Article 3. Powers And Duties of California Vehicle Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 3.
(a) The commissioner shall administer Chapter 4 (commencing
with Section 10850) of Division 4, Article 3 (commencing with Section
17300) of Chapter 1 of Division 9, Division 10 (commencing with
Section 20000), Division 11 (commencing with Section 21000) except
Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 22950), Division 12 (commencing
with Section 24000), Division 13 (commencing with Section 29000),
Division 14 (commencing with Section 31600), Division 14.1
(commencing with Section 32000), Division 14.5 (commencing with
Section 33000), Division 14.7 (commencing with Section 34000),
Division 14.8 (commencing with Section 34500), Division 15
(commencing with Section 35000), Division 16 (commencing with Section
36000) except Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 36100) and Chapter
3 (commencing with Section 36300), and Division 16.5 (commencing with
Section 38000) except Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 38010).
(b) The commissioner shall enforce all laws regulating the
operation of vehicles and the use of the highways except that, on
ways or places to which Section 592 makes reference, the commissioner
shall not be required to provide patrol or enforce any provisions of
this code other than those provisions applicable to private
(c) The commissioner shall not be required to provide patrol for
or enforce Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000).
(d) The commissioner shall have full responsibility and primary
jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the laws, and
for the investigation of traffic accidents, on all toll highways and
state highways constructed as freeways, including transit-related
facilities located on or along the rights-of-way of those toll
highways or freeways, except facilities of the San Francisco Bay Area
Rapid Transit District. However, city police officers while engaged
primarily in general law enforcement duties may incidentally enforce
state and local traffic laws and ordinances on toll highways and
state freeways within incorporated areas of the state. In any city
having either a population in excess of 2,000,000 or an area of more
than 300 square miles, city police officers shall have full
responsibility and primary jurisdiction for the administration and
enforcement of those laws and ordinances, unless the city council of
the city by resolution requests administration and enforcement of
those laws by the commissioner.
(e) The commissioner shall have full responsibility and primary
jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the laws, and
for the investigation of traffic accidents, on all highways within a
city and county with a population of less than 25,000, if, at the
time the city and county government is established, the county
contains no municipal corporations.
(f) The commissioner may enter into any interagency agreement with
the State Board of Equalization for the purpose of enforcement of
statutes requiring commercial vehicles from foreign jurisdictions to
have a diesel fuel tax permit and to make payments to the board as
(g) The commissioner shall assume those duties and
responsibilities of providing protection to state property and
employees actually being performed by the California State Police
Division on and before July 11, 1995.
(h) The commissioner may provide for the physical security of any
current or former constitutional officer of the state and current or
former legislator of the state.
(i) Upon request of the Chief Justice of the California Supreme
Court, the commissioner may provide appropriate protective services
to any current or former member of the State Court of Appeal or the
California Supreme Court.
The commissioner shall enforce all laws regulating the
operation of vehicles on, and the use of any portion of, State
Highway Route 1 in the City of Malibu, if requested by the city, and
if a contract is entered into between the state and the city. The
contract shall require that an amount be paid to the commissioner
that is equal to the costs incurred by the department for services
provided under the contract.
(a) The commissioner may enforce all laws regulating the
operation of vehicles and on, and the use of, any portion of any
expressway in the County of Santa Clara, if requested by a city or
the county with respect to the portion of the highway within that
city or county and if a contract is entered into between the state
and that city or the county or any combination thereof.
(b) The contract shall require affected cities or the County of
Santa Clara, or both, as the case may be, to pay to the commissioner,
for deposit in the Motor Vehicle Account in the State Transportation
Fund, an amount that is equal to the costs incurred by the
department for services provided under the contract.
The commissioner shall make adequate provision for patrol of
the highways at all times of the day and night.
The commissioner may enforce those provisions relating to
the transportation of hazardous waste found in Article 6 (commencing
with Section 25160), Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 25167.1),
and Article 8 (commencing with Section 25180), of Chapter 6.5 of
Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, pursuant to subdivision
(d) of Section 25180 of the Health and Safety Code and the provisions
relating to the transportation of medical waste found in Chapter 6
(commencing with Section 118000) of, and Chapter 10 (commencing with
Section 118325) of, Part 14 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety
The commissioner may make and enforce such rules and
regulations as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the
department. Rules and regulations shall be adopted, amended, or
repealed in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act,
commencing with Section 11370 of the Government Code.
