Chapter 10.12


10.12.010    Title provisions.

10.12.020    Obedience to title.

10.12.030    Obedience to police officers.

10.12.040    State traffic laws adopted by reference.

10.12.050    Traffic fine schedule – Adoption of state bail forfeiture schedule by reference.

10.12.010 Title provisions.

The provisions of this title relating to the operation of vehicles refer exclusively to the operation of vehicles upon highways except where a different place is specifically referred to in a given section. (Code 1962 § 19-4)

10.12.020 Obedience to title.

It is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden by this title or to fail to perform any act required by this title. (Code 1962 § 19-5)

10.12.030 Obedience to police officers.

No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any police officer invested with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic. (Code 1962 § 19-6)

10.12.040 State traffic laws adopted by reference.

(a)    The city adopts by reference all vehicle and traffic statutes and regulations of the state of Alaska, as they presently exist and as they may be revised or amended in the future as ordinances of the city, except felonies or those misdemeanors where conviction imposes mandatory minimal period of imprisonment in excess of 72 hours.

(b)    For the offenses of operating a vehicle, aircraft or watercraft under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance and refusal to submit to a chemical test the costs of imprisonment shall be paid to the city. (Ord. 1825 § 1, 2016; Ord. 1760 § 6, 2014)

10.12.050 Traffic fine schedule – Adoption of state bail forfeiture schedule by reference.

The city adopts as its traffic fine schedule the “traffic bail forfeiture schedule” and the “oversize vehicle bail schedule” in Administrative Rules 43.1 and 43.6 of the Alaska Rules of Court and any other bail forfeiture schedules relating to vehicles adopted by the Alaska Supreme Court. In addition, the city adopts all amendments of those schedules that become effective after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter. Citations for offenses listed on these schedules may be disposed of as provided in AS 12.25.195 through 12.25.230, without a court appearance, upon payment to the court of the amounts listed plus the state surcharge required by AS 12.25.039 and 29.25.074. If a person charged with one of these offenses appears in court and is found guilty, the penalty imposed for the offense may not exceed the amount listed for that offense on the schedule. Citations charging these offenses must meet the requirements of Minor Offense Rule 3 and the Alaska Rules of Court. If an offense is not listed on the fine schedule, the defendant must appear in court to answer the charges. The fines established in this fine schedule may not be judicially reduced. (Ord. 1951 § 6, 2022; Ord. 1760 § 7, 2014)