Article 2. Motorcycle Safety of California Vehicle Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.
(a) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the California
(b) "Fund" means the California Motorcyclist Safety Fund.
(c) "Program" means the motorcyclist safety program established in
A motorcyclist safety program is hereby established in the
Department of the California Highway Patrol, to be administered by
The commissioner may, through contracts with other public
agencies or with private entities, do all of the following:
(a) Provide financial or other support to projects aimed at
enhancing motorcycle operation and safety, including, but not limited
to, motorcyclist safety training programs. The motorcyclist safety
training programs shall comply with criteria which the commissioner,
in consultation with other state agencies and national motorcycle
safety organizations, may adopt to provide validated motorcyclist
safety training programs in the state.
(b) Sponsor and coordinate efforts aimed at increasing motorists'
awareness of motorcyclists.
(c) Sponsor research into effective communication techniques to
reach all highway users on matters of motorcyclist safety.
(d) Establish an advisory committee of persons from other state
and local agencies with an interest in motorcycle safety; persons
from the motorcycle industry; motorcycle safety organizations;
motorcycle enthusiast organizations; and others with an interest in
motorcycle safety, to assist in the establishment of a comprehensive
program of motorcycle safety.
(e) Adopt standards for course content, contact hours, curriculum,
instructor training and testing, and instructional quality control,
and setting forth a maximum amount for course fees for the novice
rider training course specified in subdivisions (g) and (i) of
(f) (1) Adopt standards for course content, contact hours,
curriculum, instructor training and testing, and instructional
quality control, for a premier motorcyclist safety training program.
Motorcycle safety training courses offered under a premier
motorcyclist safety training program shall meet all of the following
(A) Provide a core curriculum approved for the novice rider
training course specified in subdivision (e).
(B) Additional course requirements established by the
(2) On and after January 1, 2008, the commissioner shall not
impose a maximum amount for course fees for courses provided under
the premier motorcyclist safety training program.
(3) All administrative costs of a premier motorcyclist safety
training program shall be paid for by the provider, and none of the
costs shall be paid for by the state.
The commissioner shall not directly manage or provide program
services. Any program service financed under this article shall be
provided under contractual arrangements or grant funding. All public
agencies assisting or providing program services under this article
shall be fully reimbursed for their costs by the commissioner. The
commissioner shall monitor and evaluate any contracts or grants
executed pursuant to this article to ensure that the provisions of
the contracts or grants are adhered to by the recipients.
(a) The California Motorcyclist Safety Fund is hereby created
in the State Treasury. The money in the fund is available, when
appropriated by the Legislature, to fund programs established
pursuant to this article and to defray related costs incurred. Moneys
in the fund are and shall be held as trust funds for the exclusive
trust purposes specified in this article.
(b) The commissioner shall not in any way encumber moneys in the
fund beyond that amount which is actually available in the fund at
the time of encumbrance, and shall not in any manner pledge or
encumber future revenues to accrue to the fund from any source.
The Department of Motor Vehicles shall, in addition to other
fees, collect a fee of two dollars ($2) upon initial registration and
renewal of registration of every motorcycle subject to registration
fees. These additional fees shall be deposited in the fund.