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The following words and phrases, when used in this title, shall, for the purpose hereof, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
ALLEYS: Those public or private thoroughfares less than twenty feet (20') in width and used primarily as service access to abutting properties.
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES: Vehicles of the fire department, police vehicles, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of any governmental department or public service corporation as are designated or authorized by the chief of police.
BICYCLE: Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) or more tandem wheels, except scooters and similar devices.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE: Any vehicle operated for the transportation of persons or property in the furtherance of any commercial or industrial enterprise, for hire or not for hire, but not including a commuter van, a vehicle used in a ridesharing arrangement when being used for that purpose, or a recreational vehicle not being used commercially.
CROSSWALK: 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 roadway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway, and in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the highway, that part of the highway included within the extension of the lateral line of the existing sidewalk to the side of the highway without the sidewalk with such extension forming a right angle to the centerline of the highway.
B. Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface placed in accordance with the provisions in the manual adopted by the department of transportation as authorized under 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-301.
DRAG RACING: The act of two (2) or more individuals competing or racing on any street or highway in this state in a situation in which one of the motor vehicles is beside or to the rear of a motor vehicle operated by a competing driver, and the one driver attempts to prevent the competing driver from passing or overtaking him, either by acceleration or maneuver, or against time on any street or highway in the village.
DRIVER: Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
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 the 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 and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires but not operated upon rails, except for vehicles moved solely by human power and motorized wheelchairs.
MOTORCYCLE: Every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, including motor scooters and motor bicycles but excluding tractors.
PARK: When prohibited, means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
RIGHT OF WAY: The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
ROADWAY: That portion of a street or highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.
SIDEWALK: That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
STOP: When required, means complete cessation of movement.
STOP, STOPPING, OR STANDING: When prohibited, means any stopping or standing 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.
TRAFFIC: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any street for the purpose of travel.
VEHICLE: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway or requiring a certificate of title under 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/3-101(d), except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks and "snowmobiles" as defined in 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 40/1-1 et seq. (Ord. 2009-42, 4-6-2009)