The following words and phrases, when used in this title, shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE: Vehicles of the fire department, police vehicles, and ambulances, and all other vehicles deemed "authorized emergency vehicles" by state law.
BICYCLE: Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, either of which is more than twenty inches (20") in diameter.
   A.   That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway.
   B.   Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
CURB LOADING ZONE: A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
DRIVER: Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
HIGHWAY OR STREET: The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. The words "highway" and "street" are synonymous herein.
INTERSECTION: The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled.
MOTORCYCLE: Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor or a motorized bicycle.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES: All signs, barricades, signals, markings, and devices not inconsistent with this title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic.
PARK OR PARKING: The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
PEDESTRIAN: Any person afoot.
PERSON: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation.
POLICE OFFICER: Every officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
RIGHT OF WAY: The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
ROADWAY: That portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the shoulder.
SIDEWALK: That portion of a street between the curb lines, or lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use by pedestrians.
STAND OR STANDING: The halting of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
STOP: When required, means complete cessation from movement.
THROUGH STREET OR HIGHWAY: Every highway or street or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right of way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting streets or highways is required by law to yield right of way to vehicles on such throughways or streets in obedience either to a stop sign or a yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this title.
TRAFFIC: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any highway or street for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL: Any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and proceed.
TRUCK: Every motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
VEHICLE: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power.
(1999 Code § 7-101; amd. 2004 Code)