[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Perinton 8-12-1976 as Ch. 142 of the 1976 Code; amended in its entirety 2-10-1977 by L.L. No. 1-1977. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Vehicles and Traffic Law of the Town of Perinton."
This chapter shall apply to the entire area of the Town of Perinton, excluding those areas within the corporate limits of the Villages of East Rochester and Fairport and excluding state highways or designated highways.
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
- AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
- Every ambulance and every vehicle operated by a police department, fire department or association, fire patrol, chief or assistant chief of a fire department or fire association, county or deputy county fire coordinator, county or assistant county fire marshal, sheriff, or by a regular paid deputy sheriff when engaged in the performance of duty as a peace officer, or by an authorized public utility company when on emergency calls, or by such emergency vehicles of municipal departments designated or authorized by the Commissioner of Public Works.
- A. That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway.
- B. Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
- Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
- A. The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curblines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
- B. Where a highway includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of two roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Every vehicle which is self-propelled.
- OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD
- Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard time or daylight saving time as may be in current use in the Town of Perinton.
- PARK, PARKING or PARKED
- The meaning set forth in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
- Any person afoot.
- Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
- POLICE OFFICER
- Every New York State Trooper or Monroe County Deputy Sheriff or any person authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic laws and regulations.
- PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
- Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons.
- The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
- That portion of a street improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
- SAFETY ZONE
- The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
- That portion of a street between the curblines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines intended for use of pedestrians.
- The stopping of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
- When required, means complete cessation of movement.
- STOP or STOPPING
- When prohibited, means any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control sign or signal.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic.
- Pedestrians, herded or ridden animals, vehicles and other conveyances, either singly or together while using any street for purposes of travel.
- TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES
- All signs, signals, markings and devices, not inconsistent with this chapter, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulation, warning or guiding traffic.
- TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL
- Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Amended 5-13-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981]
It is a violation for any person to do any act forbidden or to fail to perform any act required in this chapter. Any violation of this chapter shall constitute a traffic infraction within the meaning of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, and the procedure and penalties of said state law shall hereby apply.
Editor's Note: Former §§ 142-5 through 142-12, containing various traffic regulations, were deleted 12-10-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997.
Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings.
No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles or is likely to be construed as an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct or regulate the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal.
No person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising.
Every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and any police officer or public authority is hereby empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, interference with official traffic control devices, was deleted 12-10-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997.
[Amended 9-16-1981 by L.L. No. 4-1981]
The following speed limits are hereby established as the maximum speed at which vehicles may proceed on or along the streets and highways designated herein:
Area speed limits. The Town of Perinton is hereby divided into two speed limit areas by the following north-south line: Beginning at the north boundary line of the Town and the east side of Fellows Road, south along the east side of Fellows Road to Furman Road; east along the south side of Furman Road to Carter Road; south along the west side of Carter Road to East Whitney Road; east along the north side of East Whitney Road to Wakeman Road; south along the west side of Wakeman Road to Macedon Center Road; west along the north side of Macedon Center Road to Lyndon Road, south on Lyndon Road to the Barge Canal; southeast along the Barge Canal to an imaginary straight line extension of Aldrich Road; south along the imaginary extension of Aldrich Road and along the west side of Aldrich Road to Pittsford-Palmyra Road; west on Pittsford-Palmyra Road to the west side of Victor Road; south on the west side of Victor Road to the southern boundary of the Town.
[Added 4-14-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
The speed limit area to the west of the above line shall be a maximum of 30 miles per hour.
The speed limit area to the east of the above line shall be a maximum of 40 miles per hour.
Specific highway speed limits.
Thirty-five miles per hour.
Ayrault Road, for its entire length.
Baird Road, for its entire length.
Golf Avenue, from Perinton-Pittsford Town line to Marsh Road.
Kreag Road, for its entire length.
Marsh Road, for its entire length.
Whitney Road, for its entire length.
High Street Extension, for its entire length.
Lyndon Road, for its entire length.
