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TITLE VII: Traffic Code

                                                         TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE

 

 

Chapter

 

70. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

71. TRAFFIC RULES

 

72. PARKING REGULATIONS

 

73. BICYCLES AND MOTORCYCLES

 

74. TRAFFIC SCHEDULES

 

75. PARKING SCHEDULES

 

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                                               CHAPTER 70: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

Section

 

70.01 Definitions

70.02 Required obedience to traffic directions

70.03 Powers and duties of Police Department

70.04 Authority for enforcement

70.05 Temporary regulations

 

                                                              Traffic-Control Devices

 

70.15 Signal legends

70.16 Establishment and maintenance of traffic-control devices

70.17 Obedience to signals

70.18 Interference with signals

70.19 Unauthorized signals or markings

70.20 Device to be legible and in proper position

70.21 Temporary disregard of devices by police officers

 

                                                             Tax on Truck Unloading

 

70.45 Declaration of policy

70.46 Levy of tax

70.47 Due date; expiration

70.48 Exemption

 

70.99 General penalty

 

 

' 70.01 DEFINITIONS.

 

For the purpose of this title the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

 

AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Vehicles of the Fire Department or Police Department, vehicles of the Commonwealth Attorney's office when on official business, and ambulances on an authorized emergency run.

 

BOULEVARD. Any legally designated street at which cross traffic is required to stop before entering or crossing such boulevard.

 

BUSINESS DISTRICT. Any portion of any street between two consecutive intersections in which 50% or more of the frontage on either side of the street is used for business purposes.

 

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CROSSWALK. That portion of the roadway included within the extension of the sidewalk across any intersection, and such other portions of the roadway between two intersections, as may be legally designated as crossing places and marked by stanchions, paint lines, or otherwise.

 

CURB. The boundary of that portion of the street used for vehicles whether marked by curbstones or not.

 

FUNERAL PROCESSION. Two (2) or more vehicles accompanying the body of a deceased person when each vehicle has its headlights on or is displaying a pennant attached in such a manner as to be clearly visible to approaching traffic.

(KRS 189.378 (1))

 

INTERSECTION. That part of the public way embraced within the extensions of the street lines of two or more streets which join at an angle whether or not one such street crosses the other.

 

OFFICIAL TRAFFIC‑CONTROL DEVICES. All signs, signals, warnings, directions, markings, and devices placed or erected or maintained by authority of the Chief of Police.

 

ONE‑WAY STREET. A street on which vehicles are permitted to move in one direction only.

 

OPERATOR. Every person who is in actual physical control of the guidance, starting, and stopping of a vehicle.

 

PARK. When applied to vehicles, to leave a vehicle standing, whether occupied or not, for a period of time longer than is necessary to receive or discharge passengers or property.

 

PEDESTRIAN. Any person afoot.

 

PLAY STREET. Any street or portion thereof so designated by the Chief of Police and reserved as a play area for children, from which all traffic is barred, except vehicles to and from abutting properties.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. The Police Department or other persons or agency authorized to perform the duties of ' 70.03 or any other acts necessary to implement and enforce this traffic code.

 

PUBLIC WAY. The entire width between property lines of every way, dedicated passway, or street set aside for public travel, except bridle paths and foot paths.

 

REVERSE TURN. To turn a vehicle on any street in such a manner as to proceed in the opposite direction.

 

RIGHT‑OF‑WAY. The privilege of the immediate and preferential use of the street.

 

ROADWAY. That portion of any street, improved, designated, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

 

SIDEWALK. That portion of the street between the curb and the property line intended for the use of pedestrians.

 

STOPPING. As applied to vehicles, to stop a vehicle longer than is actually necessary to receive or discharge passengers.

 

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STREET. Every public way, including alleys.

 

TRAFFIC. Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, buses, and other conveyances, individually or collectively, while using any street for the purpose of travel.

 

VEHICLE. Includes all agencies for the transportation of persons or property over or upon the public highways of the Commonwealth and all vehicles passing over or upon the highways. MOTOR VEHICLE. Includes all vehicles, as defined above except, road rollers; road graders; farm tractors; vehicles on which power shovels are mounted; construction equipment customarily used only on the site of construction and which is not practical for the transportation of persons or property upon the highways; vehicles that travel exclusively upon rails; vehicles propelled by electric power obtained from overhead wires while being operated within any municipality or where vehicles do not travel more than five (5) miles beyond the city limits of any municipality; and vehicles propelled by muscular power.

(KRS 189.010(19))

 

 

' 70.02 REQUIRED OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order, signal, or direction given by a uniformed police officer, or to fail or refuse to comply with any of the traffic regulations of this traffic code.

 

(B)  The provisions of this traffic code shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned or used in the service of the United States government, this state, county, or city, and it shall be unlawful for any such driver to violate any of the provisions of this traffic code, except as otherwise permitted in this traffic code or by state statute.

 

(C)  Every person propelling any pushcart or riding a bicycle or an animal on any roadway, and every person driving any animal on any roadway, and every person driving any animal‑drawn vehicle shall be subject to the provisions of this traffic code applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this traffic code which by their very nature can have no application.

Penalty, see ' 70.99

 

 

' 70.03 POWERS AND DUTIES OF POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

It shall be the duty of the Police Department to direct all traffic in conformance with this traffic code and to enforce the traffic regulations as set forth in this traffic code, to make arrest for traffic violations, to investigate accidents, and to cooperate with other officers of the city in the administration of the traffic laws, and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions.

 

 

' 70.04 AUTHORITY FOR ENFORCEMENT.

 

Authority to direct and enforce all traffic regulations of this city in accordance with the provisions of this traffic code and to make arrests for traffic violations is given to the Police Department, and, except in case of emergency, it shall be unlawful for any other person to direct or attempt to direct traffic by voice, hand, whistle, or any other signal.

Penalty, see ' 70.99

 

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' 70.05 TEMPORARY REGULATIONS.

 

When required for the convenience and safety of the public and to alleviate unusual traffic problems, the Chief of Police or other authorized city official shall, at his discretion, have authority to impose such traffic regulations as he may deem necessary for temporary periods not to exceed two weeks. If these temporary regulations are necessary for a period longer than two weeks, the City Clerk shall be notified in writing of the extended order.

 

 

TRAFFIC‑CONTROL DEVICES

 

' 70.15 SIGNAL LEGENDS.

 

Whenever traffic is regulated or controlled exclusively by a traffic‑control sign or signs exhibiting the words "Go," "Caution," or "Stop," or exhibiting different colored lights for purposes of traffic control, the following colors only shall be used, and these terms and lights shall indicate and be obeyed as follows:

 

(A)  Green alone or "Go": Vehicular traffic facing the signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn. However, vehicular traffic shall yield the right‑of‑way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection at the time such signal is exhibited.

 

(B)  Steady yellow alone or "Caution" when shown following the green or "Go" signal: Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection. Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal may enter and clear the intersection.

