Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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[Adopted 1963: c. XVIII; adopted 3-3-1958 TM, approved by Attorney General 5-5-1958 (Ch. XII, § 1, of the 1973 Bylaws)]
A police officer may divert either vehicles or pedestrians when necessary to avoid congestion or when necessary for public safety or convenience, and no person having charge of a vehicle shall refuse or neglect to drive, stop, place or park the same as directed by a police officer. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 10)
No person shall drive or conduct any vehicle in such a condition, or so constructed, or so loaded, as to be likely to cause delay in traffic or accident or injury to persons or to property. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 13)
Every driver of a slow-moving vehicle shall keep the same as close as possible to the right-hand side of the street. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 9)
No person shall without proper authority drive any vehicle upon or over any hosepipe while the same is laid down by public authority for use in any street or public place. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 14)
Police and Fire Department vehicles and ambulances shall have the right to pass any traffic, or any traffic signal, but in so doing shall slow down and proceed with due caution. (1937: c. XVIII, s. 15)
No vehicle of any kind shall be driven or moved on any public way or public property unless it is constructed or loaded or equipped so as to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom, except that sands may be dropped for purposes of securing traction or of melting snow or ice, and water or other substance may be sprinkled on streets or public property for cleaning or maintaining them. The owner or person in charge of the vehicle shall be liable for any violation of this provision.