California Vehicle Code Division 14.8 - Safety Regulations

  • Section 34500.
    The department shall regulate the safe operation of the following vehicles:(a) Motortrucks of three or more axles that are more than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle...
  • Section 34500.1.
    In addition to the duties imposed by Section 34500, the department shall regulate the safe operation of tour buses.(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1306, Sec.
  • Section 34500.2.
    No additional inspection shall be required under this division on any vehicle which is owned and operated by a public agency and is used for...
  • Section 34500.3.
    (a) The department shall adopt rules and regulations that are designed to promote the safe operation of vehicles, regarding cargo securement standards. The regulations adopted...
  • Section 34500.4.
    (a) Not later than July 1, 2017, the Department of the California Highway Patrol shall implement a program to conduct safety inspections of modified limousine...
  • Section 34500.5.
    For purposes of this division, the term commercial motor vehicle has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 15210, or any vehicle...
  • Section 34501.
    (a) (1) The department shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations that, in the judgment of the department, are designed to promote the safe operation of...
  • Section 34501.1.
    A manufacturer or distributor of wheelchair lifts for buses, schoolbuses, youth buses, and general public transit vehicles, regardless of capacity, shall, prior to the distribution...
  • Section 34501.2.
    (a) The regulations adopted under Section 34501 for vehicles engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce shall establish hours-of-service regulations for drivers of those vehicles that...
  • Section 34501.3.
    (a) No motor carrier shall schedule a run or permit or require the operation of any motor vehicle subject to this division between points within...
  • Section 34501.4.
    Any driver subject to the hours of service limitations and logbook requirements of this division, who is unable to produce upon request of a representative...
  • Section 34501.5.
    (a) The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations which, in the judgment of the department, are designed to promote...
  • Section 34501.6.
    The governing board of a local educational agency that provides for the transportation of pupils shall adopt procedures that limit the operation of schoolbuses when...
  • Section 34501.7.
    (a) Any rules or regulations adopted pursuant to Section 34501 for the construction, testing, or certification of wheelchair lifts for installation and use on buses...
  • Section 34501.8.
    (a) The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall inspect every general public paratransit vehicle, as defined in Section 336, at least once each year...
  • Section 34501.9.
    (a) Nothing in this division or the regulations adopted under this division is intended to, or shall, affect the rate of payment of wages, including,...
  • Section 34501.10. A.
    The employer of any person required to keep log books, records of physical examination, and other driver records as may be required by the Department...
  • Section 34501.12.
    (a) Vehicles and the operation thereof, subject to this section, are those described in subdivision (a), (b), (e), (f), (g), (j), or (k) of Section...
  • Section 34501.13.
    If the inspection of a carrier facility, maintenance facility, or terminal of any person who operates a schoolbus results in an unsatisfactory terminal rating by...
  • Section 34501.14.
    (a) Notwithstanding Section 34501.12, for purposes of this division, safety inspections of grape gondolas are governed by this section.(b) Every registered owner of a grape...
  • Section 34501.15.
    (a) The regulations adopted pursuant to Section 34501 shall require that any driver of a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 15210, be ordered...
  • Section 34501.16.
    (a) Every employer of a commercial driver shall provide information to that employee at the time of hiring and to all employed commercial drivers annually,...
  • Section 34501.17.
    (a) All paratransit vehicles shall be regularly and systematically inspected, maintained, and lubricated by the owner or operator in accordance with the manufacturer s recommendations,...
  • Section 34501.18.
    (a) Every motor carrier regularly employing more than 20 full-time drivers shall report to the department whenever it replaces more than half of its drivers...
  • Section 34502.
    In adopting rules and regulations, the Department of the California Highway Patrol shall consider as evidence of generally accepted safety standards the rules and regulations...
  • Section 34503.
    It is the legislative intention in enacting this division that the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of the California Highway Patrol pursuant to...
  • Section 34504.
    The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall enforce the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to Section 34501. Rules and regulations adopted pursuant to Section...
  • Section 34505.
    (a) Tour bus operators shall, in addition to the systematic inspection, maintenance, and lubrication services required of all motor carriers, require each tour bus to...
  • Section 34505.1.
