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7-1-1: DEFINITIONS 1 :
For the proposes of this title, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE: Vehicles of the fire department, police vehicles and such other emergency vehicles as are designated or authorized by the chief of police or designated representative.
BUSINESS DISTRICT: The territory contiguous to a street when fifty percent (50%) or more of the frontage thereon for a distance of three hundred feet (300') or more is occupied by buildings in use for business.
CROSSWALK: That portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation of curb and property lines at intersections, whether or not marked, or any other portion of a roadway clearly indicated for pedestrian crossing, by lines or other markings on the surface.
CURB: The extreme edge or lateral boundary of a roadway, whether marked by curbing or not so marked.
DEPARTMENT: The police department of the city.
DOUBLE PARKING: The standing of a vehicle upon a street at the rear of another vehicle which is parked diagonally at the curb, or the standing of a vehicle upon a street alongside and parallel to another vehicle which is parked parallel to the curb.
INTERSECTION: That part of a street where a street joins another at an angle, whether or not it crosses the other street, and shall include the full width of the street, between the curb lines, extended, of the intersecting streets.
MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled, including motorcycles and mopeds.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNALS: All signals, not inconsistent with this title, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of directing, warning or regulating traffic.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNS: All signs, markings and devices, other than signals, not inconsistent with this title, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of directing, guiding, warning or regulating traffic.
OPERATOR: Any person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
PARKING: The standing of a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon a roadway, otherwise than temporarily, for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading or in obedience of traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals.
PEDESTRIAN: Any person afoot.
PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY: Every road or driveway not open to the use of the public for vehicular travel.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT: The territory contiguous to a street not comprising a business district when the frontage on such street for a distance of three hundred feet (300') or more is mainly occupied by dwellings or by dwellings and buildings in use for residence.
RIGHT OF WAY: The privilege of the immediate use of the street.
ROADWAY: That portion of a street between the regularly established curb lines or that part devoted to vehicular traffic.
SIDEWALK: That portion of the street between the curb lines and the adjacent property lines.
THROUGH STREET: That portion of any street or avenue upon which travel is not controlled by stop signs or signals and entrance upon which from intersecting streets is controlled by stop signs.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS: Any device using colored lights or words or any combination thereof, whether manually or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and proceed.
TRUCK: Any motor vehicle which is used primarily for the transportation of goods, materials, merchandise or other commodities and which is not used primarily for the transportation of passengers.
VEHICLE: Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks; provided, that for the purpose of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle. (1984 Code § 23-1)
1. SDCL § 32-14-1.