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Vehicle Code - VEH


  ( Division 16.5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1816. )

CHAPTER 5. Off-Highway Vehicle Operating Rules [38280 - 38321]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093. )

ARTICLE 6. Littering and Environmental Protection [38319 - 38321]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093. )


No person shall operate, nor shall an owner permit the operation of, an off-highway motor vehicle in a manner likely to cause malicious or unnecessary damage to the land, wildlife, wildlife habitat or vegetative resources.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093.)


(a) No person shall throw or deposit, nor shall the registered owner or the driver, if such owner is not then present in the vehicle, aid or abet in the throwing or depositing, upon any area, public or private, any bottle, can, garbage, glass, nail, offal, paper, wire, any substance likely to injure or kill wild or domestic animal or plant life or damage traffic using such area, or any noisome, nauseous or offensive matter of any kind.

(b) No person shall place, deposit or dump, or cause to be placed, deposited or dumped, any rocks or dirt in or upon any area, public or private, without the consent of the property owner or public agency having jurisdiction over the area.

(c) Any person who violates this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50). No part of such fine shall be suspended. The court may permit the fine required by this section to be paid in installments if the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine in one lump sum.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 399. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)


(a) Any person who drops, dumps, deposits, places, or throws, or causes or permits to be dropped, dumped, deposited, placed, or thrown, upon any area, any material described in Section 38320, shall immediately remove the material or cause it to be removed.

(b) If such person fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the governmental agency responsible for the maintenance of the area, or the property owner of the land on which the material has been deposited, may remove such material and collect, by civil action, if necessary, the actual cost of the removal operation in addition to any other damages authorized by law from the person who did not comply with the requirements of this section.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093.)

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