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“I was wondering if it was legal for food trucks to release, what I am presuming is water, all over the road? There is a food truck that drives down Bolsa Road in the mornings and leaves a long trail of liquid all over the road. On these cold mornings, it starts to freeze and gets a little dangerous.”
Red Phone: Dear Ice Road Trucker, If the vehicle is leaking water, there doesn’t appear to be any regulations against it. But if it leaking anything other than water, such as oil or grease, it could be cited for an infraction, said Jaime Rios, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol Hollister-Gilroy office.
The CHP has responded to incidents of trucks leaking on the nearby Highway 129 going to Watsonville but hasn’t had any complaints or followed up on anything like this on Highway 25, Rios said.
The California Vehicle Code, section 23114(a) states that “a vehicle shall not be driven or moved on any highway unless the vehicle is so constructed, covered, or loaded as to prevent any of its contents or load other than clear water or feathers from live birds from dropping, sifting, leaking, blowing, spilling, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.”
If you notice anything other than a chicken truck or vehicle leaking water, you can report it by calling 848-2324.

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