 

(C)  Red alone or double red or "Stop": Vehicular traffic facing the signal shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or at such other point as may be indicated by a clearly visible line, and shall remain standing until green or "Go" is shown alone.

 

(D)  Flashing red alone: Vehicular traffic facing the signal shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or a such other point as may be indicated by a clearly visible line, and shall not again proceed until it can do so without danger.

 

(E)  Flashing yellow alone: Vehicular traffic facing the signal shall reduce its speed and proceed cautiously across the intersection controlled by such signal.

 

(F)  "Yield Right‑of‑Way": Vehicular traffic facing the "Yield Right‑of‑Way" sign shall bear the primary responsibility of safely entering the primary intersecting or merging right‑of‑way. All traffic facing the sign shall yield the right‑of‑way to all vehicles and pedestrians within such primary intersecting or merging right‑of‑way. No vehicle facing a "Yield Right‑of‑Way" sign shall enter the merging or intersecting right‑of‑way at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour, except that this speed limit shall not apply to vehicles entering an expressway.

 

(G) Lane lights: When lane lights are installed over any street for the purpose of controlling the direction of flow of traffic, vehicular traffic shall move only in traffic lanes over which green arrows

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appear. However, when flashing yellow lights appear above a lane all left turns shall be made from that lane. Where red arrows appear above such lanes, vehicles shall not move against them. If flashing yellow lights show above a lane, that lane shall be used only for passing and for left turns unless a sign at such place prohibits such turn.

Penalty, see ' 70.99

Statutory reference:

Traffic‑control signals, see KRS 189.338

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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' 70.16 ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES.

 

The city shall establish and maintain all official traffic-control devices necessary within the city. All traffic-control devices, including signs, shall be employed to indicate one particular warning or regulation, shall be uniform, and as far as possible shall be placed uniformly. All traffic-control devices and signs shall conform to required state specifications.

 

 

' 70.17 OBEDIENCE TO SIGNALS.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to disobey the signal of any official traffic-control device placed in accordance with the provisions of this traffic code or of a traffic barrier or sign erected by any of the public departments or public utilities of the city, or any electric signal, gate, or watchman at railroad crossings, unless otherwise directed by a police officer. However, the type and the right to or necessity for such barrier or sign must be approved by the city.

 

(B)  Such sign, signal, marking, or barrier shall have the same authority as the personal direction of a police officer.

Penalty, see ' 70.99

 

 

' 70.18 INTERFERENCE WITH SIGNALS.

 

No person shall without authority attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down, or remove any official control device or any railroad sign or signal, or any inscription, shield, or insignia thereon, or any part thereof.

Penalty see ' 70.99

 

 

' 70.19 UNAUTHORIZED SIGNALS OR MARKINGS.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to place, maintain, or display on or in view of any street any unauthorized sign, signal, marking, or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic device or railroad sign or signal which attempts or purports to direct the movement of traffic, or which conceals or hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official control device or any railroad sign or signal. No person shall place or maintain, nor shall any public authority permit on any street, any traffic sign or signal bearing any commercial advertising. Nothing in this section shall be construed as restricting any public department or public utility of the city in any emergency or temporarily from marking or erecting any traffic barrier or sign whose placing has been approved by the city.

 

(B)  Every such prohibited sign, signal, or marking is declared to be a public nuisance and the city is empowered forthwith to remove it or cause it to be removed.

Penalty, see ' 70.99

 

 

' 70.20 DEVICE TO BE LEGIBLE AND IN PROPER POSITION.

 

No provision of this traffic code for which signs or any other traffic-control device is required shall be enforceable against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation the required device was not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.

 

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' 70.21 TEMPORARY DISREGARD OF DEVICES BY POLICE OFFICERS.

 

In an emergency any police officer may at his discretion disregard traffic‑control lights or signals or established regulations in order to facilitate the movement of traffic.

 

 

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' 70.45 DECLARATION OF POLICY.

 

The City Council declares that the unloading of motor trucks within the city imposes a financial burden upon the municipal government, causes traffic congestion and wear to the streets and ways, and creates other traffic and fiscal problems which must be dealt with by the city and which necessitate the imposition of the tax herein imposed.

 

 

' 70.46 LEVY OF TAX.

 

The City Council does hereby levy and impose a tax in the sum of $50 per annum upon each and every motor truck of one and one‑half ton or more that habitually and customarily enters the city for commercial purposes and therein discharges or unloads groceries, dry goods, hardware, lumber, fuel‑oil, gasoline, coal, or other commodities and goods. Any such vehicle that enters the city at least three times a year for such purposes shall be subject to this subchapter.

Penalty, see ' 70.99

 

 

' 70.47 DUE DATE; EXPIRATION.

 

The tax hereby levied shall be due and payable to the City Clerk on January 1 each year. All licenses issued pursuant to this subchapter shall expire at midnight on December 31.

 

 

' 70.48 EXEMPTION.

 

This subchapter shall not apply to motor trucks transporting and delivering in interstate commerce and regulated by federal agencies under the interstate commerce clause of the United States Constitution.

 

 

' 70.99 GENERAL PENALTY.

 

Whoever violates any provision of this traffic code where no other penalty is specifically provided shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $20 nor more than $250.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                      CHAPTER 71: TRAFFIC RULES

 

 

Section

 

 

Operation Generally

 

71.01      Obstructing traffic

71.02      Reverse or U turns

71.03      Backing vehicles

71.04      Vehicles crossing sidewalks

71.05      Speed limit

71.06      Vehicle weight limit

 

 

                                                                           Accidents

 

71.15      Duty of operator

71.16      Accident report

 

 

                                                                        Prohibitions

 

71.25      Reckless driving; injury to streets

71.26      Right‑of‑way of emergency vehicles; following emergency vehicles; driving over fire hose

71.27      Smoke emission or other nuisance

71.28      Trucks traveling through on certain streets

71.29      Compression/release engine brake prohibited

 

 

                                                                 Funeral Processions

 

71.35 Funeral processions

 

 

                                                                            Parades

 

71.40      Definitions

71.41      Permit required

71.42      Application for permit

71.43      Standards for issuance of permit

71.44      Notice of rejection of permit

71.45      Appeal procedure when permit denied

71.46      Alternative permit

71.47      Notice to city and other officials when permit issued

71.48      Contents of permit

 

 

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                                                                    Parades (Cont'd)

 

71.49      Duties of permittee

71.50      Public conduct during parades

71.51      Revocation of permit

 

71.99      Penalty

 

 

                                                            OPERATION GENERALLY

 

' 71.01 OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle or permit it to remain standing in any street in such manner as to create an obstruction thereof.

 

(B)  It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to enter any intersection or crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding the indication of any traffic‑control signal which may be located at the intersection or crosswalk.

 

(C)  Any intersection deemed by the city to be of special or critical importance to the movement of traffic shall be marked in such distinctive manner as to indicate such importance. Should the operator of any vehicle enter any intersection so marked when there is insufficient room on the other side of the intersection to accommodate the vehicle, the indication of any traffic‑control signal notwithstanding, he shall be deemed to have violated this division rather than division (B) above.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.02 REVERSE OR U TURNS.

