City of Reno
Nevada

Ordinance
6267

Ordinance amending Reno Municipal Code Title 6, entitled “Vehicles And Traffic”, Chapter 6.06 entitled “Rules Of The Road” by repealing certain Articles and Sections which duplicate provisions contained in Nevada Revised Statutes, renumbering the remaining Sections, and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Staff recommends that City Council adopt the ordinance.

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INITIATED BY:   RENO POLICE DEPARTMENT

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENO DO ORDAIN:

 

SECTION 1.  Title 6, Chapter 6.06, Articles I – XI, Sections 6.06.005 to 6.06.730, inclusive, of the Reno Municipal Code is hereby modified and amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 6.06. - RULES OF THE ROAD

[ARTICLE I. - ENFORCEMENT AND OBEDIENCE ]

[ARTICLE II. - TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES ]

[ARTICLE III. - DRIVING ON RIGHT SIDE OF HIGHWAY; OVERTAKING AND PASSING; USE OF HIGHWAY ]

[ARTICLE IV. - RIGHT-OF-WAY ]

[ARTICLE V. - TURNING MOVEMENTS ]

[ARTICLE VI. - ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS ]

[ARTICLE VII. - SPEED RESTRICTIONS ]

[ARTICLE VIII. - INTOXICATION AROUND MOTOR VEHICLES, RECKLESS AND CARELESS DRIVING ]

[ARTICLE IX. - PEDESTRIANS ]

[ARTICLE X. - STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING ]

[ARTICLE XI. - MISCELLANEOUS RULES ]

 

[ ARTICLE I. - ENFORCEMENT AND OBEDIENCE]

[Sec. 6.06.005. - Authority of police and fire department officials.]

[Sec. 6.06.010. - Obedience to traffic and police officers.]

[Sec. 6.06.012. - Merchants required to make certain disclosures in connection with the sale of mini motorcycles, motorized scooters, and motorized skateboards.]

[Sec. 6.06.015. - Persons propelling push carts or riding animals to obey traffic regulations.]

[Sec. 6.06.020. - Use of coasters, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards and similar devices restricted.]

[Sec. 6.06.025. - Public employees to obey traffic regulations.]

[Sec. 6.06.030. - Provisions inapplicable to certain persons and vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.035. - Authorized emergency vehicles—Privileges.]

[Sec. 6.06.040. - Authorized emergency vehicles—Designation]

[Sec. 6.06.045. - Duty to stop, give information and render aid.]

[Sec. 6.06.050. - Duty to stop and give information in accident involving unattended vehicle or other property.]

[Sec. 6.06.055. - Use of reports relating to accidents.]

 

Sec. 6.06.0[05]10. Authority of police and fire department officials.

(a)              It shall be the duty of the officers of the police department or such officers as are assigned by the chief of police to enforce all street traffic laws of this city and all of the state vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in this city.

(b)              Officers of the police department and other such persons as are designated by the chief of police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws, provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the police department and other such persons as are designated in writing by the chief of police may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.

(c)              Officers of the fire department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.

[Sec. 6.06.010. - Obedience to traffic and police officers. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to refuse or fail to comply with any lawful order, signal or direction of any police officer of the city, county or state while he is performing his duties in the enforcement of this title. ]

[(b)              Officers of the police department are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by means of visible or audible signal. It is unlawful for any person to refuse or fail to comply with any lawful order, signal or direction of a traffic or police officer. ]

[(c)              It is unlawful for any person driving or operating, propelling or causing to be propelled, any vehicle to fail to stop opposite or in advance of any flagman, signal device or person directing traffic at or in advance of a school pedestrian lane and giving warning that children are about to or are crossing the street; and it is further declared to be unlawful to proceed until such signal has stopped, been raised or removed, or the flagman, or person stationed at or in advance of such pedestrian lane, has given a signal to go, or has left the locality. ]

[(d)              Whenever any vehicle shall approach any intersection or any pedestrian crosswalk that is used as a crossing place for school children, the driver of the vehicle shall bring his vehicle to a stop at the direction of any person who has been duly designated a crossing guard by either the city or by the authority of the board of education of any school district located within the city, providing such crossing guard is dressed in the authorized uniform and displays the authorized insignia of a crossing guard. The vehicle shall remain at a stop until such time as the driver of the vehicle is directed to proceed by the crossing guard. ]

Sec. 6.06.0[12]20. - Merchants required to make certain disclosures in connection with the sale of mini motorcycles, motorized scooters, and motorized skateboards.

(a)              For the purposes of this section:

"Mini motorcycle" means a vehicle resembling a motorcycle designed to travel on not more than three wheels that is powered by an electric or gas powered motor with a displacement of less than 50 cubic centimeters and is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 30 mile per hour on a flat surface.

"Motorized scooter" means a vehicle having handlebars and a saddle-like seat mounted on the footboard that is powered by an electric or gas powered motor having a maximum displacement of less than 50 cubic centimeters and is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a flat surface. The term does not include any scooter that is designed or intended by its manufacturer to be used primarily as an assistive device to increase, maintain, or improve the mobility of an individual with a disability or other physical condition that limits or impairs the individual's ability to walk.

"Motorized skateboard" means a vehicle that has a deck on which a person may ride and at least two tandem wheels in contact with the ground that is powered by an electric or gas powered motor having a maximum displacement of less than 50 cubic centimeters and is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a flat service.

"Vehicle" means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway. The term does not include:

(1)              Devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks;

(2)              Mobile homes or commercial coaches as defined in Chapter 489 of NRS; or

(3)              Electric personal assistive mobility devices.

(b)              It is unlawful for a merchant to sell a mini motorcycle, motorized scooter, or motorized skateboard without making the disclosures required by subsection c below.

(c)              Any merchant who sells mini motorcycles, motorized scooters, or motorized skateboards within the city shall:

(1)              Post, in a prominent place at each location where mini motorcycles, motorized scooters, or motorized skateboards are on display, a notice advising that the operation of mini motorcycles, motorized scooters, or motorized skateboards on public streets is subject to Nevada motor vehicle laws that govern the operation of mopeds, including laws pertaining to operator licensing and minimum vehicle equipment. The required notice shall include references to:

a.              NRS 482.135 "Vehicle" defined;

b.              NRS 483.230 Licensing of drivers required;

c.              NRS 484.541 General requirements for equipment;

(2)              Provide a copy of the required notice to each purchaser of a mini motorcycle, motorized scooter, or motorized skateboard, either before or in connection with the purchase.

(3)              Violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor.

[Sec. 6.06.015. - Persons propelling push carts or riding animals to obey traffic regulations. ]

[Every person propelling any push cart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this title which by their very nature can have no application. ]

Sec. 6.06.0[20]30. - Use of coasters, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards and similar devices restricted.

(a)              No person upon roller skates, roller blades, skateboards or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians. This section shall not apply upon any street while set aside as a play street as authorized by RMC [6.06.095]6.06.070.

(b)              It is unlawful for any person to use a skateboard, coaster, roller skates, roller blades, or any similar device upon a side walk within the boundaries of the downtown business district. For the purpose of this section, the downtown business district is defined as that area bordered on the north and south by Sixth and Second Streets, respectively, and on the east and west by Lake and Sierra Streets respectively.

(c)              It is unlawful for any person to use a skateboard, coaster, roller skates, roller blades, or any similar device upon any public property that is posted with reference to this section.

(d)              It is unlawful for any person, where such use is permitted, to operate or use a skateboard, coaster, roller skates, roller blades, or similar device to jump on or over any object, to jump off or onto stairs, handrails, benches, planters or any structure not designed for such use; or to operate these and similar devices in other than a careful or prudent manner, or at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having due regard for the traffic and pedestrians on and the surface and width of the street, sidewalk or walkway; or such rate of speed as to endanger the life, safety, or property of any person.

(e)              Where otherwise lawful, the use of coasters, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards and similar devices is prohibited on public streets and sidewalks in the Downtown Tax District, as defined in RMC 2.06.080, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and in city parks, during the hours the parks are closed, as posted.

[Sec. 6.06.025. - Public employees to obey traffic regulations. ]

[The provisions of this title shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States Government, this state, county or city, and it is unlawful for any such driver to violate any of the provisions of this title, except as otherwise permitted in this title or by state statute. ]

[Sec. 6.06.030. - Provisions inapplicable to certain persons and vehicles. ]

[Unless specifically made applicable, the provisions of this title, except those relating to driving under the influence of controlled substances or intoxicating liquor, shall not apply to persons, teams, motor vehicles and other equipment while actually engaged in work upon the surface of a highway, but shall apply to such persons and vehicles when traveling to or from such work. ]

[Sec. 6.06.035. - Authorized emergency vehicles—Privileges. ]

[(a)              The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this section, but subject to the conditions herein stated. ]

[(b)              The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:]

[(1)              Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this title;]

[(2)              Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;]

[(3)              Exceed any speed limits so long as he does not endanger life or property;]

[(4)              Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.]

[(c)              The privileges herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when the driver is making use of:]

[(1)              Audible and visual signals; or]

[(2)              Visual signals only, as required by law.]

[(d)              The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons and do not protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others. ]

[(e)              A driver of an emergency vehicle who operates the vehicle with visual signals without sounding the siren shall be deemed to have adequately warned pedestrians and other drivers of his approach for the purpose of determining whether the driver met the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons pursuant to subsection (d) above. ]

[Sec. 6.06.040. - Authorized emergency vehicles—Designation ]

[(a)              Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, authorized emergency vehicles are vehicles publicly owned and operated in the performance of the duty of: ]

[(1)              A police or fire department;]

[(2)              A sheriff's office;]

[(3)              The state highway patrol;]

[(4)              A public ambulance agency;]

[(5)              A public lifeguard or lifesaving agency.]

[(b)              A vehicle publicly maintained in whole or in part by the state, or by a city or county, and privately owned, and operated by a regularly salaried member of a police department, sheriff's office or traffic law enforcement department, is an authorized emergency vehicle under the following conditions: ]

[(1)              The vehicle has such a permit from the state department of motor vehicles;]

[(2)              The person operates the vehicle in responding to emergency calls or fire alarms or at the request of the Nevada Highway Patrol or in the pursuit of actual or suspected violators of the law; and ]

[(3)              The state, county or city does not furnish a publicly-owned vehicle for the purposes stated in subsection (2).]

[(c)              When a vehicle is operated as an authorized emergency vehicle it shall make use of either audible and visual signals or visual signals only, as required by law. ]

[(d)              The following are not emergency vehicles and shall not be permitted to operate as such:]

[(1)              Tow cars;]

[(2)              Public utility vehicles;]

[(3)              Vehicles used in merchant patrols;]

[(4)              Vehicles used in private escort service;]

[(5)              Privately-owned vehicles of volunteer firemen;]

[(6)              Privately-owned vehicles of reserve members of a police department or a sheriff's office; and]

[(7)              Vehicles of private detectives.]

[Sec. 6.06.045. - Duty to stop, give information and render aid. ]

[The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident within the city on a street, highway, alley or premises to which the public has access resulting in damage to any vehicle or other property which is driven, occupied or attended by any person or which accident involves a person shall: ]

[(a)              Immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident; and]

[(b)              As soon as reasonably practical, if his vehicle is obstructing traffic and can be moved safely, move the vehicle or cause the vehicle to be moved to a location as close thereto as possible that does not obstruct traffic and return to and remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of this section; and ]

[(c)              Give his name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving, and shall upon request exhibit his license to operate a motor vehicle to any person injured in such accident or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in such accident; and ]

[(d)              Give such information and upon request surrender such license to any police officer at the scene of the accident or who is investigating the accident; and ]

[(e)              Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or the making of arrangements for the carrying, of such person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary, or if such carrying is requested by the injured person. ]

[(f)              If no police officer is present, the driver of any vehicle involved in such accident shall forthwith report such accident to the nearest office of the police and submit thereto all necessary information including the information required by this section. ]

[Sec. 6.06.050. - Duty to stop and give information in accident involving unattended vehicle or other property. ]

[(a)              The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident within the city on a street, highway, alley or premises to which the public has access with any vehicle or other property which is unattended, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately stop and shall then and there locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle striking the unattended vehicle or other property or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on such vehicle or property a written notice giving the name and address of the driver and of the owner of the vehicle doing the striking. ]

[(b)              The driver of a vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property which is unattended, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the nearest office of police. ]

[(c)              Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving an immediate notice of an accident as required in subsection (b) and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall make or cause to be given the notice not given by the driver. ]

[Sec. 6.06.055. - Use of reports relating to accidents. ]

[(a)              All accident reports made by persons involved in accidents or by garages shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the police department or other governmental agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes, or for the administration of the laws of this state relating to the deposit of security and proof of financial responsibility by persons driving or the owners of motor vehicles, except that the identity of a person involved in an accident may be disclosed when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his presence at such accident. ]

[(b)              All accident reports and supplemental information filed in connection with the administration of the laws of this state relating to the deposit of security or proof of financial responsibility shall be confidential and not open to general public inspection, nor shall copying of lists of such reports he permitted, except, however, that such reports and supplemental information may be examined by any person named therein or by his representative designated in writing. ]

[ARTICLE II. - TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES]

[Sec. 6.06.060. - Authority to install.]

[Sec. 6.06.065. - Specifications.][Sec. 6.06.067. - Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.]

[Sec. 6.06.070. - Obedience.]

[Sec. 6.06.075. - Signal legend.]

[Sec. 6.06.080. - Flashing signals.]

[Sec. 6.06.085. - Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings.]

[Sec. 6.06.090. - Interference, destruction and obstruction of traffic-control devices or railroad signs or signals, and obstruction of vision at intersections.]

[Sec. 6.06.095. - Play streets.]

[Sec. 6.06.100. - Designation of crosswalks and safety zones.]

[Sec. 6.06.105. - Traffic lanes.]

 

Sec. 6.06.0[60]40Authority to install.

The director of traffic and transportation shall place and maintain traffic-control signs, signals, markings and devices when and as required under the traffic ordinances of this city to make effective the provisions of such ordinances, and may place and maintain such additional traffic-control devices and markings as he may deem necessary to regulate traffic under the traffic ordinances of this city or under state law or to guide or warn traffic.

