunnel, 22500
Two-wheel vehicle, 22503.5
Unattended vehicle, 22515
Utility vehicles, 22512
Veterans, 22511.3
Violation, contesting, 40215
Wheelchair access, 22500

PARKING ATTENDANT

Driver’s license required, 14605

PARKING LOT

Generally, 2805, 14605
Reckless driving in, 23103
Removal prohibited, 22953

PARKING VIOLATIONS

Administrative service fee, 4763
Amount printed on potential, 4761
Automated parking enforcement program, 40249
Automated parking enforcement program (repeal), 40249.5
Automated parking enforcement system (street sweeping), 40247
Bail: Installment payments, 40510.5
Conviction, not considered, 13103
Definitions, 40246
During street sweeping, 40245
Electronic verification of vehicle ownership, 40900
Failure to renew, 4764
Highway Patrol enforcement costs, 4763
Impoundment of vehicle, 22851.1
Notice, 4764 , 40241, 40248
Obligation to pay, 4765
Obtaining residence address, 1808.25
Penalty: Additional Assessment, 40203.6
Penalty: Transfer of Ownership, 4767
Remitting of penalty, 4762
Renewal of registration, 4760-4761 (4760, 4760.1, 4761)
Service fee, 4763
Unlawful parking in disable space, 4461.3, 40200.1, 42001.13
Video imaging: in transit-only lanes: San Francisco, 40240-40243 (40240, 40241, 40242, 40243)

PARK TRAILER

Dealer, unlawful action, 11713.1, 11713.3
Defined, 635
Registration card, 4453
Regulation of, 34500

PARTIAL YEAR REGISTRATION

Evidence or insignia, 5206, 9710
Firefighting support vehicles, 9706
Generally, 9700-9706 (9700, 9702, 9704, 9706), 9710
Partial year renewal, 5206
Tab, 9706
Vehicle license fee expiration, 4601.5

PARTS OF VEHICLE

Abandoned, 22661
Criminal liability for injury, 10852
Installation of, 12000-12003 (12000, 12001, 12002, 12003)
Parts car defined, 5051
Stolen, 11511

PASSENGERS

Bicycle, 21204
Campers, exit required, 23129
Campers, signal device required, 28080-28081
Carriers, 26708, 27900, see also CARRIERS
Child passenger, see CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM
Commercial passenger vehicles, proof of ability to respond in damages, 16500-16503
Disabled, off-street parking: loading/unloading, 22511.85
Driver negligence, 22453
Load space, 21712
Minors in motor truck, 23116
Motorcycles, 27800
Motorized bicycles, 27800
Obstructing driver, 21700
Off highway vehicle, 38604
Overcrowding of vehicle, 21700
Riding, 21712
Schoolbus, in San Diego, 21700.5
Throwing flaming substance from vehicle, 23111
Towing person on nonhighway vehicles prohibited, 21712
Unloading, 21458, 22500.5, 22517

PASSENGER STAGE CORPORATION

Name, trademark exemption, 27902
Weight fee exemption, 9107

PASSENGER VEHICLE

Bumpers required, 28071
Defined, 465, 28070, 34710
Energy absorption system, 34715
Loads, 35111
Railroad crossing, stopping at, 22452 - 22453 (22452, 22452.5, 22453)
Towing, 21715

PASSING

Generally, 21650
Approaching vehicles, 21660
Bus, 21756
Business district, 21754
Clearance for, 21751
Curves, 21752
Distance between vehicles, 21704
Divided highway, 21754
Grades, 21752, 21758
Horse-drawn vehicle, 21759
Lamps, 24402
Left side, use of, 21650, 21750
Left turn, vehicle making, 21754
Lines, 21460
Motorcades, 21705
Obstructed view, 21752
One-way street, 21754
Pavement markings, 21460
Railroad crossings, 21752
Residential district, 21754
Right side, use of, 21754-21755
Schoolbus, 22454, 22454.5
Slow-moving vehicle, 21654
Streetcar, 21756-21757
Three Feet for Safety Act, 21760
Truck lanes, 21704
Two-lane highway, 21751
Yielding to vehicle, 21753

PAVEMENT MARKINGS

Broken line, 21460
Crosswalk, 21352
Curb, 21458
Department of Transportation authority, 21459
Divided highways, 21651
Double line, 21460
Limit line, 377
Solid line, 21460
Two-way left-turn lanes, 21460.5

