480.001   DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them as follows:
   (a)   “Commissioner”. The Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles of Virginia.
   (b)   “County.” Loudoun County, Virginia.
   (c)   “Crosswalk.” A delineated set of parallel painted or marked lines perpendicular to or distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by other lines or markings, and crossing a street, road, or highway that is designated for the use of pedestrians in walking across such street, road, or highway.
   (d)   “Highway.” The entire width between boundaries lines of every way or place of whatever nature open to the use of the public for purpose of vehicular travel in this County, including the streets, alleys, and publicly maintained parking lots in the County, and for law enforcement purposes only the entire width between boundary lines of all private roads or private roads or private streets located within any residential development.
   (e)   “Intersection.”
      (1)   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 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.
      (2)   Where a highway includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of two roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
      (3)   For the purpose only of authorizing installation of traffic-control devices, every crossing of a highway or street at grade by a pedestrian crosswalk.
   (f)   “Mobile home.” Every vehicle not otherwise classified herein which has no collapsible sides, which contains sleeping quarters and may or may not contain bathing and cooking facilities and every trailer not designed for the transportation of property but used primarily for office space and is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle.
   (g)   “Motor home.” Every private motor vehicle with a normal seating capacity of not more than ten persons, including the driver, designed primarily for use as living quarters for human beings.
   (h)   “Motor vehicle.” Every vehicle as defined in this section which is self-propelled or designed for self-propulsion. Any structure designed, used or maintained primarily to be loaded on, or affixed to a motor vehicle to provide a mobile dwelling, sleeping place, office or commercial space, shall be considered a part of a motor vehicle. For the purpose of this chapter, any device herein defined as a bicycle shall be deemed not to be a motor vehicle.
   (i)   “Official parking regulation sign.” Any sign erected, constructed, or created by either the Virginia Department of Transportation or the County of Loudoun which conforms to the physical requirements set forth in the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and which is installed for the express purpose of regulation of vehicular parking within the County of Loudoun.
   (j)   “Operator.” Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway or who is exercising control over or steering a vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle.
   (k)   “Owner.” A person who holds the legal title of a vehicle or, 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 or in the event of a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter, except that in all such instances when the rent paid by the lessee includes charges for services of any nature or when the lease does not provide that title shall pass to the lessee upon payment of the rent stipulated, the lessor shall be regarded as the owner of such vehicle and the vehicle shall be subject to such requirements of this chapter as are applicable to vehicles operated for compensation; provided, however, that a “truck lessor” as defined in Section 46.2-100(36) of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended, shall be regarded as the owner, and his vehicles shall be subject to such requirements of this chapter as are applicable to vehicles of private carriers.
   (l)   “Private road or driveway.” Every way in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by the general public.
   (m)   “Roadway.” That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the shoulder. A highway may include two or more roadways if divided by a physical barrier or barriers or unpaved area.
   (n)   “Semi-trailer.” Every vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of it's own weight and that of it's own load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
   (o)   “Sidewalk.” A walkway for pedestrians along the side of, or parallel to a street, roadway, or highway and adjacent to the right-of-way.
   (p)   “Street.” Such term shall have the same meaning as the term “highway” as defined in this section.
   (q)   “Trailer.” Every vehicle without motor power designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle.
   (r)   “Vehicle.” Every device in, upon or which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks and except any vehicle as may be included within the term “bicycle.”
(Ord. 02-14. Passed 10-21-02.)