TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
Chapter
   70.   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   71.   TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
   72.   STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
   73.   BICYCLES; TOY VEHICLES
   74.   RAILROADS
   75.   TRAFFIC SCHEDULES
   76.   PARKING SCHEDULES
CHAPTER 70:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section
General Provisions
   70.01   Definitions
   70.02   Obedience to police
   70.03   Authorized emergency vehicle
Registration
   70.15   Required; exceptions
   70.16   Registrars
   70.17   Fee
   70.18   Period of registration
Traffic Control Devices
   70.30   Authority to control and direct traffic
   70.31   Use of signs, markings, signals
   70.32   Obedience
   70.33   Necessity of signs
 
   70.98   Violation
   70.99   Penalty
GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 70.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Vehicles of the Fire Department, police vehicles and such ambulances designated or authorized by the Chief of Police.
   BLOCK.  That portion of any street located between two intersections next adjacent to each other.
   BUSINESS DISTRICT. The territory contiguous to a street when 75% or more of frontage thereon for a distance of 300 feet or more is occupied by buildings in use for business.
   CROSSWALK. That portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of the lateral lines of sidewalks, at intersections, and any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
   DRIVER.  Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
   OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD.  Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard time or daylight savings time as may be in current use in this city.
   OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this chapter, placed or erected by authority of the City Council or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
   OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNALS.  Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
   PARK.  The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
   PEDESTRIAN.  Any person afoot.
   POLICE OFFICER.  Every officer of the City Police Department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
   PUBLIC CONVEYANCE.  Any vehicle other than a taxicab or railroad train for transporting for fare.
   RAILROAD.  A carrier of persons or property upon cars, other than streetcars, operated upon stationary rails.
   RAILROAD TRAIN.  A steam engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails, except streetcars.
   RESIDENCE DISTRICT. The territory contiguous to a street not comprising a business district, where 75% or more of the frontage on the street for a distance of 300 feet or more is mainly occupied by dwellings or by dwellings and buildings in use for business.
   RIGHT-OF-WAY.  The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
   SIDEWALK.  That portion of a street between the curblines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
   STANDING.  Any stopping of a vehicle, whether occupied or not.
   STOP OR STOPPING, WHEN PROHIBITED. Any stopping of a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal.
   STOP, WHEN REQUIRED.  Complete cessation of movement.
   TRAFFIC. Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any street for purposes of travel.
(`90 Code, § 11-1)
§ 70.02  OBEDIENCE TO POLICE.
   No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply  with any lawful order or direction by a police officer.
(`90 Code, § 11-3)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 70.03  AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE.
   (A)   The provisions of this title regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall apply to authorized emergency vehicles, except that a driver, when operating the vehicle in any emergency, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, may:
      (1)   Park or stand notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter.
      (2)   Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation.
      (3)   Exceed the prima facie speed limits so long as he or she does not endanger life or property.
      (4)   Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions so long as he or she does not endanger life or property.
   (B)   The exemptions contained in this section shall not, however, protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of his or her reckless disregard of the safety of others.
(`90 Code, § 11-35)
Statutory reference:
   Exception to traffic rules for emergency vehicle, see G.S. § 20-156(b)
REGISTRATION
§ 70.15  REQUIRED; EXCEPTIONS.
   Every resident motor vehicle operated in the city, except motor vehicles temporarily operated for a period of time not exceeding a total of 14 days during any one year, and except motor vehicles operated for display or exhibition purposes by manufacturers or dealers and displaying dealers' license plates issued by the state shall be registered with the City Manager or a registrar appointed as provided in § 70.16.
(`90 Code, § 11-146)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 70.16  REGISTRARS.
   The City Manager is authorized to designate one or more registrars of motor vehicles, to provide for the establishment of an office for the registrar or registrars outside of the City Hall, and to apportion the duties connected with the registration of motor vehicles between or among the registrars.
(`90 Code, § 11-147)
§ 70.17  FEE.
   The fee for the registration of a motor vehicle under this subchapter shall be set from time to time by the City Council and kept on file in the City Clerk's office. This amount shall not be prorated.