 

The operator of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction unless such movement can be made in safety without interfering with other traffic.

(KRS 189.330(8)) Penalty, see '71.99

 

 

' 71.03 BACKING VEHICLES.

 

It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to back the vehicle at any intersection for the purpose of executing a turning movement. A vehicle from any parking position shall be backed by the operator in such manner as to proceed on the same side of the roadway in the lawful direction of travel.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.04 VEHICLES CROSSING SIDEWALKS.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to drive within any sidewalk space except at a permanent or temporary driveway or by special permit from the Chief of Police or other authorized city official.

 

 

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(B)  It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to drive the vehicle out of any alley, driveway, building, or lot and across a sidewalk, or its extension across the alley, unless the vehicle has been brought to a complete stop immediately prior to crossing the sidewalk or its extension. On entering the roadway from the alley, driveway, or building the operator shall yield the right‑of‑way to all vehicles approaching the roadway. The operator of any vehicle intending to cross a sidewalk and turn into an alley from the roadway may do so at low speed and with caution.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.05 SPEED LIMIT.

 

(A)  No operator of a vehicle upon the city streets within the city limits shall drive at a greater speed than 35 miles per hour.

 

(B)  Whenever the City Council shall determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the speed limit hereinbefore set forth is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at a specific location, the City Council may determine and establish a reasonable and safe speed limit at that location, and by motion, duly passed, set a speed limit at that location.

(Ord., passed 4-2-63; Am. Ord. 78-8, passed 11-21-78; Am. Ord. 79-18, passed 11-19-79)

 

(C)  Penalty. Whoever violates the speed limit set forth in this section shall be subject to the same fine as set forth in the fine schedule of KRS 189.394.

 

 

' 71.06 VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMIT.    

 

(A)  For the purpose of this section the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE.  All motor-propelled agencies or vehicles for the transportation of persons or property over and upon the streets and roads of the city, and all motor-propelled agencies or vehicles passing over and upon the streets and roads except for fire apparatus.

 

(B)  No person, firm, or corporation shall operate or cause to be operated or knowingly permit the operation of or require the operation of any motor vehicle, as defined above, which weighs in excess of 36,000 pounds, including the total weight of the vehicle and the load, over or upon any bridge or overpass over the city creek other than over or upon those bridges or overpasses which constitute a part of a street maintained by the State Department of Highways, as a part of the state highway system, or pursuant to agreement between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the city, whereby such maintenance is accepted by the State Department of Highways. A tolerance of not more than 5% shall be permitted before the provisions of this section shall be deemed to have been violated.

(Ord., passed 12-2-69; Am. Ord., passed 12-16-69)

 

(C)  Penalty. Whoever violates the weight limit set forth in this section shall be subject to the same fine as set forth in the fine schedule of KRS 189.990(2)(a).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                        ACCIDENTS

 

 

' 71.15 DUTY OF OPERATOR.

 

It shall be the duty of the owner of, operator of, or passenger in any motor vehicle which is involved in an accident in which any person is injured or property damaged to stop immediately and ascertain the extent of the injury or damage and render such assistance as may be needed.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

Statutory reference:

Duty in case of accident, see KRS 189.580

 

 

' 71.16 ACCIDENT REPORT.

 

The operator, owner, or passenger involved in an accident resulting in the injury or death of any person, or an accident in which property is damaged, shall immediately report the accident or property damage to the Police Department.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

 

                                                                     PROHIBITIONS

 

 

' 71.25 RECKLESS DRIVING; INJURY TO STREETS.

 

(A)  The operator of any vehicle upon a highway shall operate the vehicle in a careful manner, with regard for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and other vehicles upon the highway.

 

(B)  No person shall willfully operate any vehicle on any highway in such a manner as to injure the highway.

(KRS 189.290) Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.26 RIGHT-OF-WAY OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES; FOLLOWING EMERGENCY VEHICLES; DRIVING OVER FIRE HOSE.

 

(A)  Upon the approach of an emergency vehicle equipped with, and operating, one or more flashing, rotating, or oscillating red or blue lights visible under normal conditions from a distance of 500 feet to the front of such vehicle; or when the driver is giving audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle, or bell, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection, and stop and remain in such position until the emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer or firefighter.

 

(B)  Upon the approach of any emergency vehicle operated in conformity with the provisions of division (A) above, the operator of every vehicle shall immediately stop clear of any intersection and shall keep such position until the emergency vehicle has passed, unless directed otherwise by a police officer or firefighter.

 

 

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(C)  No operator of any vehicle, unless he or she is on official business, shall follow any emergency vehicle being operated in conformity with the provisions of division (A) above closer than 500 feet, nor shall he or she drive into, park the vehicle into, or park the vehicle within the block where the vehicle has stopped in answer to an emergency call or alarm, unless he or she is directed otherwise by a police officer or firefighter.

 

(D)  No vehicle, train, or other equipment shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a fire department when the hose is laid down on any street, private driveway, or track for use at any fire or fire alarm unless the fire department official in command consents that the hose be driven over.

 

(E)  Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle, when the emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing yellow, red, red and white, red and blue or blue lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall, while proceeding with due caution:

 

(1)  Yield the right-of-way by moving to a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle if:

 

(a)  The person is driving on a highway having at least four lanes with not fewer than two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; and

 

(b)  It is possible to make the lane change with due regard to safety and traffic conditions; or

 

(2)  Reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed to road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.

 

(F)  This section does not operate to relieve the person who drives an emergency vehicle from the duty to operate the vehicle with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.

(KRS 189.930) Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.27 SMOKE EMISSION OR OTHER NUISANCE.

 

Every vehicle when on a highway shall be so equipped as to make a minimum of noise, smoke, or other nuisance, to protect the rights of other traffic, and to promote the public safety.

(KRS 189.020) Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.28 TRUCKS TRAVELING THROUGH ON CERTAIN STREETS.

 

(A)  No truck shall travel on any street or on any portion of any street which is designated by the Street Supervisor, subject to approval by the City Council, as being prohibited to through trucks and is properly signed in accordance with that designation. This prohibition shall not apply to trucks which have a destination on the designated street or on the designated portion of any street, or noncommercial vehicles, vans, step‑vans, recreational vehicles, pickup trucks, or trucks which are owned or operated by the city.

 

(B)  The highways or portions thereof listed on Exhibit A of Ordinance 98‑18, passed 12‑8‑98 and incorporated herein by reference are hereby designated as the truck routes for through traffic, and no truck without a local destination shall use any other route except to gain ingress or egress to the truck route.

(Ord. 98‑18, passed 12‑8‑98) Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

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' 71.29 COMPRESSION/RELEASE ENGINE BRAKE PROHIBITED.

