Always make sure that your ticket has a code written on it that MAKES SENSE,
based on this CVC code (if you are in California), or other applicable code.
If not, you stand a very good chance of having ticket dismissed on technical
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Table of Contents for Chapter 9 of Division 11 of the California Vehicle Code22500Prohibited Stopping, Standing, or Parking22500.1Additional Prohibited Stopping, Standing, or Parking: Fire Lane22500.5Schoolbuses: Loading and Unloading of Passengers22501Local Regulation of State Highways22502Curb Parking22503Local Ordinance: Angle Parking22503.5Two- or Three-Wheeled Motor Vehicle Parking Regulations22504Unincorporated Area Parking; School Bus Stops22505Stopping, Standing, or Parking on State Highway Segments22506Local Regulation of State Highway: Stopping, Standing, or Parking22507Local Regulations22507.1Local Regulations: Parking Privileges: Car Share or Ridesharing Programs22507.2Permit Parking: Private Driveway22507.5Local Parking Regulations22507.6Local Regulations: Street Sweeping; Commercial Vehicles22507.8Parking in Spaces for the Disabled22507.9Local Authority: Enforcement of Disabled Persons Parking22508Parking Meter Zones22509Parking on Hills22510Parking in Snow Removal Areas22511Off-street Parking: Zero-Emission Vehicles: Distinctive Decal22511.1Zero-Emission Vehicles: Display of Decal22511.3Veterans with Special License Plates: Parking in Metered Spaces22511.5Disabled Parking: Authorized Parking Zones22511.6Cancellation or Revocation of Placard22511.7Parking for the Disabled22511.8Offstreet Parking for the Disabled: Removal of Vehicles22511.9Disabled Person Sign22511.10Disabled Parking: Legislative Findings and Intent22511.11Disabled Parking: State Architect Regulations22511.55Placards: Issuance: Substitute22511.56Placards or Plates: Evidence of Issuance; Misuse22511.57Placards: Local Regulation22511.58Disabled Parking Placards: Substantiating Information22511.59Temporary Placards22511.85Off-Street Parking: Loading or Unloading Disabled Passengers22511.95Persons with Disability Sign22512Utility Vehicles22513Tow Trucks22514Fire Hydrants22515Unattended Vehicle22516Locked Vehicle22517Opening and Closing Doors22518Use of Fringe and Transportation Corridor Parking Facilities22519Regulation of Offstreet Parking22520.5Vending On or Near Freeways22520.6Prohibited Activity: Roadside Rest or Vista Point22521Parking Upon or Near Railroad Track22522Parking Near Designated Sidewalk Access Ramps22523Abandonment Prohibited22524Abandonment: Presumption22524.5Liability for Towing and Storage Charges22525Use of State Highway Bus Stops by Vanpool Vehicles22526Entering Intersection, Rail Crossing, or Marked Crosswalk