Village of Lake Success, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake Success 6-23-1965 as Chapter II of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 90.
Traffic signs — See Ch. A119.

§ 101-1 Statutory authority.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake Success, County of Nassau, State of New York, pursuant to the provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, does hereby enact the following chapter to regulate traffic and the use of vehicles within the corporate limits of the Village of Lake Success.

§ 101-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
VEHICLE
Every device in and upon, or which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices that can be moved only by human power or used exclusively upon rails and tracks.

§ 101-3 Parking.

A. 
Parking of vehicles on the paved and traveled portions of county and state highways within the Village is hereby forbidden.
B. 
Parking of vehicles on paved areas of Village streets is hereby forbidden, except that nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prevent the Police Department from granting temporary permission, upon the request of a resident, and such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld, for guest parking to be permitted in front of and about such resident's premises if no driveway space is available for the purpose, but in no event shall overnight parking of vehicles be permitted on any street within the Village.
C. 
No vehicle shall be parked on any street within the Village within 30 feet of any street intersection.
D. 
Vehicles parked on Village streets shall be parked so that they shall not interfere with the ingress to or egress from driveways in the vicinity.
E. 
No vehicle shall be parked in such a way as to reduce the usable width of any roadway available for moving traffic to less than 15 feet.
F. 
No vehicle shall enter upon or park on any property owned, operated or maintained by the Village, unless lawfully authorized, and then only in such manner and at such times and places as may be specifically designated for such purposes by appropriate signs and markings. No vehicle shall enter upon or park on any property within the Village except through a designated entrance or curb cut approved by the Village Planning Board.
G. 
All vehicles, while standing, must have the right side of vehicle parallel and no more than 12 inches from the curb or curblines, except where otherwise specified.
H. 
No vehicle shall be parked within 15 feet of a point on the curb or curbline nearest to any fire hydrant.
I. 
Parking of a vehicle on a plot zoned other than for residence within the Village by any person who is visiting some other property or plot within or without the Village, while said vehicle is so parked, or is employed at another property or plot within or without the Village, while said vehicle is so parked, or is engaged in an occupation which requires such person's physical presence in or on some other property or plot within or without the Village is hereby forbidden.
J. 
Parking or proceeding of a vehicle into an area of pavement marked with diagonal hatch lines is hereby forbidden.
[Added 12-19-1983 by L.L. No. 11-1983]
K. 
Notwithstanding anything contained in this section to the contrary, parking for no more than 30 minutes shall be permitted on Village streets located within or between business districts (as indicated on the Official Zoning Map) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
[Added 12-19-1983 by L.L. No. 11-1983]
L. 
Wherever a space shall be marked off on any street or in any Village parking area for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked shall be parked within the lines bounding such space. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any line or marking of a parking space or in such position that the vehicle shall not be entirely within the area designated by such line or markings.
[Added 12-19-1983 by L.L. No. 11-1983]
M. 
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any place so posted as restricted to handicapped parking unless he is a holder of a valid special parking permit for the physically handicapped, issued by a federal, state or local agency, or is the operator of a specially registered vehicle for the physically handicapped, issued by a federal, state or local agency, and in both cases, such vehicle is being used at that time for the transportation of a physically handicapped person.
[Added 12-19-1983 by L.L. No. 11-1983]
N. 
The provisions of this Chapter 101 shall apply to vehicles on parking areas, driveways or private streets or roadways of a private property if:
[Added 12-10-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990]
(1) 
The owner of such property has so requested, in writing; and
(2) 
The Chief of Police has filed with the Village Clerk a report certifying that such enforcement is required in the furtherance of public health, safety, peace and good order.

§ 101-4 Removal of parked or abandoned vehicles.

When any vehicle is parked or abandoned or found unattended on any highway or public place within the Village of Lake Success during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency affecting such highway or public place, or which vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, or where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, said vehicle may be removed by order of the Lake Success Police Department and shall be removed and stored in such place and by such commercial towing garage as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Trustees. Such removal and storage shall be at the expense of the owner of said vehicle, and such owner or person in charge of the vehicle may redeem same upon payment to the designated garage of the full cost of removal and storage, the rates for which shall be uniform and shall be approved, from time to time, by the Board of Trustees. The Lake Success Police Department shall endeavor to ascertain the owner of each such vehicle removed from the Village and shall notify him of the removal and disposition of his vehicle and the amount of the charges which will be required to redeem same. None of the foregoing provisions shall be considered to interfere with the sale of unclaimed vehicles pursuant to other provisions of law.

§ 101-5 Safety of operation.

No person shall ride a bicycle or vehicle or drive or ride a horse upon any street within the Village at a rate of speed or in a manner to endanger the life, limb and/or property of the public.

§ 101-6 Limitation of speed; main arteries of travel.

