For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   OPERATOR. The person operating or in control of a vehicle on a public highway.
   PARKING. The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a highway, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, receiving or discharging passengers or loading or unloading merchandise or in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals.
   PARKING METER. A mechanical device for measuring time limits for parking vehicles, which device consists of a standard, upon which a case is set containing a timing mechanism and signal indicating legal parking, and which will indicate clearly the time to elapse until the period expires during which parking is permitted in the parking meter space which the parking meter controls. The signal shall also indicate when the time for legal parking has expired in that space.
   PARKING METER SPACES. The space beside which is located a parking meter within which space a vehicle may be properly parked.
   TRAFFIC AUTHORITY. In accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. § 14-297(6), the Board of Police Commissioners shall serve as the Traffic Authority for the city, thereby having authority over and control of traffic and parking on the public highways of the city.
   VEHICLE. Any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a public highway.
(1967 Code, § 11-1)  (Ord. passed 5-24-2004)