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§ 1217.2. Charter Bus Passenger Safety Information.

13 CA ADC § 1217.2Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 13. Motor Vehicles (Refs & Annos)
Division 2. Department of the California Highway Patrol
Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety (Refs & Annos)
Article 3. General Driving Requirements
13 CCR § 1217.2
§ 1217.2. Charter Bus Passenger Safety Information.
(a) Prior to the beginning of any trip, the driver of every vehicle designed to carry 39 or more passengers, operated in charter bus transportation pursuant to Section 5363(b)(1) of the Public Utilities Code, shall instruct or play a video for all passengers on the safety equipment and emergency exits of the vehicle. The driver shall provide written or video instructions, or both, which include at least a demonstration of the location and operation of all exits, including emergency exits, and the requirement to wear a seatbelt, if available, and that not wearing a seatbelt is punishable by a fine.
(b) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “All passengers” includes every individual within the group of persons who, as part of a single cause and under a single contract, have acquired exclusive use of the vehicle to travel together.
(2) “Prior to the beginning of any trip” means immediately before the vehicle is first put in motion following the boarding of all passengers at the trip origin location. If at any time during the charter bus transportation, any passenger boards the vehicle for the purpose of transportation who has not received the instructions required by this section, the driver shall provide the required instructions to the passenger(s) prior to the vehicle again being placed in motion.
(3) “All exits” includes every window, door, roof exit, or other means by which any passenger could exit the vehicle.
(4) “Written instructions” means a clearly legible hard copy of not less than 8 1/2″ x 11″ made of durable material which resists deterioration from liquid or repeated handling, which includes all information required by this section. Information shall be presented in a format consisting of verbiage displayed in a minimum of 14 point font, universally recognized and easily understood symbols or drawings, or both. Verbiage included in the instructions shall be in plain English and may also incorporate instructions in other languages as necessary to accommodate passengers.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 2402, 34500.1, 34501 and 34505.8, Vehicle Code. Reference: Section 34505.8, Vehicle Code; and Section 5363, Public Utilities Code.
1. New section filed 12-20-2018; operative 12-20-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 51).
This database is current through 5/17/24 Register 2024, No. 20.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 13, § 1217.2, 13 CA ADC § 1217.2
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