Chapter 10.08


10.08.010  Traffic division – Established.

10.08.020  Traffic division – Powers and duties.

10.08.030  Accident – Studies.

10.08.040  Accident – Reports.

10.08.050  Traffic engineer – Office established.

10.08.060  Traffic engineer – Powers and duties.

10.08.070  Traffic committee – Established.

10.08.080  Traffic committee – Powers and duties.

10.08.010 Traffic division – Established.

There is established in the police department of this city a traffic division to be under the control of an officer of the police appointed by and directly responsible to the chief of police. (Ord. 74-6 § 2, 1974)

10.08.020 Traffic division – Powers and duties.

It shall be the duty of the traffic division with such aid as may be rendered by other members of the police 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 officer 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. 74-6 § 2.1, 1974)

10.08.030 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. 74-6 § 2.2, 1974)

10.08.040 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. 74-6 § 2.3, 1974)

10.08.050 Traffic engineer – Office established.

The office of city traffic engineer is established. The city traffic engineer shall be appointed by the city council 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. 74-6 § 2.4, 1974)

10.08.060 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 the engineering and traffic surveys and 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. 74-6 § 2.5, 1974)

10.08.070 Traffic committee – Established.

There is established an advisory traffic committee to serve without compensation consisting of the city traffic engineer, the chief of police or at his discretion as his representative the chief of the traffic division, a member of the city council, and one representative each from the city engineer’s office and the city attorney’s office, and such number of other city officers and representatives of unofficial bodies as may be determined and appointed by the mayor. The chairman of the committee shall be appointed by the mayor and be removed by him. (Ord. 74-6 § 2.6, 1974)

10.08.080 Traffic committee – Powers and duties.

It shall be the duty of the traffic committee to suggest the 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 assist in the preparation and publication of traffic reports, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters, and to recommend to the legislative body of this city and to the city traffic engineer, the chief of the traffic division and other city officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations. (Ord. 74-6 § 2.7, 1974)