Chapter 10.08


10.08.010    Traffic division established.

10.08.020    Duty of traffic division.

10.08.030    Traffic accident studies.

10.08.040    Traffic accident reports.

10.08.050    Annual traffic safety report.

10.08.060    City traffic engineer—Office established.

10.08.070    City traffic engineer—Powers and duties.

10.08.080    Traffic committee—Established.

10.08.090    Duties of traffic committee.

10.08.010 Traffic division established.

There is established in the public safety department of this city a traffic division to be under the control of a public safety officer appointed by and directly responsible to the director of public safety. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.010, 1979)

10.08.020 Duty of traffic division.

It shall be the duty of the traffic division, with such aid as may be rendered by other members of the public safety department, to enforce the street traffic regulations of this city and all of the state vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in this city, to make arrests for traffic violations, to investigate traffic accidents and to cooperate with the city traffic engineer and other officers of the city in the administration of the traffic laws and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out those duties specially imposed upon said division by this title and the traffic ordinances of this city. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.020, 1979)

10.08.030 Traffic accident studies.

Whenever the accidents at any particular location become numerous, the traffic division shall cooperate with the city traffic engineer in conducting studies of such accidents and determining remedial measures. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.030, 1979)

10.08.040 Traffic accident reports.

The traffic division shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports. Accident reports or cards referring to them shall be filed alphabetically by location. Such reports shall be available for the use and information of the city traffic engineer. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.040, 1979)

10.08.050 Annual traffic safety report.

The traffic division shall annually prepare a traffic report which shall be filed with the city council. Such a report shall contain information on traffic matters in this city as follows:

A.    The number of traffic accidents, the number of persons killed, the number of persons injured, and other pertinent traffic accident data;

B.    The number of traffic accidents investigated and other pertinent data on the safety activities of the police; and

C.    The plans and recommendations of the division for future traffic safety activities. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.050, 1979)

10.08.060 City traffic engineer—Office established.

The office of city traffic engineer is established. The city engineer shall serve as city traffic engineer in addition to his other functions, and shall exercise the powers and duties as provided in this title and in the traffic ordinances of this city. Whenever the city traffic engineer is required or authorized to place or maintain official traffic-control devices or signals, he may cause such devices or signals to be placed or maintained. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.060, 1979)

10.08.070 City traffic engineer—Powers and duties.

It shall be the general duty of the city traffic engineer to determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic-control devices and signals, to conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and to devise remedial measures, to conduct engineering and traffic investigations of traffic conditions and to cooperate with other city officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of this city. Whenever, by the provisions of this title, a power is granted to the city traffic engineer or a duty imposed upon him, the power may be exercised or the duty performed by his deputy or by a person authorized in writing by him. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.070, 1979)

10.08.080 Traffic committee—Established.

There is established an advisory traffic committee to serve without compensation, consisting of the city traffic engineer, the director of public safety or in his discretion as his representative the chief of the traffic division, and the planning director. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.080, 1979)

10.08.090 Duties of traffic committee.

It shall be the duty of the traffic committee to suggest the most practicable means for coordinating the activities of all officers and agencies of this city having authority with respect to the administration or enforcement of traffic regulations; to stimulate and assist in the preparation and publication of traffic reports; to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters; and to recommend to the city council ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.08.090, 1979)