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Vehicle Code - VEH

DIVISION 7. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAWS [16000 - 16560]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Compulsory Financial Responsibility [16000 - 16078]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1409. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Accident Reports [16000 - 16005]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1409. )

  
16000.1.  

(a) For purposes of this division, a “reportable off-highway accident” means an accident that includes all of the following:

(1) Occurs off the street or highway.

(2) Involves a vehicle that is subject to registration under this code.

(3) Results in damages to the property of any one person in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or in bodily injury or in the death of any person.

(b) A “reportable off-highway accident” does not include any accident that occurs off-highway in which damage occurs only to the property of the driver or owner of the motor vehicle and no bodily injury or death of a person occurs.

(c) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.

(Repealed (in Sec. 30) and added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 451, Sec. 31. (SB 491) Effective January 1, 2016. Section operative January 1, 2017, by its own provisions.)