7-1-3: APPLICABILITY AND PURPOSE:
   A.   This title governs the parking and movement of motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and other traffic upon the streets, roadways, alleys and public places within the City. The provisions of this title, when defining the duties of drivers of vehicles upon public streets, shall be deemed to include the phrase "upon the streets of the City" as though set forth in this title in its entirety.
   B.   By enacting this title and its provisions, the City Council intends to exercise all authority granted to it by the State Legislature under appropriate statutes.
   C.   This title shall be construed to effect the purpose of promoting the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the City, to adequately define the conduct constituting violations, to forbid and prevent their commission, and to prescribe penalties which are proportionate to the seriousness of the violation. (2001 Code § 86-1-103)