- Chapter 17 Motor Vehicles and Traffic
- Article III. Traffic-Control Devices
Article III. Traffic-Control Devices
Section 17-12. Council action on traffic controls.
The council may, from time to time, authorize by resolution the placing of such traffic lights, traffic signs, parking meters and/or painted lines or painted curbs as it may deem necessary. (Ordinance 3 effective 1/1/1941)
Section 17-13. Presence of traffic controls as notice for enforcement.
The presence of any traffic lights, traffic signs, parking meters and/or painted lines or painted curbs shall constitute due notice at points so designated for the enforcement of the sections of this chapter applying to same. (Ordinance 3 effective 1/1/1941)
Section 17-14. Traffic-control signal legend.
Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting the words "Go", "Caution", or "Stop", or exhibiting different colored lights successively one at a time, the following colors only shall be used and such terms and lights shall indicated as follows:
(a) Green alone or "go."
(1) Vehicles facing the signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn. All vehicles shall yield the right of way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection at the time such signal is exhibited.
(2) Pedestrians facing the signal may proceed across the street within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
(b) Amber alone or "caution" when shown following the green or "go" signal.
(1) Vehicles facing the signal shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at the intersection, but if such stop cannot be made in safety a vehicle may be driven cautiously through the intersection.
(2) Pedestrians facing such signal are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway, and any pedestrian then starting to cross shall yield the right of way to all vehicles.
(c) Red alone or "stop."
(1) Vehicles facing the signal shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or at such other point as may be indicated by a clearly visible line and shall remain standing until green or "go" is shown alone.
(2) No pedestrian facing such signal shall enter the street unless he can do so safely and without interfering with any vehicles.
(d) Red with green arrow.
(1) Vehicles facing such signal may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow but shall not interfere with other traffic or endanger pedestrians lawfully within a crosswalk.
(2) No pedestrian facing such signal shall enter the roadway unless he can do so safely and without interfering with any vehicles.
(e) Any other provisions of this section to the contrary notwithstanding, it shall be lawful for a funeral procession to continue through an intersection facing a red light; provided, that the first vehicle in such procession has already entered the intersection before the light has changed from green to red and provided further, that the vehicles in the procession have their headlights on. While the funeral procession is proceeding through such intersection, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle not in such procession to enter such intersection although facing the green light.
(1967 Code by Ordinance 519 aka E-34 effective 5/7/1967)
Section 17-15. Stop signs.
All vehicles when approaching a "stop" sign shall make a complete stop before reaching the intersection so marked, and said vehicles shall yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching from either right or left. (Ordinance 3 effective 1/1/1941)