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As used in this title, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE: Vehicles of the fire department, fire patrol, law enforcement vehicles and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of municipal departments or public service corporations or of persons as are designated or authorized by the council.
BICYCLE: A. Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels and a seat height of more than twenty five inches (25") from the ground when the seat is raised to its highest position, except scooters and similar devices; or
B. Every vehicle equipped with two (2) or three (3) wheels, foot pedals to permit muscular propulsion and an independent power source providing a maximum of two (2) brake horsepower. If a combustion engine is used, the maximum piston or rotor displacement may not exceed 3.05 cubic inches (50 centimeters) regardless of the number of chambers in the power source. The power source must not be capable of propelling the device, unassisted, at a speed exceeding thirty (30) miles an hour (48.28 kilometers an hour) on a level surface. The device must be equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only and does not require clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged.
CROSSWALK: That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connection of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the street or thoroughfare measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway. Additionally, "crosswalk" includes any portion of a street or thoroughfare at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
INTERSECTION: 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 (2) streets or thoroughfares which join one another at or approximately at right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different streets or thoroughfares joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
MOTOR DRIVEN CYCLE: Every motorcycle, including every motor scooter, with a motor which produces not to exceed five (5) horsepower, and every bicycle with motor attached.
MOTOR VEHICLE: A vehicle propelled by its own power and designed or used to transport persons or property upon the highways of the state.
MOTORCYCLE: A motor vehicle having not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground and a saddle on which the operator sits or a platform on which he stands and a driving wheel in contact with the ground in addition to the wheels of the vehicle itself. A motorcycle may carry one or more attachments and a seat for the conveyance of a passenger. The term does not include a tractor or a bicycle as defined in Montana Code Annotated section 61-1-123.
PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY: Every 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 persons.
RIGHT OF WAY: The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
SCHOOL BUS: Every motor vehicle owned by a public or governmental agency and operated for the transportation of children to or from school or privately owned and operated for compensation for the transportation of children to or from school.
SIDEWALK: That portion of a street between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines intended for use of pedestrians.
SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT: Every vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and incidentally operated or moved over the streets or thoroughfares, including farm tractors, road construction or maintenance machinery, ditch digging apparatus, well boring apparatus and concrete mixers. The foregoing enumeration shall be deemed partial and shall not operate to exclude other such vehicles which are within the general terms of this definition.
STREET OR THOROUGHFARE: The entire width between the boundary lines of every street, thoroughfare and related structure as have been or shall be built and maintained with appropriated funds of the city and which have been or shall be built and maintained with funds of the state, or which have been or shall be dedicated to public use or have been acquired by eminent domain.
VEHICLE: Every device, in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street or thoroughfare, except devices moved by animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. (1975 Code § 10.04.010; amd. 2008 Code)