Chapter 10.12


10.12.010    Installation authorized.

10.12.020    Signs required for enforcement.

10.12.030    Obedience required.

10.12.040    Lane marking of streets.

10.12.050    Distinctive roadway markings.

10.12.060    Authority to remove, relocate and discontinue traffic-control devices.

10.12.070    Unauthorized painting of curbs.

10.12.080    Authority of police in crowds.

10.12.010 Installation authorized.

A. The superintendent of streets shall have the power and duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained official traffic-control devices when and as required to make effective the provisions of this title.

B. Whenever the Vehicle Code requires for the effectiveness of any provisions thereof that traffic-control devices be installed to give notice to the public of the application of such law the superintendent of streets is authorized to install or cause to be installed the necessary devices subject to any limitations or restrictions set forth in the law applicable thereto.

C. The superintendent of streets may also place and maintain or cause to place and maintain such additional traffic-control devices as he or she may deem necessary or proper to regulate traffic or to guide or warn traffic, but he or she shall make such determination only upon the basis of traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations and in accordance with such standards, determined by ordinance or resolution of the council. (Ord. 204 § 3, 1963)

10.12.020 Signs required for enforcement.

No provisions of the Vehicle Code or of this title for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate legible signs are in place giving notice of such provisions of the traffic laws. (Ord. 204 § 3.1, 1963)

10.12.030 Obedience required.

The operator of any vehicle or train shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device placed in accordance with this title unless otherwise directed by a police officer or other authorized person subject to the exceptions granted the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle when responding to emergency calls. (Ord. 204 § 3.2, 1963)

10.12.040 Lane marking of streets.

The superintendent of streets is authorized to mark centerlines and lane lines upon the surface of the roadway to indicate the course to be traveled by vehicles and may place signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the centerline of the highway. (Ord. 204 § 3.3, 1963)

10.12.050 Distinctive roadway markings.

The superintendent of streets is authorized to place and maintain distinctive roadway markings as described in the Vehicle Code on those streets or parts of streets where the volume of traffic or the vertical or other curvature of the roadway renders it hazardous to drive on the left side of such marking or signs and markings. Such marking or signs and marking shall have the same effect as, similar markings placed by the State Department of Public Works pursuant to provisions of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 204 § 3.4, 1963)

10.12.060 Authority to remove, relocate and discontinue traffic-control devices.

The superintendent of streets is authorized to remove, relocate or discontinue the operation of any traffic-control device not specifically required by the Vehicle Code or this title whenever he or she determines in any particular case that the conditions which warranted or required the installation no longer exist or obtain. (Ord. 204 § 3.5, 1963)

10.12.070 Unauthorized painting of curbs.

No person, unless authorized by this city, shall paint any street or curb surface; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the painting of numbers on a curb surface by any person who has complied with the provisions of any resolution or ordinance of this city pertaining thereto. (Ord. 204 § 3.6, 1963)

10.12.080 Authority of police in crowds.

At places where large numbers of people and vehicles are to gather or have gathered, nothing in this title shall be construed to prevent any police officer from prohibiting any person from parking any vehicle upon or using any street or sidewalk, and said police officer shall have authority to direct the parking of vehicles in any reasonable manner, way or direction, and it is declared to be unlawful for any person to fail to promptly obey the said police officer’s order, signal or command, regardless of any other provision of this title. (Ord. 204 § 3.7, 1963)