(a) The commissioner may adopt and enforce regulations and
standards with respect to fuel containers and fuel systems on
vehicles using compressed or liquefied natural gas and liquefied
petroleum gas used in conjunction with a propulsion system certified
by the State Air Resources Board as producing as few or fewer
emissions as a State Air Resources Board approved system using
compressed or liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas and
with respect to the operation of vehicles using any of those fuels to
ensure the safety of the equipment and vehicles and of persons and
property using the highways.
(b) The commissioner may also adopt and enforce regulations and
standards with respect to fuel containers and fuel systems on
vehicles using compressed or liquefied hydrogen gas or liquid fuels
that generate hydrogen gas.
(c) All motor vehicles with compressed natural gas fuel systems
used for propulsion shall comply either with the regulations adopted
pursuant to subdivision (a) or with National Fire Protection
Administration Standard NFPA 52, "Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Vehicular Fuel Systems" in effect at the time of manufacture, until
standards for those fuel systems have been incorporated into the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards by the United States
Department of Transportation. Whenever those Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards include requirements for gaseous fuel systems, all
motor vehicles with gaseous fuel systems which are manufactured after
the effective date of those requirements shall comply with those
(d) It is an infraction for any person to operate any motor
vehicle in violation of any provision of a regulation adopted
pursuant to this section.
(e) The operator of every facility for filling portable liquefied
natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas containers having a capacity
of four pounds or more but not more than 200 pounds of gas shall post
in a conspicuous place the regulations applicable to that filling
The commissioner shall adopt the definitions designated by
the United States Department of Transportation under Title 49
(commencing with Section 1801) of the United States Code and Title 49
(commencing with Section 107) of the Code of Federal Regulations
relating to hazardous materials, substances, or wastes, including,
but not limited to, definitions relating to any radioactive material,
poison, flammable gas, nonflammable gas, flammable liquid, oxidizer,
flammable solid, corrosive material (liquid or solid), irritating
materials, combustible liquids, explosives, blasting agents,
etiologic agents, organic peroxides, hazardous wastes, and other
regulated materials of classes A, B, C, D and E.
The commissioner may create highway patrol districts for the
efficient administration and enforcement of this code and the laws
respecting the use of highways. He may establish branch offices
wherever he may deem necessary.
The commissioner, or a designated representative, may enter
into reciprocal operational agreements with authorized
representatives of the Oregon State Police, the Nevada Department of
Motor Vehicles and Public Safety, and the Arizona Department of
Public Safety to promote expeditious and effective law enforcement
service to the public, and assistance between the members of the
California Highway Patrol and those agencies, in areas adjacent to
the borders of this state and each of the adjoining states pursuant
to Section 830.39 of the Penal Code. The reciprocal operational
agreement shall be in writing and may cover the reciprocal exchange
of law enforcement services, resources, facilities, and any other
necessary and proper matters between the Department of the California
Highway Patrol and the respective agency. Any agreement shall
specify the involved departments, divisions, or units of the
agencies, the duration and purpose of the agreement, the
responsibility for damages, the method of financing any joint or
cooperative undertaking, and the methods to be employed to terminate
an agreement. The commissioner may establish operational procedures
in implementation of any reciprocal operational agreement that are
necessary to achieve the purposes of the agreement.
The commissioner shall establish, in counties having
charters, except in counties of the first or second class,
headquarters or substations for the efficient performance of the
duties of the department, and he may establish, in such other
localities as he deems most suitable, such headquarters or
The department shall obtain a vehicle suitable for
registration and commerical safety inspections at border crossings
The commissioner may purchase or lease such real estate and
erect such buildings as the department or any of its divisions
require, subject to the approval of the Department of General
The commissioner may provide that any highway patrol vehicle
shall be equipped with a stretcher and emergency first aid equipment
for use in transporting injured persons.
The department shall prepare and on request supply to police
departments, coroners, sheriffs, and other suitable agencies or
individuals, forms for accident reports required under this code,
which reports shall call for sufficiently detailed information to
disclose with reference to a traffic accident the cause, conditions
then existing, and the persons and vehicles involved.
The department shall tabulate and may analyze all accident
reports and publish annually or at more frequent intervals
statistical information based thereon as to the number and location
of traffic accidents, as well as other information relating to
traffic accident prevention. Based upon its findings after such
analysis, the department may conduct further necessary detailed
research to more fully determine the cause and control of highway
accidents. It may further conduct experimental field tests within
areas of the State to prove the practicability of various ideas
advanced in traffic control and accident prevention.
All members of the California Highway Patrol have the powers
of a peace officer as provided in Section 830.2 of the Penal Code.
Members of the California Highway Patrol are authorized to
direct traffic according to law, and, in the event of a fire or other
emergency, or to expedite traffic or insure safety, may direct
traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of
(a) The department may contract with a person or
governmental entity that is conducting a special event which will
impose extraordinary traffic control requirements at and near the
site of the special event to provide supplemental patrol services to
coordinate and direct traffic at and near the special event site. A
contract entered into pursuant to this section shall include
provisions for reimbursement to the department, and may include a
requirement for the posting of a bond, for the cost of providing the
supplemental patrol services, as determined by the commissioner.
(b) The patrol services, if any, provided under this section shall
be rendered by officers of the department.
(c) Contract patrol services authorized under this section shall
not reduce the normal and regular services of the department.
(d) Any contract fees received by the department pursuant to a
contract under this section shall be deposited in the Motor Vehicle
Account in the State Transportation Fund.
Members of the California Highway Patrol are authorized to
serve all warrants relating to the enforcement of this code.
All members of the California Highway Patrol may investigate
accidents resulting in personal injuries or death and gather evidence
for the purpose of prosecuting the person or persons guilty of any
violation of the law contributing to the happening of such accident.
(a) The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol is
designated as the Statewide Vehicle Theft Investigation and
Apprehension Coordinator. The commissioner may establish vehicle
theft prevention, investigation, and apprehension programs. The
commissioner may assist local, state, and federal law enforcement
agencies by coordinating multijurisdictional vehicle theft
investigations and may establish programs to improve the ability of
law enforcement to combat vehicle theft.
(b) The Department of the California Highway Patrol may retain
license plate data captured by a license plate reader (LPR) for no
more than 60 days, except in circumstances when the data is being
used as evidence or for all felonies being investigated, including,
but not limited to, auto theft, homicides, kidnaping, burglaries,
elder and juvenile abductions, Amber Alerts, and Blue Alerts.
(c) The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall not sell
LPR data for any purpose and shall not make the data available to an
agency that is not a law enforcement agency or an individual who is
not a law enforcement officer. The data may be used by a law
enforcement agency only for purposes of locating vehicles or persons
when either are reasonably suspected of being involved in the
commission of a public offense.
(d) The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall monitor
internal use of the LPR data to prevent unauthorized use.
(e) The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall, as a
part of the annual automobile theft report submitted to the
Legislature pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 10901, report the
LPR practices and usage, including the number of LPR data
disclosures, a record of the agencies to which data was disclosed and
for what purpose, and any changes in policy that affect privacy
When lost, stolen, abandoned or otherwise unclaimed property,
except vehicles subject to registration under this code, comes into
possession of the department, the department may hold or store the
same with some responsible person until it is claimed and all just
and reasonable charges for saving and storage thereof have been paid.
(a) If the owner or other person entitled to the possession
thereof fails to claim the property within six months and pay the
charges, the department may sell it to the highest bidder at public
auction at the place where the same may be held or stored, having
first caused notice of sale to be given at least five days before the
time fixed therefor, by publication once in a newspaper of general
circulation published in the county where the sale is to be held.
(b) Any excess in the proceeds of the sale after paying such
charges and expenses of sale including but not limited to the costs
of advertising and a fee of not exceeding ten dollars ($10) to be
charged by the department for making the sale shall be deposited in
the State Treasury in the special deposit fund as money remaining
unclaimed in the hands of the department.
(c) On payment of the price bid for the property sold, the
delivery of the property with the commissioner's bill of sale vests
title in the purchaser.
(d) In any case where there is no bid offered for the property, or
if the highest bid offered does not exceed the charges for saving,
holding, and storage and the expenses of sale, the same shall become
the property of the department as compensation for expenses incurred.