Turk Hill Road from Route 31F to Whitney Road.
[Added 6-9-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982]
Fellows Road, from Furman Road north to the Perinton-Penfield Town line.
[Added 4-14-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
Howell Road, for its entire length.
[Added 4-14-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
[Added 6-9-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982]
Fairport High School: speed limit of 25 miles per hour on Ayrault Road from a point 300 feet east and west of the most easterly and westerly building line of the school as extended onto Ayrault Road.
Martha Brown School: speed limit of 25 miles per hour on Ayrault Road from a point 300 feet east and west of the most easterly and westerly building line of the school as extended onto Ayrault Road.
Forman Center (BOCES) School: speed limit of 15 miles per hour on O'Connor Road from a point 300 feet southeast and north of the most southeasterly and northerly building line of the school as extended onto O'Connor Road.
Brooks Hill School: speed limit of 15 miles per hour extending from the intersection of Hulbert Road and Moseley Road westerly to a point 300 feet west of the most westerly building line of the school as extended onto Hulbert Road.
Jefferson Avenue School: speed limit of 15 miles per hour on Jefferson Avenue and Brookside Drive both from a point 300 feet north and south of the most northerly and southerly building line of the school as extended onto Jefferson Avenue and Brookside Drive respectively.
Dudley and Northside Schools: speed limit of 15 miles per hour on Hamilton Road extending from the intersection of High Street Extension and Hamilton Road northerly 300 feet beyond the northerly building line of the schools as extended to Hamilton Road, and on High Street Extension from its intersection with Hamilton Road to a point 300 feet west of the most westerly building line of Dudley and Northside Schools.
[Amended 12-13-1979 by L.L. No. 8-1979; 8-13-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980; 5-13-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981; 9-16-1981 by L.L. No. 4-1981; 9-14-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988; 7-26-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989; 10-23-1996 by L.L. No. 7-1996; 7-12-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006; 11-29-2006 by L.L. No. 8-2006; 7-11-2018 by L.L. No. 9-2018]
When deemed advisable in the interest of public safety or for snow removal, the Town Commissioner of Public Works, by signs placed or erected, may prohibit parking, stopping or unloading, as the case may require, and all pedestrians and drivers of vehicles shall comply with those regulations. There shall be no parking on public streets, highways or roadways in the Town of Perinton from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. from November 1 through April 1 of each year.
No person, except those persons prominently displaying a valid handicapped parking permit (MVD Form MC-664), available from the Town Clerk, on the vehicle dashboard or sun visor on the driver's side of the vehicle, or except when so directed by a police officer, shall stop, stand or park a motor vehicle in an area or space designated for handicapped parking or off-loading.
No person shall park a motor vehicle in an area or space designated as a fire lane or fire access lane. This traffic regulation shall apply to all properties with the exception of one- and two-family dwellings. The Town of Perinton does hereby establish a fire access lane of 20 feet in width consistent with the provisions of the Fire Code of New York State. The twenty-foot width shall be measured from the curbline, if established or existing. If no curbing exists, then the twenty-foot width for the fire access lane shall be measured from the edge of the building or buildings. Said fire access lane shall be clearly marked with traffic control devices every 100 feet notifying the public of said area's existence.
No person shall park a motor vehicle within a cul-de-sac, unless said vehicle is parallel to and immediately adjacent to the gutter.
All signs or traffic control devices mentioned herein shall conform with the New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Every person convicted of a violation of the parking regulations of this section shall be punishable by a fine of $25, except violations of Subsection B, handicapped parking, which shall have a fine of $50.
Any person served with a notice of violation (parking ticket) for illegal parking under this section may respond by mail to the Town Justice Court, and in such case the receipt by the Court of the ticket and the amount of the fine prescribed thereon shall be deemed an appearance. Acceptance of such fine shall be deemed complete satisfaction of the violation, and the violator may be given a receipt to such effect.
The Town Board may from time to time amend, supplement, change, modify and repeal this chapter pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the State of New York applicable thereto.