DIVISION I. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

Chapter 9.04
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

9.04.010    Definitions.

9.04.020    Violation of SCCC Title 9 provisions—Penalty.

9.04.010 Definitions.

Whenever the following terms are used in this title, they shall be deemed to mean, and shall be construed to have the meaning hereinafter given in this section.

“Alley” means a way or place, of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.

“Highway” means a way or place, of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. “Highway” includes street.

“Intersection” means the area embraced within the prolongation of the property lines of two or more streets which join at an angle, whether or not one such street crosses the other.

“Lane” means any open public passageway not commonly used by the general public for the purpose of travel.

“Operator” means any person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle or street car.

“Park” means every park, riding and hiking trail, recreation area, beach, community center or building, historic structure or facility, owned, managed or controlled in whole or in part by the County and under the jurisdiction of the Director of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services in either incorporated or unincorporated territory.

“Road” means any open passageway commonly used for public travel.

“Roadway” means that portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

“Street” means a way or place, of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. “Street” includes highway.

“Through highway” means and includes all roads or highways, the approach to which is, or shall be, marked with “through highway stop” signs. All State highways currently existing and those which may be adopted are blanketed as through highways.

“Vehicle” means a device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved or drawn upon a highway, excepting a device moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. [Ord. 4018 § 1, 1989; Ord. 1520, 1971; Ord. 1187, 1966; prior code § 10.01.010].

9.04.020 Violation of SCCC Title 9 provisions—Penalty.

Violation of or failure to comply with any provision of this title, except for those provisions related to parking or standing, shall be considered either an infraction or misdemeanor, and punishable as provided in Division 17 of the California Vehicle Code. Violation of any provision relating to parking or standing shall be subject to a civil penalty, the enforcement of which shall be governed by the civil administrative procedures set forth in Division 17, Chapter 1, Article 3 (commencing with Section 40200) of the California Vehicle Code. [Ord. 4288 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1532, 1970; prior code § 10.01.020].