(a) The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol may
issue authorized emergency vehicle permits only for the following
vehicles, and then only upon a finding in each case that the vehicle
is used in responding to emergency calls for fire or law enforcement
or for the immediate preservation of life or property or for the
apprehension of law violators:
(1) Any vehicle maintained in whole or in part by the state, a
county or a city and privately owned and operated by a marshal,
deputy marshal, or person who is a member of, and who receives salary
from, and is regularly employed by, a police department or sheriff's
department, provided the state, county or city does not furnish to
that person a publicly owned authorized emergency vehicle.
(2) Any vehicle owned and operated by a public utility, used
primarily to accomplish emergency repairs to utility facilities or
used primarily by railroad police officers, who are commissioned by
the Governor, in the performance of their duties.
(3) Firefighting or rescue equipment designed and operated
exclusively as such.
(4) Any vehicle operated by the chief, assistant chief, or one
other uniformed person designated by the chief of a fire department
organized as provided in the Health and Safety Code or the Government
Code or pursuant to special act of the Legislature.
(5) Any vehicle of an air pollution control district used to
enforce provisions of law relating to air pollution from motor
(6) Any vehicle operated by the chief of any fire department
established on any base of the armed forces of the United States.
(7) Any vehicle owned and operated by any fire company organized
pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 14825) of the Health and
(8) Privately owned ambulances licensed pursuant to Chapter 2.5
(commencing with Section 2500).
(9) Vehicles other than privately owned ambulances used by
privately owned ambulance operators exclusively to transport medical
supplies, lifesaving equipment, or personnel to the scene of an
emergency when a request for medical supplies, lifesaving equipment,
or personnel has been made by any person or public agency responsible
for providing emergency medical transportation. These vehicles shall
display a sign or lettering not less than two and one-half inches in
height, in a color providing a sharp contrast to its background, on
each side showing the name of the ambulance operator.
(10) Any vehicle owned and operated by an office or department of
a city, county, or district which is designated by an ordinance
adopted by the governing body of that local agency as a hazardous
materials response team vehicle for response to hazardous materials
(b) The commissioner may adopt and enforce regulations to
implement this section.
(c) Violation of any regulation adopted by the commissioner
pursuant to this section is a misdemeanor.
(a) The commissioner may suspend or revoke any permit issued
for an authorized emergency vehicle under the following conditions:
(1) The vehicle is operated in violation of any of the provisions
of this code.
(2) The vehicle is operated in violation of the rules and
regulations relating to authorized emergency vehicles as promulgated
by the commissioner.
(3) The vehicle is not equipped as required by this code.
(b) The permittee of any authorized emergency vehicle whose permit
has been suspended or revoked shall be entitled, upon request, to a
hearing in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500)
of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c) When any authorized emergency vehicle permit has been
suspended or revoked under provisions of this section, any additional
authorized emergency vehicle permit issued in the name of the
permittee may be likewise suspended or revoked.
The department shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations
to ensure that all foreign commercial vehicles entering into, and
operating within, this state meet those standards already in effect
for other commercial vehicles and shall address, but not be limited
to, the following concerns:
(a) Vehicle maintenance.
(b) Maximum hours of service for drivers.
(d) Enforcement of criminal, civil, and administrative actions,
including, but not limited to, impoundment of vehicles for second or
subsequent violations of rules and regulations adopted under this
For purposes of enforcing the provisions of Section 2418,
the department and the State Air Resources Board shall, to the
maximum extent possible, conduct vehicle safety and emissions
inspections at the California-Mexican border crossings. Inspections
shall be conducted at the Otay Mesa and Calexico commercial vehicle
inspection facilities operated by the department and at other random
roadside locations as determined by the department, in consultation
with the board. Inspections for safety and emissions shall be
consistent with the inspection procedures specified in Title 13
(commencing with Section 2175) of the California Code of Regulations
as they pertain to vehicle inspections.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every
emergency ambulance that is operated within this state by any public
or private agency, including, but not limited to, any emergency
ambulance that is operated by the State of California, any charter or
general law city or county, or any district, shall be equipped at
all times with a resuscitator.
(b) For purposes of this section "emergency ambulance" means a
vehicle that is designed or intended to be used in providing
emergency transportation of wounded, injured, sick, disabled, or
incapacitated human beings.
