City of Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Kalamazoo as indicated in section histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department of Public Safety — See § 2-291 et seq.
Placing advertising matter in or on parked vehicles — See § 3-4.
Throwing advertising matter from vehicles — See § 3-5
Animals — See Ch. 7.
Operation of trucks and machinery in connection with building moving or wrecking operations — See § 9-255.
Payment to City for blocking parking meters during building moving or wrecking operations — See § 9-256.
City bus system — See Ch. 11.
Permission not to be granted for location of filling station in such manner as to constitute a traffic hazard — See § 14-2.
Fire prevention and protection — See Ch. 15.
Kalamazoo Mall — See Ch. 19.
Operation of vehicles in Kalamazoo Mall — See § 19-5.
Regulation of noise from vehicles — See §§ 21-8, 21-10 et seq.
Sounding vehicle horn or warning device — See § 21-18.
Mufflers — See § 21-19.
Littering — See § 22-10.
Inoperable or wrecked motor vehicles and vehicle parts — See § 22-13.
Breaking into parking meters — See § 22-26.
Being drunk or under influence of drugs in public — See § 22-40.
Police — See Ch. 26.
Railroads — See Ch. 27.
Railroad crossing signs — See § 27-2.
Right-of-way of Fire Department vehicle at railroad crossings — See § 27-5.
Trains crossing fire hose — See § 27-6.
Streets — See Ch. 33.
Removal of street warning barriers or signals — See § 33-16.
Regulation of skateboards, roller skates, coasters, scooters, etc. — See § 33-22.
Vehicles for hire — See Ch. 37.
City taxicab driver's license — See § 37-30 et seq.
Required construction and equipment for taxicabs — See § 37-51.
Use of liquor or drugs by taxicab drivers while on duty — See § 37-94.
Standing of taxicabs on streets — See § 37-114.
Wreckers — See Ch. 40.
Zoning Ordinance — See App. A.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Michigan Vehicle Code — See MCLA §§ 257.1 et seq.
Snowmobiles — See MCLA § 324.82101 et seq.
Authority of City to regulate the operation of snowmobiles — See MCLA § 324.82124.
Parking Violations Bureau — See MCLA § 600.8395.
Article I In General

§ 36-1 Adoption of the Michigan Motor Code; exceptions.

§ 36-2 Definitions.

§ 36-3 Uniformity of application and interpretation.

§ 36-4 Traffic Engineer generally.

§ 36-5 Content, filing and posting of orders of Traffic Engineer.

§ 36-6 Establishment and composition of Traffic Board; duties and responsibilities.

§ 36-7 General duties of police or public safety officers with respect to traffic.

§ 36-8 Direction of traffic.

§ 36-9 Enforcement of chapter on private roads.

§ 36-10 Vehicles prohibited on City-owned property not specifically set aside for such use; exceptions.

§ 36-11 Report when vehicle moved without knowledge and consent of owner.

§ 36-12 Vehicle license plate and registration certificate.

§ 36-13 Obstruction of driver's view or control of driving mechanism.

§ 36-14 Throwing or dropping objects from or at vehicles.

§ 36-15 Designation of streets and alleys restricted to commercial, service and emergency vehicles.

§ 36-16 Establishment of pedestrian, special event and play streets.

§ 36-17 Use of skis, toboggans or sleds on streets.

§ 36-18 Use of skates and toy vehicles on roadway.

§ 36-19 Clinging to vehicles.

§ 36-20 Boarding or alighting from moving vehicles.

§ 36-21 Opening vehicle door on traffic side.

§ 36-22 Application of chapter to persons riding animals or driving animal-drawn vehicles.

§ 36-23 Application of chapter to persons, vehicles, etc., engaged in street work.

§ 36-24 Exemptions for drivers of authorized emergency vehicles.

§ 36-25 Violations generally.

§ 36-26 Parents and guardians not to authorize or permit violations by children or wards.

§ 36-27 Traffic citations and complaints generally.

§ 36-28 Unlawful disposition, alteration, cancellation, etc., of traffic citation or complaint.

§ 36-29 Annual traffic report.

§ 36-30 (Reserved)

§ 36-31 (Reserved)

§ 36-32 (Reserved)

§ 36-33 (Reserved)

§ 36-34 (Reserved)

§ 36-35 (Reserved)

§ 36-36 (Reserved)

§ 36-37 (Reserved)

§ 36-38 (Reserved)

§ 36-39 (Reserved)

§ 36-40 (Reserved)

§ 36-41 (Reserved)

§ 36-42 (Reserved)

Article II Vehicle Equipment, Size and Load

§ 36-43 Operation of unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle.

§ 36-44 Authority of police to inspect vehicle and arrest driver in case of defective equipment.

§ 36-45 Lights generally.

§ 36-46 Maximum projection of certain lights.

§ 36-47 Head lamps and auxiliary driving lamps — Generally.

§ 36-48 Same — Multiple beam.

§ 36-49 Same — Single beam.

§ 36-50 Same — Exceptions for slow moving vehicles.

§ 36-51 Same—Special requirements for motor-driven cycles.

§ 36-52 Rear lamps.

§ 36-53 Lighting of vehicles not specifically required to be equipped with lamps.

§ 36-54 Clearance and marker lamps; reflectors and stop lights.

§ 36-55 Use of lights when vehicles operated in combination.

§ 36-56 Spot lamps.

§ 36-57 Color of light displayed by lamps or reflectors generally.

§ 36-58 Fender and running board lamps; backing lights, flashing, oscillating or rotating colored lights.

§ 36-59 Light or flag on projecting load.

§ 36-60 Lights on parked vehicles.

§ 36-61 Signal lamps or devices.

§ 36-62 Warning lamps.

§ 36-63 Brakes.

§ 36-64 Brake fluid.

§ 36-65 Horns and other warning devices.

§ 36-66 Mufflers; excessive fumes or smoke.

§ 36-67 Backfiring devices.

§ 36-68 Tires.

§ 36-69 Wheel flaps.

§ 36-70 Rearview mirrors.

§ 36-71 Windshields generally.

§ 36-72 Windshield wiper, defroster and washer.

§ 36-73 Windshields and windows; obstruction of view.

§ 36-74 Safety glass.

§ 36-75 Safety belts.

§ 36-76 Markings and fire extinguishers for vehicles transporting explosives.

§ 36-77 Television screens not to be visible to driver.

§ 36-78 Unlawful display of official sign or insignia.

§ 36-79 General limitations on size and weight.

§ 36-80 Weight restrictions on specific streets.

§ 36-81 Securing loads.

§ 36-82 Display of owner's name on vehicles carrying certain loads.

§ 36-83 Protection of pavement from oil drip or overflow.

§ 36-84 (Reserved)

§ 36-85 (Reserved)

§ 36-86 (Reserved)

§ 36-87 (Reserved)

§ 36-88 (Reserved)

§ 36-89 (Reserved)

§ 36-90 (Reserved)

§ 36-91 (Reserved)

§ 36-92 (Reserved)

§ 36-93 (Reserved)

Article III Operation of Vehicles Generally

§ 36-94 Immobilization and impoundment of motor vehicles.

§ 36-95 State operator's or chauffeur's license.

§ 36-96 General duty to use due care.

§ 36-97 Duty to drive on right half of roadway.

§ 36-98 Passing vehicle proceeding in opposite direction.

§ 36-99 Passing vehicle proceeding in same direction — Generally.

§ 36-100 Same — On right.

§ 36-101 Same — Duty of driver of overtaken vehicle.

§ 36-102 Same — No-passing zones.

§ 36-103 Starting; stopping or turning generally; signals.

§ 36-104 Method of turning at intersection, alley or driveway.

§ 36-105 Prohibited turns.

§ 36-106 Right-of-way at intersections generally.

§ 36-107 Right-of-way when turning left at intersection.

§ 36-108 Stop and yield intersections.

§ 36-109 Right-of-way of authorized prosecutions.

§ 36-109.1 Stopping for school bus displaying flashing red lights; exception; violation as civil infraction; meeting stopped school bus on divided highway; evidence; community service.

§ 36-109.2 Regulations governing stopping of school buses to receive or discharge pupils.

§ 36-109.3 Failure to stop for school crossing guard; misdemeanor; presumption.

§ 36-110 Procedure upon approach of authorized emergency vehicle.

§ 36-111 Duty to stop at railroad crossing upon approach of train.

§ 36-112 Driving through, around or under railroad crossing gate.

§ 36-113 Emerging from alley, private road or driveway.

§ 36-114 Obstructing intersections or crosswalks.

§ 36-115 Driving on sidewalks.

§ 36-116 Driving across curb.

§ 36-117 Driving through safety zone.

§ 36-118 Driving on three-lane roadway.

§ 36-119 Designation of and driving on one-way streets and alleys.

§ 36-120 Driving on pedestrian, special event or play street.

§ 36-121 Following too closely.

§ 36-122 Following fire apparatus or driving near scene of fire.

§ 36-123 Driving over fire hose.

§ 36-124 Limitations on backing.

§ 36-125 Speed restrictions.

§ 36-126 Racing and exhibition driving.

§ 36-127 Reckless driving.

§ 36-128 Careless or negligent driving.

§ 36-129 Driving while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or both.

§ 36-129.1 Preliminary chemical breath analysis.

§ 36-130 Open liquor containers in vehicles on highways and streets.

§ 36-131 Operation of motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.

§ 36-132 Production of evidence of insurance.

§ 36-133 Civil recovery of expenses for public safety responses to incidents involving drivers under the influence.

§ 36-134 Transporting marihuana in motor vehicles.

§ 36-135 through § 36-142. (Reserved)

Article IV Traffic-Control Devices Generally

§ 36-143 General authority to test, erect, maintain and remove.

§ 36-144 Permission required for erection on state trunk-line highways.

§ 36-145 Conformity with state manual and specifications.

§ 36-146 Obedience; avoidance.

§ 36-147 Marking of traffic lanes.

§ 36-148 Location of signals; signal legend generally.

§ 36-149 Flashing red or yellow signals.

§ 36-150 Damaging, removing, etc., devices.

§ 36-151 Unauthorized devices.

§ 36-152 (Reserved)

§ 36-153 (Reserved)

§ 36-154 (Reserved)

§ 36-155 (Reserved)

§ 36-156 (Reserved)

§ 36-157 (Reserved)

§ 36-158 (Reserved)

§ 36-159 (Reserved)

§ 36-160 (Reserved)

§ 36-161 (Reserved)

§ 36-162 (Reserved)

Article V Stopping, Standing and Parking

§ 36-163 General prohibitions.

§ 36-164 (Reserved)

§ 36-165 Unattended vehicles.

§ 36-166 Parallel parking.

§ 36-167 Angle parking.

§ 36-168 Parking not to obstruct traffic.

§ 36-169 Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

§ 36-170 Parking limited between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

§ 36-171 Stopping or parking on pedestrian, special event or play street.

§ 36-172 Parking or stopping in alleys.

§ 36-173 Parking or standing between curb or drainage line and sidewalk or grassy parkway.

§ 36-174 Parking of trailers, house cars, etc.

§ 36-175 Parking meters; on- and off-street parking facilities; pay-in-advance boxes.

§ 36-176 Breakdowns.

§ 36-177 Starting vehicle from parked position.

§ 36-178 Establishment and use of curb-loading zones.

§ 36-179 Loading and unloading at an angle to curb.

§ 36-180 Establishment and use of bus stops and taxicab stands.

§ 36-181 Restriction on standing or parking of buses.

§ 36-182 Parking ticket or notice of violation.

§ 36-183 Presumption as to responsibility for parking violation.

§ 36-184 Parking Violations Bureau generally.

§ 36-185 Schedule of fines and late fees for parking violations.

§ 36-186 Parking or storage of motor vehicles at or adjacent to residential properties.

§ 36-187 (Reserved)

§ 36-188 (Reserved)

§ 36-189 (Reserved)

§ 36-190 (Reserved)

§ 36-191 (Reserved)

§ 36-192 (Reserved)

§ 36-193 (Reserved)

§ 36-194 (Reserved)

§ 36-195 (Reserved)

§ 36-196 (Reserved)

Article VI Snowmobiles

§ 36-197 Registration.

§ 36-198 Equipment.

§ 36-199 Operation on property of another.

§ 36-200 Operation on City-owned property generally.

§ 36-201 Operation on streets or highways.

§ 36-202 Operation while under influence of liquor or drugs.

§ 36-203 Speed.

§ 36-204 (Reserved)

§ 36-205 (Reserved)

§ 36-206 (Reserved)

§ 36-207 (Reserved)

§ 36-208 (Reserved)

§ 36-209 (Reserved)

§ 36-210 (Reserved)

§ 36-211 (Reserved)

§ 36-212 (Reserved)

§ 36-213 (Reserved)

§ 36-214 (Reserved)

Article VII Bicycles

§ 36-215 Application of article.

§ 36-215.1 Application of chapter to riders.

§ 36-216 Use of seat required; carrying excess passengers.

§ 36-217 Light and reflector.

§ 36-218 Signal device.

§ 36-219 Brake.

§ 36-220 Operator's hands to be on handle bars.

§ 36-221 Speed.

§ 36-222 Duty to ride on right side of roadway.

§ 36-223 Riding more than two abreast.

§ 36-224 Required use of paths.

§ 36-225 Riding on sidewalks or the Kalamazoo Mall generally.

§ 36-226 Obedience to signs prohibiting riding on sidewalk, street, or the Kalamazoo Mall.

§ 36-227 Parking.

§ 36-228 (Reserved)

§ 36-229 (Reserved)

§ 36-230 (Reserved)

§ 36-231 (Reserved)

§ 36-232 (Reserved)

§ 36-233 (Reserved)

§ 36-234 (Reserved)

§ 36-235 (Reserved)

§ 36-236 (Reserved)

§ 36-237 (Reserved)

§ 36-238 (Reserved)

Article VIII Accidents

§ 36-239 Stopping at the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury.

§ 36-240 Stopping at the scene of an accident resulting only in property damage.

§ 36-241 Duty of drivers at the scene of an accident to exchange information and give aid.

§ 36-242 Duty of a driver striking only an unattended vehicle.

§ 36-243 Duty of driver striking objects upon or adjacent to a street.

§ 36-244 Reports generally.

§ 36-245 Written and supplemental reports.

§ 36-246 Reports by garages.

§ 36-247 Report by investigating officer.

§ 36-248 Use of reports.

§ 36-249 Preservation of reports; availability to Traffic Engineer, etc.

§ 36-250 Accident studies.

§ 36-251 (Reserved)

§ 36-252 (Reserved)

§ 36-253 (Reserved)

§ 36-254 (Reserved)

§ 36-255 (Reserved)

§ 36-256 (Reserved)

§ 36-257 (Reserved)

§ 36-258 (Reserved)

§ 36-259 (Reserved)

§ 36-260 (Reserved)

§ 36-261 (Reserved)

Article IX Impoundment of Vehicles

§ 36-262 When authorized.

§ 36-263 Notice to owner.

§ 36-264 Report when owner unknown.

§ 36-265 Disposition.

§ 36-266 (Reserved)

§ 36-267 (Reserved)

§ 36-268 (Reserved)

§ 36-269 (Reserved)

§ 36-270 (Reserved)

§ 36-271 (Reserved)

§ 36-272 (Reserved)

§ 36-273 (Reserved)

§ 36-274 (Reserved)

§ 36-275 (Reserved)

§ 36-276 (Reserved)

Article X Pedestrians

§ 36-277 Application of regular traffic-control signals to pedestrians.

§ 36-278 Special pedestrian-control signals.

§ 36-279 Establishment of crosswalks and safety zones.

§ 36-280 Right-of-way at crosswalks.

§ 36-281 Use of right half of crosswalk.

§ 36-282 Pedestrians to yield right-of-way in certain cases.

§ 36-283 Manner of crossing roadway at other than marked crosswalk.

§ 36-284 Crossing or entering street in dangerous manner or contrary to warning device.

§ 36-285 Passing through, around, over or under gate or barrier at railroad crossing or bridge.

§ 36-286 Walking on roadways.

§ 36-287 Hitchhiking.

§ 36-288 Duty of driver approaching blind pedestrian.

§ 36-289 Splashing pedestrians.