TITLE 10
VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 10.04   General Provisions
Chapter 10.08   Definitions
Chapter 10.12   Administration
Chapter 10.16   Traffic-Control Devices, Signs and Markings
Chapter 10.20   Turning Movements
Chapter 10.28   Speed Limits
Chapter 10.36   Truck Routes
Chapter 10.40   Pedestrian Crosswalks
Chapter 10.44   Miscellaneous Provisions
Chapter 10.48   Loading and Unloading
Chapter 10.52   Handicapped Parking
Chapter 10.56   Restricted Parking Zones for City Use
Chapter 10.60   Parking Regulations
Chapter 10.65   Procedure on Parking Violations
Chapter 10.76   Bicycles, Skateboards and Roller Skates
Chapter 10.80   Abandoned, Wrecked, Dismantled or Inoperative Vehicles
Chapter 10.84   Emergency Response Cost Recovery
Chapter 10.88   Motorized Scooters
Chapter 10.04 GENERAL PROVISIONS
   10.04.010   Applicability.
   10.04.020   Exemptions.
   10.04.030   Violation and penalty--Generally.
10.04.010  Applicability.
   A.   Every person riding a bicycle or riding or driving an animal upon a highway has all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this title, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.
   B.   The provisions of this title shall apply to the operator of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States Government, this state, any county or city; and it shall be unlawful for any operator to violate any of the provisions of this title except as otherwise permitted in this title or by the Vehicle Code. 
(Ord. 530(part), 1988).
10.04.020  Exemptions.
   A.   The provisions of this title regulating the operation and parking of vehicles shall not apply to vehicles operated by the police or fire department, any public ambulance or any public utility vehicle or any private ambulance, which public utility vehicle or any private ambulance has qualified as an authorized emergency vehicle, when any vehicle mentioned in this section is operated in the manner specified by the Vehicle Code in response to an emergency call.
   B.   The foregoing exemptions shall not, however, relieve the operator of any such vehicle from obligation to exercise due care for the safety of others or the consequences of his wilful disregard of the safety of others.
   C.   The provisions of this title regulating the parking of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of a city department or public utility while necessarily in use for construction or repair work or any vehicle owned or operated by the United States Post Office Department while in use for the collection, transportation, or delivery of United States mail.
   D.   The city council may, by resolution from time to time as deemed necessary, designate certain vehicles when operated for emergency purposes or purposes of overriding public interest as designated in the resolution, and when operated by public agencies or the employees of public agencies in the performance of necessary public duties, as exempt from the provisions of this title in regard to parking of the vehicles.
   E.   The city council may, by resolution, designate any vehicle driven by persons occupying public employment or public offices exempt from this title, provided the council deems that the person occupying public employment or public office is providing a public service of overriding importance.
(Ord. 530(part), 1988).
10.04.030  Violation and penalty--Generally.
   A.   Except as may be provided, the violation of any section of this title is deemed an infraction and shall be punishable as such.
   B.   The violation of each section shall constitute unto itself a separate infraction. 
(Ord. 530(part), 1988).