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Town of Appomattox, VA
Appomattox County
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It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse, fail or neglect to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto.
Pursuant to the authority of Code of Virginia, § 46.2-1313, as now or hereafter amended, all of the provisions and requirements of the laws of the state contained in Code of Virginia, tit. 46.2, and Code of Virginia, § 18.2-266 et seq., as now or hereafter amended, except those provisions and requirements the violation of which constitutes a felony and except those provisions and requirements which by their very nature can have no application to or within the Town, are hereby adopted and incorporated in this chapter by reference and made applicable within the Town. References to "highways of the state" contained in such provisions and requirements hereby adopted shall be deemed to refer to the streets, highways and other public ways within the Town. Such provisions and requirements are hereby adopted, mutatis mutandis, and made a part of this chapter as fully as though set forth at length herein, and it shall be unlawful for any person within the Town to violate or to fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any provisions of Code of Virginia, tit. 46.2, or Code of Virginia, § 18.2-266 et seq., which is adopted by this section, provided that in no event shall the penalty imposed for the violation of any provision or requirement hereby adopted exceed the penalty imposed for a similar offense under Code of Virginia, tit. 46.2, or Code of Virginia, § 18.2-266 et seq.
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State law references: Local ordinances incorporating state law by reference, Code of Virginia, § 1-220; prohibiting driving while under influence of intoxicating liquor, Code of Virginia, Title 15.2, Ch. 17.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all roadways open to the public within residential subdivisions in the Town, whether or not such roadways are in public ownership or have been accepted into the state highway system.
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State law reference: Authority for section, Code of Virginia, § 46.2-1305.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all Town-owned property and to parking lots open to the public designed to accommodate 50 or more vehicles.
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State law reference: Authority for section, Code of Virginia, § 46.2-1219.
No funeral procession or parade, excepting the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of the state, and police and fire vehicles and personnel, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street, road or highway except in accordance with a permit issued by the Mayor or Town Manager, pursuant to established Town standards, and such other regulations as are set forth in this chapter which may apply. The person in charge of the parade or procession shall obtain sufficient insurance coverage covering the activity, in amounts designated by the Town, to hold the Town harmless in the event of any liability.
The Mayor shall have the power and authority, in cases of emergency or temporary expediency, to promulgate rules and regulations for the control of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, the parking of vehicles, the closing of streets to traffic temporarily, either in whole or in part, when needful for the safety of the citizens and protection and preservation of property.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 10, Civil Emergencies.
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State law reference: Motor vehicles immobilized by weather conditions or emergencies, Code of Virginia, § 46.2-1210.
If deemed necessary, the Town Manager may stop travel on any street when such street is being repaired, repaved or improved. When travel is so stopped on a street, it shall be done by ropes or some proper barricade which shall be lighted at night to give warning to traffic upon such street. It shall be unlawful for any person, in any way, to interfere with such ropes, barricades or lights.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 166, Streets and Sidewalks.
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State law reference: Temporary closing of rights-of-way in certain circumstances, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2014.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, stop or park any motor or other vehicle on the streets of the Town in such a manner as to block or impede traffic, except momentarily for the purpose of taking on or letting off passengers, unless it is under the direction of the Police Department or of a member thereof.
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Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto for which no other penalty is provided shall be guilty of a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $250.
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State law references: Violations of motor vehicle law, penalties, Code of Virginia, § 46.2-113; local penalties not to be greater than those imposed for a similar offense under motor vehicle law, Code of Virginia, § 46.2-1300(C).