Sec. 6.06.0[65]50. - Same—Specifications.

All signs and signals required under this title for a particular purpose shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the city. All traffic-control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of state law or this title shall be official traffic-control devices.

Sec. Sec. 6.06.0[67]60. - Same—Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

In order to establish uniform standards for the placement of traffic control devices, the 2003 Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, developed and published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

Upon adoption by the Nevada Department of Transportation, subsequent revisions and editions shall be adopted and incorporated by reference herein. The 2003 Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways and any subsequent revisions or editions shall be deposited in the Office of the Reno City Clerk and be available for public inspection.

[Sec. 6.06.070. - Obedience. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any driver to disobey the instructions of any official traffic-control device placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless at the time otherwise directed by a police officer. ]

[(b)              No provision of this chapter for which such devices are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation such device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular provision of this chapter does not state that such devices are required, such provisions shall be effective even though no devices are erected or in place. ]

[(c)              Whenever devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this chapter, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of a public authority, unless the contrary is established by competent evidence. ]

[(d)              Any device placed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this chapter unless the contrary is established by competent evidence. ]

[(e)              The penalty for violation of this section shall be in the sum of $15.00, minimum.]

[Sec. 6.06.075. - Signal legend. ]

[(a)              When the traffic-control signal is circular green alone:]

[(1)              Vehicular traffic facing such signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless another device at such place prohibits either or both such turns. Such vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such signal is exhibited. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal may proceed across the highway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk, unless directed otherwise by another device as provided in section 6.06.350 ]

[(b)              Where the traffic-control signal is circular green with a turn arrow:]

[(1)              Vehicular traffic facing such a signal may proceed to make the movement indicated by the green turn arrow or such other movement as is permitted by the circular green signal, but such traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection at the time such signal is exhibited. Drivers turning in the direction of the arrow when displayed with the circular green signal are thereby advised that so long as a turn arrow is illuminated, oncoming or opposing traffic simultaneously faces a steady red signal. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal may proceed across the highway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk, unless directed otherwise by another device as provided in section 6.06.350 ]

[(c)              Where the traffic-control signal is a green turn arrow alone:]

[(1)              Vehicular traffic facing such a signal may proceed only in the direction indicated by the arrow signal so long as the arrow is illuminated, but such traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within the adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal shall not enter the highway until permitted to proceed by another device as provided in section 6.06.350 ]

[(d)              Where the traffic-control signal is a green straight through arrow alone:]

[(1)              Vehicular traffic facing such a signal may proceed through but shall not turn right or left. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such signal is exhibited. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal may proceed across the highway within the appropriate marked or unmarked crosswalk, unless directed otherwise by another device as provided in section 6.06.350 ]

[(e)              Where the traffic-control signal is a steady yellow signal alone:]

[(1)              Vehicular traffic facing such a signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a steady red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter, and such vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection when the red signal is exhibited. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal, unless otherwise directed by another device as provided in section 6.06.350, are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the highway. ]

[(f)              Where the signal is a steady red signal alone:]

[(1)              Except as provided in subsection (f)(3), vehicular traffic facing such a signal shall stop in all cases before entering the intersection, and shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the nearest side of the intersection where the sign or pavement marking indicates where the stop shall be made, or in the absence of any such crosswalk, sign or marking, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped or standing until the green signal is shown. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal shall not enter the highway unless permitted to proceed by another device as provided in section 6.06.350 ]

[(3)              Vehicular traffic facing such a signal and situated on the extreme right of the highway after stopping may proceed into the intersection for a right turn only when the intersecting highway is two-directional or one-way to the right, or vehicular traffic facing such a signal and situated on the extreme left of a one-way highway may proceed into the intersection for a left turn only when the intersecting highway is one-way to the left, but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed by the signal at such intersection. ]

[(4)              Where the signal is a steady red arrow alone vehicular traffic facing such a signal shall stop in all cases before entering the intersection, and shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the nearest side of the intersection where the sign or pavement marking indicates where the stop shall be made, or in the absence of any such crosswalk, sign or marking then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped or standing until the green turn arrow is shown. ]

[(g)              Where the signal is a steady red with a green turn arrow then:]

[(1)              Vehicular traffic facing such a signal may enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by the green turn arrow, but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection. Drivers turning in the direction of the arrow are thereby advised that so long as the turn arrow is illuminated, oncoming or opposing traffic simultaneously faces a steady red signal. ]

[(2)              Pedestrians facing such a signal shall not enter the highway unless permitted to proceed by another device as provided in section 6.06.350 ]

[(h)              If a traffic-control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provisions of this section shall be applicable except as to those provisions, which by their nature can have no application. Any stop required shall be made at a sign or pavement marking indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such device, the stop shall be made at the signal. ]

[(i)              Whenever traffic-control signals are placed over the individual lanes of a highway, such signals shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles as follows: ]

[(1)              A downward-pointing green arrow means that a driver facing such signal may drive in any lane over which the green signal is shown. ]

[(2)              A red "X" symbol means a driver facing such signal shall not enter or drive in any lane over which such red signal is shown.]

[Sec. 6.06.080. - Flashing signals. ]

[(a)              Whenever an illuminated flashing red or yellow signal is used in a traffic sign or signal it shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows: ]

[(1)Flashing red (stop signal).              When a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or at a limit line when marked, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and the right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign. ]

[(2)Flashing yellow (caution signal).              When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or past such signal only with caution. ]

[(b)              This section shall not apply at railroad grade crossings. Conduct of drivers of vehicles approaching railroad grade crossings shall be governed by the rules as set forth in section 6.06.200 ]

[Sec. 6.06.085. - Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings. ]

[(a)              No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal. ]

[(b)              No person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising. ]

[(c)              This section shall not be deemed to prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways of signs giving useful directional information and of a type that cannot be mistaken for official signs. ]

[(d)              Every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and the authority having jurisdiction over the highway is hereby empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice. ]

[Sec. 6.06.090. - Interference, destruction and obstruction of traffic-control devices or railroad signs or signals, and obstruction of vision at intersections. ]

[(a)              No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to, or in fact, alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any traffic-control device or any railroad sign or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon, or any other part thereof. ]

[(b)              It is unlawful for any person to hide or obscure any official traffic-control device, railroad signal or signals, by the erection of any object, or by allowing bushes, trees or other vegetation to grow and obscure the same. ]

[(c)              It is unlawful for the property owner or occupant on all lots, regardless of zone classification, to allow any sign, fence, ornamental hedge, shrub, tree, display or any other object obstructing any part of the sidewalk, or, to allow structures, signs, hedges, shrubbery, natural growth, berms, mounds, or other obstructions not covered under subsection (d), to obstruct the stopping sight distance of motorists. ]

[(d)              Clear view areas shall be established at all intersections that are not controlled by all way stop signs or traffic signals. The clear view area shall be determined by the appropriate sight distance as defined in the latest edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, Chapter IX - "At Grade Intersections" and shall be provided at all intersections. Clear view areas at uncontrolled intersections where the posted speed is 25 miles per hour or less, by establishing a point at which the centerlines of the respective streets intersect and measuring from said point a distance of 110 feet along each centerline to a second point and connecting each such second point by a straight line. The area encompassed by the straight lines shall be the clear view area. It shall be unlawful to place or maintain within any clear view area any structures, signs, hedges, shrubbery, natural growth, berms, or mounds, or other obstructions to view at a height of between two and one-half and eight feet above the level of the street except for structures already in existence as of June 30, 1983. Exceptions shall be made for public utility poles, trees that are trimmed to the trunk at a height of two and one-half and eight feet above the level of the street whose trunk size does not constitute an obstruction of view, official traffic control devices, signs mounted eight feet or more above the level of the street that do not constitute an obstruction of view. ]

[(e)              Every such object or vegetation, as set forth above, is hereby declared a public nuisance, and will be abated or removed in accordance with the procedure outlined in chapter 8.22. In addition, such violations listed above, shall also be subject to other lawful remedies and actions legally afforded to the City of Reno.

Sec. 6.06.[095]070. - Same—Play streets.

(a)              The director of traffic and transportation shall have authority to declare any street or part thereof a play street and to place appropriate signs or devices in the roadway indicating and helping to protect the same.

(b)              Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating any street or part thereof as a play street, no person shall drive a vehicle upon any such street or portion thereof except drivers of vehicles having business or whose residences are within such closed area, and then any such driver shall exercise the greatest care in driving upon any such street or portion thereof.

Sec. 6.06.[100]080. - Same—Designation of crosswalks and safety zones.

The director of traffic and transportation is hereby authorized to designate and maintain, by appropriate devices, marks, or lines upon the surface of the roadway, crosswalks at intersections.

Sec. 6.06.[105]090. - Same—Traffic lanes.

(a)              The director of traffic and transportation is hereby authorized to mark traffic lanes upon the roadway of any street or highway where a regular alignment of traffic is necessary.

(b)              Where such traffic lanes have been marked, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to fail or refuse to keep such vehicle within the boundaries of any such lane except when lawfully passing another vehicle or preparatory to making a lawful turning movement.

[ARTICLE III. - DRIVING ON RIGHT SIDE OF HIGHWAY; OVERTAKING AND PASSING; USE OF HIGHWAY]

[Sec.6.06.110. - Vehicles to be driven on right side of highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.115. - Vehicles not to be driven on left side of highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.120. - Special regulations applicable on streets and highways laned for traffic.]

[Sec. 6.06.125. - Passing on the right.]

[Sec. 6.06.130. - Passing vehicle proceeding in opposite direction.]

[Sec. 6.06.135. - Overtaking a vehicle.]

[Sec. 6.06.140. - Following too closely.]

[Sec. 6.06.145. - No-passing zones.]

[Sec. 6.06.150. - Driving vehicle onto or from a controlled-access highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.110. - Vehicles to be driven on right side of highway. ]

[Upon highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the highway, except as follows: ]

[(1)              When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the laws governing such movements;]

[(2)              When the right half of the highway is closed to traffic;]

[(3)              Upon a highway divided into three lanes for traffic under the laws applicable thereon; or]

[(4)              Upon a highway designated and posted for one-way traffic; or]

[(5)              When the highway is not of sufficient width.]

[Sec. 6.06.115. - Vehicles not to be driven on left side of highway. ]

[(a)              A vehicle shall not be driven to the left of the center of a two-lane, two-directional highway and overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken. ]

[(b)              A vehicle shall not be driven to the left side of the highway at any time:]

[(1)              When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve in the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction; ]

[(2)              When approaching within 100 feet or traversing any intersection or railroad grade crossing;]

[(3)              When the view is obstructed upon approaching within 100 feet of any bridge, viaduct or tunnel.]

[(c)              Subsection (b) does not apply upon a one-way highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.120. - Special regulations applicable on streets and highways laned for traffic. ]

[Whenever any street or highway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following regulations: ]

[(1)              A vehicle shall normally be driven in the lane nearest the right-hand edge or curb of the highway when said lane is available for travel except when overtaking another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn as permitted in subsection (5) of this section; ]

[(2)              A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as is practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has given the appropriate turn signal and ascertained that such movement can be made with safety; ]

[(3)              Whenever any highway has been divided into three clearly marked lanes for traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven in a center lane except: ]

[a.              When overtaking and passing another vehicle where the highway is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic for a safe distance; ]

[b.              In preparation for a left turn; or]

[c.              Where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction in which the vehicle is proceeding, and is posted to give notice of such allocation. ]

[(4)              Whenever a highway has been designed to provide a single center lane to be used only for turning, by traffic moving in both directions, the following rules apply: ]

[a.              A vehicle shall be driven in the center turn lane only for the purpose of making a left-hand turn.]

[b.              A vehicle shall not travel more than 200 feet in a center turn lane prior to making a left-hand turn.]

[c.              A vehicle shall not pass through an intersection while in a center left turn lane and in all cases, where applicable, shall make a left turn at the intersection. ]

[(5)              The director of traffic and transportation may designate right-hand lanes for slow-moving traffic and inside lanes for traffic moving at the speed indicated for the district under this chapter, and when such lanes are signposted or marked to give notice of such designation a vehicle may be driven in any lane allocated to traffic moving in the direction such vehicle is proceeding, but when traveling within such inside lanes vehicles shall be driven at approximately the maximum speed authorized in such lanes, and speed shall not unnecessarily be decreased so as to block, hinder or retard traffic. ]

[Sec. 6.06.125. - Passing on the right. ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:]

[(1)              When the driver of the vehicle overtaken is making or signaling to make a left turn and when such movement may be made safely;]

[(2)              Upon a highway with unobstructed pavement (but not including that portion of the roadway designated as a parking lane, emergency parking lane, loading zone or red zone); ]

[(3)              Upon any highway on which traffic is restricted to one direction of movement, where the highway is free from obstruction and of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles (but not including that portion of the roadway designated as a parking lane, emergency parking lane, loading zone or red zone). ]

[(b)              The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. ]

[(c)              The driver of a vehicle shall not overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right when such movement requires driving off the paved portion of the highway. ]

[Sec. 6.06.130. - Passing vehicle proceeding in opposite direction. ]

[Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other keeping to the right, and upon highways having width for not more than one line of traffic in each direction, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half of the paved portion of the highway as nearly as possible. ]

[Sec. 6.06.135. - Overtaking a vehicle. ]

[Except as otherwise provided in section 6.06.115(a), the following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles: ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the highway until safely clear of such overtaken vehicle. ]

[(b)              The driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle upon observing the overtaking vehicle or hearing a signal. The driver of an overtaken vehicle shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle. ]

[(c)              If vehicles on a street or highway are moving in two or more substantially continuous lines, the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) shall not be considered as prohibiting the vehicles in one such line overtaking or passing the vehicles in another such line either upon the right or left, nor shall the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) be construed to prohibit a driver overtaking and passing upon the right of another vehicle which is making or about to make a left turn. ]

[(d)              The driver of an overtaking motor vehicle, when traveling under such conditions as to make it necessary to insure safe operation, shall give audible warning with his horn or other warning device before passing or attempting to pass a vehicle proceeding in the same direction. ]

[(e)              The driver of a motor vehicle shall not pass another vehicle proceeding in the same direction within any intersection.]

