Town of Smithfield, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Smithfield 2-16-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 340.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 102, Traffic Safety Commission, adopted 11-25-1975, as amended.
There is hereby established a Traffic Safety Commission consisting of the Chief of Police, or his/her designee, the Chief of the Fire Department, or his/her designee, the Director of Public Works, or his/her designee, a Town Council member to be appointed by the Town Council President and one additional member appointed by the Town Council. The Chair of the Traffic Safety Commission shall be elected annually, or as needed, by the members of said Commission. The Traffic Safety Commission shall have full authority to perform and carry out the following duties:
Collect and analyze all traffic, physical and economic data necessary to measure existing, and to estimate future, street and highway needs and make recommendations thereon; and
Establish rules and regulations governing the use of public highways by vehicles and pedestrians within the limits established by state law, including but not to the exclusion of other regulatory powers conferred, the installation of traffic control devices, designation of throughways and stop streets, of curb parking zones and the manner of their use, including crosswalks, safety zones and streets at which drivers shall not make right or left turns and the speed of vehicles.
All existing laws, ordinances, rules and regulations governing the regulation and control of traffic, including parking, shall remain in full force and effect until changed by the Traffic Safety Commission.
Any regulations promulgated pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall be published at least once in a newspaper which is published within the Town of Smithfield. Said regulations shall also be made available to the public on the Town's website, and the Town Clerk shall have printed copies thereof available for distribution to the public.