 

(A)  Except as provided below, no person shall operate or cause to be operated at or upon any public highway located within 1,000 feet of any area of the city that contains any single family or multi-family dwelling units, any compression/engine brake on any vehicle for any reason. For purposes of this section, a COMPRESSION RELEASE ENGINE BRAKE is defined as any mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking or deceleration of any vehicle by converting power to compressed air which results in additional, excessive, loud or explosive noise from such vehicle.

 

(B)  Emergency fire, search and rescue and military vehicles are exempt from the provisions of this section.

(Ord. 2004-02, passed 4-6-04; Am. Ord. 2004-09, passed 9-21-04) Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

 

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' 71.35 FUNERAL PROCESSIONS.

 

(A)  A vehicle in a funeral procession has the right‑of‑way at an intersection and may proceed through the intersection if the procession is led by an escort vehicle displaying flashing yellow, red, or blue lights, except:

 

(1)  When the right‑of‑way is required by an emergency vehicle as defined by KRS 189.910;

 

(2)  When vehicles in the procession are directed otherwise by a police or safety officer; or

 

(3)  When the vehicle is a train or locomotive.

 

(B)  Before assuming the right‑of‑way, a person who drives a vehicle in a funeral procession shall exercise due caution with regard to crossing traffic.

 

(C)  A person who drives a vehicle that is not part of a funeral procession shall not drive the vehicle between the vehicles of the funeral procession or otherwise interfere with the progress of the procession, except when:

 

(1)  The person is authorized to do so by a police or safety officer; or

 

(2)  The vehicle is an emergency vehicle as defined by KRS 189.910.

 

(D)  A person who drives a vehicle that is not part of a funeral procession shall not illuminate the vehicle headlights or engage in any other act for the purpose of securing the right‑of‑way granted to funeral processions.

 

(E)  The escort vehicle, hearse, or other vehicles in a procession may be equipped with flashing amber lights for the purpose of notifying the general public of the procession and gaining the right‑of‑way at intersections, or signaling the end of a procession.

 

 

 

 

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(F)  Persons authorized to use flashing lights as defined in KRS 189.920 may use them while accompanying a funeral procession to warn traffic that a procession is approaching or that it is in progress.

 

(G) When a funeral procession is in progress, a person driving a vehicle not in the procession shall not pass or overtake any vehicle in the procession unless:

 

(1)  The person is directed to do so by a police or safety officer;

 

(2)  The procession is on a street, road, or highway outside the corporate limits of a city, town, or urban‑county; or

 

(3)  The procession is on an interstate highway or a state parkway.

(KRS 189.378)

 

 

 

                                                                          PARADES

 

 

' 71.40 DEFINITIONS.

 

For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

 

CRUISING. The repeated operation of two or more vehicles in a continuous or nearly continuous flow through a parking lot.

 

PARADE. Any parade, march, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant, or procession of any kind, or any similar display in or on any street, sidewalk, park, or other public place in the city, or CRUISING as defined herein.

 

PARADE PERMIT. A permit required by this subchapter.

 

PARKING LOT. Any paved or unpaved area used by a place of business or shopping center for the parking of vehicles of their customers, but shall not include those operated for hire as defined in KRS 189.700.

 

 

' 71.41 PERMIT REQUIRED.

 

(A)  No person or persons shall engage in, participate in, aid, form, or start any parade unless a parade permit has been obtained from the Chief of Police or other authorized city official.

 

(B)  This subchapter shall not apply to:

 

(1)  Funeral processions;

 

 

 

 

 

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(2)  Students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities, providing the conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities;

 

(3)  A governmental agency acting within the scope of its functions.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.42 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT.

 

A person seeking issuance of a parade permit shall file an application with the Chief of Police or other authorized city official on forms provided by such officer.

 

(A)  Filing period. The application for a parade permit shall be filed not less than five days or not more than 60 days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the parade.

 

(B)  The application for a parade permit shall set forth the following information:

 

(1)  The name, address, and telephone number of the person seeking to conduct the parade;

 

(2)  If the parade is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of, or by an organization, the name, address, and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization and of the authorized and responsible heads of the organization;

 

(3)  The name, address, and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct;

 

(4)  The date when the parade is to be conducted;

 

(5)  The route to be traveled, the starting point, and the termination point;

 

(6)  The approximate number of persons, animals, and vehicles which will constitute the parade, the type of animals, if any, and the description of the vehicles;

 

(7)  The hours when the parade will start and terminate;

 

(8)  A statement as to whether the parade will occupy all or only a portion of the width of the streets, sidewalk, park, or other public place proposed to be traversed;

 

(9)  The location by street of any assembly area for the parade;

 

     (10)  The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly area or areas;

 

              (11)  The interval of space to be maintained between units of the parade;

 

   (12)  If the parade is designed to be held by, and on behalf of or for, any person other than the applicant, the applicant for the permit shall file a communication in writing from the person authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his behalf.

 

 

 

 

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     (13)   Any additional information reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should issue.

 

(C)  There shall be paid at the time of filing an application for a parade permit a fee in an amount as established by the City Council.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.43 STANDARDS FOR ISSUANCE OF PERMIT.

 

The Chief of Police or other authorized city official shall issue a permit when, from a consideration of the application and from other information obtained, he finds that:

 

(A)  The conduct of the parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route;

 

(B)  The conduct of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the city to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection to the city;

 

(C)  The conduct of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of ambulances as to prevent normal ambulance service to portions of the city other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of march and areas contiguous thereto;

 

(D)  The concentration of persons, animals, and vehicles at assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance service to, areas contiguous to the assembly areas;

 

(E)  The conduct of the parade will not interfere with the movement of fire fighting equipment enroute to a fire;

 

(F)  The parade is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays enroute;

 

(G) The parade is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, or event, and is not designated to be held purely for private profit;

 

(H)  The parade, if it takes the form of cruising, has the approval in writing of the owner or an authorized agent of the owner for the use of the parking lot which is the site of the parade. Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.44 NOTICE OF REJECTION OF PERMIT.

 

The Chief of Police or other authorized city official shall act on the application for a parade permit within three days, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted, after filing thereof. If he disapproves the application, he shall mail to the applicant within the three days, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted, after the date on which the application was filed, a notice of his action stating the reasons for his denial of the permit.

 

 

 

 

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' 71.45 APPEAL PROCEDURE WHEN PERMIT DENIED.

 

Any person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal the denial of a parade permit to the City Council. The appeal shall be taken within 30 days after notice of denial. The City Council shall act on the appeal within 30 days after its receipt.

 

 

' 71.46 ALTERNATIVE PERMIT.

 

The Chief of Police or other authorized city official, in denying an application for a parade permit, shall be empowered to authorize the conduct of the parade on a date, at a time, or over a route different than that named by the applicant. An applicant desiring to accept an alternate permit shall file a written notice of his acceptance. An alternate parade permit shall conform to the requirements of, and shall have the effect of, a parade permit under this subchapter.

 

 

' 71.47 NOTICE TO CITY AND OTHER OFFICIALS WHEN PERMIT ISSUED.

