Today's Law As Amended


PDF |Add To My Favorites | print page

AB-554 Traffic control devices: flares.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 21350 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

21350.
 (a)  The Department of Transportation shall place and maintain, or cause to be placed and maintained, with respect to  for  highways under its jurisdiction, appropriate signs, signals, and other traffic control devices as required hereunder, and may place and maintain, or cause to be placed and maintained, such  appropriate signs, signals, or other traffic control devices as may be authorized hereunder, or as may be necessary properly  to properly  indicate and to carry out the provisions of this code, or to warn or guide traffic upon the highways. The Department of Transportation may, with the consent of the local authorities, also place and maintain, or cause to be placed and maintained, in or along city streets and county roads, appropriate signs, signals, and other traffic control devices, or may perform, or cause to be performed, such  other work on city streets and county roads, as may be necessary or desirable to control, or direct traffic, or to facilitate traffic flow, to or from or on state highways.
(b) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), or any other law, the Department of Transportation or persons contracting with the department for the construction, maintenance, or repair of a highway shall not use flares as a temporary traffic control device.
(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to the Department of the California Highway Patrol’s use of flares when cooperating with the Department of Transportation pursuant to Section 127 of the Streets and Highways Code.
(c) As used in this section, “flare” means a pyrotechnic device designed and intended by the manufacturer to be used as an emergency signaling device.