City of Northampton, MA
Hampshire County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Northampton as Ch. 20 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Enforcement — See Ch. 40.
Parades and processions — See Ch. 229.
Temporary events — See Ch. 303.
Vehicles for hire — See Ch. 316.
Article I In General

§ 312-1 Definitions.

§ 312-2 (Reserved)

§ 312-3 Permit required for vehicles displaying advertising signs.

Article II Authority and Duties of Police

§ 312-4 Police authorized to direct traffic.

§ 312-5 Authority of Chief of Police to temporarily close streets.

§ 312-6 Authority of Chief of Police to temporarily prohibit parking.

§ 312-7 Exemptions.

§ 312-8 Chief of police to make annual accident report.

§ 312-9 Police to maintain records.

§ 312-10 Police to submit annual traffic safety report.

Article III Traffic Signs, Signals, Markings and Zones

§ 312-11 Location of bus stops, taxicab stands and service zones.

§ 312-12 Interference with signs, signals and markings prohibited.

§ 312-13 Obedience to traffic signs, signals and markings.

§ 312-14 Traffic signs and signals.

§ 312-15 Signs and markings resembling official signs prohibited; removal.

§ 312-16 Experimental regulations.

§ 312-17 (Reserved)

§ 312-18 School zones.

§ 312-19 (Reserved)

§ 312-20 Obedience to warning signs at bridges and overpasses.

§ 312-21 Alternate side parking regulations.

Article IV Zones of Quiet

§ 312-22 Hospital areas.

§ 312-23 Temporary zones.

§ 312-24 Sounding of horns or warning devices in zones restricted.

§ 312-25 Prohibited activities during certain hours of the day.

§ 312-26 Noise control.

Article V Stopping, Standing and Parking

§ 312-27 General prohibitions.

§ 312-28 Service zones.

§ 312-29 Diagonal parking.

§ 312-30 Parking vehicle for sale prohibited.

§ 312-31 Winter parking regulations.

§ 312-32 Exemption from certain parking regulations for physicians' cars.

§ 312-33 Location of parking areas reserved for municipally owned or municipally operated motor vehicles; parking restrictions at certain municipal buildings.

§ 312-34 Parking locations and prohibitions.

§ 312-35 Time limit in alleys.

§ 312-36 Parking meter locations and regulations.

§ 312-37 Prohibited at safety zones.

§ 312-38 Bus stops.

§ 312-39 Taxicab stands.

§ 312-40 Standing vehicles in alleys or arcades.

§ 312-41 Time limit on parking in certain alleys and private ways.

§ 312-42 Removal of improperly parked vehicles.

§ 312-43 Parking for physically handicapped.

§ 312-44 Temporary handicapped parking permits.

§ 312-45 Parking spaces required; formula.

§ 312-46 Designation of parking spaces.

§ 312-47 Prohibition of unauthorized vehicles.

§ 312-48 Penalty.

§ 312-49 (Reserved)

§ 312-50 Fire lanes.

§ 312-51 Towing of vehicles impeding snow removal operations.

Article VI One-Way Streets

§ 312-52 One-way streets.

Article VII Operation of Vehicles

§ 312-53 Duty to drive within marked lanes.

§ 312-54 Duty to keep to right.

§ 312-55 Slow-moving vehicles.

§ 312-56 Passing vehicle to keep to left.

§ 312-57 Overtake only when there is a space ahead.

§ 312-58 Duty to sound horn.

§ 312-59 Obstructing traffic.

§ 312-60 Following too closely.

§ 312-61 Clinging to moving vehicles.

§ 312-62 Care in starting, stopping, turning or backing.

§ 312-63 Emerging from alley or private driveway.

§ 312-64 Obedience to traffic control signals.

§ 312-65 U-turns prohibited.

§ 312-66 Stop signs; through-way streets established.

§ 312-67 Keep to right of roadway division.

§ 312-68 Operation at under- or overpasses and at intersections with islands.

§ 312-69 Driving on road surfaces under construction or repair.

§ 312-70 No driving on sidewalks.

§ 312-71 No driving through safety zones.

§ 312-72 Funerals to be properly identified.

§ 312-73 Rights and duties of drivers in funerals and other processions.

§ 312-74 Unlawful riding.

§ 312-75 Compression release engine brake use; operation of heavy commercial vehicles.

§ 312-76 Driving or parking on grassy areas adjoining street prohibited.

§ 312-77 Turning movements.

§ 312-78 Bikeway.

§ 312-79 Speed regulation.

§ 312-80 Bike lanes.

Article VIII Accident Reports

§ 312-81 Drivers must report accidents.

Article IX Pedestrian Control Regulations

§ 312-82 Crossing roadways.

§ 312-83 Crossing at intersections with signals.

§ 312-84 Traffic control signal legend for pedestrians.

§ 312-85 Pedestrian crossings and use of roadways.

§ 312-86 Vehicle operators to exercise due care.

§ 312-87 Thumbing.

§ 312-88 Officers to enforce pedestrian regulations.

§ 312-89 Exemptions.

§ 312-90 Violations and penalties.

Article X Tow-Away Zone Regulations

§ 312-91 Statutory authority; exemptions.

§ 312-92 Authority of police to move or tow vehicles.

§ 312-93 Fees; eligibility to provide police-ordered towing services.

§ 312-94 Liability for damage during removal or storage.

§ 312-95 General prohibition towing zones.

§ 312-96 Parking prohibitions; towing zone.

§ 312-97 Installation of official traffic signs required.

§ 312-98 Record of towed vehicles.

Article XI Penalties and Repeals

§ 312-99 Violations and penalties.

§ 312-100 Owner prima facie responsible for violations.

§ 312-101 Repeal.

Article XII Schedules

§ 312-102 Schedule I: Parking Prohibited All Times.

§ 312-103 Schedule II: No Parking Certain Times.

§ 312-104 Schedule III: Limited-Time Parking.

§ 312-105 Schedule IV: Seasonal Parking Restrictions.

§ 312-106 Schedule V: Parallel Parking Only.

§ 312-107 Schedule VI: Angle or Diagonal Parking.

§ 312-108 Schedule VII: School Parking.

§ 312-109 Schedule VIII: On-Street Parking Meter Zones.

§ 312-110 Schedule IX: Off-Street Parking Areas.

§ 312-111 Schedule X: Taxicab Stands.

§ 312-112 Schedule XI: One-Way Streets.

§ 312-113 Schedule XII: Stop and Yield Intersections.

§ 312-114 Schedule XIII: Bus Stops.

§ 312-115 Schedule XIV: Left Turns Prohibited.

§ 312-116 Schedule XV: Tow-Away Zones.

§ 312-117 Schedule XVI: On-Street and Off-Street Handicapped Parking Spaces.

§ 312-118 Schedule XVII: On-Street and Off-Street Service Areas.

Article XIII Neighborhood Parking Districts

§ 312-119 Procedure for establishing districts.

§ 312-120 Locations; number of permits; time limits.

§ 312-121 Signage and restrictions.

§ 312-122 Qualifications; applications; permits; fees.

§ 312-123 Parking by certain vehicles allowed without permit.

§ 312-124 Revocation of permits.

§ 312-125 Enforcement.

Article XIV Vendors

§ 312-126 Ice cream truck vendors.