 

Immediately on the issuance of a parade permit, a copy thereof shall be sent to the following persons:

 

(A)  The Mayor;

 

(B)  The City Attorney;

 

(C)  The Fire Chief;

 

(D)  The general manager or responsible head of each public utility, the regular routes of whose vehicles will be affected by the route of the proposed parade.

 

 

' 71.48 CONTENTS OF PERMIT.

 

Each parade permit shall state the following information:

 

(A)  Starting time;

 

(B)  Minimum speed;

 

(C)  Maximum speed;

 

(D)  Maximum interval of space to be maintained between the units of the parade;

 

(E)  The portions of the street, sidewalk, park, or other public place to be traversed that may be occupied by the parade;

 

(F)  The maximum length of the parade in miles or fractions thereof;

 

(G) Such other information as is reasonably necessary to the enforcement of this subchapter.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

 

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'71.49 DUTIES OF PERMITTEE.

 

A permittee hereunder shall comply with all permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and ordinances. The parade chairman or other person heading or leading the activity shall carry the parade permit on his person during the conduct of the parade.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

' 71.50 PUBLIC CONDUCT DURING PARADES.

 

(A)  Interference. No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct, impede, or interfere with any parade or parade assembly or with any person, vehicle, or animal participating or used in a parade.

 

(B)  Driving through parades. No driver of a vehicle except a police car or other emergency vehicle shall drive between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade when such vehicles or persons are in motion and are conspicuously designated as a parade.

Penalty, see ' 71.99

Cross‑reference:

Parking on parade route, see ' 72.07

 

 

' 71.51 REVOCATION OF PERMIT.

 

The city shall have the authority to revoke a parade permit issued hereunder on application of the standards for issuance as herein set forth.

 

 

 

' 71.99 PENALTY.

 

(A)  Whoever violates any provision of this title for which no other penalty is specifically provided shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $20 nor more than $250.

 

(B)  Any person who violates ' 71.26 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $60 nor more than $500, or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 30 days, or both. (KRS 189.993(8))

 

(C)  Whoever violates any provision of ' 71.28 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $500, or imprisonment of not more than 30 days in jail, or by both fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 98‑18, passed 12‑8‑98)

 

(D)  Any person found to be in violation of ' 71.29 shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 and not to exceed $100. (Ord. 2004-02, passed 4-6-04)

 

(E)  Any person who violates ' 71.35 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $250 or imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days, or both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                              CHAPTER 72: PARKING REGULATIONS

 

 

Section

 

 

                                                                   Parking Generally

 

72.01      Obstructional parking; double parking

72.02      Manner of parking

72.03      Limitations of stopping and parking

72.04      Restrictions and prohibitions on designated streets

72.05      Parking restricted to allow street cleaning

72.06      Parking in excess of certain number of hours prohibited; towing authorized

72.07      Parking on parade route

72.08      Parking on off‑street facility

72.09      Owner responsibility

72.10      Parking in parks

72.11      Display of parked vehicle for sale

72.12      Parking with permits for persons with disabilities

72.13      Time limit for parking spaces

 

                                                                        Impounding

 

72.20      Towing of vehicles; procedure

72.21      Required notice to owner

72.22      Sale of vehicle

 

                                                                    Snow Emergency

 

72.35      Announcement of snow emergency

72.36      Termination of emergency

72.37      Snow emergency routes

 

72.98      Prepayment of parking

72.99      Penalty

Statutory reference:

Revenues from fees, fines, and forfeitures related to parking, see KRS 65.120

 

 

 

                                                              PARKING GENERALLY

 

 

' 72.01 OBSTRUCTIONAL PARKING; DOUBLE PARKING.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to leave any vehicle or any other thing that may be a nuisance, obstruction, or hindrance in or on any street, alley, or sidewalk within the city either

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(B)  It shall be unlawful for any person to stop or park any vehicle on the roadway side of any other vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

' 72.02 MANNER OF PARKING.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop or park the vehicle in a manner other than with its right‑hand side toward and parallel with the curb, except that where parking is permitted on the left side of a one‑way street, the left‑hand side shall be so parked, and except for commercial loading and unloading on one‑way streets.

 

(B)  No vehicle shall be parked or left standing on any street unless its two right wheels are within 18 inches of and parallel with the curb, except that on one‑way streets where parking is permitted on the left side the two left wheels are to be within 18 inches of and parallel with the curb.

 

(C)  No vehicle shall be backed to the curb on any street, except that vehicles may do so when loading or unloading provided that such loading and unloading and delivery of property and material shall not consume more than 30 minutes. Such backing of trucks is prohibited at all times and on all streets in the city where any truck so backed interferes with the use of the roadway of moving vehicles or occupies road space within ten feet of the center line of the street.

 

(D)  The city may establish diagonal parking at certain places, requiring the parking of vehicles at a certain angle to the curb and within a certain portion of the roadway adjacent thereto. However, diagonal parking shall not be established where the roadway space required therefor would be within ten feet of the center line of any street. Such diagonal parking places shall be designated by markings on the pavement of the required angle and the width of the roadway space within which such vehicle shall park.

 

(E)  It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to so park such vehicle that any part thereof shall extend beyond the lines marking the side or the rear of the space assigned for one vehicle.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99     

 

 

' 72.03 LIMITATIONS OF STOPPING AND PARKING.

 

It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop or park such vehicle except in a case of real emergency or in compliance with the provisions of this traffic code or when directed by a police officer or traffic sign or signal at any time in the following places:

 

(A)  On the mainly‑traveled portion of any roadway or on any other place in the roadway where vehicles stand in any manner other than as specified.

 

(B)  On a sidewalk.

 

(C)  In front of sidewalk ramps provided for persons with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(D)  In front of a public or private driveway.

 

(E)  Within an intersection or crosswalk.

 

(F)  At any place where official signs prohibit stopping or parking. This does not apply to police officers when operating properly identified vehicles during the performance of their official duties.

 

(G) Within thirty (30) feet of any flashing beacon, traffic sign, or traffic‑control device.

 

(H)  No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

Statutory reference:

Stopping, standing, parking or repairing vehicles on roadway or shoulders of highway, see KRS   189.450

 

 

' 72.04 RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON DESIGNATED STREETS.

 

(A)  The provisions of this section prohibiting the stopping and parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic‑control devices.

 

(B)  The provisions of this section imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of his or her duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping or parking of vehicles in specific places or at specified times.

 

(C)  When signs are erected in compliance with the provisions of division (E) below giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time on any street so marked by official signs.

 

(D)  When a curb has been painted in compliance with the provisions of division (E) below, no person shall park a vehicle at any time at or adjacent to any curb so marked.

 

(E)  (1)  The city shall determine on what streets or portions thereof stopping or parking shall be restricted or prohibited. Whenever under authority of or by this traffic code or any other ordinance any parking limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, or parking areas are restricted to parking for persons with disabilities, appropriate signs shall be erected giving notice thereof. However, in lieu of erecting such signs or in conjunction therewith, the face and top of a curb or curbs at or adjacent to which parking is prohibited at all times may be painted a solid yellow color, if no parking is allowed there.