    (a) Upon determining that a tour bus carrier or modified limousine carrier has either (1) failed to maintain any vehicle used in transportation for compensation...
  • Section 34505.5.
    (a) Every motor carrier operating any vehicle described in subdivision (a), (b), (e), (f), (g), (j), or (k) of Section 34500, except those vehicles exempted...
  • Section 34505.6.
    (a) Upon determining that a motor carrier of property who is operating any vehicle described in subdivision (a), (b), (e), (f), (g), (j), or (k)...
  • Section 34505.7.
    (a) Upon determining that a private carrier of passengers, as defined in Section 4001 of the Public Utilities Code, has either (1) failed to maintain...
  • Section 34505.9.
    (a) An ocean marine terminal that receives and dispatches intermodal chassis may conduct the intermodal roadability inspection program, as described in this section, in lieu...
  • Section 34505.10. A.
    Motor carriers who contract or subcontract transportation service for other motor carriers shall retain all required records relating to the dispatch of vehicles and drivers...
  • Section 34506.
    It is a misdemeanor to fail to comply with any rule or regulation adopted by the Department of the California Highway Patrol pursuant to Section...
  • Section 34506.3.
    Except as otherwise provided in this division, it is an infraction to fail to comply with any rule or regulation adopted by the department pursuant...
  • Section 34506.4.
    (a) Any member of the Department of the California Highway Patrol may remove from the highway and have placed in a storage facility, any vehicle...
  • Section 34506.5.
    (a) A farm labor vehicle is subject to forfeiture as a nuisance if it is driven on a highway in violation of subdivision (b) of...
  • Section 34507.
    To assist the department in enforcing this division, a vehicle that is subject to this division and to the jurisdiction, control, and regulation of the...
  • Section 34507.5.
    (a) A motor carrier, as defined in Section 408, a motor carrier of property, and a for-hire motor carrier of property, as defined in Section...
  • Section 34507.6.
    (a) Every operator of transportation service which is exempt from regulation as a charter-party carrier of passengers pursuant to subdivision (k) or (l) of Section...
  • Section 34508.
    The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall adopt and enforce rules and regulations relating to the equipment, maintenance, construction, design, color, and operation of...
  • Section 34509.
    Vanpool vehicles, as defined in Section 668, and vanpool vehicles when used for purposes other than traveling to and from a work location and transporting...
  • Section 34510.
    Persons operating vehicles, or combinations of vehicles, in the transportation of hazardous material and subject to this division, shall carry in the vehicle while en...
  • Section 34510.5.
    (a) (1) A broker of construction trucking services, as defined in Section 3322 of the Civil Code, shall not furnish construction transportation services to any...
  • Section 34511.
    Any violation of any provision of this division or regulation adopted pursuant thereto may be enjoined in a civil action brought by the Attorney General...
  • Section 34513.
    The department shall adopt rules and regulations relating to the equipment and maintenance of tour buses.(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1306, Sec. 19.)
  • Section 34514.
    (a) Beginning with the 1990 91 fiscal year, the department shall, upon appropriation of the requisite funds by the Legislature, annually conduct additional roadside vehicle...
  • Section 34515.
    (a) As used in this division and in regulations adopted pursuant to this division, maintenance facility or terminal means any place or places where a...
  • Section 34516.
    (a) No person shall use or arrange for the use of a refrigerated motor vehicle, tank truck, dry van, or other motor vehicle, to provide...
  • Section 34517.
    (a) With respect to a commercial motor vehicle from another country, a person shall not operate the vehicle outside the boundaries of a designated commercial...
  • Section 34518.
    (a) A foreign motor carrier or foreign private motor carrier required to have a certificate of registration issued by the United States Secretary of the...
  • Section 34520.
    (a) Motor carriers and drivers shall comply with the controlled substances and alcohol use, transportation, and testing requirements of the United States Secretary of Transportation...
  • Section 34520.3.
    (a) For the purposes of this section, a school transportation vehicle is a vehicle that is not a schoolbus, school pupil activity bus, or youth...
  • Section 34520.5.
    (a) All employers of drivers who operate paratransit vehicles, and the drivers of those vehicles, who are not otherwise required to participate in a testing...

Last modified: September 9, 2016