City of Geneva, NY
Ontario County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Geneva 7-3-1968 as Ch. 65, Art. V, of the 1968 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate a railroad engine or train in the city across any street or highway at a rate of speed in excess of 20 miles per hour unless such crossing is protected by gates with persons to open and close the same or by any type of automatic protection.
A. 
No officer or employee of a corporation in charge of a locomotive, train or car, shall willfully obstruct, or cause to be obstructed any highway crossing in the city for a longer period than five consecutive minutes.
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Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, no such officer or employee shall be subject to any civil, criminal or other penalty where they have no control over the situation causing the obstruction or when the railroad train cannot be moved without endangering the safety of the passengers, the public or freight.
No person acting as engineer, driving or operating a locomotive in the city shall ring the bell or sound the whistle or cause the same to be rung or sounded except as a signal of immediate impending danger.
[Amended by Ord. No. 72-12, eff. 7-5-1972]
Any violation of either this article or chapter, as the case may be, shall be punishable as provided in § 1-17 of Chapter 1, entitled "General Provisions," of this Code.