A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon any of the streets or highways of the Village of Lake Success at a rate of speed in excess of 20 miles per hour, except that a rate of speed not to exceed 30 miles per hour shall be permitted on Lakeville Road, Route 25-D, also known as Little Neck - Old Westbury Road, and the extension of Route 25-D, known as Lakeville Road, and on Marcus Avenue.
B. 
Where the speed limit for vehicles is reduced as indicated by signs posted on the said streets, highways or public places, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle of any type whatever between such signs at a rate of speed greater than that stated on such signs. Such signs shall be as described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 1.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A119, Traffic Signs.
C. 
Lakeville Road, Route 25-D, also known as Little Neck - Old Westbury Road, Bates Road, Westminster Road, Old Field Lane and Robbins Lane are hereby designated as main arteries of travel. All vehicles approaching such main arteries of travel shall, before entering the same, come to a full stop if indicated by a sign, unless otherwise directed by a peace officer or signal.

§ 101-7 Commercial vehicles.

A. 
A "commercial vehicle" is a vehicle which is classified by its license plate as commercial.
B. 
No commercial vehicle as herein defined shall be operated upon any street within the Village other than Lakeville Road, Horace Harding Boundard, New Hyde Park Road, Bates Road, Marcus Avenue, Community Drive, Northern Boulevard, the Long Island Expressway and the service roads of said expressway, or parked on any street within the Village, except for the purpose of making deliveries to or transporting materials to or from houses or properties within the Village; for the purpose of rendering a maintenance or other service in or for such houses or properties; or for the purpose of installing, repairing or maintaining streets, sidewalks, sewers, drains or utilities in, upon or over any street or property within the Village, provided that in any such excepted case, the commercial vehicle shall proceed from a street where commercial vehicles are permitted to destination and return by the shortest available route.

§ 101-8 Traffic regulations. [1]

[Added 11-21-1983 by L.L. No. 8-1983]
A. 
Stop intersections. The intersections described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 2,[2] are hereby designated as full-stop intersections, and stop signs shall be erected as indicated. All vehicles shall comply with said signs by coming to a full stop before proceeding.
[2]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. A119, Traffic Signs.
B. 
School crossing stops. All vehicles shall come to a full stop and defer to pedestrians crossing at locations having stop signs, as indicated by the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 3.
C. 
Yield intersections. The intersections described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 4, are hereby designated as yield intersections, and yield signs erected there shall be complied with by all vehicles.
D. 
One-way streets. The streets or parts of streets described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 5, are hereby designated as one-way streets, and vehicles shall proceed only in the direction indicated.
E. 
Prohibited turns. No vehicle shall make a turn of the kind designated as prohibited at any of the locations or at the times specified, as described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 6.
F. 
Keep right. All vehicles shall proceed only on the right side of obstructions as indicated by "keep right" signs at locations described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 7.
G. 
Do not enter. No vehicle may enter into any street or part of a street designated with a "do not enter" sign in locations described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 8, and "dead end" signs, also in Part 8, indicating there is no outlet for traffic which enters the street.
H. 
Do not block side road. No vehicle may stop or enter an intersection where there is not sufficient space to proceed beyond a side road, so as to block access to or egress from any side road. Locations of signs saying "do not block side road" are described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 9.
I. 
Lanes must turn as indicated. All vehicles in lanes marked with signs "left lane must turn left" or "right lane must turn right" shall only proceed if they turn in the manner indicated at the intersections described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 10.
J. 
Do not pass. No vehicle shall pass another vehicle going in the same direction on streets posted with "do not pass" signs, as described in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 11.
K. 
No through trucks. No commercially licensed vehicle may proceed continuously through a street, from one intersection to the next, on streets so designated in the Schedule of Traffic Signs, Part 12.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. A119, Traffic Signs.

§ 101-9 Authority to install traffic control devices.

[Added 11-21-1983 by L.L. No. 7-1983]
The Village of Lake Success shall install and maintain traffic control devices, when and as required under the provisions of this chapter, to make effective the provisions of this chapter, and may install and maintain such additional traffic control devices as the Board of Trustees may deem necessary to regulate, warn or guide traffic under the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, subject to the provisions of §§ 1682 and 1684 of that law.

§ 101-10 Implementation of provisions.

[Added 11-21-1983 by L.L. No. 7-1983]
The provisions of this chapter shall be implemented by the adoption of regulations by the Board of Trustees or by the Chief of Police, who is hereby authorized pursuant to § 1603 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and § 20-2002 of the Village Law to implement and adopt such regulations. Such regulations shall be placed in the Schedule of Traffic Signs which shall be attached to and form a part of this chapter,[1] and a violation of any regulation contained in said schedules shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A119, Traffic Signs.

§ 101-11 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-16-1979 by L.L. No. 1-1979; 3-4-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985; 8-13-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
Any person violating any of the foregoing provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $1,500 for each and every offense.