[(f)              Meeting or overtaking school bus:]

[(1)              Except as provided in subsection (2) below, the driver of any vehicle, when meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus, equipped with signs and signals required by the laws of the state; which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any pupil and is displaying a flashing red light signal visible from the front and rear, shall bring his vehicle to a stop immediately and shall not proceed past the school bus until the flashing red signal ceases operation. ]

[(2)              The driver of a vehicle upon a divided highway need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is positioned in the other roadway. The driver of a vehicle need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus where traffic is controlled by a traffic officer. ]

[Sec. 6.06.140. - Following too closely. ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway. ]

[(b)              The driver of any truck or combination of vehicles 80 inches or more in overall width, which is following a truck, or combination of vehicles 80 inches or more in overall width, shall, whenever conditions permit, leave a space of 500 feet so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, but this shall not prevent a truck or combination of vehicles from overtaking and passing any vehicle or combination of vehicles. This subsection does not apply to any vehicle or combination of vehicles while moving on a highway on which there are two or more lanes available for traffic moving in the same direction. ]

[(c)              Motor vehicles being driven upon any highway outside of a business district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, shall be operated to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle or combination of vehicles to enter and occupy such space without danger. ]

[Sec. 6.06.145. - No-passing zones. ]

[(a)              The director of traffic and transportation may determine those zones of streets and highways under the jurisdiction of the city where overtaking and passing to the left or making a left-hand turn would be hazardous and may by the erection of official traffic-control devices indicate such zones. When such devices are in place and clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person, every driver of a vehicle should obey the directions thereof. ]

[(b)              Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d), a driver shall not drive on the left side of the highway within such zone or drive across or on the left side of any pavement striping designed to mark such zone throughout its length. ]

[(c)              A driver may drive across a pavement striping marking such zone to an adjoining highway if he has first given the appropriate turn signal and there will be no impediment to oncoming or following traffic. ]

[(d)              Except where otherwise provided, a driver may drive across a pavement striping marking such a zone to make a left-hand turn if he has first given the appropriate turn signal, if it is safe and if it would not be an impediment to oncoming or following traffic. ]

[Sec. 6.06.150. - Driving vehicle onto or from a controlled-access highway. ]

[When official traffic-control devices are erected giving notice thereof, a person shall not drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled-access highway except at those entrances and exits which are indicated by such devices. ]

[ARTICLE IV. - RIGHT-OF-WAY]

[Sec. 6.06.155. - Signs required at through streets.]

[Sec. 6.06.160. - Right-of-way at intersections.]

[Sec. 6.06.165. - Vehicle turning left.]

[Sec. 6.06.170. - Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.]

[Sec. 6.06.175. - Vehicle entering through highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.180. - Vehicle entering highway from alley, driveway or building.]

[Sec. 6.06.185. - Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.190. - Stop when traffic obstructed.]

[Sec. 6.06.195. - Starting a parked vehicle.]

[Sec. 6.06.200. - Obedience to signal indicating approach of train.]

[Sec. 6.06.205. - Certain vehicles to stop at railroad crossings.]

[Sec. 6.06.210. - Duties of drivers of slower vehicles at railroad crossings.]

[Sec. 6.06.215. - Temporary roadblock; establishment; minimum requirements.]

[Sec. 6.06.216. - Traffic administrative roadblock; establishment; minimum requirements.]

 

Sec. 6.06.1[55]00. - Signs required at through streets.

Whenever any street is designated as a through street it shall be the duty of the director of traffic and transportation to place and maintain a stop sign, or on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation at any intersection a yield sign, on each and every street intersecting such through street unless traffic at any intersection is controlled at all times by traffic-control signals, provided, however, that at the intersection of two such through streets or at the intersection of a through street and a heavy traffic street not so designated, stop signs shall be erected at the approaches of either of the streets as may be determined by the director of traffic and transportation upon the basis of an engineering and traffic study.

[Sec. 6.06.160. - Right-of-way at intersections. ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered an intersection from a different highway. ]

[(b)              When two vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right. ]

[(c)              When a vehicle enters an intersection controlled by a traffic-control signal which is installed and has its vehicular signals uncovered, but is inoperative at the time the vehicle enters the intersection, the driver of the vehicle shall proceed as if a stop sign had been erected at each entrance to the intersection and shall stop at a clearly marked stop line or, if there is none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is none, at the point nearest the intersection where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the through highway. After making such a stop, the driver shall proceed cautiously, yielding to vehicles which have previously completed a stop or are within the intersection. ]

[(d)              This section shall not apply at intersections controlled by official traffic-control devices that are functioning properly or to vehicles approaching each other from opposite directions, when the driver of one of such vehicles is intending to or is making a left turn. ]

[(e)              Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.]

[Sec. 6.06.165. - Vehicle turning left. ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, but such driver, having so yielded and having given a signal when as required, may make such left turn and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection from the opposite direction shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle making the left turn. ]

[(b)              The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or bicycle approaching from the opposite direction and which is so close as to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to such approaching vehicles until such time as the left turn can be made with reasonable safety. ]

[(c)              A driver having so yielded and having given a signal when and as required by section 6.06.240 may turn left and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching from said opposite direction shall yield the right-of-way. ]

[Sec. 6.06.170. - Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection. ]

[(a)              Every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting highway and before entering the intersection. ]

[(b)              The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign if required for safety to stop shall stop before entering the crosswalk, on the nearest side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, at a clearly marked stop line, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting highway and before entering the intersection. ]

[Sec. 6.06.175. - Vehicle entering through highway. ]

[Except when traffic is being controlled by a police officer or a traffic-control signal: ]

[(1)              After having stopped or, in the event of a yield sign, slowed or stopped, as required pursuant to section 6.06.170, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles which have entered the intersection from such through highway or which are approaching so closely on such through highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection. ]

[(2)              The driver of a vehicle shall stop in obedience to a stop sign or yield in compliance with a yield sign in compliance with the manner prescribed in subsection (1) prior to entering an intersection if a stop sign or a yield sign is erected at one or more entrances thereto although not a part of a through highway and shall proceed cautiously, yielding to vehicles not so obligated to stop or yield and which are within the intersection or approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection. ]

[Sec. 6.06.180. - Vehicle entering highway from alley, driveway or building. ]

[The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto a sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to avoid a collision, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on such roadway and if crossing such roadway shall also yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian using the opposite sidewalk area as may be necessary to avoid a collision. ]

[Sec. 6.06.185. - Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles. ]

[(a)              Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals, or visual signals only, as required by law, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer. ]

[(b)              This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons and does not protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others. ]

[(c)              A driver of an emergency vehicle who operates the vehicle with visual signals without sounding the siren shall be deemed to have adequately warned pedestrians and other drivers of his approach for the purpose of determining whether the driver met the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons pursuant to subsection (b) above. ]

Sec. 6.06.1[90]10. - Stop when traffic obstructed.

No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic-control signal indication to proceed.

[Sec. 6.06.195. - Starting a parked vehicle. ]

[(a)              A person, except when stopping, standing or parking where no parking is permitted, shall not start a vehicle which is stopped, standing or parked on a highway nor enter upon a highway unless and until such movement can be made with safety. ]

[(b)              A person may not travel in the parking lane while awaiting the opportunity to enter the flow of traffic or execute a right turn but must exit the parking lane directly into a travel lane as soon as it is safe to do so. ]

[Sec. 6.06.200. - Obedience to signal indicating approach of train. ]

[(a)              Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. The foregoing requirements shall apply when: ]

[(1)              A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of immediate approach of a railroad train;]

[(2)              A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train; ]

[(3)              A railroad train approaching within approximately 1,500 feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from such distance and such railroad train, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard; ]

[(4)              An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.]

[(b)              No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. ]

[Sec. 6.06.205. - Certain vehicles to stop at railroad crossings. ]

[(a)              Except as otherwise provided in this section, the driver of any motor vehicle carrying passengers for hire, or of any school bus carrying any school child, or of any vehicle carrying any explosive or flammable liquid as a cargo or part of a cargo, before crossing at grade any track or tracks of a railroad, shall stop such vehicle within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train, and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. ]

[(b)              After stopping as required in this section and upon proceeding when it is safe to do so, the driver of any such vehicle shall cross only in such gear of the vehicle that there will be no necessity for changing gears while traversing such crossing and the driver shall not shift gears while crossing the tracks. ]

[(c)              When stopping is required at a railroad crossing the driver shall keep as far to the right of the highway as possible and shall not form two lanes of traffic unless the highway is marked for four or more lanes of traffic. ]

[(d)              No such stop need be made at a railroad crossing:]

[(1)              Where a police officer or official traffic-control device controls the movement of traffic.]

[(2)              Which is marked with a device indicating that the crossing is abandoned.]

[Sec. 6.06.210. - Duties of drivers of slower vehicles at railroad crossings. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to operate or move any crawler-type tractor, power shovel, derrick, roller, or any vehicle, equipment or structure having a normal operating speed of ten or less miles per hour or a vertical body or load clearance of less than one-half inch per foot of the distance between any two adjacent axles or in any event of less than nine inches, measured above the level surface of a highway, upon or across any tracks at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with this section. ]

[(b)              Before making any such crossing the person operating or moving any such vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same not less than 15 feet nor more than 50 feet from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and shall not proceed until the crossing can be made safely. ]

[(c)              No such crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic signal or crossing gates or a flagman or otherwise of the immediate approach of a railroad train or car. If a flagman is provided by the railroad, movement over the crossing shall be under his direction. ]

[Sec. 6.06.215. - Temporary roadblock; establishment; minimum requirements. ]

[(a)              Police officers may establish temporary roadblocks:]

[(1)              To apprehend persons known to be wanted for violation of the laws of this city, this state, another state or the United States, and using the streets or highways for the purpose of escape; or ]

[(2)              To control traffic at or near the scene of a potential or existing emergency or hazard.]

[(b)              To warn and protect the traveling public, temporary roadblocks established by police officers must meet the following requirements:]

[(1)              The temporary roadblock must be established at a point on the street or highway clearly visible at a distance of not less than 100 yards in either direction. ]

[(2)              At the point of the temporary roadblock, an authorized emergency vehicle, plainly and clearly marked as such and with its warning lights in operation, must be placed so as to be clearly visible to traffic affected by the roadblock at a distance of not less than 100 yards. When so placed, at least one of the vehicle's flashing red lights must be visible to approaching traffic at a distance of not less than 100 yards. ]

[(3)              At the same point of the temporary roadblock, sufficient cones, reflectors, burning flares or similar devices must be in place to identify the point of the roadblock and direct, as necessary, the path to be followed by a vehicle approaching the roadblock. The devices, when in place, must be clearly visible to traffic affected by the roadblock at a distance of not less than 100 yards. ]

[(4)              At a point located not less than 200 yards, but not more than 400 yards, from the point of the temporary roadblock, cones, reflectors, burning flares or similar devices must be placed on both shoulders of the highway and near the centerline of the street or highway to warn traffic that a condition hazardous to traffic exists in the immediate vicinity. ]

[Sec. 6.06.216. - Traffic administrative roadblock; establishment; minimum requirements. ]

[(a)              Police officers may establish traffic administrative roadblocks upon the streets or highways for any lawful purpose other than identifying the occupants of a vehicle or because of the existence of an emergency. ]

[(b)              To warn and protect the traveling public, traffic administrative roadblocks established by police officers must meet the following requirements: ]

[(1)              The traffic administrative roadblock must be established at a point on the street or highway clearly visible to approaching traffic at a distance of not less than 100 yards in either direction. ]

[(2)              At the point of the traffic administrative roadblock, a sign must be placed near the centerline of the street or highway displaying the word "stop" in letters of sufficient size and luminosity to be readable at a distance of not less than 50 yards in the direction affected by the roadblock, either in daytime or darkness. ]

[(3)              At the same point of the traffic administrative roadblock, at least one red flashing or intermittent light, on and burning, must be placed at the side of the street or highway, clearly visible to the oncoming traffic at a distance of not less than 100 yards. ]

[(4)              At a distance of not less than one-quarter of a mile from the point of the traffic administrative roadblock, warning signs must be placed at the side of the street or highway, containing any wording of sufficient size and luminosity to warn the oncoming traffic that a "police stop" lies ahead. ]

[A burning beam light, flare or lantern must be placed near the signs to attract the attention of the traffic to the sign. ]

[ARTICLE V. - TURNING MOVEMENTS]

 

[Sec. 6.06.220. - Required position and method of turning at intersections or driveways.]

[Sec. 6.06.225. - Authority to place and obedience to turning markers.]

[Sec. 6.06.230. - Signals on turning or stopping.]

[Sec. 6.06.235. - Means of making signals.]

[Sec. 6.06.240. - Method of giving hand signals.]

[Sec. 6.06.245. - U-turns.]

[Sec. 6.06.246. - Turning on curve or crest of grade prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.247. - Evading a traffic control device.]

[Sec. 6.06.250. - Obedience to right or left turn traffic-control devices.]

