City of Oswego, NY
Oswego County
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Traffic control signals shall be installed, maintained and operated at the intersections and locations described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule I.
Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal is hereby authorized to turn, after stopping, as indicated at the intersections and locations described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule II, in accordance with the provisions of § 1111, Subdivision (d)2, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The streets or highways or parts thereof described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule III, are hereby designated as one-way streets.
The turning of vehicles is hereby prohibited as indicated at the intersections and locations described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the Systems of Schedules Book, Schedule IV, during the hours designated in said schedule.
The turning of vehicles so as to proceed in the opposite direction (otherwise known as a "U-turn") is hereby prohibited in the locations described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule V.
The streets or parts of streets described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule VI, are hereby designated as through streets, and flashing red signals, stop signs or yield signs shall be erected as indicated at entrances thereto.
The intersections described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule VII, are hereby designated as stop intersections, and stop signs (or flashing red signals, if indicated) shall be erected as indicated.
The intersections described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule VIII, are hereby designated as yield intersections, and yield signs shall be erected as indicated.
A. 
Speed limits generally. Thirty miles per hour is hereby established as the maximum speed at which vehicles may proceed on or along streets and highways within the city, except that the speed limit for vehicles proceeding on or along those streets or parts of streets described in the regulations duly adopted by the Common Council and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule IX, shall be as indicated, except that the maximum speed limit for certain streets which are a part of the state highway system shall be as established by the State Department of Transportation.
B. 
School speed limits. The maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed along highways and streets or parts thereof adjacent to school buildings within the city are hereby established as described in the regulations duly adopted by the Traffic Committee and entered in the System of Schedules Book, Schedule X, during the hours indicated.
C. 
No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards that exist.
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D. 
Except as provided in Subsection A of this section, whatever maximum school speed limits have been established on or along the highway and streets or parts thereof adjacent to school buildings within the city as authorized in Subsection B of this section, no person shall drive in excess of such maximum school speed limits during:
[Added 11-8-2004 by Res. No. 424-2004]
(1) 
School days at times indicated on the school zone speed limit sign; provided, however, that such time shall be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or all of the times within such hours; or
(2) 
A period when the beacons attached to the school zone speed limit sign are flashing and such sign is equipped with a notice that indicates that the school zone speed limit is in effect when such beacons are flashing.
E. 
Except as provided in Subsections A and B, whatever maximum speed limits other than school speed limits established as authorized in Subsection B and D, no person shall drive a vehicle proceeding on or along streets and highways within the city or parts of streets in excess of such maximum speed limits at any time.
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F. 
Upon conviction for violation of Subsection A, B, C, D or E, the Court shall record the speed upon which the conviction was based and submit the certificate required, if any, to be filed with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner pursuant to § 514 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
[Added 11-8-2004 by Res. No. 424-2004]
(1) 
Every person convicted of a violation of Subsection A or E shall be punished as follows:
(a) 
Where the court enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by not more than 10 miles per hour, the fine shall not be less than $45 or more than $150;
(b) 
Where the court enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour and by not more than 30 miles per hour, the fine shall not be less than $90 or more than $300 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment;
(c) 
Where the court enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 30 miles per hour, the fine shall not be less than $180 or more than $600 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(2) 
Every person convicted of a violation of Subsection C, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $45 nor more than $150 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(3) 
Every person convicted of a violation of Subsection B or D, which such violation occurs in a school speed zone during a school day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., shall be punished as follows:
(a) 
Where the court enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by not more than 10 miles per hour, the fine shall not be less than $90 or more than $300;
(b) 
Where the court enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour and by not more than 30 miles per hour, the fine shall not be less than $180 or more than $600 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment;
(c) 
Where the court enters that the speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 30 miles per hour, the fine shall not be less than $360 or more than $1,200 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(4) 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the maximum fine provided herein for the violation for which the person is sentenced may be increased by an additional $150 if the conviction is for a second violation of any subsection of this section where both violations were committed within an eighteen-month period, and the maximum fine provided increased by an additional $375 if the conviction is for a third or subsequent violation of any subsection of this section where all such violations were committed within an eighteen-month period. Where an additional fine is provided by this subsection, a sentence of imprisonment for not more than 30 days may be imposed in place of or in addition to any fine imposed.