[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket, approved 1-23-1986 as Ch. No. 1946. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The marking of fire lanes on private property devoted to public use shall be designated by the Traffic Engineer and the Fire Chief or their designated representative. "Fire lanes" shall mean any area appurtenant to entrances or exits of a building which the Traffic Engineer and Fire Chief or his or her designated representative have established should remain free and clear of parked vehicles for access to such buildings in case of fire or other emergency. Said area may include sidewalks, driveways, portions of parking lots and other areas adjacent to or near said building entrances or exits or any fire hydrant.
The designation by the Traffic Engineer and the Fire Chief or his or her designated representative of such fire lanes shall never be held to make the city responsible for maintenance of such fire lanes, but the owner of such property shall continue to be responsible for the maintenance of such area.
Upon the designation of a fire lane pursuant to this chapter, the Traffic Engineer shall give notice of such designation to the owner of such area directing the owner to cause signs to be posted at the expense of the owner at designated locations lettered "Fire Lane - No Parking Anytime." Such signs shall be of a standard size and color, of standard lettering and mounting conforming to specifications established by the Traffic Engineer.
Parking of motor vehicles or otherwise obstructing fire lanes shall be prohibited at all times.
The official record of the designation and location of fire lanes shall be kept in the office of the Fire Chief.
It shall be the duty of the Pawtucket Police Department to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall result in a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.) for the first violation, fifty dollars ($50.) for the second violation and one hundred dollars ($100.) for the third violation with notification forwarded to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.