PAVING MIXERS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

PEACE OFFICERS

Address confidential, 1808.2, 1808.4
Arrest quota prohibited, 41602
Children of, address confidentiality, 1808.4
Compliance with orders, 2800
Disregard of, funeral procession, 2817
Eluding, 1666.1
Evasion of, 2800.1-2800.3 (2800.1, 2800.2, 2800.3)
Exemptions, 26708.7
Highway Patrol, see HIGHWAY PATROL
Local authorities, see LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Medical aid arranged by, 20016
Motor Vehicle Department personnel, 1655
Performance evaluation, 41603
Sheriffs, see SHERIFFS
Special designations, 2250.1
Spouse of, address confidentiality, 1808.4
Theft report received by, 10500

PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR

Special plates, 5101.3
Parking in metered spaces, 22511.3

PEDESTRIANS

Bicycle lane, 21966
Blind, 21963
Bridge, 21109, 21962
Crosswalks, 21106, 21368
notification of removal, 21950.5
Defined, 467
Emergency vehicles, approach of, 21806
Freeways used by, 21960
Green arrow, effect of, 21454
Green light, crossing on, 21451
Highway, walking on, 21956-21957
Hitchhiking, 21957
Infraction, 42001
Intersections, crossing at, 21361, 21951
Jaywalking, 21954-21955
Legislative declaration, 21949
Local regulation, 21106, 21109, 21961
Manual operation of signals by, 21463
Obedience to traffic control devices, 21461.5, 21462
Ordinances regulating, 21961
Overhead crossing, 21953
Red light, 21453
penalty, 42001.15
Right-of-way, 21950
Infractions, 21971
Roadway, walking on, 21956
Sidewalks, 555, 21952
Skiing by, 21959
Standing in roadway, 21957
Throwing burning substance on highway, 23111
Toll facilities, 23331
Tunnel, 21109, 21953
Vehicle stopped for, 21951
Walk signals, 21456-21456.1
Yellow crosswalks, 21368
Yellow light, 21452
Yielding right-of-way, 21451

PEDICABS

Definition, 467.5

PENALTIES

Certificate of number, 9862, 9875
Certificate of statutory compliance, 9557
Check for fees dishonored, 9558
Civil action by department for collection of, 9562
Computation, 9559
Computation, based on time of mailing, 9557
Dealer unlawful acts; remedies and penalties, 11740
Declared gross vehicle weight limit, 42030.1
Delinquencies, 9554
Delinquent transfer of ownership, 9553.7
Dishonor of check given for, 9558
Enhanced, minor passenger, 23572
Failure to stop for pedestrian, 42001.17
Fines, see FINES
Fractional part of a dollar, 9559
Liability of transferee for, 9562
Liens, 9800, see also LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES
Limitation of actions for recovery of, 9800
Nonoperation certificate, 4452, 4604
Occupational license, 11509.1, 11707
Off-highway vehicles, 38246, 38265
Parking, additional assessment, 40203.6
Payment by mail, 9557
Renewal of registration, delay in, 9553, 9556
Report of sale, noncompliance, 4456-4456.1
Repossessed vehicle, 4022, 9561
Right of way violations, 42001.18
Seizure of vehicle for payment of, 9801
Special plates, delay in application for, 9553
Unlawful to violate special regulations, 38301
Unlawful use of Disabled Person Placard/Plates, 4461.5, 4463.3
Vessels, 9862, 9875
Waiver of, 9560, 9561.5, 9562, 38125