(`90 Code, § 11-148)
§ 70.18  PERIOD OF REGISTRATION.
   The period of registration for motor vehicles shall include the 12 months beginning with January 1 of the year of registration; that is, from January 1 to December 31.
(`90 Code, § 11-149)
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
§ 70.30  AUTHORITY TO CONTROL AND DIRECT TRAFFIC.
   The City Manager shall have the power to designate, lay out and indicate, with the approval of the City Council, by appropriate signs and markings: parking spaces and zones, no-parking zones, limited parking zones, zones in which vehicles shall be parked at an angle to the curb, loading zones, safety zones, school zones, hospital zones, quiet zones, traffic zones other than the above, through streets, stop streets and intersections, one-way streets, streets to be laned for traffic, play streets, bus stops and taxicab stands. He or she shall also have the power to designate and indicate, with the approval of the City Council, intersections at which traffic shall be controlled by traffic signals, intersections at which left turns and/or right turns and U-turns shall be prohibited, and intersections at which markers, buttons or other indications shall be placed to indicate the course to be traveled by vehicles traversing or turning at such intersections.
(`90 Code, § 11-181)
§ 70.31  USE OF SIGNS, MARKINGS, SIGNALS.
   Whenever any designation is made in accordance with § 70.30, the City Manager shall erect and install such signs, markings, lines, signals and other traffic-control devices as may be necessary to clearly indicate the designation and to put drivers of vehicles on notice of the restriction, limitation or prohibition resulting from the designation.
(`90 Code, § 11-182)
§ 70.32  OBEDIENCE.
   The driver of any vehicle shall obey the directions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto and placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and other ordinances of the city, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle.
(`90 Code, § 11-183)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 70.33  NECESSITY OF SIGNS.
   No provision of this chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if, at the time and place of the alleged violation, an official sign is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular section does not state that signs are required, the section shall be effective without signs being placed to give notice thereof.
(`90 Code, § 11-184)
§ 70.98  VIOLATION.
   It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by the provisions of this chapter.
(`90 Code, § 11-2)  Penalty, see § 70.99
Statutory reference:
   Similar provisions, see G.S. § 14-4
§ 70.99  PENALTY.
   Whoever violates any provision of this title for which no specific penalty is provided shall be punished as set forth in § 10.99.
CHAPTER 71:  TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
Section
   71.01   Number of persons in front seat
   71.02   Riding on portion of vehicle not intended for passengers
   71.03   Entering or riding without consent
   71.04   Passengers to ride inside vehicles
   71.05   Boarding or alighting from moving vehicles
   71.06   Damaging street
   71.07   Driving on roadways laned for traffic
   71.08   One-way streets
   71.09   Blocking intersections or crosswalks
   71.10   Driving through funeral processions
   71.11   U-turns
   71.12   Backing
   71.13   Use of horn in quiet zones
   71.14   Play streets
   71.15   School zones
§ 71.01  NUMBER OF PERSONS IN FRONT SEAT.
   It shall be unlawful for the driver or the person in charge of any motor vehicle to permit more than three persons, including the driver, to ride in the front or driver's seat of a motor vehicle.
(`90 Code, § 11-26) Penalty, see § 70.99
Statutory reference:
   Overloaded vehicles, see G.S. § 20-140.2
§ 71.02  RIDING ON PORTION OF VEHICLE NOT INTENDED FOR PASSENGERS.
   (A)   No person shall ride in or upon any portion of a public conveyance or vehicle not designed or intended for the use of passengers. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty or to persons riding within truck bodies in spaces intended for merchandise.
   (B)   The operator of a motorcycle or bicycle, when upon a street, shall not carry any person upon the handlebar, frame or tank of the vehicle, nor shall any person so ride upon any such vehicle.
(`90 Code, § 11-27)  Penalty, see § 70.99
Cross-references:
   Bicycles; toy vehicles, see Ch. 73
Statutory reference:
   Similar motorcycle regulations, see G.S. § 20-140.4
§ 71.03  ENTERING OR RIDING WITHOUT CONSENT.
   No person shall enter, jump on or ride any automobile or other vehicle without the consent of the owner or driver.
(`90 Code, § 11-28) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.04  PASSENGERS TO RIDE INSIDE VEHICLE.
   No person riding in any vehicle shall allow any part of his or her body to protrude beyond the limits of the vehicle in which he or she is riding, except to give such signals as are by law required, and no person shall hang on to any vehicle whatsoever.
(`90 Code, § 11-29) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.05  BOARDING OR ALIGHTING FROM MOVING VEHICLES.
   No person shall board or alight from any public conveyance or other vehicle while the conveyance or vehicle is in motion.
(`90 Code, § 11-30) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.06  DAMAGING STREET.
   No person shall drive over any paved street, any vehicle with flanged wheels or with wheels or runners which would tend to damage the street.
(`90 Code, § 11-36)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.07  DRIVING ON ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC.
   All vehicles operated on any roadway which has been clearly marked with lanes for traffic shall be driven as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.
(`90 Code, § 11-37)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.08  ONE-WAY STREETS.
   Upon those streets and parts of streets designated as one-way streets, vehicular traffic shall move only in the indicated direction when signs indicating the direction of traffic are erected and maintained at every intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited.
(`90 Code, § 11-38)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.09  BLOCKING INTERSECTIONS OR CROSSWALKS.
   No driver of a vehicle shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he or she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.
(`90 Code, § 11-39) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.10  DRIVING THROUGH FUNERAL PROCESSIONS.
   No vehicle shall be driven through a funeral procession, except authorized emergency vehicles when the same are responding to calls.
(`90 Code, § 11-40)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.11  U-TURNS.
   No driver shall turn any vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction in the business district, except at street intersections, and no vehicle shall make such a turn at a street intersection designated as an intersection at which U-turns are prohibited.
(`90 Code, § 11-41) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.12  BACKING.
   The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same into any intersection or over a crosswalk, and shall not back a vehicle unless the movement can be made in safety and unless he or she has given ample warning to those who may be behind, by hand and horn or other signal.
(`90 Code, § 11-42) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.13  USE OF HORN IN QUIET ZONES.
   Whenever authorized signs are placed, erected or installed indicating a zone of quiet, no person operating a motor vehicle within any such zone shall sound the horn or other warning device of the vehicle, except in an emergency.
(`90 Code, § 11-43)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.14  PLAY STREETS.
   Whenever authorized signs are placed, erected or installed indicating any street or part thereof as a play street, no person shall drive a vehicle upon any such street or portion thereof, except drivers of vehicles having business or whose residences are within the closed areas, and then any such driver shall exercise the greatest care in driving upon the street or portion thereof.
(`90 Code, § 11-44)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 71.15  SCHOOL ZONES.
   Whenever authorized signs are placed, erected or installed indicating any street or parts thereof as school zones, all drivers of motor vehicles shall exercise the greatest care in driving upon the streets or parts thereof for the protection of children.
(`90 Code, § 11-45)  Penalty, see § 70.99
CHAPTER 72:  STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
Section
General Provisions
   72.01   Prohibited in specified places
   72.02   Prohibited for certain purposes
   72.03   Direction of travel
   72.04   Interference with other vehicles
   72.05   Method of parking generally
   72.06   Prohibited zone
   72.07   Limited parking zone
   72.08   Near railroad grade crossing
   72.09   Blocking parking areas
   72.10   Fire hydrant
Use of Parking Lots After Hours
   72.20   Applicability
   72.21   When forbidden
   72.22   Requirements for property owners
   72.23   Procedures for officers
 
   72.99   Penalty
GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 72.01  PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES.
   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:
   (A)   On any sidewalk.
   (B)   Within an intersection.
   (C)   On a crosswalk.
   (D)   Within 30 feet of any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a street or roadway.
   (E)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction, when the stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
   (F)   Upon any bridge or other elevated structure or within any underpass structure.
   (G)   Within 15 feet in either direction of the entrance to a hotel, theater, hospital, sanatorium or any public building.
