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Vehicle Code - VEH

DIVISION 1. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED [100 - 680]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )
  
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(a) A “motor vehicle” is a vehicle that is self-propelled.

(b) “Motor vehicle” does not include a self-propelled wheelchair, motorized tricycle, or motorized quadricycle, if operated by a person who, by reason of physical disability, is otherwise unable to move about as a pedestrian.

(c) For purposes of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 3000) of Division 2, “motor vehicle” includes a recreational vehicle as that term is defined in subdivision (a) of Section 18010 of the Health and Safety Code, but does not include a truck camper.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 404, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)