Town of Ocean View, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Ocean View 5-2-2006 by Ord. No. 199.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles — See Ch. 77.
Peddling, soliciting and canvassing — See Ch. 163.
Abandoned or unregistered vehicles — See Ch. 207.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 210, Vehicles and Traffic, which consisted of the following: Art. I, Furious Driving, adopted 1919 by Ord. No. 7; Art. II, Traffic Regulations, adopted 1919 by Ord. No. 19; Art. III, Parking, adopted 7-1-1971 by Ord. No. 25; and Art. IV, Speed Limits, adopted 2-2-1999 by Ord. No. 101.
[Amended 11-8-2016 by Ord. No. 333]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to run an automobile or other motor vehicle through the Town of Ocean View at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour on any land, street, or alley in the Town of Ocean View except as follows:
A. 
The speed limit on the following streets shall be 45 miles per hour.
Name of Street
Muddy Neck Road from Calgary Avenue to Double Bridges Road
Beaver Dam Road throughout the Town limits
B. 
The speed limit on the following streets shall be 40 miles per hour:
Name of Street
Central Avenue from Windmill Drive to Beaver Dam Road
Windmill Drive
C. 
The speed limit on the following streets shall be 35 miles per hour:
Name of Street
Atlantic Avenue (SR26)
D. 
The speed limit on the following streets shall be 30 miles per hour:
Name of Street
West Avenue from Atlantic Avenue (SR26) to Calgary Avenue
Central Avenue from Atlantic Avenue (SR26) to Windmill Drive
E. 
The speed limit on the following streets shall be 25 miles per hour:
Name of Street
Central Avenue from the Assawoman Canal to Atlantic Avenue (SR26)
West Avenue from Central Avenue to Atlantic Avenue (SR26)
Woodland Avenue
F. 
The speed limit on the following streets shall be 20 miles per hour:
Name of Street
Community
(if applicable)
Clubhouse Drive
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Clubhouse Way
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Magnolia Street
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
October Glory Avenue
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Sycamore Street
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Tulip Poplar Turn
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Village Green
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Willow Oak Avenue
The Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Penalties for violation of this article shall be the penalties set forth in Title 21 of the Delaware Code, as amended, plus costs, including court costs and other assessments.
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park any unauthorized vehicle at any time, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or in the following locations:
Name of Street
Side of Street
Location
Atlantic Avenue
Both
Entire length within the Town limits
Central Avenue
Both
Entire length within the Town limits
West Avenue
Both
Entire length within the Town limits
Woodland Avenue
Both
Entire length within the Town limits
[Amended 3-8-2016 by Ord. No. 327[1]]
A. 
Upon any highway, as defined in Title 21 of Delaware Code, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or where it is necessary for public utility vehicles to temporarily stop along the highway to make alterations in or repairs to utility facilities, so long as proper traffic-control devices are posted or where it is in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device.
B. 
Whenever any member of the Ocean View Police finds a vehicle standing upon the highway in violation of Subsections A, E, or F of this section, the authorized person may move such vehicle or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move same to a position off the highway.
C. 
Any person authorized to issue a summons under this title is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed any unattended vehicle illegally left standing upon any highway or bridge in such a position or under such circumstances as to obstruct the normal movement of traffic.
D. 
Subsections A and B of this section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while on the roadway in such a manner and to such an extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such vehicle in such position.
E. 
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
(1) 
On a sidewalk;
(2) 
In front of a public or private driveway;
(3) 
Within an intersection;
(4) 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(5) 
On a crosswalk;
(6) 
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk;
(7) 
Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic-control signal;
(8) 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
(9) 
Upon the roadway of any highway when it is practical to stop, stand or park off the roadway;
(10) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked on the shoulder or at the edge or curb of a highway;
(11) 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway;
(12) 
At any place where official traffic-control devices prohibit stopping, standing or parking;
(13) 
At any place where such parking, standing or stopping obstructs the free passage of other traffic; and
(14) 
Wherever a curb is marked yellow or a yellow line is placed at the edge of a roadway or shoulder.
F. 
No person driving or in charge of a vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key and effectively setting the brake thereon and, when standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.
G. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under the person's control into such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
H. 
Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or outside edge of the shoulder.
I. 
Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or outside edge of the shoulder, or its left wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb or outside edge of the shoulder.
J. 
The Town Manager may cause "No Parking" signs to be erected or taken down and curbs marked yellow in areas he or she determines are appropriate. The signs may contain conditions such as time limitations, hours of applicability, weather-related restrictions or size of vehicles. The Town Manager shall maintain a list showing the location of "No Parking" signs and curbing marked yellow and may formulate a written policy for designating and amending such areas.
K. 
A summons or violation notice may be attached to any unattended vehicle found in violation of any of the provisions of this article by any police officer authorized to issue summonses or violation notices in lieu of arrest of the operator of such vehicle. A separate summons or violation notice for the same violation may be issued three hours after an earlier summons or violation notice has been attached to a vehicle. Each such summons or violation notice shall be deemed a separate offense.
L. 
The provisions of this article shall not be applicable to the following motor vehicles:
(1) 
Motor vehicles of public utilities when on the business of the public utility.
(2) 
Motor vehicles of any governmental agency when on governmental business.
(3) 
Emergency vehicles.
(4) 
Motor vehicles of the Town while on official business.
(5) 
Service vehicles while the drivers thereof are actually providing services on or to nearby premises.
(6) 
Vehicles of health and religious practitioners while such practitioners are performing or providing services in nearby premises.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 210-10.1, Parking prohibited in certain areas, added 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 204.
It shall be unlawful for any automobile or other motor vehicle to be parked facing in any direction other than the direction of travel on the side of the street on which it is parked.
Any person found guilty of violating this article shall be fined a minimum fine of $25 plus all costs, including but not limited to court costs and victims' compensation fund costs imposed by the Town, state, or courts for each violation.