2005 California Vehicle Code Sections 23300-23303 Article 3. Tolls and Other ChargesVEHICLE CODE
23300. The Department of Transportation shall erect appropriate signs at each entrance to a vehicular crossing to notify traffic that it is entering upon a vehicular crossing. 23301. Every vehicle which enters into or upon any vehicular crossing immediately becomes liable for such tolls and other charges as may from time to time be prescribed by the California Transportation Commission. 23302. (a) It is unlawful for any person to refuse to pay tolls or other charges on any vehicular crossing or toll highway. It is prima facie evidence of a violation of this section for any person to enter upon any vehicular crossing without either lawful money of the United States in the person's immediate possession in an amount sufficient to pay the prescribed tolls or other charges due from that person or transponder or other electronic toll payment device associated with a valid Automatic Vehicle Identification account with a balance sufficient to pay those tolls. (b) For vehicular crossings and toll highways that uses electronic toll collection as the only method of paying tolls or other charges, it is prima facie evidence of a violation of this section for any person to enter the vehicular crossing or toll highway without a transponder or other electronic toll payment device associated with a valid Automatic Vehicle Identification account with a balance sufficient to pay those tolls. If a transponder or other electronic toll payment device is used to pay tolls or other charges due, the device shall be located in, or on the vehicle in a location so as to be visible for the purpose of enforcement at all times when the vehicle is located on the vehicular crossing or toll highway. Where required by the operator of a vehicular crossing or toll highway, this requirement applies even if the operator offers free travel or nontoll accounts to certain classes of users. 23302.5. (a) No person shall evade or attempt to evade the payment of tolls or other charges on any vehicular crossing or toll highway. (b) A violation of subdivision (a) is subject to civil penalties and is neither an infraction nor a public offense, as defined in Section 15 of the Penal Code. The enforcement of those civil penalties shall be governed by the civil administrative procedures set forth in Article 4 (commencing with Section 40250) of Chapter 1 of Division 17. 23303. The Department of Transportation shall have a lien and may enforce such lien, as provided in Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 3067) of Title 14 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, for all tolls and charges provided by this chapter.
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