[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 843 (Sec. 16A-2 of the 1979 Code)]
There is hereby established within the Town of Johnston the Johnston Accident Reduction Enforcement (J.A.R.E.) Program for the increased enforcement of the traffic ordinances of the Town of Johnston. Said program will incorporate, but not be limited to, the services of two police officers five days per week. The officers will be compensated at their overtime rate for a minimum of four hours each.
[Amended 3-22-1999 by Ord. No. 1069]
The J.A.R.E. Program will be funded through an appropriation authorized by the Johnston Town Council from the general fund account of the Town of Johnston. All monies received through the efforts of the J.A.R.E. Program shall be deposited into the general fund.
[Adopted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The Town of Johnston adopts any and all traffic laws as passed by the State of Rhode Island and set forth in the Rhode Island General Laws, including the fine schedule and definitions of terms. If and when any such Rhode Island General Laws change in statute number, language, fine structure, jurisdiction, etc., including the elimination or addition of such laws, it is the intent of the Town Council of the Town of Johnston that all such changes shall be effective in the Town of Johnston on the date of the change.
Municipal Court hearings that address State of Rhode Island traffic laws are subject to the provisions under RIGL §§ 8-18-1 through 8-18-11 and all applicable laws of the State of Rhode Island.