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As used in this title, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated in this chapter:
ALLEY: Any street less than thirty feet (30') in width and which primarily furnishes access to the rear entrances of abutting property.
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE: A vehicle of the fire department, police patrol and such ambulance and emergency vehicles of municipal departments, county or public service corporation as are designated or authorized by the state of Nevada.
BICYCLE: A device propelled by human power upon which a person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels either of which is over fourteen inches (14") in diameter, or every such device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two (2) front or two (2) rear wheels except a moped.
BOULEVARD: A through street or highway.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE: A vehicle of a type used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation or profit, or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
CROSSWALK: A. That portion of a street ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of sidewalks at intersections where the intersecting streets meet at approximately right angles except the prolongation of any such lines from any alley across the street; or
B. Any portion of a street distinctly indicated for pedestrians, crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
DRIVER: A person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
GARAGE: A building or other place wherein the business of storing or safekeeping vehicles which belong to drivers, members of the public, is conducted for compensation.
HIGHWAY: See definition of Street.
INTERSECTION: A. The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines or, if none, than the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
B. Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty feet (30') or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also include two (2) roadways thirty feet (30') or more apart, then every crossing of two (2) roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
C. The junction of an alley with a street, road or highway shall not constitute an intersection.
LOADING ZONE: That space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials, so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times.
MOPED: A vehicle which looks and handles essentially like a bicycle and is propelled by a small engine which produces not more than two (2) gross brake horsepower and which has a displacement of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, and:
A. Is designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground but is not a tractor; and
B. Is capable of a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than one percent (1%) grade in any direction when the motor is engaged.
MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled but not operated on rails.
MOTORCYCLE: Every motor vehicle equipped with a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, including a power cycle but excluding a tractor. For the purposes of this section, the term "motorcycle" also includes four (4) and six (6) wheel vehicles originally designed by the manufacturer for individual off-road recreational or utility purposes.
MUFFLER: A device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle plates, or other mechanical design, for the purpose of receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine, and is effective in reducing noise, but does not include such a device equipped with an apparatus which permits the exhaust gas to be discharged directly into the air without passing through such device.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS: All signs, signals, markings, and devices 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: Every individual who shall operate a vehicle as the owner thereof, or who has control of a vehicle.
OWNER: A person who holds the legal title to a vehicle, or in the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with right or agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a mortgager of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgager shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this title.
PARK OR PARKING: The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a street otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in, receiving or discharging passengers or in obedience to traffic regulations, signs or signals, or an involuntary stopping of the vehicle by reason of cause beyond the control of the operator of the vehicle.
PARKING METER: Any mechanical device or meter not inconsistent with this title placed or erected for the regulation of parking by authority of this title. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the legal parking time established by the city, and, when operated, shall at all times indicate the balance of legal parking time, and at the expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or overtime parking.
PARKING METER DISTRICT: Any restricted street upon which parking meters are installed and in operation.
PARKING METER SPACE: Any space within a parking meter district, adjacent to a parking meter and which is duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by lines painted or otherwise durably marked on the curb or on the surface of the street adjacent to or adjoining the parking meter.
PEDESTRIAN: A person who goes or travels on foot.
PNEUMATIC TIRE: A tire inflated or capable of inflation with compressed air.
PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY: A road or driveway not open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
RADAR: A radio detection device that emits and focuses a powerful scanning beam of ultra high frequency waves and establishes through reception and timing of reflected waves and distance, altitudes, speed and direction of motion of any object in the path of the beam, unhindered by darkness, storm, cloud or fog.
REPAIR SHOP: A place where vehicles are repaired, rebuilt, reconditioned, repainted or in any way maintained for the public at a charge.
RIGHT OF WAY: The right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
ROADWAY: That portion of a highway which is improved and ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, exclusive of the shoulder.
SEMITRAILER: A vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
SIDEWALK: That portion of a highway between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a highway and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
STREET OR HIGHWAY: A way or place of whatever nature open to the use of the public as a matter of right for the purpose of vehicular travel, and shall be deemed to include a roadway or driveway upon grounds owned by public or semipublic institutions.
THROUGH STREET OR THROUGH HIGHWAY: A street or highway or portion thereof at the entrance to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways or streets is required by law to stop before entering or crossing the same.
TRAFFIC: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any street for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL: Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
TRAILER: Every vehicle designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle, except a pole trailer.
VEHICLE: A device upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a highway, except a device which is operated upon rails or tracks. (1973 Code chapter 10.08; amd. 2001 Code)