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CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE

Last update: 2011-11-08


  • General Provisions. 1-32
  • DIVISION 1. Words and Phrases Defined. 100-680
  • DIVISION 2. Administration
    • CHAPTER 1. The Department of Motor Vehicles
      • Article 1. Organization of Department. 1500-1507
      • Article 2. Powers and Duties. 1650-1685
      • Article 3. Records of Department. 1800-1825
    • CHAPTER 2. Department of the California Highway Patrol
      • Article 1. Administration. 2100-2114
      • Article 2. The California Highway Patrol. 2250-2269
      • Article 3. Powers and Duties. 2400-2429.5
      • Article 3.3. Tow Truck Drivers. 2430-2432.3
      • Article 3.5. Emergency Roadside Assistance. 2435-2436.7
      • Article 4. Highway Spill Containment and Abatement of Hazardous Substances. 2450-2454
      • Article 5. Renderers and Transporters of Inedible Kitchen Grease. 2460-2478
    • CHAPTER 2.5. Licenses Issued by California Highway Patrol
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 2500-2505
      • Article 2. Privately Owned and Operated Ambulances and Armored Cars. 2510-2512
      • Article 3.5. Inspection and Maintenance Stations. 2525-2525.12
      • Article 4. Transportation of Hazardous Material. 2531-2532
      • Article 5. Denial, Suspension and Revocation. 2540-2549
      • Article 7. Transportation of School Pupils. 2570-2574
    • CHAPTER 3. The Reciprocity Commission
      • Article 1. Administration. 2600-2603
      • Article 2. Powers and Duties. 2650-2651
    • CHAPTER 4. Administration and Enforcement
      • Article 1. Lawful Orders and Inspections. 2800-2818
    • CHAPTER 5. California Traffic Safety Program
      • Article 1. Traffic Safety. 2900-2911
      • Article 2. Motorcycle Safety. 2930-2935
    • CHAPTER 6. New Motor Vehicle Board
      • Article 1. Organization of Board. 3000-3016
      • Article 2. Powers and Duties of Board. 3050-3051
      • Article 3. Appeals From Decisions of the Department. 3052-3058
      • Article 4. Hearings on Franchise Modification, Replacement, Termination, Refusal to Continue, Delivery and Preparation Obligations, and Warranty Reimbursement. 3060-3069.1
      • Article 5. Hearings on Recreational Vehicle Franchise Modification, Replacement, Termination, Refusal to Continue, Establishment, and Relocation, and Consumer Complaints. 3070-3079
  • DIVISION 3. Registration of Vehicles and Certificates of Title
    • CHAPTER 1. Original and Renewal of Registration; Issuance of Certificates of Title
      • Article 1. Vehicles Subject to Registration. 4000-4023
      • Article 2. Original Registration. 4150-4166
      • Article 3. Registration of Foreign Vehicles. 4300-4309
      • Article 4. Evidences of Registration. 4450-4467
      • Article 5. Renewal of Registration. 4600-4610
      • Article 6. Refusal of Registration. 4750-4766
      • Article 6.5. Refusal of Registration for Nonpayment of Toll Evasion Penalties. 4770-4775
      • Article 7. License Plates. 4850-4853
      • Article 8. Special Plates. 5000-5024
      • Article 8.1. Motorized Bicycles. 5030-5039
      • Article 8.3. Historic and Special Interest Vehicles. 5050-5052
      • Article 8.4. Special Interest License Plates. 5060-5075
      • Article 8.5. Environmental License Plates. 5100-5112
      • Article 8.6. Specialized License Plates. 5151-5160
      • Article 9. Display of Plates, Tabs, and Stickers. 5200-5206
      • Article 9.5. Registration of Fleet Vehicles. 5301-5309
      • Article 10. Registration of Trailer Coaches. 5350-5354
      • Article 12. Surrender of Registration Documents and License Plates. 5500-5506
    • CHAPTER 2. Transfers of Title or Interest
      • Article 1. Procedure to Transfer. 5600-5604.5
      • Article 2. Endorsement and Delivery of Documents. 5750-5753
      • Article 3. Notice and Application. 5900-5912
      • Article 4. Transfer by Department. 6050-6052
      • Article 5. Transfers Through Wholesale Auctions. 6100-6105
    • CHAPTER 2.5. Miscellaneous Title Provisions
      • Article 1. Certificate of Title as Evidence. 6150-6154
      • Article 2. Inspection and Cancellation of Titles for Exported Vehicles. 6160-6162
