Township of Grosse Ile, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles — See Ch. 34.
Motor carrier safety — See Ch. 157.
Operation of motor vehicles — See Ch. 161.
Parking Violations Bureau — See Ch. 183.
Traffic and parking — See Ch. 251.
Winter emergencies — See Ch. 278.
[Adopted 1-10-1983 by Ord. No. 144]
The Uniform Traffic Code for Cities, Townships and Villages promulgated by the Director of State Police and published in the 1979 Edition of the Michigan Administrative Code and Amendments as published in the Quarterly Supplement No. 5 to the 1979 Edition of the Michigan Administrative Code, in accordance with Public Act 62 of 1956, State of Michigan, is hereby adopted by reference as in this article modified.
References in the Uniform Traffic Code for Michigan Cities, Townships and Villages to "governmental unit" shall mean the Township of Grosse Ile, Wayne County, Michigan.
The Township Clerk shall publish this article in the manner required by law and shall at the same time publish a supplementary notice setting forth the purpose of said Uniform Traffic Code and of the fact that a complete copy of the code is available at the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times.
A. 
Sections 5.15 through 5.15g., both inclusive, of the Uniform Traffic Code are hereby deleted and otherwise are hereby amended and modified to read as follows:
[Added 4-25-1983 by Ord. No. 145]
B. 
Operating under influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, per se violation.
Section 1. Definition of "operate" or "operating."
"Operate" or "operating" means being in actual physical control of a vehicle regardless of whether or not the person is licensed under the Michigan Vehicle Code as an operator or chauffeur.
Section 2. A person, whether licensed or not, who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or a combination of intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance, shall not operate a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles, within the Township. A peace officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person when the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person was, at the time of an accident, the driver of a vehicle involved in the accident and was operating the vehicle upon a public highway or other place open to the general public, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles, in the Township while in violation of this section or Section 3.
Section 3. A person, whether licensed or not, whose blood contains 0.10% or more by weight of alcohol shall not operate a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles, within the Township.
C. 
Mopeds and motorcycles.
[Added 9-26-1983 by Ord. No. 146]
(1) 
Section 1.016 of the Uniform Traffic Code, dated March 1981, entitled"Moped," is amended to read as follows:
Section 1.016 "Moped" means a two- or three-wheeled vehicle which is equipped with a motor that does not exceed 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement, produces 2.0 brake horsepower or less, and cannot propel the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on a level surface. The power drive system shall not require the operator to shift gears.
(2) 
Section 6.23(a) of the Uniform Traffic Code, dated March 1981, entitled "Motorcycles: protective helmet standards," is amended to read as follows:
Section 6.23(a) A person operating or riding on a motorcycle, and any person less than 19 years of age operating a moped on a public thoroughfare shall wear a crash helmet on his or her head. Crash helmets shall be approved by the Department of State Police.
(3) 
Section 6.28 is hereby added to the Uniform Traffic Code, dated March 1981, to read as follows:
Section 6.28(1) When a moped required to be registered under this act is sold by a retailer to a general purchaser, the certificate of registration shall be obtained in the name of the purchaser. The application shall be signed by the purchaser of the moped and shall be accompanied by a fee of $15. Upon receipt of the application in approved form, the Secretary of State shall enter the application upon the Secretary of State's records and issue to the applicant a certificate of registration containing the decal for the moped, the name and address of the owner and other information the Secretary of State considers necessary. A moped shall not be required to be insured in the manner specified for motor vehicles under Chapter 31 of Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1956, as amended, being §§ 500.3101 to 500.3179 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. The certificate of registration shall be pocket size, shall accompany the vehicle, shall be legible and shall be made available for inspection upon demand by a law enforcement officer.
Section 6.28(2) A decal indicating that the certificate of registration is in full force and effect shall be issued. A registration certificate and decal shall not be issued earlier than 90 days preceding the commencement date of the new registration period. Display of the decal shall be as prescribed by rule promulgated by the Secretary of State.
D. 
Safety belt usage required. Each driver and front seat passenger of a motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in the Township of Grosse Ile shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt, except that a child less than four years of age shall be protected by a child restraint system, as required by federal and state law. Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a child four years of age or more, but less than 16 years of age in the front seat of the motor vehicle, shall secure the child in a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt. Enforcement of this article shall be accomplished only as a secondary action whenever a driver of a motor vehicle has been detained for a suspected violation of another Township ordinance or state law. A person who violates this subsection is responsible for a civil infraction and subject to a fine not to exceed $100.
[Added 9-10-1990 by Ord. No. 177]
E. 
The Township of Grosse Ile hereby amends Section 4.21 of the Uniform Traffic Code as adopted by Grosse Ile Township to read as follows:
[Added 11-12-1990 by Ord. No. 179]
Sec. 4.21. Bicycle paths: uses allowed.
F. 
Bicycles paths: uses allowed.
[Amended 1-25-2010 by Ord. No. 10-02]
(1) 
Bicycles paths are to be used only by bicyclists, pedestrians and pedestrians with pets and persons in wheelchairs, and no other use is permitted.
(2) 
A person shall not park or operate any type of vehicle on a bicycle path.
(3) 
A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
[Adopted 8-14-2000 by Ord. No. 294]
The Michigan Vehicle Code, 1949 PA 300, MCL §§ 257.1 through MCL 257.923, as amended, is adopted by reference (2000 Edition).
All references in the Michigan Vehicle Code to local authorities shall mean the Township of Grosse Ile.
The penalties provided by the Michigan Vehicle Code are adopted by reference; provided, however, that the Township may not enforce any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code for which the maximum period of imprisonment is greater than 93 days.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith and with the provisions of the Michigan Vehicle Code are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this article full force and effect.
The purpose of this article and the Michigan Vehicle Code is to regulate the operation of vehicles, to provide for the regulation and use of streets, highways and alleys and other public and semipublic places within the Township of Grosse Ile and to provide penalties for the violation of said code and ordinances.
A person may inspect or obtain a copy of the Michigan Vehicle Code at the Grosse Ile Township Clerk's office located at 9601 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan, during regular business hours.
The officer who issues a citation under this article shall mark the local ordinance box on the citation and may make reference to the offense being charged by writing the description of the offense and/or by citing the last three numbers from the Michigan Vehicle Code or by any other manner which would reasonably inform the defendant of the charge.