PENALTY ASSESSMENTS

Traffic violation schools, 42008

PERMITS

Authorized emergency vehicles, 2416-2417
Canceled, 8802
Counterfeiting, 4463
Dealer, 11700
Disaster relief work, 4005
Dismantler, 11507
Display of, 4453, 4462, 5202
Distributor, 11700
Driving school, 11106
Electric carts, 21114.5
Equipment used experimentally, 26106
Exhibition, 4003
Explosives, vehicles transporting, 2501, 31602
False permit, 4463
Fee, one-trip permit, 9258
Fee, reciprocity permit, 9260
Fee, temporary operating permit for biennial smog, 9257.5
Firefighting, private vehicle used for, 2416
Forgery of, 4463
Improper use of, 4461, 4462
Instruction permit, 12509 , 12509.5
In-transit, 6700.1
Junior permits, 12513, 12514
Leased exempt schoolbus, 9266
Lessor-retailers, 11600, 11607
Limits, trip permit, 4003
Load exceeding maximum width, 35780.5
Load limit, 35780-35796
Loan of, 4461
Logging vehicles, 35780, 35785
Manufacturer, 11700
Movable track vehicle, 35780-35784 (35780, 35780.3, 35781, 35782, 35783, 35783.5, 35784)
Nonoperated vehicles, late filing penalties, 4604.5
One-trip permit, 4003-4003.5 , 9258.5
Operation, for four days, 4004
Operation of unsafe farm labor vehicle, 31407
Overweight, 35700.5
Parade, 4003
Parking, 22507.2
Private searching company, 1814
Reciprocity permit, 9260
Registration, 4002
Representative license, 11900, 11902
Revocation of, 8800
Round-trip, 4003
Saw log, transportation of, 35785
Schoolbus, 5010
Schoolbus privately owned, 9102.5, 9266, 9266.5
Special construction equipment, 12521
Special, oversize vehicle, 35780-35796
Temporary operation, 4004, 4156, 9257.5
Trailer coach exceeding width limitations, 5353, 35790
Transportation department and local authority, 35780-35791 (35780, 35780.3, 35781, 35782, 35783, 35783.5, 35784, 35784.5, 35785, 35786, 35787, 35788, 35789, 35789.5, 35790, 35790.1, 35790.4, 35790.5, 35790.6, 35791)
Transporter, 11700
Truck booster power unit, 35786-35787
Unlawful use or possession, 4462
Vehicle verifier, 11300, 11306
Weight limitations, 35700.5, 35780-35791 (35780, 35780.3, 35781, 35782, 35783, 35783.5, 35784, 35784.5, 35785, 35786, 35787, 35788, 35789, 35789.5, 35790, 35790.1, 35790.4, 35790.5, 35790.6, 35791)

PERSON

Defined, 470

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Decedent’s liability, 17159
Nonresident service of process, 17452

PETROLEUM GAS, see LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS

PHOTOGRAPH

Driver’s license
falsification, 14610
required of, 12800.5, 12811
sale on information prohibited, 12800.5
Identification cards, 13005.5
Special equipment, required with application, 5014

PHYSICIANS

Accident victims, transportation to, 20003, 20016
Exemption from speed laws, 21058
Statement of, with application for junior permit, 12513

PICKUP TRUCKS, see COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Defined, 471

PILOT CARS

Defined, 472
Display of signs, 27904, 27904.5
Requirements, 28100-28103
Vertical measuring device, 35252

PINK SLIP, see CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP/TITLE

PIPE

Dolly for transporting, 475
Driving upon right-of-way, 21116

PLACE OF BUSINESS

Generally, 320
Dealer, 11712-11713 (11712, 11712.5, 11713)
Dismantler, 11500, 11509, 11513-11514
Driving school, 11102
Lessor-retailers, 11601, 11610, 11614, 11617
Signs and devices, 11709

PLATES, see LICENSE PLATES; SPECIAL PLATES

PLAQUES, see HISTORICAL VESSELS

PNEUMATIC TIRES, see TIRES

POCKET BIKE

Defined, 473
Impoundment, 21721
Manufacturers, disclosure statement, 9955
Prohibited use, 21720

POISON CARGO

Transportation of, 27903

POLE OR PIPE DOLLY

Clearance lights, 25100
Definition of, 475
Length limitation, 35414
License plates, 5000
Registration, 4000, 9400
Safety regulations, 34500
Weight fees, 9400

POLICE

Abandoned vehicle located by, 22669
Accident reported to, 20008
Civil liability, 17004
Closing highway during emergency, 2812
Driver’s license shown to, 12951
Garage owner’s report to, 10654
Highway Patrol, see HIGHWAY PATROL
Notice to
possession under mortgage or lease, 28
unsafe vehicle, 24004
vehicle struck by bullet, 10653
Rear lights for vehicles operated by, 25259
Reports, use by court, 40806
Uniform, necessity for wearing, 40800