      • Article 3. Return of Stolen Motor Vehicle Retained as Evidence 6171-6172
    • CHAPTER 3. Filing Instruments Evidencing Liens or Encumbrances 6300-6303
    • CHAPTER 4. Permits to Nonresident Owners
      • Article 1. Exemption of Nonresidents. 6700-6703
      • Article 2. Foreign Commercial Vehicles. 6850-6854
      • Article 3. Reciprocity Agreements. 8000-8002
      • Article 4. Apportioned Registration. 8050-8058
      • Article 5. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Program. 8100-8104
      • Article 6. Enforcement of Liens on Apportioned Fleet Vehicles 8200-8204
    • CHAPTER 5. Offenses Against Registration Laws and Suspension, Revocation, and Cancellation of Registration. 8800-8804
    • CHAPTER 6. Registration and Weight Fees
      • Article 1. Exemptions. 9101-9107
      • Article 2. Registration Fees. 9250-9271
      • Article 3. Weight Fees. 9400-9410
      • Article 4. Payment of Fees. 9550-9565
      • Article 5. Partial Year Payment of Weight Fees. 9700-9711
      • Article 6. Enforcement of Liens. 9800-9808
  • DIVISION 3.5. Registration and Transfer of Vessels
    • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions and Definitions. 9840-9845
    • CHAPTER 2. Registration. 9850-9880
    • CHAPTER 3. Transfer of Title or Interest in Undocumented Vessel 9900-9928
  • DIVISION 3.6. Vehicle Sales
    • CHAPTER 1. Advertising, Brochures, and Manuals. 9950-9955
    • CHAPTER 2. Manufacturer's Responsibility for Safety Defects. 9975
    • CHAPTER 3. Engine Manufacturers. 9980-9982
    • CHAPTER 4. Disclosure of Damage. 9990-9993
  • DIVISION 4. Special Antitheft Laws
    • CHAPTER 1. Reports of Stolen Vehicles. 10500-10505
    • CHAPTER 1.5. Reports of Stolen Vessels. 10550-10554
    • CHAPTER 2. Reports of Stored Vehicles. 10650-10658
    • CHAPTER 3. Alteration or Removal of Numbers. 10750-10752
    • CHAPTER 3.5. Motor Vehicle Chop Shops. 10801-10804
    • CHAPTER 4. Theft and Injury of Vehicles. 10850-10855
    • CHAPTER 5. Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention. 10900-10902
    • CHAPTER 5. Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention. 10900-10904
  • DIVISION 5. Occupational Licensing and Business Regulations
    • CHAPTER 1. Driving Schools and Driving Instructors. 11100-11114
    • CHAPTER 1.5. Traffic Violator Schools. 11200-11222
    • CHAPTER 2. Vehicle Verifiers. 11300-11312
    • CHAPTER 2.5. Registration Services. 11400-11413
    • CHAPTER 3. Automobile Dismantlers. 11500-11541
    • CHAPTER 3.5. Lessor-retailers. 11600-11620
    • CHAPTER 4. Manufacturers, Transporters, Dealers,and Salesmen
      • Article 1. Issuance of Licenses and Certificates to Manufacturers, Transporters, and Dealers. 11700-11740
      • Article 2. Vehicle Salespersons. 11800-11824
      • Article 3. Representatives. 11900-11909
    • CHAPTER 5. Sale of Housecars. 11930-11931
    • CHAPTER 7. Sale of Automobile Parts. 12000-12003
    • CHAPTER 8. Private Party Vehicle Markets. 12101-12104
    • CHAPTER 9. Towing. 12110-12111
    • CHAPTER 10. Sales of Vehicles by Private Owners. 12120-12121
    • CHAPTER 11. Consumer Recovery Fund. 12200-12217
  • DIVISION 6. Drivers' Licenses
    • CHAPTER 1. Issuance of Licenses, Expiration,and Renewal
      • Article 1. Persons Required to Be Licensed, Exemptions, and Age Limits. 12500-12527
      • Article 2. Student Licenses. 12650-12661
      • Article 3. Issuance and Renewal of Licenses. 12800-12819
      • Article 4. Signature and Display of Licenses. 12950-12953
      • Article 5. Identification Cards. 13000-13008
    • CHAPTER 2. Suspension or Revocation of Licenses
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 13100-13106
      • Article 2. Suspension or Revocation by Court. 13200-13210
      • Article 3. Suspension and Revocation by Department. 13350-13392
      • Article 4. Procedure. 13550-13559
    • CHAPTER 3. Investigation and Hearing
      • Article 1. Investigation and Re-examination. 13800-13802
      • Article 2. Notice. 13950-13954
      • Article 3. Hearing. 14100-14112
      • Article 4. Probation. 14250-14253
      • Article 5. Review of Orders. 14400-14401
    • CHAPTER 4. Violation of License Provisions. 14600-14611
