Whenever words and phrases used in this title are not defined in any traffic ordinance of the city, the definitions herein shall be deemed to apply to the words or phrases. Whenever any words or phrases used herein are not defined in any ordinance of the city, but are defined in the state's vehicle laws, the definitions shall be deemed to apply to the words or phrases. For the purpose of this title, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them.
   AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Vehicles of the Fire Department or Police Department and all ambulances.
   CROSSWALK. The portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation of curb and property lines, at intersections or any other portion of roadway indicated by markings for pedestrian crossing.
   INTERSECTION. The area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curblines or, if none, then of the lateral boundary lines of two or more streets which join one another at an angle, whether or not one of the streets crosses the other.
   MOTOR VEHICLE. Any self-propelled vehicle.
   OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS. All signals given and 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 guiding, directing, warning or regulating traffic.
   OPERATOR. Any person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
   PARKING. The standing of a vehicle upon a roadway, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals.
   PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY. Every road or driveway not open to the use of the public.
   ROADWAY. The portion of a street between the regularly-established curblines or improved and intended to be used for vehicular traffic.
   SAFETY ZONE. A space within a roadway officially set apart for the exclusive use of pedestrians and marked or indicated as such.
   SIDEWALK. The portion of a street between the curblines and the adjacent property lines.
   STREET. Every way set apart for public travel, except footpaths.
   STREETCAR. Every device traveling exclusively upon rails, except trains or cars propelled by steam.
   TRAFFIC. Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances using any street for the purpose of travel.
   TRAFFIC AUTHORITY. The city's Traffic Commission.
   TRAFFIC DIVISION. The Traffic Division of the Metropolitan Police Department of the city.
   VEHICLE. Every device by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a public highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails.
(Ord. 4074, passed 11-12-1936; Ord. 4139, passed 11-27-1939)