[R.O. 1996 § 310.010; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
It shall be the duty of the Officers of the Police Department or such Officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all street traffic laws of the City and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the City.
Officers of the Police Department or such Officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, Officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
Officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the Police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.020; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 3607 § 1, 10-6-2003]
No person shall knowingly fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer or Fire Department official.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.030; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
Every person propelling any push cart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Title which by their very nature can have no application.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.040; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
No person upon roller skates, or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, skateboard or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians. This Section shall not apply upon any street while set aside as a play street as authorized by ordinance of the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.050; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The provisions of this Title shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States Government, this State, County, or City and it shall be unlawful for any said driver to violate any of the provisions of this Title, except as otherwise permitted in this Title.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.060; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
Designation By Chief Of Police, Permit. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle upon any street of the City if said vehicle is equipped with a siren, or a red or blue light visible from the front of the vehicle unless such vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.070; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 3609 § 1, 10-6-2003]
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of the laws of this State, or of a Police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a Police Officer.
Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.
This Section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.080; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more to one (1) person shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the Police Department if such accident occurs within the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.090; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more to one (1) person shall, within five (5) days after such accident, forward a written report of such accident to the Police Department. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable when the accident has been investigated at the scene by a Police Officer while such driver was present thereat.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.100; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required in Section 310.080 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give, or cause to be given, the notice not given by the driver.
Whenever the driver is physically incapable of making a written report of an accident as required in Section 310.090 and such driver is not the owner of the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident shall within five (5) days after the accident make such report not made by the driver.
Editor's Note: R.O. 1996 § 310.110, Public Inspection Of Reports Relating To Accidents, was removed by the City during the 2019 recodification project.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.120; CC 1968 § 14-191; Ord. No. 1329 § 1, 9-4-1984; Ord. No. 4638 § 15, 12-19-2016]
A person commits the offense of leaving the scene of an accident when:
Being the operator of a vehicle or a vessel involved in an accident resulting in injury or death or damage to property of another person; and
Having knowledge of such accident they leave the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving the following information to the other party or to a Law Enforcement Officer, or if no Law Enforcement Officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearest law enforcement agency:
For the purposes of this Section, all Law Enforcement Officers shall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, to enter the premises of any privately owned property for the purpose of investigating an accident and performing all necessary duties regarding such accident.
A Law Enforcement Officer who investigates or receives information of an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle and also involving the loss of life or serious physical injury shall make a written report of the investigation or information received and such additional facts relating to the accident as may come to their knowledge, mail the information to the Department of Public Safety, and keep a record thereof in their office.
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the operation of all-terrain vehicles when property damage is sustained in sanctioned all-terrain vehicle races, derbies and rallies.
Note: Under certain circumstances this offense can be a felony under state law.
[R.O. 1996 § 310.130; Ord. No. 3655 § 1, 2-2-2004]
Unless authorized to do so by Police or City Officials, it shall be unlawful for anyone operating a motor vehicle to enter a portion of a roadway that has been barricaded by Police or City Officials.