    • CHAPTER 5. License Fees
      • Article 1. Imposition of Fees. 14900-14907
      • Article 2. Collection of Fees. 14910-14911
    • CHAPTER 6. Driver License Compact
      • Article 1. Generally. 15000-15003
      • Article 2. Compact Terms. 15020-15028
    • CHAPTER 7. Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Program
      • Article 1. Intent. 15200
      • Article 2. Definitions. 15210-15215
      • Article 3. Driver Notification Requirements. 15220-15230
      • Article 4. Employer Responsibilities. 15240-15242
      • Article 5. Commercial Driver's License. 15250-15263
      • Article 6. Endorsements. 15275-15278
      • Article 7. Sanctions. 15300-15325
  • DIVISION 6.5. Motor Vehicle Transactions With Minors
    • CHAPTER 1. Driver's License Requirements. 15500-15501
  • DIVISION 6.7. Unattended Child in Motor Vehicle Safety Act
    • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions. 15600-15603
    • CHAPTER 2. Offenses. 15620
    • CHAPTER 3. Educational Provisions. 15630-15632
  • DIVISION 7. Financial Responsibility Laws
    • CHAPTER 1. Compulsory Financial Responsibility
      • Article 1. Accident Reports. 16000-16005
      • Article 2. Financial Responsibility. 16020-16033
      • Article 3. Evidence of Financial Responsibility. 16050-16058.1
      • Article 4. Suspensions. 16070-16078
    • CHAPTER 2. Suspensions Following Unsatisfied Judgments
      • Article 1. Definitions. 16250-16251
      • Article 2. Suspension of Driving Privilege. 16370-16381
    • CHAPTER 3. Proof of Financial Responsibility
      • Article 1. Proof Requirements. 16430-16436
      • Article 2. Insurance Policy. 16450-16457
      • Article 3. Release of Proof. 16480-16484
    • CHAPTER 4. Commercial Vehicles. 16500-16503
    • CHAPTER 6. Interstate Highway Carriers. 16560
  • DIVISION 9. Civil Liability
    • CHAPTER 1. Civil Liability of Owners and Operators of Vehicles
      • Article 1. Public Agencies. 17000-17004.7
      • Article 2. Private Owners. 17150-17159
      • Article 2.5. Uninsured Owners. 17200-17202
      • Article 3. Liability for Damage to Highway. 17300-17303
      • Article 4. Service of Process. 17450-17463
    • CHAPTER 2. Civil Liability of Persons Signing License Applications of Minors. 17700-17714
  • DIVISION 10. Accidents and Accident Reports
    • CHAPTER 1. Accidents and Accident Reports. 20000-20018
  • DIVISION 11. Rules of the Road
    • CHAPTER 1. Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws
      • Article 1. Definitions. 21000-21001
      • Article 2. Effect of Traffic Laws. 21050-21070
      • Article 3. Local Regulation. 21100-21117
      • Article 4. Operation of Bicycles. 21200-21212
      • Article 5. Operation of Motorized Scooters. 21220-21235
      • Article 5. Operation of Low-speed Vehicles. 21250-21266
      • Article 6. Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices. 21280-21282
    • CHAPTER 2. Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings
      • Article 1. Erection and Maintenance. 21350-21376
      • Article 2. Official Traffic Control Devices. 21400-21401
      • Article 3. Offenses Relating to Traffic Devices. 21450-21468
    • CHAPTER 3. Driving, Overtaking, and Passing
      • Article 1. Driving on Right Side. 21650-21664
      • Article 2. Additional Driving Rules. 21700-21721
      • Article 3. Overtaking and Passing. 21750-21759
    • CHAPTER 4. Right-of-way. 21800-21809
    • CHAPTER 5. Pedestrians' Rights and Duties. 21949-21971
    • CHAPTER 6. Turning and Stopping and Turningsignals. 22100-22113
    • CHAPTER 7. Speed Laws
      • Article 1. Generally. 22348-22366
      • Article 2. Other Speed Laws. 22400-22413
    • CHAPTER 8. Special Stops Required. 22450-22456
    • CHAPTER 9. Stopping, Standing, and Parking. 22500-22526
    • CHAPTER 10. Removal of Parked and Abandoned Vehicles
      • Article 1. Authority to Remove Vehicles. 22650-22711
      • Article 2. Vehicle Disposition. 22850-22856
    • CHAPTER 11. Parking Lots. 22950-22953
    • CHAPTER 12. Public Offenses
      • Article 1. Driving Offenses. 23100-23135
      • Article 1.3. Offenses by Persons Under 21 Years of Age Involving Alcohol. 23136
      • Article 1.5. Juvenile Offenses Involving Alcohol. 23140