 

[Sec. 6.06.220. - Required position and method of turning at intersections or driveways. ]

[When the driver of a vehicle intends to turn at an intersection or driveway: ]

[(1)              When the turn is a right turn both the approach for the right turn and the right turn shall be made as closely as practicable to the right-hand side of the roadway as hereinafter set forth. Right turns must be made from the right-hand traffic lane except vehicles parked in the right-hand parking lane may turn right after yielding to traffic turning right from the right-hand traffic lane; ]

[(2)              Where both the intersecting highways are two-directional, the approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the highway nearest the centerline thereof or the center left turn lane, and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the centerline but in the traffic lane nearest the centerline or the center left turn lane of the highway being entered; and in all cases, except where otherwise directed by official traffic control devices, simultaneous left turns by opposing traffic shall be made in front of each other; ]

[(3)              When the turn is a left turn from a two-directional highway into a one-way highway, the approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the highway nearest the centerline thereof or the center left turn lane and the turn shall be made by turning from the right of such centerline or the center left turn lane where it enters the intersection as close as practicable to the left-hand curb of the one-way highway; ]

[(4)              When making a left turn from a one-way highway into a two-directional highway, such turn shall be made by passing to the right of the centerline but in the traffic lane nearest the centerline or the center left turn lane of the highway being entered upon leaving the intersection, and the approach of such turn shall be made as close as practicable to the left-hand curb of the one-way highway; ]

[(5)              When making a left turn where both intersecting highways are one-way, both the approach for the left turn and the left turn shall be made as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the highway. ]

[(6)              When the turn is a left turn from a two-directional highway into a driveway or alley, the approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the highway nearest the centerline thereof or the center left turn lane of the highway; ]

[(7)              When the turn is a left turn from a one-way highway into a driveway or alley, the approach for the left turn shall be made as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the highway; ]

[(8)              When the driver of a vehicle exiting an alley or drive intends to turn right the approach for the right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand side of the alley and completed as close as practicable to the right-hand side of the roadway but in the traffic lane nearest the right-hand side of the roadway; ]

[(9)              When the driver of a vehicle exiting an alley or drive intends to turn left the approach for the left turn shall be made as close as practicable to the center of the alley or drive and completed to the right of the centerline but in the traffic lane nearest the centerline of the highway being entered. ]

Sec. 6.06.[225]120. - Authority to place and obedience to turning markers.

(a)              The city traffic engineer is authorized to place markers, buttons, or signs within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and such course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or ordinance.

(b)              When authorized markers, buttons or other indications are placed within an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning thereat, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of such indications.

[Sec. 6.06.230. - Signals on turning or stopping. ]

[(a)              A driver shall not turn a vehicle from a direct course upon a highway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety, and then only after giving a clearly audible signal by sounding the horn if any pedestrian may be affected by such movement and after giving an appropriate signal if any other vehicle may be affected by such movement. ]

[(b)              A signal of intention to turn right or left, or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course, shall be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled in a business or residential district and not less than the last 300 feet traveled in any other area prior to changing the course of a vehicle. This rule shall be observed, regardless of the weather. ]

[(c)              A driver shall not stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear. ]

[Sec. 6.06.235. - Means of making signals. ]

[Any signal required by this chapter to be made by a driver when making a turn or a stop shall be given either by means of a hand and arm or by a signal lamp or signal device of a type approved by the department of motor vehicles, but when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle then such signals shall be given by a signal lamp or signal device. ]

[Sec. 6.06.240. - Method of giving hand signals. ]

[All signals given by hand and arm shall be given by hand and arm extended beyond the left side of the vehicle in the following manner, and shall indicate the turns that follow: ]

[(1)              Left turn: Hand and arm extended horizontally.]

[(2)              Right turn: Hand and arm extended upward]

[(3)              Stop or decrease speed: Hand and arm extended downward.]

[(4)              Reentering lane of traffic from parked position: Hand and arm extended horizontally.]

[Sec. 6.06.245. - U-turns. ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle shall not make a U-turn upon any highway in a business district, except at an intersection or on a divided highway where an appropriate opening or crossing place exists. ]

[(b)              If an official traffic-control device indicates that a U-turn is prohibited, the driver shall obey the directions of the device.]

[(c)              A U-turn may be made on any road where such turn can be made with safety, except as prohibited by this section and by the provisions of 6.06.246 ]

[(d)              Whenever any highway has been divided into two highways by leaving an intervening space or by a physical barrier or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand highway and a vehicle shall not be driven over, across or within any such dividing space, barrier or section nor make any left turn, semicircular turn or U-turn, except through an opening in such physical barrier by dividing section or space or at a crossover or intersection established by a public authority. ]

[Sec. 6.06.246. - Turning on curve or crest of grade prohibited. ]

[(a)              A vehicle shall not be turned so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve, or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, where such vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction within 500 feet. ]

[Sec. 6.06.247. - Evading a traffic control device. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful to operate or drive any motor vehicle in the city across private property or driveways to evade traffic control devices, regulations, or the use of established public ways. ]

[Sec. 6.06.250. - Obedience to right or left turn traffic-control devices. ]

[Whenever official traffic-control devices are erected indicating that no right or left turn is permitted, it is unlawful for any driver of a vehicle to disobey the directions of any such sign. ]

[ARTICLE VI. - ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS]

[Sec. 6.06.260. - Authority to designate one-way streets and alleys.]

[Sec. 6.06.265. - Obedience to one-way traffic-control devices.]

[Sec. 6.06.270. - Authority to restrict direction of movement on streets during certain periods.]

 

Sec. 6.06.[260]130. - Authority to designate one-way streets and alleys.

Whenever any street or alley is designated as a one-way street or alley, the director of traffic and transportation shall place and maintain signs giving notice thereof, and no such designation shall be effective unless such signs are in place. Signs indicating the direction of lawful traffic movement shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited.

[Sec. 6.06.265. - Obedience to one-way traffic-control devices. ]

[(a)              Upon a highway designated and signposted for one-way traffic a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction designated.]

[(b)              A vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island shall be driven only to the right of such island.]

Sec. 6.06.[270]140.  - Authority to restrict direction of movement on streets during certain periods.

(a)              The director of traffic and transportation is hereby authorized with the approval of the city council, to determine and designate streets, parts of streets or specific lanes thereon upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction during one period and the opposite direction during another period of the day and shall place and maintain appropriate markings, signs, barriers or other devices to give notice thereof. The director of traffic and transportation may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the roadway.

(b)              It is unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle in violation of such marking, signs, barriers or other devices so placed in accordance with this section.

 

[ARTICLE VII. - SPEED RESTRICTIONS]

[Sec. 6.06.275. - Restrictions as to speed.]

[Sec. 6.06.280. - Unlawful rates of speed.]

[Sec. 6.06.285. - Duty to decrease speed at certain places.]

[Sec. 6.06.290. - Minimum speed.]

[Sec. 6.06.295. - Speed contests.]

[Sec. 6.06.296. - Spectators prohibited at illegal speed contests or exhibitions of speed.]

[Sec. 6.06.300. - Slower traffic to drive on right.]

[Sec. 6.06.305. - Regulation of speed by traffic signals.]

[Sec. 6.06.310. - Speed restrictions for solid rubber tire vehicles and for vehicles crossing bridges.]

[Sec. 6.06.315. - School bus speed restriction.]

 

[Sec. 6.06.275. - Restrictions as to speed. ]

[Indication of maximum speeds. No person shall drive a vehicle upon a street or highway in excess of that indicated as follows: ]

[(1)              Fifteen miles per hour:]

[a.              When passing a school building or the grounds thereof during school recess or while children are going to or leaving or playing about the school; or ]

[b.              When turning a corner from one street or highway into another in any district, or on going through any street intersection within the city, except when traveling along a through street; ]

[c.              In public parks within the city;]

[d.              When approaching or upon a curve or any other part of a street or highway if the driver's view is obstructed within a distance of 100 feet along the street or highway in the direction in which such driver is proceeding; ]

[e.              In public alleys within the city.]

[(2)              Twenty-five miles per hour upon any street or highway except as otherwise provided in this title.]

[(3)              In excess of 25 miles per hour upon any street or highway marked and signed by the director of traffic and transportation with the approval of the city council, when the marking and signing indicate the allowance of such speed. ]

[Sec. 6.06.280. - Unlawful rates of speed. ]

[It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind or character at: ]

[(1)              A rate of speed greater than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway; or ]

[(2)              Such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person; or]

[(3)              A rate of speed greater than that posted by a public authority for the particular portion of highway being traversed.]

[Sec. 6.06.285. - Duty to decrease speed at certain places. ]

[The fact that the speed of a vehicle is lower than the prescribed limits does not relieve a driver from the duty to decrease speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding highway, or when special hazards exist or may exist with respect to pedestrians, or other traffic or by reason of weather or other highway conditions, and speed shall be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering a highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care. ]

[Sec. 6.06.290. - Minimum speed. ]

[(a)              A person shall not drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. ]

[(b)              When a public authority determines on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that slow speeds on any part of a highway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, such authority may establish a minimum speed limit below which no person shall drive a vehicle except when necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. ]

[(c)              Such speed limit shall be in effect after the erection of appropriate signs.]

[Sec. 6.06.295. - Speed contests. ]

[(a)              No person shall engage in any motor vehicle speed contests on an alley, highway, roadway or street and no person shall aid or abet in any motor vehicle speed contest on any alley, highway, roadway or street. ]

[(b)              No person shall engage in any motor vehicle exhibition of speed on an alley, highway, roadway or street, and no person shall aid or abet in any motor vehicle exhibition of speed on any alley, highway, roadway or street. ]

[(c)              No person shall for the purpose of facilitating or aiding or as an incident to any motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition upon an alley, highway, roadway or street in any manner obstruct or place any barricade or obstruction or assist or participate in placing any barricade or obstruction upon any alley, highway, roadway or street. ]

Sec. 6.06.[296]150. - Spectators prohibited at illegal speed contests or exhibitions of speed.

(a)              Preamble.             

(1)              The Reno City Council finds and declares that:

a.              Pursuant to Reno Municipal Code Section 6.06.295, motor vehicle speed contests and exhibitions of speed conducted on alleys, highways, roadways and streets are illegal. Motor vehicle speed contests and exhibitions of speed are more commonly known as street races or drag races and the incidences of such illegal races have been escalating over the past few years.

b.              Street racing threatens the health and safety of the public, interferes with pedestrian and vehicular traffic, damages private property, creates a public nuisance and interferes with the right of private business owners to enjoy the use of their property within the City of Reno.

c.              Illegal street races occur on a regular basis on various streets within the City. Large numbers of racers and spectators gather on these streets late at night and in the early morning hours, blocking the streets and sidewalks to traffic, forming a racetrack area, placing bets, and otherwise encouraging, aiding and abetting the racing process.

d.              Illegal street races attract large numbers of spectators. The mere presence of spectators at these events fuels the illegal street racing and creates an environment in which these illegal activities can flourish.

(2)              This ordinance is adopted to prohibit spectators at illegal street races with the aim of significantly curbing criminal activity. It targets a very clear, limited population and gives proper notice to citizens as to what activities are lawful and what activities are unlawful. In discouraging spectators, the act of organizing and participating in illegal street races will be discouraged.

(b)              Definitions.             

(1)              "Illegal motor vehicle speed contest" or "illegal exhibition of speed" means any speed contest or exhibition of speed referred to in Reno Municipal Code Section 6.06.295

(2)              "Preparations" for an "illegal motor vehicle speed contest" or "exhibition of speed" include, but are not limited to, situations in which:

a.              A group of motor vehicles or individuals has arrived at a location for the purpose of participating in or being spectators at the event;

b.              A group of individuals has lined one or both sides of a public street or highway for the purpose of participating in or being a spectator at the event;

c.              A group of individuals has gathered on private property open to the general public without the consent of the owner, operator, or agent thereof for the purpose of participating in or being a spectator at the event;

d.              One or more individuals has impeded the free public use of a public street or highway by actions, words, or physical barriers for the purpose of conducting the event;

e.              Two or more vehicles have lined up with motors running for an illegal motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed;

f.              One or more drivers is revving his engine or spinning his tires in preparation for the event; or

g.              An individual is stationed at or near one or more motor vehicles serving as a race starter.

(3)              Spectator means any individual who is present at an illegal motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed, or at a location where preparations are being made for such activities, for the purpose of viewing, observing, watching, or witnessing the event as it progresses. Spectator includes any individual at the location of the event without regard to whether the individual arrived at the event by driving a vehicle, riding as a passenger in a vehicle, walking, or arriving by some other means.

(c)              Any individual who is knowingly present as a spectator, either on a public street or highway, or on private property open to the general public without the consent of the owner, operator, or agent thereof, at an illegal motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(d)              Any individual who is knowingly present as a spectator, either on a public street or highway, or on private property open to the general public without the consent of the owner, operator, or agent thereof, where preparations are being made for an illegal motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(e)              An individual is present at the illegal motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed if that individual is within 200 feet of the location of the event, or within 200 feet of the location where preparations are being made for the event.

(f)              Exemption: Nothing in this section prohibits law enforcement officers or their agents from being spectators at illegal motor vehicle speed contests or exhibitions of speed in the course of their official duties.

[Sec. 6.06.300. - Slower traffic to drive on right. ]

[If any driver drives a motor vehicle at a speed so slow as to impede the forward movement of traffic proceeding immediately behind such vehicle, on any highway whereon a higher speed is lawful, the driver shall; when the width of the highway permits, drive to the extreme right side of the highway until such impeded traffic has passed by. ]

Sec. 6.06.[305]160. - Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

The director of traffic and transportation is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable with the district or at intersections and may erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.

[Sec. 6.06.310. - Speed restrictions for solid rubber tire vehicles and for vehicles crossing bridges. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle equipped with solid rubber or cushion tires to a speed greater than ten miles per hour. ]

[(b)              It is unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle over any bridge or other elevated structure constituting a part of a highway at a speed which is greater than the maximum speed which can be maintained with safety to such bridge or structure, when such structure is signposted as provided in this section. ]

[(c)              Upon the trial of any person charged with violation of this section, proof of such determination of the maximum speed by and the existence of such signs shall constitute conclusive evidence of the maximum speed which can be maintained with safety to such bridge or structure. ]

[Sec. 6.06.315. - School bus speed restriction. ]

[(a)              A bus identified as, and meeting the requirements for, a school bus shall not exceed a speed of 50 miles per hour when transporting pupils to and from school. ]

[(b)              A bus identified as, and meeting the requirements for, a school activity bus shall not exceed the maximum speed established by rules and regulations adopted by the state department of motor vehicles for such buses. ]

 

[ARTICLE VIII. - INTOXICATION AROUND MOTOR VEHICLES, RECKLESS AND CARELESS DRIVING]

[Sec. 6.06.320. - Restrictions as to alcoholic beverages or of controlled substances in or about any motor vehicle within the city.]

[Sec. 6.06.325. - Reckless driving.]

[Sec. 6.06.330. - Careless driving.]

[Sec. 6.06.335. - Persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substances; prohibitions, penalties, treatment programs.]

[Sec. 6.06.336. - Penalties.]

[Sec. 6.06.337. - Reserved.]

[Sec. 6.06.340. - Chemical analysis.]

