2007 California Vehicle Code Article 14. Vehicles Exempted

CA Codes (veh:25800-25806)

VEHICLE CODE

SECTION 25800-25806




25800.  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), shall not apply to special mobile equipment.  Such equipment
shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 24254, 25803, and
25950, and Article 12 (commencing with Section 25500) .



25801.  The provisions of Sections 24012, 24250, 24251, 24254, 24400
to 24404, inclusive, 24600 to 24604, inclusive, 24606 to 24610,
inclusive, Section 25950, and Articles 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), 12 (commencing with Section 25500), and 13
(commencing with Section 25650) and shall not apply to special
construction or maintenance equipment, nor to motortrucks equipped
with snow removal or sanding devices, but shall apply to motortrucks
and automobiles used independently of such equipment.
   The provisions of Section 25803 shall be applicable to such
equipment.



25802.  Sections 24002, 24005, 24012, 24250, 24251, 24400 to 24404,
inclusive, 24600 to 24604, inclusive, 24606 to 24610, inclusive,
Article 4 (commencing with Section 24800), Article 5 (commencing with
Section 24950), Article 6 (commencing with Section 25100), Article 9
(commencing with Section 25350), Article 11 (commencing with Section
25450), and Article 13 (commencing with Section 25650) of Chapter 2
of this division,  Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 26301), Chapter
4 (commencing with Section 26700), and Chapter 5 (commencing with
Section 27000) of this division, and Chapter 2 (commencing with
Section 29200), Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29800), Chapter 4
(commencing with Section 30800), and Chapter 5 (commencing with
Section 31301) of Division 13 do not apply to logging vehicles or any
vehicle of a type subject to registration under this code that is
not designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of persons
or property and that is operated or moved over a highway only
incidentally ; but any such vehicle shall be subject to Sections
2800, 2806, 24004, 25260, 25803, 25950, 25952, 26457, 27454, 27602,
31500, and 40150, and to Article 12 (commencing with Section 25500)
of Chapter 2 of this division.



25803.  (a) All vehicles not otherwise required to be equipped with
headlamps, rear lights, or reflectors by this chapter shall, if
operated on a highway during darkness, be equipped with a lamp
exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the
rear of the vehicle.  In addition, all of these vehicles operated
alone or as the first vehicle in a combination of vehicles, shall be
equipped with at least one lighted lamp exhibiting a white light
visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle.
   (b) A vehicle shall also be equipped with an amber reflector on
the front near the left side and a red reflector on the rear near the
left side. The reflectors shall be mounted on the vehicle not lower
than 16 inches nor higher than 60 inches above the ground and so
designed and maintained as to be visible during darkness from all
distances within 500 feet from the vehicle when directly in front of
a motor vehicle displaying lawful lighted headlamps undimmed.
   (c) In addition, if a vehicle described in subdivision (a) or the
load thereon has a total outside width in excess of 100 inches there
shall be displayed during darkness at the left outer extremity at
least one amber light visible under normal atmospheric conditions
from a distance of 500 feet to the front, sides, and rear.  At all
other times there shall be displayed at the left outer extremity a
solid red or fluorescent orange flag or cloth not less than 12 inches
square.



25804.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, original
lighting equipment installed on a vehicle manufactured prior to
January 1, 1946, need not meet the requirements established by the
department when the vehicle is used primarily for the purpose of
historical exhibition.



25805.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, a
forklift truck which is towed upon the highway at the end of a
combination of vehicles shall at all times be equipped with at least
one stop lamp mounted upon the rear of the vehicle and shall be
equipped with lamp-type turn signals.  Such vehicle shall, during the
hours of darkness, be equipped with at least one taillamp and one
red reflector mounted upon the rear of the vehicle and shall be
equipped with clearance lamps if the vehicle is 80 or more inches in
width.


25806.  Sections 24003 and 27002 shall not apply to the installation
of warning lamps and sirens on ambulances or firetrucks which are
used solely for demonstration purposes in the sales work of a
licensed dealer, distributor, or vehicle manufacturer and shall not
apply to ambulances or firetrucks being operated on a highway solely
for the purpose of delivery from the licensee to a purchaser.
Warning lamps shall be removed or covered with opaque material and
the siren controls disabled whenever the vehicle is upon a highway.

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