      • Article 2. Offenses Involving Alcohol and Drugs. 23152-23229.1
      • Article 4. Ignition Interlock Device. 23247-23249
      • Article 5. Alcohol and Drug Problem Assessment Program. 23249.50
    • CHAPTER 13. Vehicular Crossings and Toll Highways
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 23250-23255
      • Article 2. Towing on Vehicular Crossings. 23270-23273
      • Article 3. Tolls and other Charges. 23300-23303
      • Article 4. Special Traffic Regulations. 23330-23336
  • DIVISION 11.5. Sentencing for Driving While Under the Influence
    • CHAPTER 1. Court-imposed Penalties: Persons Less than 21years of Age
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 23500
      • Article 2. Penalties for a Violation of Section 23140. 23502
      • Article 3. Youthful Drunk Driver Visitation Program. 23509-23518.5
      • Article 4. Penalties for a Violation of Section 23152 or 23153. 23520-23521
    • CHAPTER 2. Court Penalties
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 23530
      • Article 2. Penalties for a Violation of Section 23152. 23536-23552
      • Article 3. Penalties for a Violation of Section 23153. 23554-23568
      • Article 4. Additional Punishments. 23572-23573
      • Article 5. Additional Penalties and Sanctions. 23575-23582
      • Article 6. Additional Court-imposed Orders and Directions. 23592-23597
      • Article 7. Alternative to Alcohol or Drug Education Program. 23598
    • CHAPTER 3. Probation. 23600-23602
    • CHAPTER 4. Procedures
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 23610-23614
      • Article 2. Prior and Separate Offenses. 23620-23626
      • Article 3. Defenses. 23630
      • Article 4. Dismissal on the Record. 23635
      • Article 5. Court Restrictions. 23640
      • Article 6. Alcohol Assessment. 23645-23650
      • Article 7. Presentence Investigation. 23655
      • Article 8. Surrender and Notification of License Restriction 23660-23662
      • Article 9. Delayed Suspensions and Revocations. 23665
      • Article 10. Conflict of Interest. 23670
      • Article 11. Operative Date. 23675
    • CHAPTER 5. Ignition Interlock Devices. 23700-23702
  • DIVISION 12. Equipment of Vehicles
    • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions. 24000-24018
    • CHAPTER 2. Lighting Equipment
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 24250-24255
      • Article 2. Headlamps and Auxiliary Lamps. 24400-24411
      • Article 3. Rear Lighting Equipment. 24600-24617
      • Article 4. Parking Lamps. 24800-24802
      • Article 5. Signal Lamps and Devices. 24950-24953
      • Article 6. Side and Fender Lighting Equipment. 25100-25110
      • Article 7. Flashing and Colored Lights. 25250-25282
      • Article 8. Warning Lights and Devices. 25300-25305
      • Article 9. Commercial and Common Carrier Vehicles. 25350-25353
      • Article 10. Diffused Lights. 25400-25401
      • Article 11. Acetylene Lamps. 25450-25452
      • Article 12. Reflectorizing Material. 25500
      • Article 13. Headlamps on Motorcycles and Motor-driven Cycles 25650-25651
      • Article 14. Vehicles Exempted. 25800-25806
      • Article 15. Light Restrictions and Mounting. 25950-25952
      • Article 16. Equipment Testing. 26100-26106
    • CHAPTER 3. Brakes
      • Article 1. Brake Requirements. 26301-26311
      • Article 2. Operation of Brakes. 26450-26458.5
      • Article 3. Airbrakes. 26502-26508
      • Article 4. Vacuum Brakes. 26520-26522
    • CHAPTER 4. Windshields and Mirrors. 26700-26712
    • CHAPTER 5. Other Equipment
      • Article 1. Horns, Sirens and Amplification Devices. 27000-27007
      • Article 2. Exhaust Systems. 27150-27159
      • Article 2.5. Noise Limits. 27200-27207
      • Article 3. Safety Belts and Inflatable Restraint Systems. 27302-27317
      • Article 3.3. Child Safety Belt and Passenger Restraint Requirements. 27360-27368
      • Article 3.5. Headsets and Earplugs. 27400
      • Article 4. Tires. 27450-27503
      • Article 5. Fenders, Ornaments, and Television. 27600-27607
      • Article 6. Tow Trucks. 27700
      • Article 7. Motorcycles. 27800-27803
      • Article 8. Signs. 27900-27910
      • Article 9. Refrigeration Equipment. 28000
