Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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When any way has been divided into lanes, an operator of a motor vehicle shall drive so as to be entirely within a single lane and shall not move from the lane until he has first ascertained if such movement can be made with safety.
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Upon all ways, the operator of a motor vehicle shall drive in the lane nearest the right side of the way when such lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another motor vehicle or when preparing for a left turn.
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The operator of a motor vehicle shall not overtake and pass a motor vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless there is sufficient clear space ahead on the left side of the way to permit the overtaking to be completed without impeding the safe operation of any motor vehicle ahead.
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The operator of a motor vehicle who is about to be overtaken and passed by another motor vehicle approaching from the rear shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking motor vehicle and shall not increase the speed of the motor vehicle until completely overtaken by the passing motor vehicle.
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No person shall operate a motor vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct unnecessarily the normal movement of traffic upon any way. Officers are hereby authorized to require any operator who fails to comply with this section to move to the side of the way and wait until such traffic as has been delayed to pass.
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No operator shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk and on the right side of the way to accommodate the motor vehicle without obstructing the passage of other motor vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.
No operator of a motor vehicle shall follow another motor vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of the motor vehicle and the traffic upon and condition of the way.
No operator shall enter upon any way when, by reason of construction, surface condition, maintenance or because of some unprotected hazard, such way is closed to travel and one or more signs, signals or markings have been erected to indicate that the way is closed to travel or when so advised by an officer or other public official.
No operator of a motor vehicle shall drive upon any sidewalk except at a permanent or temporary driveway.
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It shall be the duty of every operator in a funeral or other procession to keep as near to the right edge of the way as possible, and to follow the motor vehicle ahead as closely as is practicable and safe.
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At an intersection where a traffic control signal is operating, the operator of the first motor vehicle in a funeral or other procession shall be the only one required to stop for a red signal.
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At an intersection where a stop sign exists, the driver of the first motor vehicle in a funeral or other procession shall be the only operator required to stop before proceeding through the intersection.
It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle to travel over 25 miles per hour over any of the ways of the Town unless such ways are lawfully posted for a different speed.
Every operator of a motor vehicle approaching an intersection of ways where there is an official traffic sign bearing the word "stop" or a flashing red traffic signal shall, before proceeding through the intersection, bring the motor vehicle to a complete stop at such point as may be clearly marked by a sign or line, or if no point is marked, then at a place between the stop sign and the nearer line of the intersection. This section shall not apply when traffic is being directed by a police officer.
Any vehicle operated on the ways of the Town of Agawam which is not a motor vehicle as defined by MGL C. 90, § 1, during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise shall display two flashing red lights in the reverse direction. Each red light shall be a minimum of at least six inches in diameter and mounted three feet from the ground.
No person shall operate or move a motor vehicle, trailer or other equipment within the Town of Agawam unless such motor vehicle, trailer or other equipment is constructed and loaded so as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom and unless such motor vehicle, trailer or other equipment's load is fully and adequately secured.