 

[Sec. 6.06.320. - Restrictions as to alcoholic beverages or of controlled substances in or about any motor vehicle within the city. ]

[(a)              Drinking in motor vehicle.              It is unlawful for any person to drink any alcoholic beverage within any motor vehicle in the city.]

[(b)              Possession of open container.              It is unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession on his or her person, while in a privately owned motor vehicle within the city, any bottle, can, or other receptacle, containing any alcoholic beverage which has been opened, or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed. ]

[(c)              Storage of opened containers.              It is unlawful for the registered owner of any privately owned motor vehicle or the driver, if the registered owner is not then present in the vehicle, to keep in a motor vehicle, when such vehicle is within the city, any bottle, can, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverage which has been opened, or a seal broken, unless such bottle, can, or other receptacle is kept in the trunk of the vehicle, if such vehicle is equipped with a trunk, or kept in some other area of the vehicle not normally occupied by the driver or passengers, if the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk. A utility compartment or glove compartment shall be deemed to be within the area occupied by the driver and passenger. ]

[(d)              Possession by minor.              It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to knowingly possess, transport, or have under his control in any motor vehicle within the city, any alcoholic beverage, unless such person is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or is employed as a driver to deliver such alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle under his control during regular hours and in the course of his employment. ]

[(e)              Possession of alcoholic beverage; exceptions.              The provisions of subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) shall not apply to any person who, upon the recommendation of a doctor, carries alcoholic beverages in his motor vehicle for medicinal purposes. Such sections shall also not apply to any clergyman who carries alcoholic beverages in his motor vehicle for religious purposes. ]

[Sec. 6.06.325. - Reckless driving. ]

[Any person who drives any vehicle within the city on a street, highway, alley or premises to which the public has access in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. ]

[Sec. 6.06.330. - Careless driving. ]

[It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind or character in a careless manner within the city on a street, highway, alley or premises to which the public has access; or in other than a careful or prudent manner; or at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having due regard for the traffic on, and the surface and width of the street or highway; or at such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person; provided, that the speed of vehicles shall not exceed that provided in article VII of this chapter; and provided further that the mere fact that a vehicle is operated within the speed restrictions contained in article VII of this chapter will not constitute prima facie evidence that the vehicle was operated in a lawful manner. ]

[Sec. 6.06.335. - Persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substances; prohibitions, penalties, treatment programs. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person who:]

[(1)              Is under the influence of intoxicating liquor;]

[(2)              Has 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his blood; or]

[(3)              Is found by measurement within two hours after driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle to have 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his blood, to drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle, or to ride any animal, within the city, on a street, highway, alley or premises to which the public has access. ]

[(b)              It is unlawful for any person who is an habitual user of or under the influence of any controlled substance, or who is under the combined influence of intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance, or any person who inhales, ingests, applies or otherwise uses any chemical, poison or organic solvent, or any compound or combination of any of these, to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving or exercising actual physical control of a vehicle, to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway, street, or roadway within the city or on premises to which the public has access. The fact that any person charged with a violation of this subsection is or has been entitled to use that drug under the laws of the state is not a defense against any charge of violating this subsection. ]

[(c)              If a consumption is proved by a preponderance of the evidence, it is an affirmative defense under paragraph (3) of subsection (a) that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol after driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle, and before his blood was tested, to cause the alcohol in his blood to equal or exceed 0.08 percent. A defendant who intends to offer this defense at trial must, not less than 14 days before the trial or hearing or at such other times the court may direct, file and serve on the prosecuting attorney a written notice of that intent. ]

[Sec. 6.06.336. - Penalties. ]

[(a)              Any person who violates the provisions of RMC 6.06.335 ]

[(1)              For the first offense within seven years, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Unless he is allowed to undergo treatment as provided in NRS 484.3794, the court shall: ]

[(a)              Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484.3792(6), order him to pay tuition for an education course on the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances approved by the department of motor vehicles and complete the course within the time specified in the order, and the court shall notify the department if he fails to complete the course within the specified time; ]

[(b)              Unless the sentence is reduced pursuant to NRS 484.3794, sentence him to imprisonment for not less than two days nor more than six months in jail, or to perform 48 hours of work for the community while dressed in distinctive garb which identifies him as having violated the provisions of RMC 6.06.335; and ]

[(c)              Fine him not less than $200.00 nor more than $1,000.00.]

[(2)              For a second offense within seven years, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The court:]

[(a)              Shall sentence him to:]

[1.              Imprisonment for not less than ten days nor more than six months in jail; or]

[2.              Residential confinement for not less than ten days nor more than six months, in the manner provided in NRS 5.0755 to 5.078, inclusive. ]

[(b)              Shall fine him not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00; and]

[(c)              May order him to attend a program of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs pursuant to the provisions of NRS 484.37945. A person who wilfully fails or refuses to complete successfully a term of residential confinement or a program of treatment ordered pursuant to this paragraph is guilty of a misdemeanor. ]

[(b)              Any offense which occurred within seven years immediately preceding the date of the principal offense or after the principal offense constitutes a prior offense for the purposes of this section when evidenced by a conviction, without regard to the sequence of the offenses and convictions. The facts concerning a prior offense must be alleged in the complaint, must not be proved at trial but must be proved at the time of sentencing. ]

[(c)              No person convicted of violating the provisions of RMC 6.06.335 may be released on probation, and no sentence imposed for violating those provisions may be suspended, except as provided in NRS 5.055 and NRS 484.3794, that portion of the sentence imposed that exceeds the mandatory minimum. No prosecuting attorney may dismiss a charge of violating the provisions of RMC 6.06.335 in exchange for plea of guilty of nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason unless he knows or it is obvious that the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at the time of trial. ]

[(d)              Any term of confinement imposed under the provisions of this section may be served intermittently at the discretion of the judge, except that a person who is convicted of a second or subsequent offense within seven years must be confined for at least one segment of not less than 48 consecutive hours. This discretion must be exercised after considering all the circumstances surrounding the offense, and the family and employment of the offender, but any sentence of 30 days or less must be served within six months from the date of conviction or, if the offender was sentenced pursuant to NRS 484.3794 and the suspension of his sentence was revoked, within six months after the date of revocation. Any segment of time for which the offender is confined must consist of not less than 24 consecutive hours. ]

[(e)              Jail sentences simultaneously imposed under this section and RMC 6.06.550(e) must run consecutively. ]

[Sec. 6.06.337. - Reserved. ]

[Sec. 6.06.340. - Chemical analysis. ]

[(a)              The phrase "0.10 percent or more by weight of alcohol in the defendant's blood" includes a concentration of alcohol in the blood or breath of the defendant of 0.10 gram or more by weight of alcohol: ]

[(1)              Per 100 milliliters of blood; or]

[(2)              Per 210 liters of his breath.]

[ARTICLE IX. - PEDESTRIANS]

[Sec. 6.06.345. - Subject to traffic-control signals.]

[Sec. 6.06.350. - Right-of-way in crosswalks.]

[Sec. 6.06.355. - Use of right half of crosswalks.]

[Sec. 6.06.360. - Crossing at right angles.]

[Sec. 6.06.365. - When pedestrian shall yield.]

[Sec. 6.06.370. - Obedience to railroad signals.]

[Sec. 6.06.375. - Walking on roadway and soliciting rides or business.]

[Sec. 6.06.380. - Duties of driver of motor vehicle to pedestrian.]

[Sec. 6.06.381. - Right-of-way of blind or sight-impaired person.]

[Sec. 6.06.382. - Traffic regulations to assist mobility-impaired persons.]

 

[Sec. 6.06.345. - Subject to traffic-control signals. ]

[Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic-control signals as heretofore declared in chapter 6.06, but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions stated in this title. ]

[Sec. 6.06.350. - Right-of-way in crosswalks. ]

[(a)              Except as provided in section 6.06.365, when official traffic-control devices are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the highway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the highway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the highway as to be in danger. ]

[(b)              No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. ]

[(c)              Whenever a vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle until such driver has determined that the vehicle being overtaken was not stopped for the purpose of permitting a pedestrian to cross the highway. ]

[(d)              Whenever signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't walk" are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:]

[(1)              While the "Walk" indication is illuminated, pedestrians facing the signal may proceed across the highway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles. ]

[(2)              While the "Don't walk" indication is illuminated, either steady or flashing, a pedestrian shall not start to cross the highway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing during the "Walk" indication shall proceed to a sidewalk, or to a safety zone if one is provided. ]

[(3)              Whenever the word "Wait" still appears in a signal, such indication has the same meaning as assigned in this section to the "Don't walk" indication. ]

[(4)              Whenever a signal systems provides a signal phase for the stopping of all vehicular traffic and the exclusive movement of pedestrians, and "Walk" and "Don't walk" indications control such pedestrian movement, pedestrians may cross in any direction between corners of the intersection offering the shortest route within the boundaries of the intersection when the "Walk" indication is exhibited, and when signals and other official traffic control devices direct pedestrian movement in such manner as provided in this section and in section 6.06.075 ]

[Sec. 6.06.355. - Use of right half of crosswalks. ]

[Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right-half of crosswalks. ]

[Sec. 6.06.360. - Crossing at right angles. ]

[No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb except in a crosswalk. ]

[Sec. 6.06.365. - When pedestrian shall yield. ]

[(a)              Every pedestrian crossing a highway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the highways. ]

[(b)              Any pedestrian crossing a highway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the highway. ]

[(c)              Between adjacent intersections at which official traffic-control devices are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk. ]

[(d)              A pedestrian shall not cross an intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices.]

[(e)              When authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements. ]

[Sec. 6.06.370. - Obedience to railroad signals. ]

[No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. ]

[Sec. 6.06.375. - Walking on roadway and soliciting rides or business. ]

[(a)              Where sidewalks are provided it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent highway.]

[(b)              Pedestrians walking along highways where sidewalks are not provided shall walk on the left side of such highways facing the approaching traffic. ]

[(c)              A person shall not stand in a highway for the purpose of soliciting a ride or any business from the driver or any occupant of a vehicle. ]

[(d)              It is unlawful for any pedestrian who is under the influence of intoxicating liquors or any narcotic or stupefying drug to be within the traveled portion of any highway. ]

[(e)              The provisions of this section apply also to riders of animals.]

[Sec. 6.06.380. - Duties of driver of motor vehicle to pedestrian. ]

[A driver of a motor vehicle shall: ]

[1.              Exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian;]

[2.              Give an audible warning with the horn of the vehicle if appropriate and when necessary to avoid such a collision;]

[3.              Exercise proper caution upon observing a pedestrian on or near a highway, street, road or in or near a school crossing zone marked in accordance with NRS 484.366 or a marked or unmarked crosswalk. ]

[Sec. 6.06.381. - Right-of-way of blind or sight-impaired person. ]

[A blind or sight-impaired person who is on foot and using a guide dog or other service animal or carrying a cane or walking stick white in color, or white tipped with red, has the right-of-way when entering or when on a highway, street or road. Any driver of a vehicle who approaches or encounters such person shall yield the right-of-way, come to a full stop, if necessary, and take precautions before proceeding to avoid a collision with such person. ]

[Sec. 6.06.382. - Traffic regulations to assist mobility-impaired persons. ]

[Whenever a pedestrian is in the process of crossing a public street or highway and the pedestrian is mobility-impaired using a walker, crutch, an orthopedic cane, wheelchair, motorized wheelchair, or motorized cart, the driver of a vehicle who approaches or encounters such person shall yield the right-of-way, come to a full stop, if necessary, and take precautions before proceeding to avoid a collision with such person. ]

[ARTICLE X. - STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING]

[Sec. 6.06.385. - Scope.]

[Sec. 6.06.390. - Stopping or standing prohibited generally.]

[Sec. 6.06.392. - Permits for temporary oversize vehicle parking.]

[Sec. 6.06.395. - Stopping or standing at hazardous places prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.400. - Method of parking.]

[Sec. 6.06.405. - Angle parking.]

[Sec. 6.06.410. - Unattended motor vehicle.]

[Sec. 6.06.415. - Unlawful to park on main-traveled portion of highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.420. - Parking between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.]

[Sec. 6.06.425. - Parking adjacent to school.]

[Sec. 6.06.430. - Parking upon narrow highway.]

[Sec. 6.06.435. - Parking in alleys.]

[Sec. 6.06.440. - Service vehicle standing zones in street.]

[Sec. 6.06.445. - Stopping or standing prohibited when signs required.]

[Sec. 6.06.450. - Restricted parking zones.]

[Sec. 6.06.455. - Bus and taxicab parking.]

[Sec. 6.06.460. - Bus stops and taxicab stands.]

[Sec. 6.06.465. - Unlawful to park at certain places.]

[Sec. 6.06.470. - Stopping for loading or unloading only.]

[Sec. 6.06.475. - Qualified alternative fuel vehicles parking program.]

[Sec. 6.06.480. - Parking limited.]

[Sec. 6.06.485. - Unlawful parking with locked doors.]

[Sec. 6.06.490. - Parking for certain purposes.]

[Sec. 6.06.495. - Emergency parking signs.]

[Sec. 6.06.500. - Preferential parking rights.]

[Sec. 6.06.505. - Service and business parking.]

[Sec. 6.06.510. - Lamps on parked vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.515. - Parking on one-way streets.]

[Sec. 6.06.520. - Special parking restriction.]

[Sec. 6.06.525. - Handicapped parking.]

[Sec. 6.06.530. - Authority of police officer to move vehicle.]

[Sec. 6.06.531. - Towing and repossessing vehicles; notice; penalty.]