 

(2)  No such regulations or restrictions shall be effective unless the signs have been erected and are in place or the curbs are painted yellow at the time of any alleged offense, except in the case of those parking restrictions which by their very nature would not require such signs and markings.

 

(F)  When signs are erected in compliance with division (E) above in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for a time longer than specified on official signs any day except Sunday and on any street so marked.

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' 72.05 PARKING RESTRICTED TO ALLOW STREET CLEANING.

 

The city is authorized to designate street cleaning areas and shall provide suitable signs and markings on the street to be cleaned, restricting parking on that particular day. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop on any street so designated.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

' 72.06 PARKING IN EXCESS OF CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS PROHIBITED; TOWING

AUTHORIZED.

 

It shall be unlawful to park or place any abandoned or inoperable vehicle upon the streets or public rights‑of‑way of the city for more than 24 consecutive hours. The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department who determines that any such vehicle or other object or material has been parked or placed in violation hereof shall cause same to be removed and stored at the expense of the person, firm, or corporation responsible therefor.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

Cross‑reference:

Removal of abandoned vehicles, see ' 72.20

 

 

' 72.07 PARKING ON PARADE ROUTE.

 

(A)  The Chief of Police or other authorized city official shall have the authority, whenever in his or her judgment it is necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street or part thereof constituting a part of the route of a parade or procession, to erect temporary traffic signs to that effect, and to prohibit and prevent such parking.

 

(B)  It shall be unlawful to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation of such signs or directions.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

Cross‑reference:

Parades, see '' 71.40 through 71.51

 

 

' 72.08 PARKING ON OFF‑STREET FACILITY.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or park a vehicle on any off‑street parking facility offered for public use, whether publicly or privately owned, in any manner contrary to the designated traffic lanes and parking places clearly marked thereon provided that the lanes and places have previously been approved by the Police Department.

 

(B)  It shall be unlawful for any person, whether acting individually or in concert with a group of persons, to gather, work, or stop on any off‑street parking facility offered for public use, whether publicly or privately owned, for any purpose or reason other than for the intended purpose and reason for the existence and providing of that off‑street parking facility. However, the following uses of the facility shall not be a violation of this section:

 

(1)  The use with the written permission of the persons in possession and control of the facility

 

 

 

 

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to so use or park thereon in any otherwise lawful manner.

 

(2)  Temporary use to avoid an accident.

 

(3)  The use by a police officer or by fire, ambulance, or other emergency personnel and equipment, in the course of duty.

 

(4)  The use by the owner or tenant or by an employee, in connection with his employment, of any establishment served by the facility.

 

(5)  The use of governmental agents, such as inspectors and utility meter readers in connection with that position.

 

(6)  The use by a contractor or other person performing a service for and at the request of the persons in possession and control of the facility.

 

(C)  It shall be unlawful for any person, whether acting individually or in concert with a group of persons, to gather, park, or stop on any off‑street parking facility offered for public use, whether publicly or privately owned, for the purpose of socializing, resting, talking, or sight‑seeing unless that purpose is specifically permitted by a written authorization signed by the persons in possession and control of the facility.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

' 72.09 OWNER RESPONSIBILITY.

 

If any vehicle is found illegally parked in violation of any provisions of this subchapter regulating stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles, and the identity of the driver cannot be determined, the owner or person in whose name the vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for the violation.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

' 72.10 PARKING IN PARKS.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle in or on any section of any public park, playground, play lot, or tot lot within the city not designed as a parking area or designed and regularly maintained as a roadway.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

' 72.11 DISPLAY OF PARKED VEHICLE FOR SALE.

 

It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle displayed for sale on any street for more than twenty‑four (24) consecutive hours.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

 

 

 

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' 72.12 PARKING WITH PERMITS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

 

(A) Any other provision to the contrary notwithstanding, a motor vehicle bearing a decal in its front windshield issued by the County Clerk pursuant to appropriate county ordinances for persons with disabilities, when operated by a person with disabilities or when transporting a person with disabilities, may be parked in a designated parking place for persons with disabilities, or when parked in a metered parking space may be parked for two hours for no fee, or when parked where any parking limit is imposed may be parked for two hours in excess of the parking limit. The motor vehicle may be parked in a loading zone for that period of time necessary to permit entrance or exit of the person with disabilities to or from the parked vehicle, but in no circumstances longer than 30 minutes.

 

(B) This section shall not permit parking in a "no stopping" or "no parking" zone nor where parking is prohibited for the purpose of creating a fire lane or to accommodate heavy traffic during morning, afternoon, or evening hours, nor permit a motor vehicle to be parked in such a manner as to constitute a traffic hazard.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

Cross‑reference:

Parking for persons with disabilities, see Ch. 75, Schedule III.

 

 

' 72.13 TIME LIMIT FOR PARKING SPACES.

 

(A) All parking meters in the city shall be removed. The spaces shall be appropriately marked as determined by the City Council.

 

(B) The time limit for parking at any one appropriately marked space shall be two hours, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. The purpose of this section is to promote the economic climate of the city and thereby increase the revenue to the city generated by increase in economic activity. Therefore, it shall be a violation of this section for any person to repeatedly occupy spaces within the city so as to occupy those spaces collectively for more than six hours in any one day.

 

(C) Any person who causes a motor vehicle to be placed in parking spaces for any time in excess of that permitted by division (B) above shall be deemed in violation of this section.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

IMPOUNDING

 

 

' 72.20 TOWING OF VEHICLES; PROCEDURE.

 

(A) (1) All members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to remove and tow away, or have removed and towed away by commercial towing service, any vehicle illegally parked in any place where such parked vehicle creates or constitutes a traffic hazard, blocks the use of a fire hydrant, or obstructs, or may obstruct, the movement of any emergency vehicle.

 

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(B) (1)  When a motor vehicle or other vehicle is abandoned on a highway in the city ten hours or more, its removal by the city or by a towing service may be authorized by order of the Police Department.

 

(2)  When an abandoned, unattended, wrecked, burned, or partially dismantled motor vehicle or other vehicle is creating a traffic hazard because of its position in relation to the highway or its physical appearance is causing the impeding of traffic, its immediate removal from the highway by the Police Department or by a towing service may be authorized by order of the Police Department.

 

(C)  Vehicles so towed away under the provisions of this section shall be stored in a safe place and may be redeemed by, and shall be restored to the owner or operator of such vehicle, upon payment of a fee of $30 within 24 hours after the time such vehicle was removed, plus $5 for each additional 24 hours or fraction thereof if towed or stored by the city or by paying all actual charges of towing and storage if towed or stored by anyone else.

 

(D)  When a vehicle is authorized to be towed away, the Police Department shall keep and maintain a record of the vehicle towed, listing the color, year of manufacture, manufacturer's trade name, manufacturer's series name, body style, vehicle identification number and license plate year and number displayed on the vehicle. The record shall also include the date and hour of tow, location towed from, location towed to, reason for towing, and the name of the officer authorizing the tow.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96)

 

 

' 72.21 REQUIRED NOTICE TO OWNER.

