Chapter 10.44


10.44.010    Use of limited-access highways.

10.44.020    Traffic barriers and signs.

10.44.030    Skateboards and coasters—Penalty for violation.

10.44.040    Advertising vehicles and sound-amplifying equipment.

10.44.050    Funeral procession driving restrictions.

10.44.060    Driving on sidewalk prohibited.

10.44.070    Driving on new pavement prohibited.

10.44.080    Excessive acceleration and skid marks.

10.44.090    Animal-drawn vehicles.

10.44.100    Closure of portion of Sister City Alley to vehicular traffic.

10.44.110    Electronic personal assistive mobility devices.

10.44.010 Use of limited-access highways.

No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited-access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority. (Ord. 334 Art. VIII § 84, 1953)

10.44.020 Traffic barriers and signs.

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, or (b) by any public utility, or (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. (Ord. 334 Art. VIII § 85, 1953)

10.44.030 Skateboards and coasters—Penalty for violation.

A.    It is unlawful for any person at any time to ride on or operate a coaster, skateboard or similar device on:

1.    Any street in the City;

2.    Any sidewalk or any public parking lot in any retail commercial district in the City.

B.    Any violation of this section shall be considered an infraction, punishable as set forth in Government Code Section 36900, with a minimum fine of five dollars. (Ord. 843 § 2, 1979; Ord. 789 § 1, 1976)

10.44.040 Advertising vehicles and sound-amplifying equipment.

No person shall operate or drive any vehicle used for advertising purposes, or any advertising vehicle equipped with a sound-amplifying or loud-speaking device, upon any street or alley at any time without permission of the Chief of Police. (Ord. 334 Art. XIII § 140, 1953)

10.44.050 Funeral procession driving restrictions.

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. (Ord. 334 Art. VIII § 80, 1953)

10.44.060 Driving on sidewalk prohibited.

The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area or any parkway, except at a permanent or temporary driveway. (Ord. 334 Art. VIII § 82, 1953)

10.44.070 Driving on new pavement prohibited.

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. (Ord. 334 Art. VIII § 83, 1953)

10.44.080 Excessive acceleration and skid marks.

A.    It is unlawful for any person operating a motor vehicle within the City to so accelerate the same as to cause audible noise by tire friction on pavement, or to cause the tires of such vehicle to leave skid marks upon the pavement, except when such acceleration is reasonably necessary to avoid a collision.

B.    Any person violating this section shall be guilty of an infraction, which shall be punishable under and to the extent of the laws of this State for infractions. (Ord. 876 § 1, 1980)

10.44.090 Animal-drawn vehicles.

No person shall drive any animal-drawn vehicle into or within a business district between the hours of four-thirty p.m. and six p.m. of any day. (Ord. 334 Art. XIII § 141, 1953)

10.44.100 Closure of portion of Sister City Alley to vehicular traffic.

The City Council finds that as a matter of health and safety for pedestrians and vehicular traffic, and that pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 21101, that the street is no longer needed for vehicular traffic, and that Sister City Alley, located approximately one hundred feet west of Laurel Street and running between San Carlos Avenue and Wheeler Plaza, shall be closed to vehicular traffic. (Ord. 1190 § 1, 1995)

10.44.110 Electronic personal assistive mobility devices.

A.    It shall be unlawful to operate an electronic personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD) on any street, or sidewalk in the 600, 700 or 800 blocks of Laurel Street in the City of San Carlos.

B.    “Electronic personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD)” means a self-balancing, non-tandem two-wheeled device that can turn in place and is designed to transport only one person at a maximum speed of less than twelve and one-half miles per hour on a level surface, with an electronic propulsion system averaging less than seven hundred fifty watts (one horsepower). (Ord. 1320 § 1, 2003)