 

[Sec. 6.06.385. - Scope. ]

[(a)              The provisions of this chapter prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified, except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device. ]

[(b)              The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on standing or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions hereof or of any other ordinance of the city or statute of the state prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. ]

[Sec. 6.06.390. - Stopping or standing prohibited generally. ]

[(a)              A person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer, or official traffic-control device in any of the following places: ]

[(1)              On a sidewalk or parkway;]

[(2)              In front of a public or private driveway;]

[(3)              Within an intersection;]

[(4)              Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;]

[(5)              On a crosswalk;]

[(6)              Within 20 feet of a crosswalk;]

[(7)              Within 30 feet upon the approach to any official traffic-control signal located at the side of a highway;]

[(8)              Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone; ]

[(9)              Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad except in an authorized parking area or other area designated by the traffic engineer or designee; ]

[(10)              Within 20 feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side of a highway opposite the entrance to any fire station, within 75 feet of such entrance; ]

[(11)              Alongside or opposite any highway excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;]

[(12)              Alongside of any vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction for purposes of conversing with the driver or passengers of that vehicle; ]

[(13)              Upon any bridge or other elevated structure or within a highway tunnel, except in an authorized parking area or other area designated by the traffic engineer or designee; ]

[(14)              Within five feet of a public or private driveway;]

[(15)              At any place where official traffic-control devices prohibit stopping, standing or parking; and]

[(16)              On the highway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge of or curb of a highway.]

[(b)              A person shall not move a vehicle not owned by such person into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful. ]

[(c)              It is unlawful for the owner or driver of any vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, as defined in RMC 6.04.110, with or without towed units, having an overall length of more than 24 feet to stand or park the same within District No. 1 at any time except with a permit issued in accordance with RMC Chapter 6.11; provided, however, that a vehicle carrying passengers may stop for the purpose of picking up or discharging passengers at designated bus stops. ]

[(d)              It is unlawful for the owner or driver of any vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, as defined in RMC 6.04.110, with or without towed units, having an overall length of more than 24 feet or a height of more than eight feet or a width of more than eight feet exclusive of side-view mirrors to stand or park the same at any time on any street or highway or alley except while such vehicle is picking up or discharging passengers. ]

[(1)              The owner or driver of a recreational vehicle may stand or park the recreational vehicle immediately in front of the real property of the owner or driver of the recreational vehicle for the purpose of picking up or discharging passengers or preparing the recreational vehicle for use or storage in a lawful manner. For purposes of this subsection, a motor vehicle is defined as a vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for travel, recreational or camping use, which may be self propelled or mounted upon or drawn by a motor vehicle. ]

[(2)              No motor vehicle and/or trailer shall remain standing or parked on any street or highway or alley for a period of more than 48 consecutive hours. ]

[(3)              For the purposes of this section, a vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, as defined in RMC 6.04.110, with or without towed units, not otherwise prohibited in subsection (d) shall be considered to have been parked or left standing for 48 consecutive hours if it has not been moved at least one mile during the 48-hour period. If visible, the mileage reflected on the odometer of the vehicle shall be rebuttably presumed to be an accurate indication of the distance that the vehicle has or has not been moved. Obstruction of the odometer of the vehicle will result in a presumption that the vehicle has not been moved. Absent any presumption, the totality of the circumstances, including but not limited to tire markings, vegetation and vehicle condition, and witness statements shall be considered in determining whether the vehicle has or has not been moved. ]

[(4)              At the conclusion of the 48-hour period as described in subsection(d)(1), at least 48 hours must elapse before the start of a new 48-hour period, during which time the vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle as defined in RMC 6.04.110, with or without towed units, not otherwise prohibited in subsection (d) must be removed from in front of the real property of the owner of the vehicle and/or trailer or agent of the owner thereof. ]

[(e)              It is unlawful for the driver of any placarded vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, as defined in RMC 6.04.110, with or without towed units to stop, stand or park the vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle as defined above on any street or highway or alley for any purpose except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control signal. ]

[(f)              It is unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to stand or park the same upon any street or highway for the purpose of introducing gasoline, petroleum product, fuel or other combustible material into the vehicle, and it is unlawful for any person to introduce gasoline, petroleum product, fuel or other combustible material into any vehicle while the same is standing or parked upon any street or highway; provided, however, that it shall be lawful to so introduce gasoline, petroleum product, fuel or other combustible material into a vehicle from a container not exceeding five gallons in capacity in the event the fuel supply in the vehicle has become exhausted. ]

[Sec. 6.06.392. - Permits for temporary oversize vehicle parking. ]

[(a)              The city clerk or designee may issue a temporary permit for the parking of a vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle as described in RMC 6.06.390(d), with or without towed units, only pursuant to findings set forth in this section. ]

[(1)              The vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, with or without towed units, belongs to visitors or house guests temporarily residing in the city. Such permit shall be valid for a maximum period of seven days, will not be issued for successive periods, and will not be issued to vehicles registered to a residence in the City of Reno. Such permit will not be issued more than six times within any 12-month period. ]

[(2)              The vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, with or without towed units, belongs to a new resident, or is newly purchased, and suitable permanent parking or storage is being arranged. Such permit will not be issued for successive periods and shall be valid for a maximum period of 30 days. ]

[(3)              The vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle, with or without towed units is used as the sole means of transportation, and the parking of such vehicle is not reasonably possible on the owner's premises. Such permit shall be valid for a maximum period of 12 months and may be renewed for successive 12-month periods. The owner is required to provide an affidavit under penalty of perjury and any other documentation showing the vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle is the owner's sole means of transportation. ]

[(b)              Such permit as is issued pursuant to this section must be prominently displayed in the front windshield of the permitted vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle for ease of inspection. ]

[(c)              Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the use of a vehicle and/or trailer or commercial motor vehicle for sleeping or dwelling purposes outside a recreational vehicle park as governed by Title 18 of the Reno Municipal Code. ]

[Sec. 6.06.395. - Stopping or standing at hazardous places prohibited. ]

[When official traffic-control devices are erected at hazardous or congested places, a person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place. ]

[State law reference— Similar provisions, NRS 484.429. ]

[Sec. 6.06.400. - Method of parking. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of traffic and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within 18 inches of the curbline or edge of the roadway, except on one-way streets where the wheels of either side of the vehicle shall be within 18 inches of the curbline or edge of the roadway, and except cul-de-sac in residential zones where parking may be other than parallel. The penalty for violation of this subsection shall be in accordance with the current fee schedule for the City of Reno. ]

[(b)              It is unlawful to park any vehicle so as to be on or overlap any parking line which is marked upon the surface of any street or highway for the purpose of designating a parking space; provided, however, that outside the boundaries of District No. 1 it shall be lawful to back a vehicle to the curb only for such time as shall be necessary to load or unload merchandise or material and then only if ample space be left in the roadway for one lane of traffic to pass such a vehicle and that within the boundaries of District No. 1 it shall only be lawful to back a vehicle to a curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or material at the time and place and under the conditions specified in a permit issued by the city traffic engineer. The penalty for violation of this subsection shall be in accordance with the current fee schedule for the City of Reno. ]

[Sec. 6.06.405. - Angle parking. ]

[Upon those highways which have official traffic-control devices permitting angle parking, a person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the highway indicated by such devices. ]

[Sec. 6.06.410. - Unattended motor vehicle. ]

[(a)              The person driving or in charge of any motor vehicle, loading or unloading goods shall not permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition and removing the key. ]

[(b)              A vehicle shall not be permitted to stand unattended upon any perceptible grade without stopping the engine and effectively setting the brake thereon and turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway. ]

[Sec. 6.06.415. - Unlawful to park on main-traveled portion of highway. ]

[(a)              Upon any highway outside of a business or residence district no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled part of the highway when it is practicable to stop, park or so leave such vehicle off such part of the highway, but in every event an unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of such stopped vehicles shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon such highway. ]

[(b)              This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while on the paved or main-traveled portion of a highway in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle in such position. ]

[Sec. 6.06.420. - Parking between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ]

[A person, except physicians or other persons on emergency calls, shall not park a vehicle on any highway, street or alley which has an official traffic-control device prohibiting parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day. ]

[Sec. 6.06.425. - Parking adjacent to school. ]

[When official traffic-control devices are erected giving notice thereof, a person shall not park a vehicle upon either side of any highway adjacent to any school. ]

[Sec. 6.06.430. - Parking upon narrow highway. ]

[When official traffic-control devices are erected prohibiting parking upon a narrow highway, a person shall not park a vehicle upon any such highway. ]

[Sec. 6.06.435. - Parking in alleys. ]

[No vehicle shall be parked in an alley or left so parked temporarily within district no. 1 or outside district no. 1 where designated by the city council and signs are placed giving notice thereof, except for such period of time as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of loading or unloading such vehicle. If commercial vehicles are required to be parked in alleys for the purpose of making utility installation, maintenance, or repairs, the vehicles shall be so parked as not to block the passage of other vehicles and shall not be so parked in alleys unless written consent to do so is first obtained from the city manager or his designated representative or as permitted for service parking as allowed by section 6.06.505. The penalty for the violation of this section shall be the sum of $15.00, minimum. ]

[Sec. 6.06.440. - Service vehicle standing zones in street. ]

[If a business requiring a service vehicle standing zone, as provided under section 6.06.400, shall be situated without access to an alley, the city council by formal action is empowered to grant such zones on the street. ]

[Sec. 6.06.445. - Stopping or standing prohibited when signs required. ]

[(a)              The city engineer is hereby authorized to designate "no parking" or stopping areas, and shall cause such areas to be appropriately signed and/or marked by red paint placed and maintained upon the entire curb surface within such area, omitting any crosswalk area, disabled access ramp, and driveway. ]

[(b)              It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle in any area so designated as a "No Parking" or stopping area; except that a bus may stop in such a red zone when the same has been authorized to be, and has been marked or signed as, a bus stop, and a taxi or vehicle for the transportation of persons or property for hire may stop in certain red zones as provided in this title, and vehicles of the city and of the officials of the city may stop in such red zone which has been authorized to be, and has been marked or signed, for "municipal cars only." The penalty for the violation of this section shall be the sum of $25.00, minimum. ]

[Sec. 6.06.450. - Restricted parking zones. ]

[A person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time in any restricted parking zone other than for the purpose to which parking in such zone is restricted, except that a driver of a passenger vehicle may stop temporarily in such zone for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any vehicle which is waiting to enter or about to enter the zone for the purpose of parking in accordance with the purpose to which parking is restricted. ]

[Sec. 6.06.455. - Bus and taxicab parking. ]

[(a)              The operator of a bus or taxicab shall not stop, stand or park upon any highway in any business district at any place other than a bus stop or taxicab stand, respectively, except that this provision does not prohibit the driver of any such vehicle from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping, standing or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while engaged in the expeditious unloading or loading of passengers. ]

[(b)              All taxicab stands as herein provided shall be so-called "open stands," meaning that no given taxicab company shall have any superior right to occupy any particular stand over any other taxicab company. ]

[(c)              When a taxicab stand is of such length to accommodate two or more vehicles, taxicabs from any one company may not occupy more than one-half of the vehicle spaces. ]

[(d)              When a taxicab stand is also designated as a bus stand, buses shall have priority use of the stand. Taxicabs shall vacate such stands for any bus waiting to enter or about to enter such stands. ]

[(e)              When a taxicab stand is also designated as a commercial vehicle loading zone, commercial vehicles shall have priority use of the stand. Taxicabs shall vacate such stands for any commercial vehicle waiting to enter or about to enter such stands. ]

[Sec. 6.06.460. - Bus stops and taxicab stands. ]

[A person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or a taxicab in a taxicab stand, when such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop there for the purpose of and while actually engaged in expeditiously loading or unloading of passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone. The penalty for the violation of this section shall be the sum of $15.00, minimum. ]

[Sec. 6.06.465. - Unlawful to park at certain places. ]

[A person shall not park a vehicle at any time on any of the following parts of highways, sidewalks or sidewalk areas, where official traffic-control devices are erected giving notice thereof: ]

[(a)              In front of a theater entrance;]

[(b)              In front of the entrance or exit of a hotel;]

[(c)              In front of the entrance of any building where any such device has been erected by a local authority.]

[Sec. 6.06.470. - Stopping for loading or unloading only. ]

[When such areas as the city engineer may hereafter designate as "loading zones" have been appropriately marked by yellow paint placed and maintained upon the entire curb surface along such area, with a proper sign erected and designated "loading zone" along the yellow zone, it shall be unlawful for any person to stop or stand a vehicle except for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or materials except under certain restrictions, as follows: ]

[(1)              Private vehicles.              The loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes and that of unloading or loading of passengers and their luggage or miscellaneous cargo shall not consume more than five minutes. If it is determined by the city engineer that the aforementioned loading and unloading time limits are not adequate for adjacent property needs, the city engineer may extend the time limits, up to a maximum of 20 minutes, as deemed appropriate by a parking study. If the time limits are extended, the limits shall be posted by regulatory signage. ]

[(2)              Commercial vehicles.              The loading or unloading of passengers, materials, cargo, delivery or pickup of express and parcel post packages and United States mail shall not consume more than 20 minutes unless permission be obtained from the police department authorizing the standing of a vehicle for a longer period of time while unloading or loading. ]

[(3)              Hotel loading zone.              Where a proper sign is erected in front of a hotel, the time for loading and unloading passengers and their luggage shall not consume more than ten minutes. Hotel loading zones shall not be subject to the provisions of paragraph (4) of this section. ]

[(4)              Application of restrictions and exceptions.              The aforementioned restrictions shall be effective on weekdays and also on Saturdays between the hours commencing with 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 6:00 p.m., unless the areas are posted otherwise. If the areas are posted by signs, as, for example, stating "day or night" or "24 hours," then and in such instances the restrictions shall be in effect for the period indicated by the signs. Except as indicated by such appropriate signs, all loading zones shall be open to public parking on weekdays and Saturdays between the hours commencing with 6:00 p.m. and concluding with 8:00 a.m., and they shall likewise be open to public parking on Sundays and holidays for the full 24 hours of such days. The penalty for violation of this section shall be the sum of $15.00, maximum. ]

[Sec. 6.06.475. - Qualified alternative fuel vehicles parking program. ]

[(1)              "Qualified alternative fuel vehicle" has the meaning as defined in section 6.04.485 of the Reno Municipal Code. ]

[(2)              The city shall issue to the owner or long-term lessee of a qualified alternative fuel vehicle a distinctive decal, label or other identifier that clearly distinguishes the qualified alternative fuel vehicle from other vehicles. ]

[(3)              The decal, label or other identifier may be obtained by the owner or long-term lessee of a qualified alternative fuel vehicle by: ]

[(a)              Submitting an appropriate application to the traffic engineer and/or his designee on forms developed or approved by the city;]