   (H)   On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped, standing or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(`90 Code, § 11-201)  Penalty, see § 72.99
Statutory reference:
   Prohibited parking; towing, see G.S. § 20-162
§ 72.02  PROHIBITED FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.
   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle upon any street for the principal purpose of:
   (A)   Displaying it for sale.
   (B)   Washing, greasing or repairing the vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
   (C)   Storing the vehicle by a garage, dealer or other person when the storage is not incident to the bona fide use and operation of the vehicle.
   (D)   Storing any detached trailer or van when the towing unit has been disconnected.
   (E)   Transferring merchandise or freight from one vehicle to another.
   (F)   Advertising.
(`90 Code, § 11-202) Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.03  DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.
   No vehicle shall stop with its left side to the curb or shoulder of roads or streets in the corporate limits, except that on one-way streets vehicles shall stop headed in the direction of travel.
(`90 Code, § 11-204)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.04  INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER VEHICLES.
   No vehicle shall so stand on any street as to interrupt or interfere with the passage of public conveyances or other vehicles.
(`90 Code, § 11-205)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.05  METHOD OF PARKING GENERALLY.
   (A)   Parallel parking.  Except as provided in division (B) of this section, all vehicles shall park parallel to the curb and not more than 12 inches therefrom.
   (B)   Angle parking.  On streets or parts of streets designated and marked as zones for angle parking, automobiles and other vehicles shall be parked at an angle to the curb as indicated by the markings.
   (C)   Parking between lines.  On any street which is marked off with lines indicating the parking spaces for cars, the same shall be parked between the lines.
(`90 Code, § 11-206)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.06  PROHIBITED ZONE.
   When signs are placed, erected or installed giving notice thereof, or the curbing has been painted yellow in lieu of the signs, no person shall park a vehicle at any time in any zone designated as a no-parking zone. If parking is prohibited in the zone only between certain hours, this section shall apply only between such hours, as indicated on the signs erected in the zone.
(`90 Code, § 11-207)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.07  LIMITED PARKING ZONE.
   Whenever a limited parking zone is designated in accord with Ch. 76, Schedule III, no person shall park any vehicle in the zone except in accordance with the signs and markings erected therein.
(`90 Code, § 11-208)  (Ord. passed 5-11-82; Am. Ord. passed 10-16-07)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.08  NEAR RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING.
   No person shall park any vehicle on either side of any street approaching a railroad grade crossing within 50 feet of the closest rail; provided that, where existing permanent structures are located along the street and closer than 50 feet, parking may be permitted in front of the structures, unless otherwise prohibited, if the parking does not interfere with the view in either direction of an approaching locomotive or train.
(`90 Code, § 11-209)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.09  BLOCKING PARKING AREAS.
   In any area set aside for the use of the public for parking vehicles therein, no person shall park or otherwise leave a vehicle stationary in such position as to interfere with the free entry into the parking area or withdrawal therefrom. Likewise, no person having entered such an area with a vehicle shall park the vehicle in such manner and in such position with reference to any other vehicle already parked therein as to interfere with the free movement of the other vehicle.
(`90 Code, § 11-210)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.10  FIRE HYDRANT.
   No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand, whether attended or unattended, within 15 feet in either direction of a fire hydrant.
(Ord. passed 5-10-16)
USE OF PARKING LOTS AFTER HOURS
§ 72.20  APPLICABILITY.
   Upon those occasions where officers are called on to remove or assist in the removal of persons trespassing on private parking lots after hours, the provisions of this subchapter shall apply.
(`90 Code, § 11-216)  (Ord. passed 8-9-88)
§ 72.21  WHEN FORBIDDEN.
   No person other than the owner, tenant or employee of the owner or tenant of any parking area within the shopping center zones of the city shall enter, trespass or loiter upon or park a motor or other vehicle in such parking area without the express permission of the owner or lessee of the parking area at times other than those when business establishments within the shopping center are open for business; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit parking in such areas for the purpose of patronizing businesses which may remain open after general closing hours for businesses within the area.
(`90 Code, § 11-217)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.22  REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS.
   (A)   Prior to enforcement action by police officers, the owner or designee of the property must mark the property with appropriate warning signs and have a letter of intent on file with the Department.
   (B)   Warning signs must be placed in a most conspicuous location to be readily observed by the public. The signs must be at least two feet by two feet and be worded in a manner as to be clear in its intent, such as: "No Trespassing, Parking or Loitering After Store Hours, Violators Will Be Prosecuted" or words to that effect.
   (C)   The business having control of the marked parking area must have a formal letter of intent on file with the Police Department. The letter must state that the owner or designee is requesting enforcement of the no trespassing signs. The letter should set forth the reasons why enforcement is being requested and should be on company stationery or be marked in some way to identify the company and should be notarized.
   (D)   The company owner or designee must be available to testify in court if required.
(`90 Code, § 11-218)  (Ord. passed 8-9-88)  Penalty, see § 72.99
§ 72.23  PROCEDURES FOR OFFICERS.
   (A)   An officer observing trespassing on clearly marked parking areas must verify that a letter of intent is on file with the Department for that particular property. This is done by contacting the desk officer, who will have a copy on file.
   (B)   After verification, the officer will take the appropriate enforcement action up to arrest. In choosing an enforcement action, officers are cautioned to weigh the existing conditions against the possibility of undue escalation of the situation. A supervisor may authorize limited or no enforcement action when appropriate.
(`90 Code, § 11-219)  (Ord. passed 8-9-88)
§ 72.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Unless otherwise provided herein, any violation of this chapter shall subject the offender to a civil penalty of $20.  If the offender fails to pay this penalty within ten days after being cited for a violation and notified of the penalty, the city may seek to collect it in a civil action in the nature of debt.
   (B)   Unauthorized parking in an area designated as a “loading zone” shall subject the offender to a civil penalty of $15.  If the offender fails to pay this penalty within ten days after being cited for a violation and notified of the penalty, the city may seek to collect it in a civil action in the nature of debt.
   (C)   A violation of §§ 72.06, 72.07 (other than a “loading zone”) or § 72.09, or unauthorized party in a handicap parking space shall subject the offender to a civil penalty in the amount of $50.  If the offender fails to pay this penalty within ten days after being cited for a violation and notified of the penalty, the city may seek to collect it in a civil action in the nature of the debt.
   (D)   Each day that any violation continues after a person has been notified that such violation exists and that he or she is subject to the civil penalties specified in this section shall constitute a separate offense.
   (E)   This chapter may also be enforced by any appropriate equitable action, including injunctions or orders of abatement.
   (F)   The city may enforce this chapter by any one or any combination of the foregoing remedies.
(Ord. passed 10-16-07)
CHAPTER 73:  BICYCLES; TOY VEHICLES
Section
   73.01   Hands on handlebars
   73.02   Bicycle on sidewalk
   73.03   Toy vehicle in roadway
   73.04   Clinging to moving vehicles
§ 73.01  HANDS ON HANDLEBARS.
   No person shall ride a bicycle or motorcycle on any street without having his or her hands upon the handlebars.
(`90 Code, § 11-32)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 73.02  BICYCLE ON SIDEWALK.
   No person shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk or walkway within the city, unless expressly allowed by a permit issued pursuant to Chapter 95.
(`90 Code, § 11-33)  (Am. Ord. passed 8-9-05) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 73.03  TOY VEHICLE IN ROADWAY.
   No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device shall go upon any roadway, except:
   (A)   While crossing a street at a crosswalk or intersection;
   (B)   Upon streets set aside as play streets; or
   (C)   As part of an activity expressly allowed by a permit issued pursuant to Chapter 95.
(`90 Code, § 11-34)  (Am. Ord. passed 8-9-05) Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 73.04  CLINGING TO MOVING VEHICLES.
   No person riding upon any bicycle, motorcycle, coaster, sled, roller skates or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself or herself to any moving vehicle upon any roadway.
(`90 Code, § 11-31)  Penalty, see § 70.99
CHAPTER 74:  RAILROADS
Section
   74.01   Crossings
   74.02   Speed
   74.03   Blocking streets
§ 74.01  CROSSINGS.
