As used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in this section have the meanings ascribed to them in section:
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE: A vehicle of the fire department, police department, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of municipal departments or public service corporations as are designated or authorized by the state of Nevada.
BICYCLE: A device propelled by human power upon which a person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, either of which is over fourteen inches (14") in diameter, or every such device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two (2) front or two (2) rear wheels.
BUSINESS DISTRICT: Any block within which fifty percent (50%) or more of the frontage is used for retail or wholesale business purposes and, when so established by the chief of police, with the approval of the city council, any block immediately adjacent to any such block.
CITY: The city of Mesquite.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE: A vehicle of a type used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation or profit, or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A "controlled substance", as defined in Nevada Revised Statutes 453.
   A.   That portion of a street ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of sidewalks at intersections where the intersecting roadways meet at approximately right angles, except the prolongation of any such lines from an alley across a street; or
   B.   Any portion of a street distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other marking on the surface.
CURB LOADING ZONE: A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials, so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be visible at all times.
DEPARTMENT: The police department of the city of Mesquite, or any agency with which it has contracted for enforcement of its laws and ordinances.
DRIVER: A person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
ESSENTIAL PARTS: All integral and body parts of a vehicle of a type required to be registered under law, the removal, alteration or substitution of which would tend to conceal the identity of the vehicle or substantially alter its appearance.
GARAGE: A building or other place wherein the business of storing or safekeeping vehicles (of a type required to be registered under state law and which belong to drivers, members of the public) is conducted for compensation.
INTERSECTION: The area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways or streets which join one another at approximately right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling from different highways or streets joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
LEGAL OWNER: A person who holds the legal title to a vehicle.
   A.   A motorcycle, including a motor scooter, with a motor which produces not to exceed five (5) horsepower.
   B.   A bicycle with motor attached.
MOTOR TRUCK: A motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
MOTOR VEHICLE: A vehicle which is self-propelled.
MOTORCYCLE: Every motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground and weighing less than one thousand five hundred (1,500) pounds.
OWNER: A person who holds the legal title to a vehicle; or if a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with or without the right of purchase upon performance of the condition stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or if 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 title.
PERSON: A natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
POLICE OFFICERS: Every officer of the municipal police department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violation of traffic regulations.
PRIVATE ROAD, PRIVATE DRIVEWAY: A way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other members of the public.
REGISTERED OWNER: An individual, firm, corporation or association whose name appears in the files of the motor vehicle registration division of the department of motor vehicles as the person to whom the vehicle is registered.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT: The territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on such highway for a distance of three hundred feet (300') or more is in the main improved with dwellings, or dwellings and buildings in use for business.
RIGHT OF WAY: The privilege of the immediate use of the highway or street.
ROADWAY: That portion of a highway or street improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic.
SCHOOL BUS: A motor vehicle while being used for the transportation of any school pupil to and from school or to and from school activities, except:
   A.   A motor vehicle of the pleasure type designed for and when actually carrying not more than eight (8) persons, including the driver.
   B.   A motor vehicle operated by a common carrier subject to the jurisdiction of the public service commission of Nevada, except any such vehicle when in use exclusively for the transportation of school pupils.
   C.   A motor vehicle of any type carrying only members of the household of the owner thereof.
SEMITRAILER: A vehicle designed for carrying persons or property and having one or more axles and one or more wheels, used in conjunction with a motor vehicle and so constructed that some of its weight and that of its load rests upon, or is carried by, another vehicle.
SHALL/MAY: "Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive.
SIDEWALK OR SIDEWALK AREA: That portion of a street between the curb lines and the adjacent property lines.
STOP: When required, means complete cessation of movement.
STREET OR HIGHWAY: A way or place, of whatever nature, including alleys, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
THROUGH HIGHWAY OR THROUGH STREET: A highway, street or portion thereof at the entrance to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways or streets is required by law to stop before entering or crossing the same, and when stop signs are erected as provided in this title.
TOW CAR: A motor vehicle which has been altered or designed and equipped for and exclusively used in the business of towing or is otherwise exclusively used to render assistance to other vehicles.
TRAFFIC: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any street or highway for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES: All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulation, warning or guiding traffic.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL: Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
TRAFFIC DIVISION: The traffic division of the police department of the city or, if a traffic division is not established, then such term, whenever used in this title, is deemed to refer to the police department of the city.
TRAILER: A vehicle designed for carrying persons or property on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
VEHICLE: A device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be propelled, moved or drawn upon a highway, except a device moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. (Ord. 12, 8-16-1984)