2023 California Code
Vehicle Code - VEH
CHAPTER 3 - Driving, Overtaking, and Passing
ARTICLE 2 - Additional Driving Rules
Section 21706.5.

Universal Citation: CA Veh Code § 21706.5 (2023)

21706.5. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Emergency incident zone” means an area on a freeway that is within 500 feet of, and in the direction of travel of, a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that has its emergency lights activated. Traffic in the opposite lanes of the freeway is not in an “emergency incident zone.”

(2) “Operate a vehicle in an unsafe manner” means operating a motor vehicle in violation of an act made unlawful under this division, except a violation of Section 21809.

(b) A person shall not operate a vehicle in an unsafe manner within an emergency incident zone.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 375, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2007.)

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