      • Article 10. Odometers. 28050-28053
      • Article 11. Fire Extinguishers. 28060
      • Article 11.5. Bumpers. 28070-28071
      • Article 12. Camper Signaling Devices. 28080-28081
      • Article 13. Theft Alarm System. 28085
      • Article 14. Cellular Telephones. 28090
      • Article 15. Pilot Cars. 28100-28103
      • Article 16. Methanol or Ethanol Fueled Vehicles. 28110-28114
      • Article 17. Jamming Devices. 28150
  • DIVISION 13. Towing and Loading Equipment
    • CHAPTER 1. Towing Equipment. 29000-29009
    • CHAPTER 5. Transporting other Loads
      • Article 1. Hazardous Materials. 31301-31309
      • Article 2. Vehicles Transporting Workmen. 31400-31409
      • Article 7. Tank Containers. 31540
      • Article 8. Waste Tires. 31560
  • DIVISION 14. Transportation of Explosives. 31600-31620
  • DIVISION 14.1. Transportation of Hazardous Material
    • CHAPTER 1. Licensing. 32000-32004
    • CHAPTER 2. Notification of Routes. 32050-32053
  • DIVISION 14.3. Transportation of Inhalation Hazards. 32100-32109
  • DIVISION 14.5. Transportation of Radioactive Materials. 33000-33002
  • DIVISION 14.7. Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    • Article 1. Administration. 34000-34006
    • Article 2. Regulations. 34019-34024
    • Article 4. Enforcement. 34060-34064
    • Article 5. Violations. 34100
  • DIVISION 14.8. Safety Regulations. 34500-34520.5
  • DIVISION 14.85. Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act
    • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions and Definitions. 34600-34606
    • CHAPTER 2. Motor Carrier Permits. 34620-34624
    • CHAPTER 3. Insurance. 34630-34634
    • CHAPTER 4. Workers' Compensation. 34640
    • CHAPTER 6. Fines and Penalties. 34660-34672
  • DIVISION 14.9. Motor Vehicle Damage Control
    • CHAPTER 1. Short Title. 34700
    • CHAPTER 2. General Provisions and Definitions. 34710-34715
    • CHAPTER 3. Departmental Action. 34725
  • DIVISION 15. Size, Weight, and Load
    • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions. 35000-35003
    • CHAPTER 2. Width. 35100-35111
    • CHAPTER 3. Height. 35250-35252
    • CHAPTER 4. Length. 35400-35414
    • CHAPTER 5. Weight
      • Article 1. Axle Limits. 35550-35558
      • Article 1.5. Intermodal Weight Determination Program. 35580-35581
      • Article 2. Tire Limits. 35600-35601
      • Article 3. Limit Changes on State Highways. 35650-35655.6
      • Article 4. Local Authorities. 35700-35722
      • Article 5. Bridges and other Structures. 35750-35755
      • Article 6. Permits and Agreements. 35780-35796
  • DIVISION 16. Implements of Husbandry
    • CHAPTER 1. Definitions. 36000-36017
    • CHAPTER 2. Registration of Implements of Husbandry. 36100-36130
    • CHAPTER 3. Drivers' Licenses. 36300-36305
    • CHAPTER 4. Speed Laws. 36400
    • CHAPTER 5. Equipment of Implements of Husbandry. 36500-36520
    • CHAPTER 6. Size, Weight and Load of Implements of Husbandry. 36600-36627
    • CHAPTER 7. Other Requirements. 36700-36705
    • CHAPTER 8. General Provisions. 36800
  • DIVISION 16.5. Off-highway Vehicles
    • CHAPTER 1. General Provisions. 38000-38007
    • CHAPTER 2. Registration of Off-highway Vehicles; Original and Renewal of Identification; Issuance of Certificates of Ownership
      • Article 1. Motor Vehicles Subject to Identification. 38010-38030
      • Article 2. Original Identification. 38040-38060
      • Article 3. Evidences of Identification. 38070-38100
      • Article 4. Renewal of Identification. 38110-38135
      • Article 5. Refusal of Identification. 38145-38150
      • Article 6. Identification Plate or Device. 38160-38170
      • Article 7. Dismantling of Off-highway Motor Vehicles. 38180-38185
      • Article 8. Transfers of Title or Interest. 38195-38211
      • Article 9. Identification Fees. 38225-38265
    • CHAPTER 5. Off-highway Vehicle Operating Rules
      • Article 1. Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings. 38280-38302
      • Article 2. Operating Controls. 38304-38304.1
      • Article 3. Speed Laws. 38305-38310
      • Article 4. Turning and Starting. 38312-38314
      • Article 5. Reckless Driving. 38316-38318.5
