[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Royal Oak 2-10-1992 by Ord. No. 92-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Transportation Safety Act."
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the safe transportation of persons and property with the intent of following the policies and procedures of the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration as they relate to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations and the North American Standard Uniform Out of Service Criteria and Inspection Procedures.
The following provisions of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations as of February 28, 1990, are hereby adopted by reference:
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, being 49 CFR Part 387, Parts 390 through 393, Parts 395 through 397, and 399 including appendices C, D, E, and G.
Part numbers as used in this chapter shall refer to the like part number in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations as of February 28, 1990.
References to the following terms in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations shall be construed to have the following meanings:
The terms "United States Department of Transportation," "Federal Highway Administration," "Federal Highway Administrator," "Director," or "Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety" shall be construed to refer to the Royal Oak Police Department.
The term "interstate" shall mean intrastate or interstate, or both, as applicable.
The terms "Special Agent of the Federal Highway Administration" or "Administrative Personnel" shall be construed to mean a peace officer or an enforcement member or a vehicle inspector of the Royal Oak Police Department.
The City Clerk shall publish this chapter in the manner required by the Charter and at the same time shall publish a supplementary notice that complete copies of the relevant provisions of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations as of February 28, 1990, are available at the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times.
Any driver or operator who violates a rule, or any owner or user of any truck, truck tractor, or trailer, or any officer or agent of any individual partnership, corporation, or association who requires or permits the driver or operator to operate or drive any truck, truck tractor, or trailer in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.