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  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1615. )

CHAPTER 7. Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Program [15200 - 15326]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1509, Sec. 9. )

ARTICLE 1. Intent [15200- 15200.]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1509, Sec. 9. )


It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this chapter, to adopt those standards required of drivers by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation, as set forth in the federal Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-159) and to reduce or prevent commercial motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and injuries by permitting drivers to hold only one license, disqualifying drivers for certain criminal offenses and serious traffic violations, and strengthening licensing and testing standards. This act is a remedial law and shall be liberally construed to promote the public health, safety and welfare. To the extent that this chapter conflicts with general driver licensing provisions, this chapter shall prevail. Where this chapter is silent, the general driver licensing provisions shall apply. It is the further intent of the Legislature that this program be fee supported, and that the department fully recoup its costs within four years of the program’s enactment.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 216, Sec. 3. (AB 2144) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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