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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 6. Carrier Requirements Farm Labor Vehicle Certification Stickers.   

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Two farm labor vehicle certification stickers issued by the department shall be displayed on each certified farm labor vehicle. The following provisions shall apply to farm labor vehicle certification stickers:

(a) Issuance and Display of Stickers. Farm labor vehicle certification stickers shall be issued in pairs to a specific vehicle and shall be affixed as follows to the front and rear of each certified farm labor vehicle at the time the inspection approval certificate is issued pursuant to Section 1231.

(1) Front. One farm labor vehicle certification sticker shall be displayed on the lower right-hand corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver.

(2) Rear. One farm labor vehicle certification sticker shall be displayed on the right side of the rear window of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a rear window, the sticker shall be displayed on the right side of the rear bumper.

(b) Removal of Farm Labor Vehicle Certification Stickers. Farm labor vehicle certification stickers shall be removed from any vehicle:

(1) before the vehicle is transferred into the possession of a new owner, is registered to a new owner, or is discarded or otherwise released from the ownership of the person or organization named on the vehicle inspection approval certificate issued pursuant to Section 1231.

(2) when the stickers are replaced by new stickers at the time of the next certification inspection by the department.

(c) Design of Stickers.

(1) Size and Content: The farm labor vehicle certification sticker shall be approximately 2.5 inches in height by 4 inches wide, and shall have the words "Certified Farm Labor Vehicle" superimposed over the California Highway Patrol shield. The month and year of issue shall be indicated by punch-outs (see figure 1). The last two digits of the year of expiration of the sticker shall be shown at the top of the sticker. Each sticker shall show the toll-free telephone number for reporting farm labor vehicle violations, and each pair of stickers shall have a unique serial number.

(2) Color. Each farm labor vehicle certification sticker shall be color-coded to denote the quarter of the calendar year in which it was issued and will expire as follows:

(A) Stickers issued in the first quarter shall be green.

(B) Stickers issued in the second quarter shall be yellow.

(C) Stickers issued in the third quarter shall be orange.

(D) Stickers issued in the fourth quarter shall be white.

(3) Month of Issue. The upper left and upper right-hand corners of the sticker shall be removed as follows to indicate the month of the quarter in which it was issued:

(A) During the first month of the quarter, the upper left-hand and upper right-hand corners shall be removed before the sticker is affixed.

(B) During the second month of the quarter, only the upper left-hand corner shall be removed before the sticker is affixed.

(C) During the third month of the quarter, no corners shall be removed.

(4) Specifications. Stickers shall be fabricated of durable material, and construction shall assure self destruction when any attempt is made to remove a sticker from its original application surface. Evidence of self-destruction must permanently alter the appearance of the sticker.

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(d) Modification of Stickers. No person other than an authorized employee of the department shall punch dates into or otherwise modify any farm labor vehicle certification sticker. A farm labor vehicle certification sticker which has been modified to indicate more than one issue date, or which has been otherwise tampered with is invalid and both stickers shall be removed from the vehicle.

(e) Transfer of Inspection Stickers or Certificates. No farm labor vehicle certification sticker, label, or vehicle inspection approval certificate issued by the department to a farm labor vehicle shall be transferred to another vehicle.

Authority cited:

Vehicle Code 31401.5

Reference:

Vehicle Code 31401

Vehicle Code 31401.5

(Added by Register 2001, No. 27.)