[(b)              Providing such other documentation and verification as the traffic engineer or his designee may require, including without limitation: ]

[(i)              Documentation regarding vehicle identification, ownership and vehicle registration;]

[(ii)              Visual confirmation of vehicle identification and license plate information; and]

[(iii)              Certification or other verification acceptable to the traffic engineer or his designee that the vehicle is a qualified alternative fuel vehicle. ]

[(4)              A decal, label or other identifier issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid for no more than one year, renewable upon application and upon such documentation and verification as the traffic engineer or his designee may require. ]

[(5)              A fee of $10.00 for each decal, label or other identifier issued pursuant to this chapter, whether in connection with initial issuance, renewal or replacement will be charged. ]

[(6)              Except as otherwise provided in (7) herein, the driver of a qualified alternative fuel vehicle displaying the distinctive decal, label or other identifier issued for that vehicle pursuant to this chapter may: ]

[(a)              Stop, stand or park the qualified alternative fuel vehicle in any public metered parking zone within the City's Parking Meter District No. 1 without making payment therefore in a manner otherwise required; and ]

[(b)              Stop, stand or park the qualified alternative fuel vehicle in any public parking lot or parking area within the City's Parking Meter District No. 1 without paying the parking fee otherwise required. ]

[(7)              The driver of a qualified alternative fuel vehicle shall:]

[(a)              Comply with any limits on the amount of time for stopping, standing or parking imposed on other drivers; and]

[(b)              Pay applicable parking fees during certain special events or activities designated by the city, regardless of whether the vehicle displays a decal, label or other identifier issued pursuant to this chapter. ]

[Sec. 6.06.480. - Parking limited. ]

[(a)              When signs, as authorized by the city engineer, are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon any street or city-owned or -operated public parking lot for a period of time longer than the period specified on the sign. ]

[(b)              When signs, as authorized by the city engineer, are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon any street or city-owned or -operated public parking lot between the hours specified on the sign or as otherwise specified on the sign. ]

[(c)              The provisions of this section shall be subject to the application of special or more restrictive provisions contained in this chapter and relating to the parking of vehicles. ]

[(d)              The penalty for the violation of this section shall be the sum of $5.00, minimum.]

[Sec. 6.06.485. - Unlawful parking with locked doors. ]

[It is unlawful for any person to leave standing or parked any vehicle when the doors of the same are locked in which there is a person who cannot readily escape therefrom. ]

[Sec. 6.06.490. - Parking for certain purposes. ]

[(a)              No person shall park any vehicle or trailer or semitrailer or any vehicle and trailer or semitrailer upon any highway, street, alley, or city-owned or city-operated public parking lot for the principal purpose of: ]

[(1)              Displaying such vehicle or trailer or semitrailer or vehicle and trailer or semitrailer for sale;]

[(2)              Washing, greasing, repairing or constructing such vehicle or trailer or semitrailer or vehicle and trailer or semitrailer, except repairs necessitated by an emergency; ]

[(3)              Soliciting business;]

[(4)              Selling merchandise from such vehicle or trailer or semitrailer or vehicle and trailer or semitrailer;]

[(5)              Storage, or dead storage, for more than 48 hours.]

[(b)              No person whose business involves the repairing, servicing, towing, wrecking or salvaging of vehicles or trailers or semitrailers shall park, leave standing, or store any vehicle or trailer or semitrailer or any vehicle and trailer or semitrailer on any highway, street, alley, or city-owned or city-operated public parking lot after that person has accepted, obtained or exercised custody of the vehicle or trailer or semitrailer or vehicle and trailer or semitrailer. ]

[Sec. 6.06.495. - Emergency parking signs. ]

[(a)              Whenever the director of traffic and transportation shall determine that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for other reasons, the director of traffic and transportation shall have the power and authority to order temporary signs to be erected or posted indicating that the operation, parking or standing of vehicles is prohibited on such streets and alleys as the director of traffic and transportation shall direct during the time such temporary signs are in place. Such signs shall remain in place during the existence of such emergency and the director of traffic and transportation shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter. ]

[(b)              When signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place giving notice thereof, it is unlawful for any person to operate, park or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions and provisions of such signs. ]

[Sec. 6.06.500. - Preferential parking rights. ]

[Whenever a space is vacant next to a curb, sufficient only for the parking of one vehicle, and any vehicle has been stopped in the line of traffic for the purpose of backing into the space, such vehicle shall have the preferential right to such parking space over any following vehicle. ]

[Sec. 6.06.505. - Service and business parking. ]

[(1)              The city engineer or designee is authorized to issue a permit for "service parking," which term means use of parking meter space while rendering service in cleaning, painting, adjusting or making minor repairs or replacements in or to buildings or building equipment or to public utilities in the vicinity of the service parking space, or service parking in an alley, loading zone, taxicab stand, or bus stand upon the following conditions: ]

[(a)              Application shall be made to the city engineer or designee on a form provided by the city. The applicant shall set forth the applicant's business and the necessity for such permit. ]

[(b)              If it appears that a necessity exists, the city engineer or designee may authorize the issuance of such permit upon payment of the fees and under the conditions hereinafter prescribed. ]

[(c)              Upon payment of the prescribed fee, the city engineer or designee may authorize the number of vehicles eligible for "service parking" deemed necessary or convenient for the applicant. ]

[(d)              Upon entering any space available, the permittee shall follow the prescribed method as set forth by the Public Works Department for the use of the "service parking" permit. ]

[(e)              The city engineer or designee, or the police department may revoke any permit if used for any purpose other than that authorized herein, or for any violation of the terms and conditions of this section. Upon revocation, any issued device used to indicate "service parking" status shall be immediately returned to the city engineer or designee and all fees paid shall be forfeited. Police officers finding vehicles in "service parking" status shall investigate the use being made thereof, and if it is found in violation of this section, shall issue a citation to the permittee and shall remove the vehicle from "service parking" status. ]

[(f)              The fee for a permit shall be in accordance with a set list of fees approved by the city council and kept on file in the office of the city engineer. ]

[(g)              It is unlawful for any permittee to violate any of the provisions of this section, or for any other person to have in his possession any issued device used to indicate "service parking" status issued by the city engineer when not authorized by the permittee, and violations shall be punished as provided in this Code. ]

[(2)              The city engineer is authorized to issue a permit for "business parking," which term means use of parking space for general business use upon the following conditions: ]

[(a)              The business property has no off-street parking.]

[(b)              The permit shall only be valid in a metered parking space immediately adjacent to the business property, except as otherwise allowed under the permit issued by the city engineer. ]

[(c)              No more than one permit shall be issued to any one business.]

[(d)              Application shall be made to the city engineer on a form provided by the city. The applicant shall set forth the applicant's business name and the necessity for such permit. ]

[(e)              If it appears that a necessity exists, the city engineer may authorize the issuance of such permit upon payment of the fees and under the conditions hereinafter prescribed. ]

[(f)              Upon entering any metered space available, the permittee shall follow the prescribed method as set forth by the Public Works Department for the use of the "business parking" permit. ]

[(g)              The city engineer or designee, or the police department may revoke any permit if used for any purpose other than that authorized herein, or for any violation of the terms and conditions of this section. Upon revocation, any issued device used to indicate "business parking" status shall be immediately returned to the city engineer or designee and all fees paid shall be forfeited. Police officers finding vehicles in "business parking" status shall investigate the use being made thereof, and if it is found in violation of this section, shall issue a citation to the permittee and shall remove the vehicle from "business parking" status. ]

[(h)              The fee for a permit shall be in accordance with a set list of fees approved by the city council and kept on file in the office of the city engineer. ]

[(i)              It is unlawful for any permittee to violate any of the provisions of this section, or for any other person to have in his possession any issued device used to indicate "business parking" status issued by the city engineer when not authorized by the permittee, and violations shall be punished as provided in this Code. ]

[Sec. 6.06.510. - Lamps on parked vehicles. ]

[(a)              Whenever a vehicle is lawfully parked upon a street or highway during the hours between a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise and in the event there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of 1,000 feet upon any street or highway no lights need be displayed upon such parked vehicle. ]

[(b)              Whenever a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto, whether attended or unattended, during the hours between a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise and there is not sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of 1,000 feet upon such highway, such vehicle so parked or stopped shall be equipped with one or more lamps meeting the following requirements: At least one lamp shall display a white or amber light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle, and the same lamp or at least one other lamp shall display a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the vehicle, and the location of the lamp or lamps shall always be such that at least one lamp or combination of lamps meeting the requirements of this section is installed as near as practicable to the side of the vehicle which is closest to passing traffic. The foregoing provisions shall not apply to a motor-driven cycle. ]

[(c)              Any lighted head lamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.]

[Sec. 6.06.515. - Parking on one-way streets. ]

[(a)              When official traffic-control devices are erected giving notice thereof, a person shall not stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of a one-way street. ]

[(b)              If a laned roadway is restricted to one direction, a person shall not stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless official traffic-control devices are erected permitting such standing or parking. ]

[Sec. 6.06.520. - Special parking restriction. ]

[No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle for a period of time in excess of 20 minutes within the area bound on the south by Mill Street, on the west by Virginia Street, on the north by the Truckee River and on the east by Center Street, except when a different period of time is indicated on any parking meter within such area. ]

[Sec. 6.06.525. - Handicapped parking. ]

[(a)              Any parking space designated for the handicapped must be indicated by a sign:]

[(1)              Bearing the international symbol of accessibility with or without the words "Parking," "Handicapped Parking," "Handicapped Parking Only," or "Reserved for the Handicapped," or any other word or combination of words indicating that the space is designated for the handicapped; and ]

[(2)              Stating "Minimum fine of $250.00 for use by others" or equivalent words; and]

[(3)              The bottom of which must not be less than four feet above the ground.]

[(b)              In addition to the requirements of subsection (a), a parking space designed for the handicapped which:]

[(1)              Is designed for the exclusive use of a vehicle with a side-loading wheelchair lift; and]

[(2)              Is located in a parking lot with 60 or more spaces,]

[must be indicated by a sign using a combination of words to state that the space is for the exclusive use of a vehicle with a side-loading wheelchair lift. ]

[(c)              If a parking space is designed for the use of a vehicle with a side-loading wheelchair lift, the space which is immediately adjacent and intended for use in the loading and unloading of a wheelchair into or out of such a vehicle must be indicated by a sign: ]

[(1)              Stating "No Parking" or similar words which indicate that parking in such a space is prohibited;]

[(2)              Stating "Minimum fine of $250.00 for violation" or similar words indicating that the minimum fine for parking in such a space is $250.00; and ]

[(3)              The bottom of which must not be less than 4 feet above the ground.]

[(d)              An owner of private property upon which is located a parking space described in subsection (a), (b) or (c) shall erect and maintain or cause to be erected and maintained any sign required pursuant to subsection (a), (b), or (c), whichever is applicable. If a parking space described in subsection (a), (b), or (c) is located on public property, the governmental entity having control over that public property shall erect and maintain or cause to be erected and maintained any sign required pursuant to subsections (a), (b), or (c), whichever is applicable. ]

[(e)              A person shall not park a vehicle in a space designed for the handicapped by a sign that meets the requirements of subsection (a), whether on public or privately owned property, unless he is eligible to do so and the vehicle displays: ]

[(1)              Special license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.384;]

[(2)              A special or temporary parking placard issued pursuant to NRS 482.384;]

[(3)              A special or temporary parking sticker issued pursuant to NRS 482.384;]

[(4)              Special license plates, a special or temporary parking sticker, or a special or temporary parking placard displaying the international symbol of access issued by another state or a foreign country; or ]

[(5)              Special license plates for a disabled veteran issued pursuant to NRS 482.377.]

[(f)              Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person shall not park a vehicle in a space that is reserved for the exclusive use of a vehicle with a side-loading wheelchair lift and is designated for the handicapped by a sign that meets the requirements of subsection (b), whether on public or privately owned property, unless: ]

[(1)              He is eligible to do so;]

[(2)              The vehicle displays the special license plates or placard set forth in subsection (e); and]

[(3)              The vehicle is equipped with a side-loading wheelchair lift.]

[A person who meets the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) may park a vehicle that is not equipped with a side-loading wheelchair lift in such a parking space if the space is in a parking lot with fewer than 60 parking spaces. ]

[(g)              A person shall not park in a space which:]

[(1)              Is immediately adjacent to a space designed for use by a vehicle with a side-loading wheelchair lift; and]

[(2)              Is designated as a space in which parking is prohibited by a sign that meets the requirements of subsection (c),]

[whether on public or privately owned property. ]

[(h)              A person shall not use a plate, sticker or placard set forth in subsection (e) to park in a space designed for the handicapped unless he is a person with a permanent disability, disability of moderate duration or temporary disability, a disabled veteran, or the driver of a vehicle in which any such person is a passenger. ]

[(i)              A person with a permanent disability, disability of moderate or temporary disability to whom a:]

[(1)              Special license plate, or a special or temporary parking sticker, has been issued pursuant to NRS 482.384 shall not allow any other person to park the vehicle or motorcycle displaying the special license plate or special or temporary parking sticker in a space designed for the handicapped unless the person with the permanent disability, disability of moderate duration or temporary disability is a passenger in the vehicle or on the motorcycle, or is being picked up or dropped off by the driver of the vehicle or motorcycle, at the time that the vehicle or motorcycle is parked in the space designed for the handicapped. ]

[(2)              Special or temporary parking placard has been issued pursuant to NRS 482.384 shall not allow any other person to park the vehicle which displays the special or temporary parking placard in a space designated for the handicapped unless the person with the permanent disability, disability of moderate duration or temporary disability is a passenger in the vehicle, or is being picked up or dropped off by the driver of the vehicle, at the time that it is parked in the space designated for the handicapped. ]

[(j)              An operator who is physically handicapped or who is transporting a physically handicapped person may park a motor vehicle displaying a special parking permit or special plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.384 or 482.377 for not more than four hours at any one time in parking zones restricted as to the length of time parking is permitted, without penalty or removal of such vehicle, if such parking is otherwise consistent with public safety. ]

[(k)              An operator of a motor vehicle displaying license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.377 is exempt from the payment of any parking fees, including those collected through parking meters, charged by the city. ]

[(l)              Any person who violates any of the provisions of subsections (e) through (i), inclusive, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished: ]

[(1)              Upon the first offense by a fine of $250.00.]

