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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
“ABANDONED VEHICLE.” Any vehicle, as defined in this section, regardless of size, which is left unattended, on any public property or public right-of-way, for a period exceeding 24 consecutive hours.
“DISABLED VEHICLE.” Any vehicle, regardless of size, which is incapable of being propelled upon the public streets of the city, or which does not meet the requirements for operation upon the public streets of the city, including a current vehicle license.
“MOTOR VEHICLE.” Any self-propelled vehicle not operated upon rails or guide way, but not including any bicycle, motorized scooter, electric personal assistive mobility device, or moped.
“OWNER.” The person who holds legal title to a vehicle. In the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof, with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, the latter shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter.
“PARK.” To cause a vehicle to stand, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
“POLICE OFFICER.” Every officer of the Police Department of the city or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violation of traffic regulations.
“PRIVATE ROAD” or “PRIVATE DRIVEWAY.” Every road or driveway not open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
“ROADWAY.” That portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel exclusive of the shoulder or berm.
“SAFETY ZONE.” The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of a pedestrian 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.
“STANDING.” Any stopping of a vehicle, whether occupied or not.
“STOP.” When required, “STOP” means a complete cessation of movement.
“STREET” or “HIGHWAY.” The entire width between the boundary of every way or place of whatever nature when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular traffic and the entire width between the boundary lines of every privately owned way or place used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having expressed or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons, whenever by written agreement entered into under F.S. § 316.006(2)(b) or (3)(b), the city exercises traffic control jurisdiction over said way or place.
“TRAFFIC.” Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any street for the purpose of travel.
“TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICE.” Any device indicating regulations of traffic of whatever nature within the city.
“TRAILER.” Every vehicle with or without motive power designed to carry persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle.
“TRUCK.” Every motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for transportation of property.
“VEHICLE.” Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street or highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
(Ord. 221, passed 4-18-85; Am. Ord. 1296, passed 8-7-08; Am. Ord. 1329, passed 8-20-09)