   Every railroad company whose track shall cross any street or sidewalk in the city shall keep the crossing, for at least the width of the right-of-way, in good condition and repair.
(`90 Code, § 17-1)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 74.02  SPEED.
   The speed of any railroad train or locomotive shall not exceed 35 miles per hour at any place within the city.
(`90 Code, § 17-2)  Penalty, see § 70.99
§ 74.03  BLOCKING STREETS.
   No engineer, conductor or other employee of a railroad shall stop any train or locomotive across any street or sidewalk for a longer period than five minutes.
(`90 Code, § 17-3)  Penalty, see § 70.99
CHAPTER 75:  TRAFFIC SCHEDULES
Schedule
   I.   Speed limit schedules
   II.   Trucks and tractor trailers
SCHEDULE I.  SPEED LIMIT SCHEDULES.
   (A)   Overall speed limits; Business District. Except as otherwise provided in this schedule, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour in any Business District in the city, or in excess of 35 miles per hour in any area of the city outside a Business District.
(`90 Code, § 11-61)
   (B)   25 miles per hour.  No person shall drive any vehicle at a speed in excess of 25 miles per hour on the following streets or portions thereof in the city:
      (1)   Gordon Street from Morgan Street to Crestwood Drive.
      (2)   All streets extending from the corner of Morgan and Morehead Streets to Madison Boulevard and Oak Street.
      (3)   Clayton Avenue in its entirety.
(`90 Code, § 11-62)
      (4)   Crestwood Drive in its entirety.
      (5)   Long Avenue from Morgan Street past Crestwood Drive to the city limits.
      (6)   Reade Drive from Long Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac and from Long Avenue to the city limits.
      (7)   Edwin Court in its entirety.
      (8)   Westover Drive from Crestwood Drive to the city limits.
      (9)   Pointer Street in its entirety.
      (10)   Park Street in its entirety.
      (11)   Windsor Drive in its entirety.
      (12)   Dover Street in its entirety.
      (13)   Dolly Street in its entirety.
(`90 Code, § 11-62)
   (C)   35 miles per hour.  Upon the erection of signs giving notice of the authorized speed limits, the speed limit of 35 miles per hour will be in full force and effect in the city:
      (1)   On Reams Avenue (SR 1363) from Madison Boulevard (US 501 Bypass-NC 49) to Ridge Road (SR 1363), State Highway Commission Location No. 33.
      (2)   On Morgan Street (SR 1409) from Reams Avenue (SR 1363) to Leasburg Road (US 158-NC 49), State Highway Commission Location No. 32.
      (3)   On Ridge Road (SR 1363) from Chub Lake Street (SR 1333) to the northern corporate limit, approximately 0.02 miles north of Williams Road (SR 1364), State Highway Commission Location No. 34.
      (4)   On Concord Road (NC 57) from Leasburg Road (US 158-NC 49-57) to the western corporate limit, approximately 0.2 miles west of Jean Street, State Highway Commission Location No. 31.
      (5)   On Leasburg Road (US 158-NC 49-57) from Madison Boulevard (US 158-501 Bypass, NC 49-57) to Concord Rd. (NC 57), State Highway Commission Location No. 29.
      (6)   On Leasburg Road (US 158-NC 49) from Concord Road (NC 57) to Morgan St. (SR 652 1409), State Highway Commission Location No. 30.
      (7)   On Madison Boulevard (US 501 Bypass-NC 49) from Leasburg Road (US 158-NC 49-57) to Reams Avenue (SR 1363), State Highway Commission Location No. 28.
      (8)   On US 158 from SR 1409 to the western corporate limit, approximately 0.05 miles west of SR 1409, State Highway Commission Location No. 35.
      (9)   On NC 49 from US 158 to the western corporate limit, approximately 0.05 miles west of US 158, State Highway Commission Location No. 36.
   (D)   15 miles per hour.  No person shall drive any vehicle at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour on the following streets or portions thereof in the city:
      (1)   Pine Ridge Drive in its entirety.
      (2)   Pine Ridge Court in its entirety.