 

(A)  When a motor vehicle has been involuntarily towed or transported pursuant to order of police, other public authority, or private person or business for any reason or when the vehicle has been stolen or misappropriated and its removal from the public ways has been ordered by the police, other public authority, or by private person or business, the entity which was responsible for the tow shall attempt to ascertain from the State Transportation Cabinet the identity of the registered owner of the motor vehicle or lessor of a motor carrier as defined in KRS Chapter 281 and within ten (10) business days of the removal shall, by certified mail, attempt to notify the registered owner at the address of record of the make, model, license number, and vehicle identification number of the vehicle, of the location of the vehicle, and of the requirements for securing the release of the motor vehicle.

 

(B)  If a vehicle described in division (A) is placed in a garage or other storage facility, the owner of the facility shall attempt to provide the notice provided in division (A) by certified mail to the registered owner at the address of record of the motor vehicle or lessor of a motor carrier as defined in KRS Chapter 281 within ten (10) business days of recovery of, or taking possession of the motor vehicle. This notice shall contain the information as to the make, model, license number, and vehicle identification number of the vehicle, the location of the vehicle, and the amount of reasonable charges due on the vehicle. When the owner of the facility fails to provide notice as provided herein, the motor vehicle storage facility shall forfeit all storage fees accrued after ten business days from the date of tow. This division (B) shall not apply to a tow lot or storage facility owned or operated by the city.

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' 72.22 SALE OF VEHICLE.

 

Any person engaged in the business of storing or towing motor vehicles in either a private capacity or for the city who has substantially complied with the requirements of ' 72.21 shall have a lien on the motor vehicle for the reasonable or agreed charges for storing or towing the vehicle as long as it remains in his possession. If after a period of forty‑five (45) days, the reasonable or agreed charges for storing or towing a motor vehicle have not been paid, the motor vehicle may be sold to pay the charges after the owner has been notified by certified mail ten (10) days prior to the time and place of the sale. If the proceeds of the sale of any vehicle pursuant to this section are insufficient to satisfy accrued charges for towing, transporting, and storage, the sale and collection of proceeds shall not constitute a waiver or release of responsibility for payment of unpaid towing, transporting, and storage charges by the owner or responsible casualty insurer of the vehicle. This lien shall be subject to prior recorded liens.

(Ord 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) (KRS 376.275(3))

 

 

SNOW EMERGENCY

 

 

' 72.35 ANNOUNCEMENT OF SNOW EMERGENCY.

 

Whenever the Chief of Police or other authorized city official finds that falling snow, sleet, or freezing rain will create a condition which makes it necessary that the parking of motor vehicles on snow emergency routes be prohibited, or whenever he finds on the basis of a firm forecast of snow, sleet, or freezing rain remain that the weather conditions so forecasted may create a condition making it necessary that such parking be prohibited, he is authorized to announce such prohibition, to become effective at a time specified by him. After the effective time of such prohibition no person shall park any vehicle or permit any vehicle to remain parked on a snow emergency route. However, if a fall of snow, sleet, or freezing rain occurs after 11:00 p.m. and prior to 6:00 a.m. and the Chief of Police or other authorized city official has not announced prior to 11:00 p.m. that parking on snow emergency routes is to be prohibited after a specified time, a vehicle parked on a snow emergency route may remain so parked until 7:00 a.m. following such fall. The prohibition of parking announced by the Chief of Police or other authorized city official under the authority of this section shall remain in effect until he announces the termination of the snow emergency, in part or in whole, after which the prohibition of parking authorized by this section shall no longer be in effect.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96) Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

' 72.36 TERMINATION OF EMERGENCY.

 

Whenever the Chief of Police or other authorized city official shall find that some or all of the conditions which gave rise to the snow emergency prohibition no longer exist, he is authorized to declare the termination of the emergency, in part or in whole, effective immediately on announcement. If such announcement is made other than between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., it shall be repeated between those hours.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96)

 

 

 

 

 

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' 72.37 SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES.

 

The term SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE shall mean any route designated by the Chief of Police or other authorized city official. On such street or highway designated as a snow emergency route, special signs shall be posted to this effect.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96)

 

 

' 72.98 PREPAYMENT OF PARKING VIOLATIONS.

 

(A)  Any person in violation of any section of this chapter shall be fined in the amount of $10, if paid within seven days after the time of commission of the offense, but if not paid within seven days after the commission of the offense, the violator shall, upon conviction, be fined $25.

 

(B)  All such fines shall be paid into the General Fund of the city.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96)

 

 

 

' 72.99 PENALTY.

 

Except as provided in ' 72.98, any person receiving a citation for any parking violation in the city who does not prepay such fine within 30 days of the violation shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the administrative and police departments of the city.

(Ord. 96‑3, passed 4‑16‑96)

Statutory reference:

For penalties for various parking violations under state law, see KRS 189.990(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                       CHAPTER 73: BICYCLES AND MOTORCYCLES

 

 

Section

 

73.01      Operation of bicycles

73.02      Operation of motorcycles and motorscooters

73.03      Skating and coasting

73.04      Clinging to vehicles

 

73.99      Penalty

Cross-reference:

Required obedience to traffic directions, see ' 70.02(C)

 

 

' 73.01 OPERATION OF BICYCLES.

 

(A)  No person shall operate a bicycle on the sidewalks of the city.

 

(B)  No person shall operate a bicycle on any section of a public

park, playground, play lot, or tot lot, except on a roadway or in a parking area.

 

(C)  No operator of any bicycle shall carry another person on such bicycle.

Penalty, see ' 73.99

 

 

' 73.02 OPERATION OF MOTORCYCLES AND MOTORSCOOTERS.

 

(A)  No operator of any motorcycle, motorscooter, or power-driven

bicycle shall carry another person except on a seat attached thereto or in a side car attached to the vehicle.

 

(B)  No operator of a motorcycle, motorscooter, or power-driven bicycle shall operate such vehicle in any public park, except on a roadway or in a parking area.

 

(C)  No operator of a motorcycle, motorscooter, or power-driven bicycle shall operate such vehicle in any play lot or tot lot. Penalty, see ' 73.99

 

 

' 73.03 SKATING AND COASTING.

 

Except on streets which may be declared from time to time as "play streets" by the city and protected by barriers or official signs, it shall be unlawful for any person on skates or riding on a coaster sled or toy vehicle of any kind, to go on any roadway except at a crosswalk.

Penalty, see ' 73.99

 

 

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' 73.04 CLINGING TO VEHICLES.

 

(A)  No person while riding on a bicycle, coaster sled, roller skates, or any toy vehicle shall cling to any moving vehicle on any street, or fasten or attach the vehicle on which he is riding thereto.

 

(B)  No person shall ride on the projection, running board, or fenders of any vehicle.

Penalty, see ' 73.99

 

 

 

 

' 73.99 PENALTY.

