(a) Any traffic officer having reason to believe that a vehicle is not safely loaded
or that the height, width, length, or weight of a vehicle and load is unlawful may
require the driver to stop and submit to an inspection, measurement, or weighing of
the vehicle. The weighing may be done either by means of portable or stationary scales and the
officer may require that the vehicle be driven to the nearest scale facility, in the
event the scales are within five road miles.
(b) Selected inspection facilities and platform scales operated by the Department
of the California Highway Patrol may, at the discretion of the commissioner, be open
for extended hours, up to and including 24 hours every day. The primary purpose of the extended hours is to assist in the detection of overweight
vehicles. These inspection facilities and platform scales shall be located near primary border
route points of entry into the state and key routes within the state.
(c) An amount not to exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000) shall be available annually
from the Motor Vehicle Account in the State Transportation Fund, upon appropriation
by the Legislature, for the expanded operation of the scale facilities, as specified
in subdivision (b). It is the intent of the Legislature that the funds made available pursuant to this
subdivision shall be the only funds available for purposes of this section.
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