      • Article 6. Littering and Environmental Protection. 38319-38321
    • CHAPTER 6. Equipment of Off-highway Vehicles
      • Article 1. General Provisions. 38325-38330
      • Article 2. Lighting Equipment. 38335-38346
      • Article 3. Brakes. 38355
      • Article 4. Equipment. 38365-38380
      • Article 5. Emission Control Equipment. 38390-38397
    • CHAPTER 7. All-terrain Vehicles. 38500-38506
  • DIVISION 16.7. Registration and Licensing of Bicycles. 39000-39011
  • DIVISION 17. Offenses and Prosecution
    • CHAPTER 1. Offenses
      • Article 1. Violation of Code. 40000.1-40008
      • Article 2. Procedure on Equipment and Registration Violations 40150-40152
      • Article 3. Procedure on Parking Violations. 40200-40230
      • Article 3.5. Procedure on Video Imaging of Parking Violations Occurring in Transit-only Lanes. 40240-40243
      • Article 3.6. Procedure on Photo Enforcement and Digital Photographing of Parking Violations During Street Sweeping. 40245-40249.5
      • Article 4. Procedure on Toll Evasion Violations. 40250-40273
    • CHAPTER 2. Procedure on Arrests
      • Article 1. Arrests. 40300-40313
      • Article 2. Release Upon Promise to Appear. 40500-40522
      • Article 3. Notice of Violation. 40600-40604
      • Article 4. Notice to Correct Violation. 40610-40618
    • CHAPTER 3. Illegal Evidence
      • Article 1. Prosecutions Under Code. 40800-40808
      • Article 2. Civil Actions. 40830-40834
    • CHAPTER 3.5. Evidence. 40900-40903
    • CHAPTER 4. Presumptions. 41100-41104
    • CHAPTER 5. Defenses. 41400-41403
    • CHAPTER 6. Nonprosecution of Violations. 41500-41501
    • CHAPTER 7. Arrest Quotas. 41600-41603
    • CHAPTER 8. Consolidated Disposition. 41610
  • DIVISION 18. Penalties and Disposition of Fees, Fines, and Forfeitures
    • CHAPTER 1. Penalties
      • Article 1. Public Offenses. 42000-42010
      • Article 2. Weight Violations. 42030-42032
    • CHAPTER 2. Disposition of Fees, Fines, and Forfeitures
      • Article 1. Fines and Forfeitures. 42200-42205
      • Article 2. Refund of Fees and Penalties. 42230-42235
    • CHAPTER 3. Motor Vehicle Account. 42270-42277

General Provisions.

Section 1

This act shall be known as the Vehicle Code.

Section 2

The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the same as existing provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall be construed as restatements and continuations thereof and not as new enactments.

Section 3

All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under the code repealed by this code, which offices are continued by this code, continue to hold them according to their former tenure.

Section 4

No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by the provisions of this code, but all procedure thereafter taken therein shall conform to the provisions of this code so far as possible.

Section 5

If any portion of this code is held unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of any other portion of this code.

Section 6

Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these general provisions and rules of construction shall govern the construction of this code.

Section 7

Division, chapter, and article headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of this code.

Section 8

Whenever, by the provisions of this code, a power is granted to a public officer or a duty imposed upon such an officer, the power may be exercised or the duty performed by a deputy of the officer or by a person authorized pursuant to law by the officer.

Section 9

Whenever any notice, report, statement, or record is required by this code, it shall be made in writing in the English language.

Section 10

Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law, such reference shall apply to all amendments and additions heretofore or hereafter made.

Section 11

"Section" means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned and "subdivision" means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned.

Section 12

The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present.

Section 13

The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.

Section 14

The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.