Chapter 10.08
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ROUTES

Sections:

10.08.010    Purpose.

10.08.020    Definitions.

10.08.030    Operation on designated commercial vehicle routes required when.

10.08.040    Designated highways.

10.08.050    Exceptions.

10.08.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish highways within the city which shall be designated for commercial vehicles exceeding fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). (Ord. 931 § 1, 1991)

10.08.020 Definitions.

Whenever in this chapter the following terms are used, they shall have the meanings respectfully ascribed to them in this section.

“City” means the city of San Jacinto. “Commercial vehicle” shall have the same meaning set forth in California Vehicle Code Section 260.

“Commercial vehicle route” means that portion of the highway under jurisdiction of the city, upon which commercial vehicles shall be restricted with a GVWR of fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds or more and a combined length not exceeding the requirements of Section 35400(a) and 35401 (a) of the California Vehicle Code.

“Highway” shall have the same meaning set forth in California Vehicle Code Section 360,

“Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) Route” means that portion of the highway under jurisdiction of the city, upon which commercial vehicles shall be restricted with a GVWR of fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds or more and a combined length not exceeding the requirements of Section 35401(a) and (b) and 35401.5 of the California Vehicle Code.

“Terminal” shall have the same meaning set forth in California Vehicle Code Section 35401.5(d). (Ord. 931 § 2, 1991)

10.08.030 Operation on designated commercial vehicle routes required when.

Except as designated hereinafter, it is unlawful to operate any commercial vehicle on highways within the city when the gross vehicle weight rating exceeds fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds unless such commercial vehicle is operated upon designated commercial vehicle routes. A commercial vehicle may operate on restricted highways within the city for the purpose of making delivery or picking up a load. In such cases, the commercial vehicle may be driven on such highways for not more than the minimum distance necessary for that purpose.

Except as designated hereinafter, it is unlawful to operate any commercial vehicle on highways within the city when such vehicle exceeds fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds gross vehicle weight rating and the combination of vehicles coupled together, including any attachments, which consists of the truck tractor, a semi-trailer, and a trailer, in total, does not exceed seventy-five (75) feet, provided that the length of neither the semi-trailer nor the trailer in the combination of vehicles exceeds twenty-eight (28) feet, six inches, unless the commercial vehicle is operated on STAA designated routes. (Ord. 931 § 3, 1991)

10.08.040 Designated highways.

A.    The following highways are designated as commercial vehicle routes for commercial vehicles which exceed fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds GVWR and the overall length does not exceed the requirements of California Vehicle Code Section 35400(b)(4): (Exhibit A)

1.    Ramona Expressway from the westerly most city limits to the easterly most city limits;

2.    Sanderson Avenue from the Ramona Expressway southerly to the southern most city limits;

3.    State Street from State Route 79 southerly to the southern most city limits;

4.    Esplanade Avenue from the westerly most city limits, easterly to San Jacinto Street;

5.    Seventh Street from State Street, Easterly to State Route 79.

6.    Lake Park Drive from the Ramona Expressway easterly to Soboba Road from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

7.    Soboba Road within the city limits from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

B.    The following highways are hereinafter designated as STAA routes for commercial vehicles which exceed fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds GVWR and the overall length does not exceed the requirements of California Vehicle Code Section 35401(b): (Exhibit A)

1.    Ramona Expressway from the westerly most city limits to the easterly most city limits;

2.    Sanderson Avenue from the Ramona Expressway southerly to the southern most city limits;

3.    State Street from the Ramona Expressway southerly to Seventh Street.

4.    Lake Park Drive from the Ramona Expressway easterly to Soboba Road from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (Ord. 1090 §§ 2-3, 2001; Ord. 959, 1992; Ord. 931 § 4, 1991)

10.08.050 Exceptions.

Vehicles subject to Sections 1031 to 1036, inclusive, of the Public Utilities Code and commercial vehicles used exclusively for the collection and transportation of garbage, rubbish or refuse shall not be prohibited from using any highway within the city. (Ord. 931 § 5, 1991)