(c) For the purposes of this section, a "resuscitator" means a
device that adequately, effectively and safely restores breathing,
including, but not limited to, a portable hand-operated,
self-refilling bag-valve mask unit for inflation of the lungs with
either air or oxygen. The resuscitator shall not have any straps that
could be used to attach the resuscitator to the human head.
(a) Any member of the California Highway Patrol may give
flares to any person as replacement for flares used by such person to
warn traffic of an accident or other hazardous condition on a
highway, provided such person was not required by law to give such
warning, or was not involved in the accident or the creation of the
hazardous condition. The officer shall not replace such flares unless
he is reasonably satisfied that such person in fact placed the
flares for which replacement is requested.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the person
requesting replacement of flares shall not be required to file any
claim for such flares.
Upon request of the California Highway Patrol, manufacturers
of motorcycles shall furnish a certification of gross brake
horsepower to the department. If any manufacturer of motorcycles
fails to comply with such request within 30 days from the date such
request has been deposited in the mail, then and in that event no
dealer shall sell or offer for sale the particular make and model of
motocycle for which the certification was requested.
(a) The department may enter into a contract to conduct an
inspection of vehicles that are subject to Section 500.100 of Title
29 of the Code of Federal Regulations and issue the vehicle
inspection sticker authorized under subdivision (b) of that section
to qualified vehicles.
(b) Any contract entered into under subdivision (a) shall provide
that the amount to be paid to the department shall be equal to the
costs incurred by the department for services provided under the
Notwithstanding Section 11032 of the Government Code, the
commissioner may approve the out-of-state travel within the United
States of members of the California Highway Patrol, in numbers the
commissioner deems appropriate, to attend out-of-state funerals of
law enforcement officers or to attend out-of-state events related to
the funerals of law enforcement officers, including the National
Peace Officers Memorial. Reimbursement for actual and necessary
traveling expenses shall be allowed for members of the California
Highway Patrol approved to travel out of state pursuant to this
section up to a maximum aggregate amount of forty thousand dollars
($40,000) in any fiscal year.
(a) When any Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies has
imposed additional fees on vehicles pursuant to Section 2555 of the
Streets and Highways Code, the authority may contract with the
department or a private or public entity to handle calls originating
from the authority's motorist aid call box system.
(b) (1) If the contract is with the department, its terms shall
comply with the requirements specified in paragraph (2) for the
system on the portions of the California Freeway and Expressway
System and on county roads in rural, unincorporated areas of the
county and on state highway routes that connect segments of these
systems, if they are located within the county in which the authority
is established and the Department of the California Highway Patrol
has law enforcement responsibility over them.
(2) The contract shall contain guidelines, as jointly agreed to
between the authority and the department, following consultation with
the authority, for services to be provided, including, but not
limited to, reporting requirements, immediate transfer of emergency
calls and traffic management information to the department, computer
interface capability with the department, performance standards, and
coordination with the eligible tow service providers.
(c) If the contract is with a private or public entity, the
authority shall ensure that the specifications in the "CHP/Cal Trans
Call Box and Motorist Aid Guidelines" are met and coordinate with the
department to determine which calls will be transferred to it for
response. The authority shall reimburse the department for all costs
incurred under this subdivision in accordance with the "CHP/Cal Trans
Call Box and Motorist Aid Guidelines." If an authority has a
contract with a private or public entity having a commencement date
of July 1, 2003, or prior, the performance standards of those
contracts shall remain in effect until modifications are made to the
applicable sections of the statewide guidelines.
(d) The authority may contract with the Department of the
California Highway Patrol to perform duties as mutually agreed by the
The department shall determine and implement the basic level
of emergency medical dispatcher training for dispatchers employed by
the department based on guidelines developed by the California
Emergency Medical Services Authority with the concurrence of the
department. Implementation shall commence not later than January 1,
1987. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the commissioner may adopt a
higher level of training for department dispatchers where
The department shall report to the Legislature on progress in the
implementation of an emergency medical dispatch training program not
later than January 1, 1988.
In approving the additional instruction and training required
under subdivision (b) of Section 680, the department shall consider
the requirements of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 40080) of Part
23.5 of the Education Code, as those provisions relate to
instruction and training requirements for schoolbus drivers and
school pupil activity bus drivers.
