Chapter 10.44
MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING RULES

Sections:

Article I. Miscellaneous Driving Rules

10.44.010    Riding bicycles on sidewalks prohibited.

10.44.020    Driving through funeral processions.

10.44.030    New pavement.

10.44.040    Restricted access.

10.44.050    Restrictions on use of freeways.

10.44.060    Molesting of traffic counting devices prohibited.

10.44.070    Driving over fresh pavement prohibited.

10.44.080    Motorcycles prohibited on trails.

10.44.090    Flashing lights.

10.44.100    Removal of flashing lights.

Article II. Golf Carts on Local Highways

10.44.110    Purpose of provisions.

10.44.120    Golf carts on local highways.

10.44.130    Operation of golf cart on local highways.

10.44.140    Golf cart permit process.

10.44.150    Enforcement provision.

Article I. Miscellaneous Driving Rules

10.44.010 Riding bicycles on sidewalks prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in a business district or on any street with a designated bicycle path or way. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.010)

10.44.020 Driving through funeral processions.

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. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.020)

10.44.030 New pavement.

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. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.030)

10.44.040 Restricted access.

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. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.040)

10.44.050 Restrictions on use of freeways.

No person shall drive or operate any bicycle, motor-driven cycle, or any vehicle which is not drawn by a motor vehicle, or drive or ride any horses or livestock, upon any highway established as a freeway, as defined in Section 604.5 of the Vehicle Code, nor shall any pedestrian walk across or along any such street so designated and described, except in space set aside for the use of pedestrians, provided official signs are in place giving notice of such restrictions. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.050)

10.44.060 Molesting of traffic counting devices prohibited.

It is a misdemeanor for any person, except persons authorized by the city manager, to move, molest, tamper with or damage any traffic counting device within a city highway. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.060)

10.44.070 Driving over fresh pavement prohibited.

No person shall drive any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or freshly painted markings in any street when a barrier sign, cone marker or other warning device is in place warning persons not to drive over or across such pavement or marking, or when any such device is in place indicating that the street or any portion thereof is closed. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.070)

10.44.080 Motorcycles prohibited on trails.

It is unlawful for any person to operate any motorcycle or power cycle on any riders’ trail within the city. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.080)

10.44.090 Flashing lights.

No person not authorized by the city council shall erect or maintain any device which directs a beam of light in a flashing sequence toward any highway, nor shall any person erect or maintain any electric advertising sign or similar device that interferes with the visibility of any official traffic-control device or warning signal. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.090)

10.44.100 Removal of flashing lights.

The city manager shall, and is authorized by this chapter, to remove or cause to be removed every unofficial sign, signal or device placed, maintained or displayed upon any city highway contrary to the provisions of Section 473 of the Vehicle Code and this title. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1987; 1987 Code § 7.40.100)

Article II. Golf Carts on Local Highways

10.44.110 Purpose of provisions.

California Vehicle Code Section 21115 establishes the procedure by which the city may permit golf carts to be driven on local streets. It is the intent of the city to establish a procedure pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 21115 to provide a safe and convenient means of golf cart access to golf courses and neighboring uses within the city for the health and safety of the public. It is further the intent of the city to designate streets or portions thereof for combined use by golf carts and regular vehicular travel, golf cart equipment standards and requirements, golf cart operator requirements and safety criteria, permit procedure, and enforcement standards. (Ord. 374 § 1, 2008)

10.44.120 Golf carts on local highways.

A. The following streets or portions thereof, the speed limits of which do not exceed 25 miles per hour, are designated for combined use by golf carts and regular vehicular travel:

1

Avocado Place

19

San Patricio Drive

37

Santa Olivia

2

Cerro Largo Drive

20

San Ricardo Court

38

Santa Paula

3

Cerro Verda Drive

21

Santa Alicia

39

Santa Petra Drive

4

El Pegregal Drive

22

Santa Bartola

40

Santa Queta

5

Highland Drive (Marine View to San Lucas only)

