Chapter 5. Equipment Of Implements Of Husbandry of California Vehicle Code >> Division 16. >> Chapter 5.
The provisions of Sections 24012, 24250, 24251, 24400 to
24404, inclusive, and Articles 3 (commencing with Section 24600), 4
(commencing with Section 24800), 5 (commencing with Section 24950), 6
(commencing with Section 25100), 9 (commencing with Section 25350),
11 (commencing with Section 25450), and 13 (commencing with Section
25650) of Chapter 2 of Division 12 shall not apply to implements of
husbandry. Such vehicles shall be subject to the provisions of
Sections 24254, 24615, 25803, and 25950, and Article 12 (commencing
with Section 25500) of Chapter 2 of Division 12.
Farm tractors as defined in Section 36015, and trailers
displaying an identification plate, as provided for in Section 36115
or 36130, when operated during darkness shall not be exempted from
the provisions of Sections 24400 and 25100.
After July 1, 1970, no new implement of husbandry designed
or intended by the manufacturer to be operated or moved at a speed
not in excess of 25 miles per hour shall be sold in this state unless
it is equipped by the manufacturer with a slow-moving vehicle emblem
as prescribed by Section 24615, and such an emblem shall thereafter
be displayed and maintained on such implement of husbandry while the
implement is able to be operated upon a public highway.
(a) An implement of husbandry, a farm vehicle, or any
vehicle escorting or towing an implement of husbandry or farm
vehicle, may display flashing amber warning lamps or flashing amber
(1) When the vehicle is required to display a "slow moving vehicle"
emblem as defined in Section 24615.
(2) When the width, length, height, or speed of the vehicle may
cause a hazard to other traffic on the highway.
(b) An implement of husbandry, a farm vehicle, or any vehicle
towing an implement of husbandry or farm vehicle, when the load upon
the vehicle exceeds 120 inches in width, shall display either:
(1) Flashing amber warning lamps.
(2) Flashing amber turn signals.
(3) During daylight hours, red flags, each of which shall be not
less than 16 inches square, mounted at the left and right outer
extremities of the vehicle or load whichever has the greater
Implements of husbandry are not subject to stopping distance
requirements contained in Section 26454, but if any such vehicle
cannot be stopped within 32 feet from an initial speed of 15 miles
per hour, it shall not be operated at a speed in excess of that
permitting a stop in 32 feet.
The provisions of Section 26700 relating to windshields
shall not apply to implements of husbandry.
The provisions of Section 26706 relating to windshield
wipers shall not apply to implements of husbandry.