City of Holland, MI
Ottawa County
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[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for a person, whether licensed or not, to drive a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public, including an area designated for the parking of motor vehicles, after having unlawfully engaged in activities described in Section 20-15(a), or while under the intentional influence of a "chemical agent" as defined in Section 20-15(b).
(b) 
A person who is convicted of a violation of this section may be punished by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100, or both.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
The City Manager, or his designated representative, is hereby empowered to make and enforce temporary regulations to cover emergencies or special conditions. No such temporary regulation shall remain in effect for more than 90 days.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
The City Manager, or his designated representative, shall, when and as authorized by the City Council, cause to be placed or removed, traffic-control signs, signals, lane markings and other devices and shall determine the hours and days during which any traffic-control device shall be in operation or be in effect, when as required under the traffic regulations of this City to indicate and carry out the provisions of this article and under state law, to regulate, warn or guide traffic.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
The driver of every motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of any person or damage to property shall forthwith report such accident to the Police Department if the accident occurs within this City. The officer receiving such report, or his commanding officer, shall forthwith forward each individual report to the direct of State on forms prescribed by him, which shall be completed in full by the investigation officer. A copy of the accident report required under this section shall be retained by the local Police Department for at least three years.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
The driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
No parade or procession, other than a funeral procession, except the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of this state, and the forces of the Police and Fire Departments shall occupy, march or proceed along any street except in accordance with a permit issued by the City Clerk. Such permit shall be issued only upon approval of the Chief of Police and after payment of the fee, when required, and shall state the route to be followed and shall be subject to any conditions which the Chief of Police deems necessary to protect the safety of persons and property. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
No person shall enter or be or become a part of any parade or procession without express permission of the permittee. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
No person shall board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with his control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004; Ord. No. 1458, 7-5-2006]
(a) 
Truck route limitation. It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or any other entity to operate or cause to be operated a truck as hereinafter defined, on any street, road, public right-of-way, or highway within the City, unless such operation is upon a route designated as a truck route in the schedule referred to in Section 18-1. The City shall procure and have posted appropriate signs along the designated truck route as required by the laws of the State of Michigan.
(b) 
Truck definition. A "truck," as used herein, shall mean any "truck," "truck tractor," "semitrailer" or "commercial vehicle" or combination thereof having an elected gross weight greater than 10,000 pounds. The word "truck" does not include the following:
(1) 
Bus, as defined by MCLA § 257.4b;
(2) 
School bus, as defined by MCLA § 257.57;
(3) 
Authorized emergency vehicles, as defined by MCLA § 257.2;
(4) 
Motor home, as defined by MCLA § 257.32a;
(5) 
Farm tractors and other agricultural equipment, as defined by MCLA § 257.16;
(6) 
Utility service vehicles or vehicles used for construction in the City while the work is in progress;
(7) 
Road construction and maintenance vehicles while being used for that purpose inside the City limits;
(8) 
Refuse trucks while making refuse pick ups within the residential districts of the City;
(9) 
All vehicles owned or leased by the City; and
(10) 
All vehicles used exclusively to transport personal possessions or family members for nonbusiness purposes.
(c) 
Additional definitions. The term "City" shall mean the City of Holland. The terms "elected gross weight," "truck," "truck tractor," "semitrailer" and "commercial vehicle" shall have the same definitions as provided in the Michigan Vehicle Code, Act 300, Public Acts of Michigan, 1949, as amended.
(d) 
Information disclosure. Upon the request of a police officer, it shall be the duty of any person driving or in charge or control of any truck to stop and answer any questions regarding the weight of the truck, its destination, and its point of origin; to proceed to any public or private scale available for the purpose of weighing and determining whether the weight thereof is in excess of the weight limit provided in this section; and such persons shall also present a log book, weight slips, delivery slips, and other written evidence of destination or points of origin, for the officer's examination.
(e) 
Exception: Commercial and home deliveries, pickups and service. A truck may use or travel upon a street, road, public right-of-way or highway even though not designated as a truck route by the City, for the purpose of delivering or picking up goods, wares, or merchandise, raw materials, or materials which have been processed although the manufacturing process has not been completed or there are other steps to be completed in the manufacturing process, or for the purpose of providing services at its destination within the City. In such event, travel along a prohibited route shall be limited to the minimum distance necessary to accomplish the delivery, pickup or service call, and said vehicle shall return to a designated truck route by the shortest route possible.
