Chapter 10.40


10.40.010    Cleaning of sidewalks required.

10.40.020    Report of damage to certain property required.

10.40.030    Emerging from alley or private driveway.

10.40.040    Driving through funeral processions.

10.40.050    Driving on sidewalks.

10.40.060    Driving on newly made pavements.

10.40.070    Driving contrary to directions on traffic barriers.

10.40.080    Littering on highway.

10.40.090    Vehicle operation on private property – Permission required – Exceptions.

10.40.100    Vehicle operation on private property – Regulations.

10.40.110    One-way highways – Designations – Signs required.

10.40.120    Loading and unloading of juvenile passengers.

10.40.130    Molesting of traffic counting devices prohibited.

10.40.140    Washing vehicles in highway.

10.40.150    Repairing of vehicles on highway.

10.40.010 Cleaning of sidewalks required.

No person shall fail, refuse or neglect to keep the sidewalk adjacent to his or her house, place of business, or premises in a clean and neat condition, free of trash, graffiti or offensive material of any kind or nature. (Ord. 11-2002 § 32, 2011; 1964 Code § 16.3.)

10.40.020 Report of damage to certain property required.

A. The driver of a vehicle or the person in charge of any animal involved in any accident resulting in damage to any property publicly owned or owned by a public utility, including but not limited to any fire hydrant, ornamental lighting post, telephone pole, electric light or power pole, resulting in damage to any ornamental shade tree, traffic control device or other property of a like nature located in or along any street, shall, within 24 hours after such accident, make a written report of such accident to the police department of the city.

B. Every such report shall state the time when and the place where the accident took place, the name and address of the person owning and of the person driving or in charge of such vehicle or animal, the license number of every such vehicle and shall briefly describe the property damage in such accident.

C. A driver involved in an accident shall not be subject to the requirements or penalties of this section if and during the time such driver is physically incapable of making a report, but in such event such driver shall make a report as required in subsection (A) of this section within 24 hours after regaining ability to make such report. (1964 Code § 16.4.)

10.40.030 Emerging from alley or private driveway.

The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or into the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway. (1964 Code § 16.42.)

10.40.040 Driving through funeral processions.

No driver of a vehicle shall drive between vehicles comprising a funeral procession while they are in motion and when the vehicles in such procession are conspicuously so designated. (1964 Code § 16.43.)

10.40.050 Driving on sidewalks.

The operator of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area or any parkway except to cross the same at a permanent or temporary driveway. (Ord. 11-2002 § 33, 2011; 1964 Code § 16.44.)

10.40.060 Driving on newly made pavements.

No person shall ride or drive any animal or any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or freshly painted marking in any street when a barrier or sign is in place warning persons not to drive over or across such pavement or marking, or when a sign is in place stating that the street or any portion thereof is closed. (1964 Code § 16.45.)

10.40.070 Driving contrary to directions on traffic barriers.

No person shall operate a vehicle contrary to the directions or provisions of any barrier or sign erected:

A. Pursuant to the provisions of any ordinance of the city;

B. By any public utility;

C. By any department of the city; or

D. By any other person pursuant to law or contract with the city; nor shall any unauthorized person move or alter the position of any such barrier or sign. (1964 Code § 16.46.)

10.40.080 Littering on highway.

No person shall throw, place, deposit or dump or cause to be placed, deposited or dumped upon any highway or sidewalk, any bottle, can, garbage, rubbish or any substance likely to injure or damage traffic using the highway or sidewalk. (Ord. 11-2002 § 34, 2011; Ord. 1222 § 3, 1973; 1964 Code § 16.48.)

10.40.090 Vehicle operation on private property – Permission required – Exceptions.

It is unlawful to operate any type of motorized vehicle, as defined in Section 415 of the Vehicle Code of the state, upon the private property of another without first obtaining the written permission of the owner.

Persons who obtain permission from private property owners to operate motorized vehicles thereon shall maintain in their possession such written permission at all times when operating motorized vehicles on such private property.

This section in no way prohibits the use of such private property by:

A. Emergency vehicles;

B. Vehicles of commerce in the course of the conduct of normal business;

C. Vehicles being operated on property devoted to commercial purposes where the general public is expressly or implicitly invited to such property;

D. Vehicles operated on property actually used for residential purposes and where such vehicle is there at the express or implied invitation of the owner or occupant. (1964 Code § 16.53-1.)

10.40.100 Vehicle operation on private property – Regulations.

Motor vehicles operating on private property open to the public or on a public parking lot not subject to the provisions of the California Vehicle Code shall be subject to the following regulations:

A. No person shall operate any motor vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent nor in any manner that endangers the welfare and safety of persons or property thereon, having due regard for the surface and condition of the area.

B. No person shall engage in or aid or abet in any motor vehicle speed contest or motor vehicle exhibition of speed thereon without prior written authorization therefor from the owner, lessee or other person in legal possession.

C. No person shall unreasonably accelerate the motor of any vehicle or unreasonably sound, blow or operate the horn or other audible warning device of any vehicle. (Ord. 1229 § 2, 1973; 1964 Code § 16.53-2.)

10.40.110 One-way highways – Designations – Signs required.

If the city council finds that the width of a highway, the amount of traffic thereon, and the availability of other highways are such that traffic on such highway should proceed in one direction only, the director of public works shall erect and maintain in a conspicuous place on such highway at the intersection of each highway intersecting such highway adequate signs bearing the words “One Way” and indicating which way. (Ord. 11-2002 § 35, 2011; Ord. 1458 § 1, 1980.)

10.40.120 Loading and unloading of juvenile passengers.

A. No operator of a motor vehicle shall stop or park to load or unload juvenile passengers where such loading or unloading is in a location which would encourage the juvenile to cross the street unattended without a crosswalk or a signal, including, but not limited to:

1. Where there is no crosswalk or a traffic signal within 100 feet;

2. Where it is prohibited by posted signs; or

3. Where it places one’s intended juvenile passengers in a hazardous situation, including, but not limited to, beckoning a juvenile(s) to cross the street in violation of this section.

B. Subsection (A) of this section shall not apply when a peace officer directs the vehicle operator to stop or park and permits a passenger(s) to unload.

C. As used herein, “juvenile” means a child 14 years of age or younger.

D. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction, which may be punishable as provided in CMC 1.16.010(B). (Ord. 98-1827 § 1, 1998.)

10.40.130 Molesting of traffic counting devices prohibited.

Unless authorized by the director of public works, a person shall not move, molest, tamper with or damage in any way any traffic counting device which has been located within a city highway or adjacent thereto by authority of the director of public works. (Ord. 11-2002 § 36, 2011; Ord. 08-1961 § 2, 2008.)

10.40.140 Washing vehicles in highway.

A person shall not dust, wipe, wash or otherwise clean, or use or employ any method of dusting, wiping, washing or otherwise cleaning any vehicle or portion thereof while on any highway. (Ord. 11-2002 § 37, 2011.)

10.40.150 Repairing of vehicles on highway.

A. A person shall not repair, or make any repairs, or add or install any part or accessory to or on any vehicle while the same is upon any highway.

B. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the operator of any vehicle which is disabled while upon any highway, to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping, from making or causing to be made the repairs necessary to enable such vehicle to be moved from the highway. (Ord. 11-2002 § 37, 2011.)