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Includes a valuable presentation of  Police Procedure: The Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confession Law along with a listing of sections affected by legislation during the latest legislative session. Purchases now include a mobile application.


The newest edition of the California Vehicle Code Handbook features a valuable presentation of Police Procedure: The Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confession Law. The publication also includes a listing of applicable sections affected by legislation during the latest session, along with an extensive index and table of contents for quick access to each area of the law.

Your purchase of the California Vehicle Code eBook, 2019 Edition now includes access to a mobile application that includes the following:

  • Fully searchable version of California Vehicle Code Handbook
  • Browse the table contents and quickly jump to a section of the code
  • Legal Changes
  • Blue Notes
  • Miranda warning

The latest legislative session affected more than 100 traffic laws. Highlights of changes to the Vehicle Code include:

  • Amends statutory law to comport with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota; repeals the imposition of criminal penalties for the refusal by a person to submit to or complete a blood test.
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles must include information regarding a person’s civil rights during a traffic stop, including the right to file a complaint against a peace officer, in the California Driver’s Handbook.



Highlights of the Recent Legislative Session

Sections Affected by Recent Legislation

California Legal Guidelines





General Provisions, §§ 1–95

1. Words and Phrases Defined, §§ 100–681

2. Administration, §§ 1500–3093

3. Registration of Vehicles and Certificates of Title, §§ 4000–9839

3.5 Registration and Transfer of Vessels, §§ 9840–9928

3.6. Vehicle Sales, §§ 9950–9993

4. Special Antitheft Laws, §§ 10500–10905

5. Occupational Licensing and Business Regulations, §§ 11100–12499

6. Drivers’ Licenses, §§ 12500–15326

6.5. Motor Vehicle Transactions with Minors, §§ 15500, 15501

6.7. Unattended Child in Motor Vehicle Safety Act, §§ 15600–15632

7. Financial Responsibility Law, §§ 16000–16560

9. Civil Liability, §§ 17000–17714

10. Accidents and Accident Reports, §§ 20000–20999

11. Rules of the Road, §§ 21000–23343

11.5. Sentencing for Driving While Under the Influence, §§ 23500–23702

12. Equipment of Vehicles, §§ 24000–28511

13. Towing and Loading Equipment, §§ 29000–31560

14. Transportation of Explosives, §§ 31600–31620

14.1. Transportation of Hazardous Material, §§ 32000–32053

14.3. Transportation of Inhalation Hazards, §§ 32100–32109

14.5. Transportation of Radioactive Materials, §§ 33000–33002

14.7. Flammable and Combustible Liquids, §§ 34000–34499

14.8. Safety Regulations, §§ 34500–34520.5

14.85. Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act, §§ 34600–34672

14.9. Motor Vehicle Damage Control, §§ 34700–34725

15. Size, Weight and Load, §§ 35000–35908

16 Implements of Husbandry, §§ 36000–36800

16.5. Off–Highway Vehicles, §§ 38000–38604

16.6. Autonomous Vehicles, §§ 38750, 38755

16.7. Registration and Licensing of Bicycles, §§ 39000–39013

16.8. Licensing of Bicycles [Repealed]

17. Offenses and Prosecution, §§ 40000.1–41610

18. Penalties and Disposition of Fees, Fines, and Forfeitures, §§ 42000–42277





Business and Professions Code

Education Code

Fish and Game Code

Food and Agricultural Code

Government Code

Harbors and Navigation Code

Health and Safety Code

Insurance Code

Labor Code

Public Resources Code

Public Utilities Code

Revenue and Taxation Code

Streets and Highways Code





List of Violations of the California Vehicle Code