(`90 Code, § 11-64)  (Ord. 70-1, passed 6-9-70; Am. Ord. passed 7-13-04; Am. Ord. passed 8-10-04; Am. Ord. passed 3-20-17) Penalty, see § 70.99
SCHEDULE II.  TRUCKS AND TRACTOR TRAILERS.
   (A)   Truck routes.
      (1)   Whenever the City Council designates any truck route, the City Manager shall cause to be erected and maintained, at points where the route enters the city and at all junction points and turns where necessary, and at all approaches to the parts of streets on which trucks are permitted, signs of the dimensions, and at such locations as shall be approved by him or her directing through traffic. The signs shall not be less than 6 by 14 inches in size.
      (2)   All two-axle trucks, three-axle trucks and tractor-trailer units entering the city destined to any point outside the city and not taking on or discharging any cargo within the city limits shall travel exclusively on the truck routes designated by the board and marked in accord with division (A)(1) and on the parts of the routes that constitute the shortest and most direct route from the point of entrance into the city and departure from the city.
      (3)   All three-axle trucks and tractor-trailer units entering the city destined to any point within the city shall travel exclusively on the truck routes designated and marked in accord with division (A)(1) to the point on the routes nearest to their destination and, upon taking on or discharging their cargo, shall use a regular city street to return to the nearest truck route for their movement out of the city or to some other point within the city.
(`90 Code, § 11-81)
   (B)   Load limits on certain streets.  The truck load limit shall be 13,000 pounds per axle on the following residential streets:
      (1)   Academy Street.
      (2)   Allgood Street.
      (3)   Barden Street.
      (4)   West Barden Street.
      (5)   Barnett Avenue.
      (6)   Brater Street.
      (7)   Broad Street.
      (8)   Cates Street.
      (9)   Charles Circle.
      (10)   Charles Street.
      (11)   Church Street.
      (12)   Clayton Avenue.
      (13)   Crestwood Drive.
      (14)   Dolly Street.
      (15)   Dover Street.
      (16)   Edgar Street.
      (17)   Edwin Court.
      (18)   Garrett Street.
      (19)   Gordon Street from Crestwood to Madison.
      (20)   Harris Street.
      (21)   High Street.
      (22)   Hill Road.
      (23)   Hillhaven Terrace.
      (24)   Hillsboro Street.
      (25)   Ivey Street.
      (26)   Jefferson Drive.
      (27)   Jones Street.
      (28)   Lake Drive.
      (29)   Lamberth Street.
      (30)   Long Avenue.
      (31)   Longwood Terrace.
      (32)   Main Circle.
      (33)   Montford Drive.
      (34)   Morehead Street.
      (35)   Morgan Street from Reams to Oak Street.
      (36)   Oak Street.
      (37)   Peachtree Street.
      (38)   Pointer Street.
      (39)   Reade Drive.
      (40)   School Street.
      (41)   Seivers Circle.
      (42)   Trotter Street.
      (43)   Virginia Avenue.
      (44)   Webb Street.
      (45)   Windsor Drive.
(`90 Code, § 11-82)
   (C)   Heavier trucks.  Trucks larger than three-quarter ton shall not use the streets enumerated in division (B) of this schedule, except for local delivery, regardless of loading condition.
(`90 Code, § 11-83) Penalty, see § 70.99
CHAPTER 76:  PARKING SCHEDULES
Schedules
   I.   North Main Street
   II.   Uptown
   III.   Limited parking zones
   IV.   Special parking restrictions
SCHEDULE I.  NORTH MAIN STREET.
   (A)   No person shall park on North Main Street between Brater Street and Kerr Drive.
   (B)   Except as otherwise indicated, all on-street parking inside the Uptown area described in Schedule II between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on all weekdays shall be limited to two hours.
(Ord. passed 5-10-16)  Penalty, see § 70.99
SCHEDULE II.  UPTOWN.
   For the purposes of this schedule, Uptown shall be construed as an area bounded as follows: on the east by Foushee Street, on the north by Morehead Street, on the west by Madison Boulevard and on the south by Gordon Street. Unless otherwise expressly stated in a permit issued pursuant to Chapter 95, the area shall have restricted parking of motor vehicles as follows:
   (A)   On-street parking between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., on all weekdays, shall be limited to two hours.
