ALLEY. Any minor thoroughfare, opened to public use, for purpose of ingress and egress to service adjacent buildings.
BICYCLE. Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels either of which is over twenty inches in diameter.
BUS ZONE. The portion of a street which has been designated by official signs or markings, or both, as a BUS ZONE.
CHIEF OF POLICE. The Chief Executive Officer of the Division of Police of the Department of Public Safety of the City of Flint.
(1) 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 transversable highway.
(2) Any portion of a highway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
DAYTIME; NIGHTTIME. DAYTIME shall be defined as time between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset. NIGHTTIME shall be defined as the time between one-half hour after sunset, and one-half hour before sunrise.
DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. The Division of Police of the Department of Public Safety.
DRIVER. Every person who drives, or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
INTERSECTION. The area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of two or more highways which join one another at any angle, whether or not one such highway crosses the other.
LOADING ZONE. That portion of any street that is reserved specifically for the loading and unloading of any vehicle licensed as a commercial vehicle. Said zone shall be identified by appropriate signs or markings, or both.
MOTORCYCLE. Every motor vehicle having a saddle seat for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but excluding a tractor.
MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE. Every motorcycle, including every motor scooter with a motor which produces not to exceed five maximum brake horsepower, and every bicycle with motor attached.
MOTOR VEHICLE. Every vehicle as herein defined which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires but not operated upon rails.
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.
PARKING, DOUBLE. Standing a vehicle upon a highway alongside of another parked vehicle.
PARKWAY. That portion of the highway between the curb and nearest property line not used for pedestrian purposes, also any strip in center of highway separating travel in opposite directions.
PAVEMENT MARKINGS. Limit lines for vehicles and pedestrians painted or similar lines marked or buttons or inserts upon or in the pavement to indicate diversions, directions and/or regulations for traffic.
PEDESTRIAN. Any person afoot.
POLICE OFFICER. Every sworn officer of the Division of Police of the Department of Public Safety.
PRIVATE ROAD orDRIVEWAY. Every road or driveway in private ownership not open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
RAILROAD. A common carrier of persons or property upon cars other than street cars, operated upon stationary rails.
RAILROAD SIGN or SIGNAL. Any sign, signal or device erected by authority of a public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad tracks or the approach of a railroad train.
RAILROAD TRAIN. A steam engine, electric or other motor with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails.
RIGHT-OF-WAY. The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway, of one vehicle over another.
ROADWAY. That portion of a street or highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
ROUTE, AMBULANCE. Any street so designated by the Chief of Police, upon certification to him or her by the president, or a duly authorized agent of the “Ambulance or Funeral Directors Association” as the streets normally used by such vehicles for the transportation of ill or injured persons to the various hospitals.
ROUTE, FIRE. Any street so designated by the Chief of Police upon certification to him or her by the Fire Chief that such street is normally used by fire apparatus in attending fires.
SAFETY ZONE. The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a SAFETY ZONE.
SEMITRAILER. Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and or being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
SIDEWALK. That portion of a street between the curb limits and the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent private property lines, intended for the use of pedestrians.
STAND or STANDING. The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
STOP. When required, means complete cessation from movement.
STOP or STOPPING. When prohibited means any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control sign or signal.
STREET or HIGHWAY. 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.
STREET or HIGHWAY; THROUGH or ARTERIAL. Any street or highway at which traffic, before entering from intersecting streets, must make a complete stop.
STREET, ONE-WAY. A street or highway where traffic flow in one direction only is authorized.
TAXICAB ZONE. That part of any street that is clearly marked by official signs and/or markings as a parking or waiting zone for taxicabs licensed by the City of Flint, Michigan.
TIRES. All wheels, the peripheral surface of which is in contact with the highway, constructed wholly or partly of metal or other hard, nonresilient material, or rubber, solid or pneumatically inflated.
TRACTORS, FARM. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement for drawing other implements of husbandry.
TRACTORS, ROAD or TRUCK. Every motor vehicle designed and/or used for drawing other vehicles or trailers, and not so constructed as to carry any load thereon independently, except a part of the weight of a vehicle or load so drawn.
TRAFFIC. Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, street cars, trolley coaches and other conveyances either singly or together while using any street for the purpose of travel.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT. Any collision between two or more vehicles or by a vehicle with a pedestrian or other object.
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE. All signs, signals, markings, barricades and devices not inconsistent with this ordinance placed or erected by authority of a public body or officials having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
TRAFFIC ENGINEER. The person in charge of the Traffic Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL. Any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
TRAILER. Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying property or persons and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
TRAILER, POLE. Every vehicle with or without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle.
TRUCK. Every motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for transportation of property.
U-TURN. Reversal of direction of travel.
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 or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
VEHICLE, AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY. Vehicles of the Fire Department, Police Department, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of municipal departments or public service corporations as designated or authorized by the Chief of Police.
VEHICLE, COMMERCIAL. All motor vehicles used for the transportation of passengers for hire and those constructed or used for transportation of goods, wares or merchandise. Whenever any regulation contained herein is imposed upon a vehicle, it shall be construed to refer to either the operator or the owner thereof, or both when such reference would be applicable.
(Ord. 894, passed 1-5-1950; Ord. 1311, passed 1-5-1956; Ord. 2095, passed 11-11-1968; Ord. 2123, passed 4-14-1969; Ord. 2215, passed 5-18-1970)