Chapter 10.04


10.04.010    Short title.

10.04.020    State law.

10.04.030    Scope.

10.04.040    State approval required.

10.04.050    Enactment by resolution.

10.04.060    Severability.

10.04.010 Short title.

This title may be cited as the “Lake Elsinore Uniform Traffic Code.” [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.04.020 State law.

The Vehicle Code for the State of California, as now or hereafter constituted, is hereby adopted by the City and a violation of said statutes shall be an offense against the City. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.04.030 Scope.

The provisions of the Vehicle Code and this title relative to traffic upon highways and official traffic control devices upon highways shall be applicable to the following:

A. All streets and highways;

B. Those driveways, paths, roads, parking facilities, and grounds owned, operated or controlled by the City as determined by the Director of Public Services; and

C. Those privately owned and maintained roads and parking facilities as determined and designated by the Council by resolution according to the provisions of the Vehicle Code and City policy and when signs giving notice thereof have been erected.1 [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.04.040 State approval required.

Whenever the provisions of this title establish regulations applicable to a portion of a State highway or delegate to a City official authority for the administration and enforcement of regulations applicable to a portion of a State highway, said provisions shall have been submitted to the Department of Transportation in draft form for approval prior to enactment pursuant to the requirements of Vehicle Code.2 [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.04.050 Enactment by resolution.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Vehicle Code, the designation of specific traffic regulations deemed necessary to provide for the proper flow of traffic shall be made by resolution of the City Council in the manner set forth herein.3 [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.04.060 Severability.

If any part, chapter, section, subsection, paragraph, clause, phrase or word of this title shall be held to be void, invalid or unconstitutional by a valid judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this title, and such remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].


For statutory provisions pertaining to enforcement on private roads and parking facilities, see Vehicle Code §§ 21107.5, 21107.6 and 21107.8.


Statutory provisions requiring Caltrans approval of local ordinances include Vehicle Code §§ 21104, 21353, 22501, 22506 and 35702.


For statutory provisions allowing for adoption by resolution, see Vehicle Code § 32.