(a) The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol may
enter into agreements with providers of towing, emergency road, and
storage services for the purpose of determining which providers shall
be summoned by the department when those services are necessary for
public assistance or to carry out the duties and responsibilities of
the department. Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code shall not apply to
the agreements. The department shall confer with the towing industry,
as necessary, to reach agreements mutually beneficial to the public,
the towing industry, and the department.
(b) This section does not prohibit a member of the public from
selecting any vehicle towing, emergency road service, or storage
provider, except when towing or storage is ordered by a member of the
department under the provisions of law.
(c) These agreements shall be implemented in cooperation with
representatives of the towing industry, and shall include, but not be
limited to, the following subjects: liability insurance
requirements, towing, emergency road service, and storage fees,
inspection of business and storage facilities and equipment,
recordkeeping, minimum equipment requirements, and the establishment
of tow districts.
(d) Failure of a towing, emergency road service, or storage
provider to comply with the provisions of the agreement may result in
the suspension or termination of the agreement. In the event of
suspension or termination of the agreement, and at the request of the
towing, emergency road service, or storage provider, the department
shall provide a hearing and appeal process to the provider.
(e) Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of
Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code does not apply to the
hearing and appeal process specified in subdivision (d).
The department shall prepare a one-page information sheet
describing its Designated Driver Program. The sheet shall include
information concerning the person or entity an alcoholic beverage
licensee may contact for assistance in establishing a Designated
Whenever the department submits the fingerprints of an
applicant for a license or certificate to the Department of Justice,
and is required to pay a fee pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section
11105 of the Penal Code, the department, without the necessity of
adopting regulations, shall charge the applicant a fee sufficient to
reimburse the department for that fee.
(a) The Department of the California Highway Patrol may fix
the cost or pro rata share, or, in its discretion, an amount it
considers equivalent to the cost or pro rata share, and collect from
each state agency in advance or upon any other basis that it may
determine the cost of providing protective services for state
employees and property.
(b) Payments for services provided shall be made by direct
transfer as described in Section 11255 of the Government Code. All
money received by the department pursuant to this section shall be
deposited in the Protective Services Fund, which is hereby created.
When appropriated by the Legislature, funds in the Protective
Services Fund shall be used by the department to fulfill those
responsibilities set forth in subdivisions (g), (h), and (i) of
(c) If a state agency refuses to pay the charges fixed by the
Department of the California Highway Patrol for security services
rendered, the department may file a claim for those charges against
any appropriations made for the support or maintenance of all or any
part of the work and affairs of the state agency. The Controller
shall draw his or her warrant in accordance with law upon the claim
in favor of the Department of the California Highway Patrol.
The department shall develop an "800" telephone number system
to facilitate public reporting of violations of Article 2
(commencing with Section 31400) of Chapter 5 of Division 13. The
department shall include in the department's "El Protector Program"
public outreach activities that publicize the "800" telephone number
(a) The commissioner shall appoint a committee of 12
members to develop a public awareness and outreach campaign to
educate manufacturers, sellers, and owners of house cars, as
described in subdivision (b) of Section 12804.10, regarding locations
where those vehicles may be legally operated within the state. The
committee shall consist of the commissioner, two members representing
owners or operators of house cars, and one representative from each
of the following:
(1) The Department of Transportation.
(2) The Department of Motor Vehicles.
(3) The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.
(4) The California Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association.
(5) The National Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association.
(6) The Family Motor Coach Association.
(7) The Good Sam Club.
(8) The recreational vehicle manufacturing industry.
(9) The California Travel Parks Association.
(b) The committee shall develop a driver education safety video
for operators of house cars. The video, as well as a map of the
approved highways on which those vehicles may operate, shall be made
available to dealers of house cars. The committee shall encourage
dealers to make copies of the video and map available to purchasers
of those vehicles. The video shall be produced at no cost to the
(c) Committee members shall serve at the pleasure of the
commissioner and without compensation.
The department, in cooperation with county and local farm
bureaus, shall provide a program to educate growers and farmers and
farm labor vehicle owners and drivers regarding farm labor vehicle
certification requirements, including, but not limited to,
certification requirements for farm labor vehicle drivers.