POLLUTION CONTROL see HEALTH and SAFETY CODE sections in Appendix

Biennial inspections, 4000.3
Board, 4000.1
Certificate of inspection, 4000.1
Commercial vehicles, 2813
refusal of registration, 4755
Devices required, 4000.1, 24007-24007.2 (24007, 24007.1, 24007.2), 27156
Devices tampered with, 42001.14
Exemption, 4000.1, 4000.6, 27156.3
Inspection, 2813, 4000.1
Notice of noncompliance, 27158, 27158.5
Off-highway vehicles, 38390-38395 (38390, 38391, 38392, 38393, 38394, 38395)
Out-of-state vehicles, 4000.2
Regulations governing, 27157, 27157.5
Stickers, 2814
Temporary Operating Permit, 9257.5
Zero emission vehicle
parking decal, 2251122511.1

PORTABLE DOLLY

Exemption from registration, 4014

POWER BRAKES, see BRAKES

POWER SHOVELS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

PRESS

Sale of information to member of, 1810
Special plate, 5008

PRESUMPTIONS

Abandoned vehicle, owner liable, 22524
Speed limits, 41100
Stolen vehicle on dismantler’s premises, 11511
Traffic control devices, 41101
Towing vehicle, 41104

PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS

Defined, 22352
Local authority to decrease, 22358.4

PRISON

Confinement in, 42000, et. seq.
Dismissal of nonfelony charges committed prior to imprisonment, 41500

PRISONER OF WAR, see FORMER PRISONER OF WAR

PRIVATE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Civil liability, 17004.5

PRIVATE GARAGE

Generally, 10654

PRIVATE PARKING FACILITIES

Generally, 21107.8

PRIVATE PARTY VEHICLE MARKET

Defined, 12102
Forms, 12104
Information, 12104
Operator, defined, 12102
Records, required, 12103
Regulation of, 12101

PRIVATE PROPERTY

Abandoned vehicle on, 22523
Removal of vehicle from, 22653, 22658
Right-of-way, 21804

PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY

Defined, 490, 21107.5-21107.7 (21107.5, 21107.6, 21107.7)
Intersection, controls, 21360
Leading to airports, 21108
Local regulation of traffic on 21107-21107.7 (21107, 21107.5, 21107.6, 21107.7)
Public use, 21107.5-21107.7 (21107.5, 21107.6, 21107.7)
Right-of-way, 21804
Serving commercial establishment, 21107.6

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Buses regulated, 2808
Definition of, 492

PRIVATE SEARCHING COMPANY

Bond, 1815
Permit, 1814

PRIVATE TRANSIT LINE, see PASSENGER STAGE CORPORATION

PROBATE

Transfer of vehicle title without, 5910
Transfer of vessel title without, 9916

PROBATION

Dealer license, 11718
Dismantler license, 11506
Driver’s license, 14250
Driving school license, 11105
Issuance of probationary license, 11718
Lessor-retailer license, 11606
Negligent operator training as a condition of, 14250.5
Representative license, 11902
Vehicle salesperson license, 11810
Vehicle verifier license, 11306

PROCESSIONS

Approval by Department of Transportation, 21104
Closure of streets for, 21101
Local regulation, 21100

PROHIBITED VEHICLES

State Route 2, 35655.6

PROMISE TO APPEAR

Destruction of records, 12808
Driver’s license affected by violation of, 12807-12808
Release on, 40302, 40500-40516 (40500, 40501, 40502, 40503, 40504, 40505, 40506, 40506.5, 40507, 40508, 40508.5, 40508.6, 40509, 40509.1, 40509.5, 40510, 40511, 40512, 40512.5, 40512.6, 40513, 40514, 40515, 40516)

PROPANE, see LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS

PROPERTY DAMAGE

Minimum requirements of insurance policy, 16056

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Cost, 2428

PUBLIC DEFENDER

Address confidentiality, 1808.4

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Address confidentiality, 1808.4
Subject to traffic laws, 21052
Working on highway, 21053-21054

PUBLIC ENTITY

Accident reports, exemption, 16000
Civil liability, 17001-17004 (17001, 17002, 17004)
Defined, 17000
Financial responsibility, 16021, 16051

PUBLIC GROUNDS

Regulation of vehicles and animals on, 21113

PUBLIC OFFENSES

Application to vehicles, 23100
Penalties for, 42000 et. seq.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Local regulations, effect of, 21110
Signs maintained by, 21468
Vehicle, 22502, 22505, 22512, 25260, 25301

PUBLIC OWNED VEHICLE

Accident reports, exemption, 16000
Financial responsibility, 16021, 16051
Operator subject to rules of the road, 21052
Registration of, 4155, 8801, 9103

PUMPS, see SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT PLATES

Generally, 5101.8
Parking in metered spaces, 22511.3