   (B)   Any person parking a vehicle within the Uptown on-street parking area for a time exceeding two hours, or the time limit otherwise marked for the parking area, shall be fined. Every hour thereafter shall be fined as a separate violation.
   (C)   Off-street parking in city-owned lots shall be limited to no more than 12 consecutive hours, provided that residents of apartment units in the Uptown area may obtain a maximum of two permits per unit from the city allowing them to park their vehicles in such lots. The application for Uptown Resident parking permits shall be submitted to the supervisor of administrative services for the Roxboro Police Department. To qualify for a permit, the applicant must provide: (i) a copy of his/her lease for an apartment unit in the Uptown area; and (ii) identifying information regarding the vehicle for which a permit is issued (make, model, color, and license plate number.) The Uptown parking permit shall expire at the expiration of the lease term. The Uptown parking permit must be displayed in the vehicle at all times that the vehicle is parked in the city-owned lot for which the permit has been issued. Any vehicle parked for more than 12 consecutive hours in an Uptown, city-owned parking lot, which does not display a proper permit, shall be considered an abandoned vehicle and subject to the penalties established in division (E) below, as well as removal and impoundment.
   (D)   All parking spaces for the disabled shall be duly marked as by statute provided, and only vehicles of disabled persons shall be permitted to be parked therein.
   (E)   Any violation of divisions (A) through (D) shall subject the offender to a civil penalty as follows:
      (1)   Over-time parking: first offense - $15; second offense within a calendar day - $10; third offense within a calendar day - $10. If the offender fails to pay this penalty within ten days after being cited for a violation and notified of the penalty, a late penalty of $20 shall be added, and the city may seek to collect the total penalty or penalties in a civil action in the nature of debt.
      (2)   Each day that any violation continues after a person has been notified that such violation exists and that he or she is subject to the penalties specified in this section shall constitute a separate offense.
      (3)   This chapter may also be enforced by an appropriate equitable action, including injunctions or orders of abatement.
      (4)   The city may enforce this chapter by any one or a combination of the foregoing remedies.
(Ord. passed 5-10-16)  Penalty, see § 70.99
Cross-reference:
   Junked and abandoned motor vehicles, see Ch.  94
Statutory reference:
   Handicapped parking space, see G.S. § 20-37.6
SCHEDULE III.  LIMITED PARKING ZONES.
   (A)   Any person who feels that a parking ticket was issued in error may contest the parking ticket by filling out a notice of appeal form. A paper copy of the form is available at the Roxboro Police Department, 109 Lamar Street.
   (B)   All persons receiving a citation have a right to appeal within seven days of receiving the ticket. To file an appeal, complete the form. The administrative review involves no court appearance. The appeal will be reviewed within five days by a supervisor of the administrative services of the Roxboro Police Department. If the administrative review is denied, you are obligated to pay the fine noted on the ticket within five days off the notice of denial. You will only be notified if this appeal is denied and, in that case, the $20 late penalty will be imposed if the fine is not paid within 15 days after the denial was issued.
(Ord. passed 5-10-16)
SCHEDULE IV.  SPECIAL PARKING RESTRICTIONS.
   Special parking restrictions are listed as:
 
Location   
Side
Area Affected
13 Abbitt Street
S
One parking space shall be reserved for “Handicapped Parking”
35 Abbitt Street
S
Two parking spaces shall be reserved for “Handicapped Parking”
Intersection of Court Street at N. Main Street
N
Two parking spaces shall be reserved for “Handicapped Parking”
201 N. Main Street
W
One parking space shall be reserved for “Handicapped Parking”
City parking lot located at N. Main Street (next to Long Memorial Church)
NE
Two parking spaces at the top of the lot shall be reserved for “Handicapped Parking”
City parking lot located at N. Main Street (next to Long Memorial Church)
NE
Two parking spaces at the bottom of the lot (next to Christian Help Center) shall be reserved for “Handicapped Parking”
 
(Ord. passed 5-10-16)