(f) 
Exception: Leaving or returning to place of business. Nothing herein contained shall prevent a truck from leaving or returning to its customary storage location at the owner's or operator's business or commercial location within the City which is not located on a designated truck route, provided that the most direct route to and from a designated truck route is used.
(g) 
Exception: Road repairs. If any designated truck route or portion thereof, shall be under repair or otherwise temporarily out of use, motor vehicles within the restricted class shall use such other temporary truck routes as may be designated by the Chief of Police or his/her designee.
(h) 
Zoning Ordinance. Nothing contained herein shall authorize the parking of a truck otherwise prohibited under Chapter 39 of the Ordinance Code.
(i) 
Penalty. A person, firm, corporation or any other entity that violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1400, 11-17-2004]
(a) 
No semitrailer, tractor-trailer, truck, or other motor vehicle transporting the quantities of hazardous materials specified in Subsection (b) shall be operated on South Washington Avenue between Geurink Boulevard and 64th Street.
(b) 
The quantities of hazardous materials which are prohibited by Subsection (a) are:
(1) 
Any quantity of hazardous material that is required by federal law to be placarded;
(2) 
Any quantity of explosives categories 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3, poison gases, dangerous when wet goods, organic peroxides, poison inhalation hazards, or radioactive materials; and
(3) 
Over 1,000 pounds of explosives categories 1.4, 1.5, or 1.6, flammable gases, nonflammable gases, flammable and combustible liquids, flammable solids, spontaneously combustible materials, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives, and certain other materials such as hazardous wastes.
(c) 
Tank vehicles which are empty, or which have a residue, or vehicles transporting empty containers, are prohibited from operating on South Washington Avenue between Geurink Boulevard and 64th Street if they previously transported a prohibited quantity of hazardous material as specified in Subsection (b), with the following exceptions:
(1) 
Tank vehicles or containers that have been sufficiently cleaned of residue and purged of vapor to remove any potential hazard; or
(2) 
Tank vehicles or containers that have been reloaded with a material not classified as a hazardous material.
(d) 
Tank vehicles used to transport Class 3 flammable liquids, even if empty, are prohibited from operating on South Washington Avenue between Geurink Boulevard and 64th Street.
(e) 
The U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations, 49 C.F.R. 117-171, 397 and any revisions, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations, 10 C.F.R. 73, and any additional federal regulations affecting the transportation of hazardous materials by motor carriers on highways are incorporated by reference into these regulations.
(f) 
All terms used in this section which are defined in the federal regulations referenced in Subsection (e) above shall have the same meaning as given in the federal regulations.
(g) 
The restriction contained in Subsection (b) shall not apply to fuel contained in the fuel system of the transporting vehicle, or in the fuel systems of vehicles and equipment being towed or carried.
(h) 
Alternative-fuel vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or compressed natural gas (CNG) shall be permitted if the:
(1) 
Vehicle alternative-fuel system conforms to applicable industry standards and federal regulations;
(2) 
Fuel capacity of the vehicle does not exceed 300 pounds water capacity; and
(3) 
Vehicles displays all markings and symbols required by law or regulation to identify the alternative fuel system.
(i) 
A person who violates this section is responsible for a Class III civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate, stop, stand or park any truck or commercial vehicle with a gross weight in excess of the amounts specified thereon at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets on which such signs have been posted. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1393, 7-21-2004]
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
[Ord. No. 1542, 2-17-2010]
When signs are erected or posted on a sidewalk, street, or other designated areas which prohibit a person from bicycling, skateboarding, roller skating or roller-blading on the sidewalk, any improvements along the right-of-way or other designated areas, or prohibit a person from bicycling, skateboarding, roller skating or roller-blading on the street or other designated area, a person shall not disobey such signs. The signs shall be authorized in the manner provided by Section 18-17 of this Code. The City Council shall designate the sidewalks, streets, and other areas by resolution. A violation of this section shall be deemed a Class I civil infraction, and the fine for such violation shall be as set forth in Section 2-118 of the Code.