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(A) Except as provided in division (C) below, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit a vehicle registered in the name of or operated by that person to be parked, stopped, left standing or operated in any manner in violation of the provisions of this title.
(B) Notwithstanding the preceding subsection, the registered owner of a vehicle that has been leased or rented to another person or company shall not be liable for a violation of a provision of Chapter 72 of this title if, after receiving notification of the civil violation within 90 days of the date of occurrence, the owner, within 30 days thereafter, files with the officials or agents of the municipality an affidavit including the name and address of the person or company that leased or rented the vehicle. If notification is given to the owner of the vehicle after 90 days have elapsed from the date of the violation, the owner is not required to provide the name and address of the lessee or renter, and the owner shall not be held responsible for the violation.
(C) Town employees and authorized emergency responders shall not be considered in violation of a provision of this title to the extent their action is reasonably necessitated by their duties as an employee of the town and/or in the course of reasonable response to an emergency. This provision shall not relieve a town employee or the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to operate a motor vehicle with due regard for the safety of all persons and in compliance with all other applicable laws, regulations, and policies; nor shall this provision protect the driver from the consequences of such driver's reckless disregard for the safety of others.
(Am. Ord. passed 12-16-19)