 

Whoever violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 74: TRAFFIC SCHEDULES

 

 

Schedule

 

I. Left turns prohibited

II. Stop streets

III. Speed limits

IV. One‑way streets and alleys

 

SCHEDULE I. LEFT TURNS PROHIBITED.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person driving a motor vehicle other than a truck or bus to turn left according to the following schedule:

 

Street       Between      Side       Ord. No.       Date Passed

 

East Fourth Street Main Street and Summer Street   East       ‑ ‑   2‑4‑69

 

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE II. STOP STREETS.

 

(A)  It shall be unlawful to pass through the following intersections without coming to a complete stop at the stop signs as required by Kentucky Revised Statutes:

 

Date

Ord.

Intersection               Stop Sign             Ord. No.              Passed

 

Second Street and Caldwell            Four‑way             88‑3                      4‑19‑88

Street

 

East Third Street and Spring    East Third Street       94‑1                      2‑8‑94

Street                                   from either

direction

 

East Eighth Street and Dockins       Four‑way             94‑2                      2‑8‑94

Street

 

Hopkinsville Street and            Hopkinsville Street   96‑2                      3‑19‑96

West Fourth Street                    from either

direction

 

East Third Street and         Four‑way             96‑2                      3‑19‑96

Breathitt Street

 

East Third Street and         East Third Street       96‑2                      3‑19‑96

Franklin Street                    from either

direction

 

Penalty, see ' 71.99

 

(B)  Any person who violates Ord. 96‑2 shall be fined $25.00.

(Ord. 96‑2, passed 3‑19‑96)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE III. SPEED LIMITS.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to exceed the maximum speed limits established as follows:

 

 

 

Street                             Description        Speed Limit               Ord. No.      Passage Date

 

Sportsman Club           From intersection            35 mph                89‑9              6‑20‑89

Road                       with U.S. Highway

431 and Ky. Highway

178

 

Francis Street               From Armory Drive         35 mph                2002‑03        3‑19‑02

northerly to the city

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SCHEDULE IV. ONE‑WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS.

 

The following streets and alleys are designated as one‑way in the direction indicated:

 

Street       Location       Direction     Ord. No.       Date Passed

 

Owen Street  Between Third and Fourth Streets      South (with diagonal parking)      2000‑01 2‑8‑00

 

Winter Street Between Third and Fourth Streets      North     2000‑01 2‑8‑00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAPTER 75: PARKING SCHEDULES

 

 

Schedule

 

I.   Parking prohibited

II.   Limited parking

III.   Disabled parking

IV. Loading zones

 

SCHEDULE I: PARKING PROHIBITED.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle on the following streets or portions of streets in the city:

 

STREET DESCRIPTION           SIDE             ORD. NO.            DATE

 

Bethel Street         All                        Left        ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

 

East Fourth St.       Intersection of East          Both              ‑ ‑                 9‑2‑69

Fourth Street and     

Caldwell Street and

75 feet in any direction

 

East Seventh St.    Intersection of South              North            92‑20                    12‑8‑92

Main Street east forty‑

three (43') feet from

the intersection

 

Franklin‑Bowling  From intersection with    Left        ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

Green Road           eastern city limit

 

Main Street            East side                     Left        ‑ ‑                 8‑6‑46

 

Nashville Street    From intersection with    Both              ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

West Seventh Street to

the end of curb and

gutter near Perry Street

 

Ninth Street           From intersection of               Both              ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

South Summer Street to

the southwest city limit

 

North Caldwell     East Third Street and              West             ‑ ‑                 4‑8‑69

Street                     East Fourth Street

 

 

 

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STREET DESCRIPTION           SIDE             ORD. NO.            DATE

 

North Caldwell     Northeast corner of         East             ‑ ‑                 4‑8‑69

Street                     intersection of North

Caldwell Street and

East Fourth Street and

150 feet north

 

North Spring         East Fourth Street            East              ‑ ‑                 ‑ ‑

Street                     and East Second Street  

 

Public Square Adjacent to the city         Both              ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

park in the public square

 

Second Street              Bethel Street and             North            ‑ ‑                 6‑15‑65

L & N Railroad depot       

 

Sixth Street            Main Street and         North            ‑ ‑                 6‑15‑65

Bethel Street

 

South Morgan       South Morgan Street               East               ‑ ‑                 9‑20‑65

Street                     and East Sixth Street

 

U.S. 68             Including the overpass    Both              ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

from the intersection

of Fourth Street and

Bethel Street to the

western city limit

 

West Seventh               From Nashville Street      Both              ‑ ‑                 2‑4‑47

Street                     to South Bethel Street

 

West Seventh       From South Bethel           Both              92‑8                      7‑21‑92

Street                     Street to Stuart Avenue

 

West Sixth Street  South Winter Street         North            83‑4                      3‑8‑83

and South Bethel Street

 

East Sixth Street   From Morgan Street        Both              95‑7                      5‑16‑95

to Franklin Street

(Bowling Green Road)

 

East Second Street      From Main Street to         Both              95‑20                    11‑21‑95

Caldwell Street

 

Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE II:  LIMITED PARKING.

 

It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle at any time, except Sundays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, for any period of time in excess of two consecutive hours upon or in one or more of the single, painted parking spaces designated as follows:

 

STREET  DESCRIPTION         ORD. NO.    DATE

 

North Winter Any of the single, painted             - -    6-6-50

Street       spaces on the west side of

North Winter Street, adjacent

to the side of the Logan County

Court House property, between

West Third Street and West

Fourth Street.

 

West Fourth   Any of the single, painted             - -    6-6-50

Street       spaces on the north side of

West Fourth Street, adjacent

to the Logan County Court

House and jail property,

across West Fourth Street

from the city Post Office

property, between North

Winter Street and North Owen

Street except the first four

consecutive, single painted

parking spaces on the north

side of West Fourth Street,

adjacent to the Logan County

Court House property, across

West Fourth Street from the

city post office property,

beginning with the first

single, painted parking space

west of the intersection of

the north side of West Fourth

Street with the west side of

North Winter Street.

 

Penalty, see ' 72.99

 

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SCHEDULE III: DISABLED PARKING.

 

(A)  The following areas shall be designated for parking for persons with disabilities:

 

STREET DESCRIPTION           SIDE             ORD. NO.     DATE

 

East Seventh         The area immediately east    North            92‑20            12‑8‑92

Street                     of the existing no parking

zone consisting of three

(3) twenty (20') foot

parking spaces with a

five (5') foot disabled

ramp located between the

first and second disabled

parking spaces

 

(B) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined $50 or such other penalties as prescribed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Cross‑reference:

Parking with permits for persons with disabilities, see ' 72.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE IV: LOADING ZONES.

 

(A) The following areas shall be designated loading zones:

 

STREET DESCRIPTION           SIDE             ORD. NO.     DATE

 

East Seventh         The area immediately     North            92‑20            12‑8‑92

Street                     east of the regular

parking spaces consisting

of one (1) twenty‑nine

(29') foot space

 

(B) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined $50 or such other penalties as prescribed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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