2007 California Vehicle Code Article 1. General Provisions

CA Codes (veh:23250-23255)

VEHICLE CODE

SECTION 23250-23255




23250.  All of the provisions of this code not inconsistent with the
provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to vehicular
crossings and toll highways.  This chapter shall control over any
provision of this code inconsistent with this chapter.




23251.  (a) The Department of the California Highway Patrol shall
provide for proper and adequate policing of all toll highways and all
vehicular crossings to ensure the enforcement thereon of this code
and of any other law relating to the use and operation of vehicles
upon toll highways, highways or vehicular crossings, and of the rules
and regulations of the Department of Transportation in respect
thereto, and to cooperate with the Department of Transportation to
the end that vehicular crossings be operated at all times in a manner
as to carry traffic efficiently.  The authority of the Department of
the California Highway Patrol is exclusive except as to the
authority conferred by law upon the Department of Transportation in
respect to vehicular crossings.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a private operator of a toll
highway may make temporary arrangements, not to exceed 30 days, for
traffic law enforcement services with an agency that employs peace
officers as described in Section 830.1 of the Penal Code, if the
Department of the California Highway Patrol cannot fulfill its
responsibilities as described in this section, as determined by the
Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.
   (c) The services provided by the Department of the California
Highway Patrol for all toll highways that are operated by a private
entity shall be reimbursed pursuant to Section 30809.1 of the Streets
and Highways Code.  If the private operator of a toll highway and
the Department of the California Highway Patrol reach an impasse in
negotiating an agreement for reimbursement, the Secretary of the
Business, Transportation and Housing Agency shall assist in resolving
the impasse.



23252.  The chief of toll services, captains, lieutenants, and
sergeants employed by the Department of Transportation shall have the
powers and authority of peace officers as listed in Section 830.4 of
the Penal Code while so employed on any vehicular crossing or as may
be necessary to the performance of their duties while not upon such
vehicular crossing.  Captains, lieutenants, and sergeants so employed
shall wear, while on duty, a uniform which shall be distinctly
different from that of the California Highway Patrol, to be specified
by the Director of Transportation.



23253.  All persons in, or upon, any toll highway or vehicular
crossing shall at all times comply with any lawful order, signal, or
direction by voice or hand of any member of the California Highway
Patrol or an employee of the Department of Transportation who is a
peace officer.



23254.  A "vehicular crossing" is any toll bridge or toll highway
crossing and the approaches thereto, constructed or acquired by the
Department of Transportation under the provisions of the California
Toll Bridge Authority Act.


23255.  An "approach" is that portion of a state highway leading to
or from a toll bridge or toll highway crossing which lies between one
end of the bridge or crossing and the nearest intersection of a
highway with the state highway.  A ramp or other structure designed
exclusively for use in connection with a toll bridge or toll highway
crossing shall not be deemed an intersecting highway but is a part of
the approach.

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