[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Secs. 22-49, 22-74 and 22-75 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 185 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No funeral, procession or parade containing 50 or more persons or 20 or more vehicles, excepting the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of the commonwealth and the forces of the Police and Fire Departments, shall occupy, march or proceed along any way except in accordance with a permit issued by the Chief of Police and such other regulations as are set forth which may apply.
A funeral composed entirely or partly of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such.
It shall be the duty of each driver in a funeral or other procession to keep as near to the right edge of the roadway as is feasible and to follow the vehicle ahead as closely as is practicable and safe.
At an intersection where a traffic-control signal is operating, the driver of the first vehicle in a funeral or other procession shall be the only one required to stop for a red or yellow indication.
At an intersection where a lawful stop sign exists, the driver of the first vehicle in a funeral or other procession shall be the only one required to stop before proceeding through the intersection.
[Added 7-8-2008 by Doc. 92]
- ROAD RACE
- In the City of Haverhill, any foot race, walk or bicycle race which uses any way. Not included under road races are track meets, events at the high school, Haverhill Stadium, or events at the parks and playgrounds within the City. Walks which do not require use of ways are not covered by this section.
Permit required. The sponsor of any such road race shall be required to obtain a permit from the Chief of Police pursuant to § 185-1. The sponsor of the race, no later than 60 days prior to the road race, shall fill out an official form to be provided by the Police Department, which shall include the date, time and place of the race, the race route and what way, if any, the road race sponsors are requesting to use. The form shall be submitted to the Chief of Police, who shall have the sole discretion to determine the safety of the road race route.
It shall be the policy of the City that, whenever possible, organizers of races conducted for charitable purposes shall not be required to have a police detail and should not be required to pay any fees to the City. However, there may be times when, in the interest of public safety, a police detail is required.
In the event the Police Chief determines that, in the interest of public safety, police details shall be required, the Police Chief shall first attempt to assign auxiliary police officers to said duty. If an insufficient number of auxiliary police officers are available, the Police Chief shall ask the Department's reserve police officers and the regular police officers' union representatives if any personnel are willing to volunteer for such traffic duty. In the event that there are an insufficient number of auxiliary police officers, reserve police officers or regular police officers available, the Police Chief shall give the race sponsors a choice of either changing the location and/or time of the road race route or paying for police details.
Civilian flagmen. In the event that state and local law allows for the hiring of civilian flagmen and the race route is certified as being safe for civilian flagmen by the Police Chief, race sponsors shall also be given the option of hiring flagmen.