23

Santa Camelia Drive

41

Santa Regina

6

La Barranca Drive

24

Santa Carina

42

Santa Rosita

7

Loma Corta Drive

25

Santa Cecelia

43

Santa Rufina Court

8

Loma Larga Drive

26

Santa Dominga

44

Santa Rufina Drive

9

Marine View (south of Solana Drive only)

27

Santa Elena Court

45

Santa Sabina Court

10

Punta Baja Drive

28

Santa Estella

46

Santa Theresa Court

11

Ramona Place

29

Santa Florencia

47

Santa Victoria

12

San Benito Court

30

Santa Gabriella

48

Solana Drive

13

San Ignacio Court

31

Santa Helena (Santa Helena Park Court to north city boundary)

49

Sun Valley Road

14

San Julio Road

32

Santa Hidalga

50

Via Chica Court

15

San Lorenzo Court

33

Santa Inez

51

Via La Senda

16

San Lucas Court

34

Santa Luisa Drive

52

Via Mil Cumbres

17

San Lucas Drive

35

Santa Madera Court

53

Vista de la Tierra

18

San Mario Drive

36

Santa Marta Court

B. The following crossing zones for use by golf carts are established:

1.    a. Crossing Highland Drive within 50 feet east of intersection with San Andres Drive.

b. Crossing Highland Drive at intersection with Via La Senda.

c. Las Banderas, approximately 300 feet north of San Andres Drive.

d. Crossing San Andres Drive at Highland Drive.

e. Crossing San Andres Drive at Ladera Linda.

2. Operation of golf carts in the crossing zones is allowed during daytime only. Golf cart operation is prohibited during hours of darkness. “Darkness” is defined as anytime from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. “Darkness” also includes the definition in Section 280 of California Vehicle Code as the same may be amended from time to time, or any state law replacing Section 280.

C. It is unlawful to operate golf carts on streets and local highways not designated in this section. (Ord. 374 § 1, 2008)

10.44.130 Operation of golf cart on local highways.

The operation of golf carts upon the streets designated under this article shall be in accordance with the following safety rules and regulations:

A. Golf cart operation is allowed during daytime hours only. Golf cart operation is prohibited during the hours of darkness. “Darkness” is defined as anytime from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. “Darkness” also includes the definition in Section 280 of California Vehicle Code as the same may be amended from time to time, or any state law replacing Section 280.

B. It is unlawful for a person to drive or operate a golf cart upon the streets listed in SBMC 10.44.120(A) without a valid California driver’s license, or a driver’s license issued by another state.

C. Golf cart operators shall comply with the financial responsibility requirements established pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 16000) of Division 7 of the California Vehicle Code.

D. Golf carts must yield the right-of-way to automobiles, pedestrians and bicyclists.

E. Golf cart operators shall only travel on designated streets as identified under SBMC 10.44.120(A) and only in those golf carts properly permitted by the city.

F. Golf cart operators shall observe all applicable provisions of the Vehicle Code, including but not limited to those related to operation of vehicles on sidewalks. (Ord. 374 § 1, 2008)

10.44.140 Golf cart permit process.

The following golf cart permitting process is established:

A. No golf cart shall be operated on city streets without a current city of Solana Beach issued golf cart permit decal visibly displayed on the left hand side of the rear of the cart or at the rear of the driver side panel.

B. No golf cart driver shall operate a golf cart within the city without complying with the financial responsibility requirements established pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 16000) of Division 7 of the California Vehicle Code.

C. The golf cart permit shall be designed to be valid for a year and must be renewed annually.

D. A golf cart permit fee shall be established by city council resolution. (Ord. 374 § 1, 2008)

10.44.150 Enforcement provision.

Any person operating a golf cart in the city in violation of this article is guilty of an infraction. Nothing in this section shall limit or prohibit any other penalty or enforcement provision under state law or this code. (Ord. 374 § 1, 2008)