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Article 1 - Traffic Regulations

ARTICLE 1 – TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
 

SECTION 4-101:  REGULATION BY CITY COUNCIL
SECTION 4-102:  SIGNS, TRAFFIC CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE DEVICES; DEFACING OR INTERFERING WITH

SECTION 4-103:  SIGNS; UNAUTHORIZED DISPLAY
SECTION 4-104:  CROSSING SIDEWALKS
SECTION 4-105:  DRIVING IN SIDEWALK SPACE
SECTION 4-106:  REMOVAL OF DEBRIS
SECTION 4-107:  NEGLIGENT DRIVING
SECTION 4-108:  SCHOOL ZONES
SECTION 4-109:  TRUCK ROUTES
SECTION 4-110:  ENGINE BRAKES
SECTION 4-111:  LOADS; PROJECTING
SECTION 4-112:  LOADS; CONTENTS; REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 4-113:  SUMMONS DESTRUCTION
SECTION 4-114:  PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO VIOLATIONS

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4-101:  Regulation by city council

    A. The City Council may, by resolution:

        1. Mark lanes for traffic on street pave­ments at such places as it may deem advisable, provide for one-way travel in any street or alley, designate any street or portion thereof as a snow route, and establish and maintain crosswalks.

        2. Provide for the placing of stop signs or other signs, signals, standards, or mechanical devices in any street or alley under the city's jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating or prohibiting traffic thereon.

        3. Designate any street or portion thereof as an arterial street and shall provide for appropriate signs or markings when such street has been so designated.

        4. Establish and maintain crosswalks by appropriate devices, markers, or lines upon the street at intersections where there is particular danger to pedestrians crossing the street and at such other places as may be deemed necessary.

        5. Designate to the public any area of a roadway, other than a freeway, as a school crossing zone through the use of a sign or traffic control device as specified by the council, in conformity with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  Any school crossing zone so designated starts at the location of the first sign or traffic control device identifying the school crossing zone and continues until a sign or traffic control device indicates that the school crossing zone has ended.

    B. Such resolutions shall de­scribe the portion of the street or alley wherein traffic is to be regulated or prohibited; the regulation or prohibition; the loca­tion where such sign, signal, standard or mechanical device shall be placed; and the hours when such regulation or pro­hibition shall be effective.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§60-6,119 through 60-6,121, 60-658.01, 60-680, 60-6,167) (Am. Ord. No. 00-05, 3/28/00)

 

SECTION 4-102:  SIGNS, TRAFFIC CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE DEVICES; DEFACING OR INTERFERING WITH

 

    A. No person shall willfully or maliciously injure, deface, alter or knock down any sign, traffic control device, or traffic surveillance device.

    B. Any person who willfully or maliciously shoots upon the public highway and injures, defaces, damages, or destroys any signs, monuments, road markers, traffic control devices, traffic surveillance devices, or other public notices lawfully placed upon such highway shall be guilty of an offense.

    C. It shall be unlawful for any person, other than a duly authorized representative of the Department of Roads, the county, or the city to remove any sign, traffic control device, or traffic surveillance device placed along a highway for traffic control, warning, or informational purposes by official action of the department, county, or city.  It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a sign or device which has been removed in violation of this subsection.

    D. Any person violating subsection (A) or (C) of this section shall be guilty of an offense and shall be assessed liquidated damages in the amount of the value of the sign, traffic control device, or traffic surveillance device and the cost of replacing it.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§60-6,129, 60-6,130)

 

SECTION 4-103:  SIGNS; UNAUTHORIZED DISPLAY

 

    It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or dis­play upon or in view of any street any unofficial sign, signal, or device which purports to be, is an imitation of, or resembles an official traffic sign or signal which attempts to direct the movement of traffic or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official sign or signal.  Every such prohibited sign, signal, or device is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and any police officer is hereby empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,127)

Section 4-104:  CROSSING SIDEWALKS

    A. The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway, private road, or building shall stop such vehicle immediately before driving onto a sidewalk and shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian approaching on any sidewalk. Before entering the highway, the driver shall yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on such highway.

    B. The driver of a vehicle entering an alley, building, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian approaching on any sidewalk.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,149)

Section 4-105:  Driving in Sidewalk Space

    No person shall drive any vehicle upon a sidewalk except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,178)

Section 4-106:  REMOVAL OF DEBRIS

    Any person who removes a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance deposited on the highway from such vehicle.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §39-311)

SECTION 4-107:  NEGLIGENT DRIVING

    Any person who drives any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate the absence of care, pru­dence, and forethought as duty requires should be exercised under the circumstances is guilty of negligent driving.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-4,182)

SECTION 4-108:  SCHOOL zones

    It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, when passing premises on which school buildings are located and which are used for school purposes, during school recess or while children are go­ing to or leaving school during the opening or closing hours, to drive such vehicle in excess of 20 miles per hour unless otherwise posted past such premises.  Such driver shall stop at all stop signs located at or near such school premises and it shall be unlawful for such driver to make a “U” turn at any in­tersection where such stop signs are located at or near such school premises.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,190)

SECTION 4-109:  TRUCK ROUTES

    The City Council may by resolution designate certain streets in the city that trucks shall travel upon and it shall be unlawful for persons operating such trucks to travel on other streets than those des­ignated for trucks, unless to pick up or deliver goods, wares, or merchandise; and in that event, the operator of such truck shall return to such truck routes as soon as possible in travel­ing through or about the city.  The City Council shall cause notices to be posted or shall erect signs indicating the streets so designated as truck routes.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-681)

SECTION 4-110:  ENGINE BRAKEs

    It shall be unlawful for any person within the city limits to make or cause to be made loud or disturbing noises with any mechanical device operated by compressed air and used for purposes of assisted braking on any motor vehicle; provided, however, it shall be permitted to use engine brakes in an emergency situation.

SECTION 4-111:  Loads projecting

    When any vehicle has been loaded in such a manner that any portion of the load extends more than 4 feet beyond the rear of the bed or the body of such vehicle, a red flag of not less than 12 inches both in length and width shall be carried by day and a red light after sunset at the extreme rear end of such load. (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-243)

SECTION 4-112:  LOADS; CONTENTS; REQUIREMENTS

    A. No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless the vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.

 

    B. No person shall transport any sand, gravel, rock less than 2 inches in diameter, or refuse in any vehicle on any hard-surfaced state highway if such material protrudes above the sides of that part of the vehicle in which it is being transported unless such material is enclosed or completely covered with canvas or similar covering.

 

    C. No person shall drive or move a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer upon any highway unless the cargo or contents carried by the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer are properly distributed and adequately secured to prevent the falling of cargo or contents from the vehicle.  The tailgate, doors, tarpaulins, and any other equipment used in the operation of the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer or in the distributing or securing of the cargo or contents carried by the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer shall be secured to prevent cargo or contents falling from the vehicle.  The means of securement to the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer must be tiedowns and tiedown assemblies of adequate strength or sides, sideboards, or stakes and a rear endgate, endboard, or stakes strong enough and high enough to assure that cargo or contents will not fall from the vehicle.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,304)

 

SECTION 4-113:  SUMMONS DESTRUCTION

 

    It shall be unlawful for any person to tear up or destroy a parking tag placed upon any vehicle by the city law enforcement or to disregard the summons contained on such tag and fail to appear in court as directed by said tag.

 

SECTION 4-114:  PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO VIOLATIONS

 

    Whenever any person is arrested for a violation of any provision of this chapter, the procedures set out in state law shall, except as otherwise provided herein, govern.