[Ord. No. 995 §201, 5-19-1987]
It shall be the duty of the Police Department to enforce the traffic regulations of this municipality and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in this municipality; to make arrests for traffic violations; to investigate accidents and to cooperate with other officers of the municipality in the administration of the traffic laws and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions; and to carry out those duties specially imposed upon the department by this Chapter and other traffic ordinances of this City.
[Ord. No. 995 §202, 5-19-1987]
The Police Department shall keep a record of all violations of the provisions of this Chapter and other traffic ordinances of this municipality of which any person has been charged, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses. Such record shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the total of each. Said record shall accumulate during at least a five-year period and from that time on the record shall be maintained complete and for the most recent five-year period. All such records of conviction and accident reports shall be public records.
[Ord. No. 995 §203, 5-19-1987]
It shall be the duty of the Police Department to investigate traffic accidents, to arrest and to assist in the prosecution of those persons charged with violations of law causing or contributing to such accidents. The Chief of Police is hereby authorized and empowered to make and enforce regulations governing traffic in case of emergency or special conditions when he finds that public safety, convenience and the expedition of traffic may demand, which regulation shall be effective for the period of the duration of such emergency or special condition and no longer and in no case shall remain in effect for more than thirty (30) days, unless approved by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 995 §204, 5-19-1987]
The sole power to make the following decisions is retained by the Board of Aldermen:
Designate the placement of official traffic control devices.
Designate safety zones.
Designate intersections where the stopping or the reduction of speed is required.
Designate bus zones.
Designate the location of passenger unloading zones.
Designate one-way streets and alleys
Regulate left and right-hand turns of vehicles entering or leaving any street or intersection.
Designate parking districts and the time limit for parking therein.
Designate and authorize the erection of signs on streets upon which angle parking shall be permitted.
Designate streets upon which parking is regulated under any other Chapters of this Title.
Designate and authorize the marking of streets and intersections where speed of and basic speed limit shall apply.
Designate streets and sections of streets where passing shall be prohibited.
Designate intersections where the driver of the vehicle entering from one street shall yield to drivers from other streets.
Designate handicap parking zones.