[Ord. of 1-20-1988, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 01-15, §§ 1 — 3, 5-2-2001; Ord. No. 06-16A, § 1, 9-6-2006; Ord. No. 13-08-A, § 1, 5-15-2013]
Any motorcycle, dirt bike, minibike, moped, go kart, motorized scooter, motorized tricycle, quad cycle or other recreational vehicles which has been determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles for the State of Rhode Island as unsuitable for operation on a public way and is not eligible for registration for that use is strictly prohibited from public streets, public parks or any walkway, trail, grassy area, recreational facility, open space areas, or in any area within the Town where motor vehicles are not allowed, and shall not be operated, driven, caused to be driven, walked or parked on public streets, public parks, grassy areas, trails or in any area within the Town where motor vehicles are not allowed, or within the boundaries of any public park, or on the private property of another, without first obtaining and having in his possession written permission from the property owner for such operation. Any person granting such permission shall be responsible to see that the noise generated shall not be a nuisance or annoyance to the surrounding neighborhood.
Any person violating Subsection (a) shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and up to $200 for a first offense, not less than $200 and up to $400 for a second offense and not less than $300 and up to $600 for each offense thereafter; provided, however, that in cases where there is damage to any public property the court may increase the fine to no less than $500 up to $1,000. Any vehicle used in violation of this section shall be impounded and shall be towed and stored at the owner's expense and shall not be released until all court action has been completed.
Eluding an officer. No person illegally operating any recreational vehicle described in this section shall elude a police officer upon being signaled to stop or upon being told to stop. This section shall apply upon the occurrence of any lawful action by a police officer in telling or signaling any vehicle operator to stop by any oral statement, siren, flashing light, hand signal or other signal. This shall apply whether the police officer ordering or signaling the stop is in a vehicle or on foot. This section is intended to prohibit acts to elude a police officer, including acts consisting of increasing speed, changing direction, turning off lights or taking similar steps to avoid or escape a police officer. Any person violating this section shall be subject to an additional fine of no less than $200 up to $1,000.
An official traffic map shall be kept in Town hall showing any of the following regulations applicable in the Town:
Location of traffic control devices;
Regulations applicable to parking, loading, bus stops or taxicab stands;
Location of through streets;
Yield right-of-way intersections;
Truck traffic routes;
Regulations concerning vehicle turns at designated locations.
[Ord. No. 03-38, § 1, 10-1-2003]
The use of trucks and other commercial vehicles with a load capacity of one ton or more is prohibited upon the following streets and highways except for the purpose of delivering goods, wares and merchandise upon such street or highway, in which case such vehicles may be operated on such street or highway for not more than the minimum distance necessary for such purpose.
The use of trucks and other motor vehicles with a load capacity of two tons or more is prohibited upon the following streets and highways except for the purpose of delivering goods, wares and merchandise upon such street or highway, in which case such vehicles may be operated on such street or highway for not more than the minimum distance necessary for such purpose:
The use of commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds upon the following streets and highways is prohibited except for the purpose of delivery of goods, wares, and merchandise upon such street or highway, in which case such vehicles may be operated on such street or highway, in which case such vehicles may be operated on such street or highway for not more than the minimum distance necessary for such purpose:
The use of trailer trucks on the following streets and highways is prohibited:
Commercial vehicles weighing in excess of 1 1/2 tons shall not be parked on Fatima Drive at any time
[Ord. of 11-19-1990(2)]
Commercial vehicles weighing in excess of 1 1/2 tons shall not be parked or operated on Holly Lane and Rosewood Lane at any time, except that such vehicles may be operated thereon for the purpose of delivery or picking up material or merchandise.
[Ord. of 10-15-1980(4)]
The use of commercial vehicles on the two bridges located on Rawson Road between Newell Drive and Abbott Run Valley Road is prohibited provided that this subsection shall not include any SUV (sport utility vehicle) bearing a commercial registration plate or any pickup truck bearing a commercial registration plate which has a gross vehicle weight of less than 6,000 pounds.
Any person convicted of a violation shall be fined $75 for each offense as set forth in G.L. 1956, § 31-13-4.
The streets described in Subsection (b) of this section are hereby designated one-way streets. When signs indicating the direction of traffic are erected at each intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited, vehicular traffic shall move only in the indicated direction.
The following streets or portions thereof are designated one-way streets:
[Ord. No. 91-3, 2-6-1991]
No motor vehicle shall proceed at a rate of speed in excess of 15 miles per hour on the streets and highways within the jurisdiction of the Town, except on those streets and highways wherein greater speed limits have been determined and established. Nothing contained in this Subsection (a) shall affect or otherwise change the speed limits on state highways.
[Ord. of 9-14-1967]
Maximum speed limits for motor vehicles on the following streets and highways are set as follows:
The maximum speed at which a motor vehicle shall travel during school hours shall be 20 mph in the area within 300 feet of the entrances and exits of the school grounds on Highland Avenue.
[Ord. No. 98-6, § 1, 3-18-1998; Ord. No. 10-23, § 1, 9-1-2010]
Traffic traveling on the following streets and highways shall stop before proceeding at the designated intersections:
All traffic control devices currently in existence on the public highways of the Town that have been so placed by the department of public works are hereby deemed ratified and authorized as if each such traffic control device was authorized by the passage of an ordinance by the Town Council pertaining to each such traffic control device.
Through traffic is hereby prohibited on the following roads:
[Dead end signs shall be located as follows:]
Traffic traveling on the following streets and highways shall yield before proceeding into the designated intersection: