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AB-1925 Vehicles: unsafe, unsecured load.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/24/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1925


Introduced by Assembly Member Choi

January 24, 2018


An act to add Section 1666.7 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1925, as introduced, Choi. Vehicles: unsafe, unsecured load.
Existing law requires the department to administer a written test of those persons seeking driver’s licenses or certificates of renewal. Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to include at least one question in at least 20% of the tests of an applicant’s knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Vehicle Code to verify, among other things, that the applicant has read and understands that the abandonment or dumping of any animal is a criminal offense that can create a severe traffic safety hazard.
This bill would require the department to include at least one question in at least 20% of the tests of an applicant’s knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the code to verify that the applicant has read and understands that driving with an unsafe, unsecured load is a violation of law and may create a severe traffic safety hazard for other motorists.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1666.7 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

1666.7.
 The department shall include, on a rotating basis, at least one question in at least 20 percent of the tests of an applicant’s knowledge and understanding of the provisions of this code, as administered pursuant to Section 12803 or 12814, to verify that the applicant has read and understands that driving with an unsafe, unsecured load, such as driving with ladders, buckets, and loose items in the back of a pickup truck, is a violation of law, including, but not limited to, Sections 23114, 23115, and 24002, and may create a severe traffic safety hazard for other motorists.