[(2)              Upon the second offense, by a fine of $250.00 and not less than eight hours, but not more than 50 hours, of community service.]

[(3)              Upon the third or subsequent offense, by a fine of not less than $500.00, but not more than $1,000.00 and not less than 25 hours, but not more than 100 hours, of community service. ]

[Sec. 6.06.530. - Authority of police officer to move vehicle. ]

[(a)              Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle standing upon a highway in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, such officer may move such vehicle, or require the driver or person in charge of the vehicle to move it to a position off the paved or improved or main, traveled part of such highway. ]

[(b)              Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon any highway, municipally-owned parking lot, bridge or causeway, or in any tunnel where such vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, or creates a public nuisance, such officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle in any manner provided by law. ]

Sec. 6.06.[531]170. - Towing and repossessing vehicles; notice; penalty.

(a)              Any person who repossesses or tows any vehicle from any location in the city without the knowledge of the registered owner thereof shall immediately report such repossession or towage by oral communication to the police department of the city. The oral communication shall include the description of the vehicle, identification number, license number, the time of such repossession or towage, and the location from which and to which the vehicle has been repossessed or towed.

(b)              Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

[ARTICLE XI. - MISCELLANEOUS RULES]

[Sec. 6.06.534. - Illegal operations and acts of taxicab operators.]

[Sec. 6.06.535. - Interference with driver's control.]

[Sec. 6.06.536. - Restrictions on tinting of windshield, sun screens, or side or rear window.]

[Sec. 6.06.540. - Following fire apparatus prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.545. - Fire lines established; crossing fire hose.]

[Sec. 6.06.550. - Operators' and chauffeurs' licenses.]

[Sec. 6.06.551. - Unlawful uses of drivers license.]

[Sec. 6.06.555. - Unlawful activities of owner or operator; penalty; exemption.]

[Sec. 6.06.557. - False or forged notice or evidence of proof of financial responsibility; misrepresentation of validity of evidence of proof of financial responsibility.]

[Sec. 6.06.560. - Registration of vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.565. - Display of license plates.]

[Sec. 6.06.570. - Zones of quiet.]

[Sec. 6.06.571. - Amplified noise emissions from motor vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.575. - Sports in streets.]

[Sec. 6.06.580. - Mufflers on motor vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.585. - Loud noises from mufflers.]

[Sec. 6.06.590. - Machinery in motion on motor vehicles at a standstill.]

[Sec. 6.06.595. - Draining of gasoline and oil.]

[Sec. 6.06.600. - Backing of vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.605. - Throwing tacks, materials liable to injure tires.]

[Sec. 6.06.606. - Throwing burning cigarette or other material from moving vehicle.]

[Sec. 6.06.610. - Reserved.]

[Sec. 6.06.615. - Procession or parade permits.]

[Sec. 6.06.620. - Driving through processions prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.625. - Vehicles in procession.]

[Sec. 6.06.630. - Driving on sidewalk or public parks prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.635. - Opening and closing vehicle doors.]

[Sec. 6.06.640. - Riding on motorcycles or other off-road vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.645. - Clinging to vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.650. - Riding on certain portions of vehicles prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.655. - Boarding vehicles in motion.]

[Sec. 6.06.660. - Tires on traction engines.]

[Sec. 6.06.665. - Driving on new pavements prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.670. - Sifting or leaking loads.]

[Sec. 6.06.675. - Transferring loads.]

[Sec. 6.06.680. - Covering of license plates.]

[Sec. 6.06.685. - Safety equipment for motorcycles.]

[Sec. 6.06.690. - Damage to public, private roads, guideboards unlawful.]

[Sec. 6.06.695. - Traffic division to designate method of identifying funeral processions.]

[Sec. 6.06.700. - Emergency and experimental regulations.]

[Sec. 6.06.705. - Reserved.]

[Sec. 6.06.710. - Safety belts and shoulder harness assembly requirements for child and other passengers.]

[Sec. 6.06.715. - Soliciting prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.720. - Horse-drawn vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.725. - Driving in violation of curfew prohibited.]

[Sec. 6.06.730. - Highway closed to traffic; removal of barriers and signs unlawful; driving on highway unlawful.]

 

[Sec. 6.06.534. - Illegal operations and acts of taxicab operators. ]

[It is unlawful for any person operating a motor vehicle engaged in a taxicab operation to: ]

[(1)              Park or stand a motor vehicle used in a taxicab operation within parking meter districts as defined by section 6.08.010, except at a site authorized by the city council, and except that parking meter spaces immediately adjacent to a site authorized by the city council may be utilized by taxicabs when designated not in service as other private vehicles; ]

[(2)              Leave a motor vehicle used in a taxicab operation to solicit passengers, but the fact that such a vehicle displays a device to indicate that such vehicle is not engaged shall not of itself be considered as soliciting passengers; ]

[(3)              Cruise a motor vehicle used in a taxicab operation on any of the streets of the city for the purpose of soliciting passengers;]

[(4)              Fail within 24 hours to report to the police department all property of value left in such a vehicle and to deliver the same to the police department. ]

[Sec. 6.06.535. - Interference with driver's control. ]

[(a)              A person shall not drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such number of persons, exceeding three, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or as to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle. ]

[(b)              A passenger in a vehicle shall not ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with his control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle. ]

[(c)              A vehicle shall not be operated upon any highway unless the driver's vision through any required glass equipment is normal.]

[Sec. 6.06.536. - Restrictions on tinting of windshield, sun screens, or side or rear window. ]

[(a)              As used in this section, unless the context otherwise permits, "light transmission" means the ratio of the amount of light which is allowed to pass through a product or material to the amount of light which falls on it. ]

[(b)              Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), (d), and (e) any person or business shall not:]

[1.              Place, install, affix or apply upon any windshield or any side or rear window of a motor vehicle which is required to be registered in this state; or ]

[2.              Operate on any highway, street, or road any motor vehicle on which there has been placed, installed, affixed or applied upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle, any transparent material which alters the color or reduces the light transmission of the windshield or side or rear window. ]

[(c)              The prohibition set forth in subsection (b) does not apply to:]

[1.              A window that is to the immediate right or left of the driver if the window is:]

[a.              Nonreflective;]

[b.              Has a total light transmission through the combination, if any, of transparent material and safety glazing of not less than 35 percent with a tolerance of seven percent. ]

[2.              A side window that is to the rear of the driver, or a rear window, if the vehicle as outside mirrors on each side that are located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway through each mirror for a distance of not less than 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle. ]

[3.              Any transparent material that is installed, affixed or applied to the topmost portion of the windshield if:]

[a.              The bottom edge of the material is not less than 29 inches above the undepressed driver's seat when measured from a point five inches in front of the bottom of the backrest with the driver's seat in its rearmost and lowermost position with the vehicle on a level surface; and ]

[b.              The material is not red or amber in color.]

[4.              Sun screening devices installed on the side windows on either side of the vehicle's front seat, if the driver or a passenger in the front seat has in his or her possession a letter or other document signed by a licensed physician or surgeon certifying that the person must be shaded from the sun due to a medical condition, or has in his or her possession a letter or other document signed by a licensed optometrist certifying that the person must be shaded from the sun due to a visual condition. The devices authorized by this paragraph shall not be used during darkness. ]

[(d)              The prohibition set forth in paragraph 2. of subsection (b) does not apply to a motor vehicle with a model year of 1993 or older, if transparent material was placed, installed, affixed or applied upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle before the effective date of this act. ]

[(e)              This section does not prohibit the operation or sale of a motor vehicle which has a windshield or windows that are covered by or treated with any material, if the vehicle was sold when new or could have been sold when new with such material as standard or optional equipment without violating any federal statute or regulation governing the sale at the time of manufacture. ]

[(f)              If the material described in this subsection tears or bubbles, or is otherwise worn to prohibit clear vision, it shall be removed or replaced. ]

[(g)              The material may not reflect sunlight or headlight glare into the eyes of occupants of oncoming or following vehicles to any greater extent than the windshield without the material. ]

[(h)              For the purposes of this section, a violation of this section is not a moving traffic violation.]

[(i)              The provisions of this section shall not apply to law enforcement vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.540. - Following fire apparatus prohibited. ]

[The driver of any motor vehicle other than an authorized emergency vehicle on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet or drive to or park such vehicle within 500 feet of fire apparatus which stopped in answer to a fire alarm. ]

[Sec. 6.06.545. - Fire lines established; crossing fire hose. ]

[(a)              Any member of the fire department or the police department in the city may, at any fire or alarm of fire, establish fire lines by the use of rope or other appropriate designation, and when any such fire line shall have been so established, no person shall cross the same without first receiving permission so to do from the member of the fire department or police department in charge of such line. ]

[(b)              No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the fire department when laid down on any street, private driveway, or elsewhere, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without first securing the consent of the fire department official in command. ]

[Sec. 6.06.550. - Operators' and chauffeurs' licenses. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, or premises to which the public has access unless such person shall be the holder of a valid operator's or chauffeur's license issued by the state unless such person shall be exempted from such license by the laws of the state. ]

[(b)              The licensee shall have such license in his immediate possession at all times when driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, or premises to which the public has access, and when so driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle shall display the same upon demand of any police officer enforcing the provisions of this title. ]

[(c)              Any charge under subsection (b) shall be dismissed when the person so charged produces in court an operator's or chauffeur's license theretofore duly issued to such person and valid at the time of his arrest. ]

[(d)              Whenever any state department of motor vehicles has cancelled, suspended or revoked the license or privilege to drive of any operator or chauffeur it is unlawful for such operator or chauffeur to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, or premises to which the public has access. ]

[(e)              Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if the license was suspended, revoked, or restricted because of a violation of section 6.06.335 of the Reno Municipal Code, NRS 484.379, 484.3795 or 484.384, or a homicide resulting from driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the violation of a law of any other jurisdiction which prohibits the same conduct, he shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not less than 30 days nor more than six months or sentenced to a term of not less 60 days in residential confinement nor more than six months and by a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00. A person who is punished under this section may not be granted probation and a sentence imposed for such a violation may not be suspended. A prosecutor may not dismiss a charge of such a violation in exchange for a plea of guilty, of guilty but mentally ill or of nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason unless in his judgment the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at trial. The provisions of this subsection do not apply if the period of revocation has expired but the person has not reinstated his license. ]

[(f)              A term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section may be served intermittently at the discretion of the judge. This discretion must be exercised after considering all the circumstances surrounding the offense, and the family and employment of the person convicted. However, the full term of imprisonment must be served within six months after the date of conviction, and any segment of time the person is imprisoned must not consist of less than 24 hours. ]

[(g)              Jail sentences simultaneously imposed pursuant to this section and section 6.06.335 of the Reno Municipal Code or NRS 484.3792 or 484.3794 must run consecutively. ]

[Sec. 6.06.551. - Unlawful uses of drivers license. ]

[It is unlawful for any person: ]

[1.              To display or cause or permit to be displayed or have in his possession any canceled, revoked, suspended, fictitious, fraudulently altered or fraudulently obtained driver's license; ]

[2.              To alter, forge, submit, counterfeit or use an unvalidated driver's license;]

[3.              To lend his driver's license to any other person or knowingly permit the use thereof by another;]

[4.              To display or represent as one's own any driver's license not issued to him;]

[5.              To fail or refuse to surrender to the department, a peace officer or a court upon lawful demand any driver's license which has been suspended, revoked or canceled; ]

[6.              To permit any unlawful use of a driver's license issued to him;]

[7.              To do any act forbidden, or fail to perform any act required, by NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive; or]

[8.              To photograph, photostat, duplicate, or in any way reproduce any driver's license or facsimile thereof in such a manner that it could be mistaken for a valid license, or to display or have in his possession any such photograph, photostat, duplicate, reproduction or facsimile unless authorized by this chapter. ]

[Sec. 6.06.555. - Unlawful activities of owner or operator; penalty; exemption. ]

[(a)              Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), the owner of a motor vehicle shall not:]

[(1)              Operate the motor vehicle, if it is registered or required to be registered in this state, without having security for payment of liabilities arising from maintenance or use of the vehicle as required by NRS 485.185. ]

[(2)              Operate or knowingly permit the operation of the motor vehicle without having evidence of current insurance of the operator or the vehicle in the vehicle. ]

[(3)              Fail or refuse to surrender, upon demand, to a peace officer or to an authorized representative of the department proof of security. ]

[(4)              Knowingly permit the operation of the motor vehicle in violation of subsection 3 of NRS 486.186.]

[(b)              A person shall not operate the motor vehicle of another unless:]

[(1)              He first ensures that the required evidence of current proof of financial responsibility is present in the motor vehicle; or ]

[(2)              He has his own proof of financial responsibility which covers him as the operator of the motor vehicle.]

[(c)              Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d), any person who violates subsections (a) or (b) shall be punished by a fine of not less than $600.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each violation. The fine must be reduced to $100.00 for the first violation if the required proof of financial responsibility is obtained not later than 30 days after the fine is imposed. ]

[(d)              A court:]

[(1)              Shall not fine a person for a violation of paragraph (1), (2) or (3) of subsection (a) if he presents evidence to the court that the security required by NRS 485.185 was in effect at the time demand was made for it. ]

[(2)              Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d)(1), may impose a fine of $1,000.00 for a violation of paragraph (1), (2) or (3) of subsection (a) and suspend the fine on the condition that the person presents proof to the court each month for 12 months that the security required by NRS 485.185 is currently in effect. ]

[(e)              Failure to deposit security if so required by the provisions of NRS 485.190 is prima facie evidence of violation of the provisions of this section. ]

[(f)              The provisions of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a) do not apply if the motor vehicle in question displays a valid permit issued by the department pursuant to NRS 482.3212, 482.396, 482.423 or 482.424 or section 1 of Assembly Bill 156 of the 1993 legislative session authorizing the movement or operation of that vehicle within the state for a limited time. ]

[Sec. 6.06.557. - False or forged notice or evidence of proof of financial responsibility; misrepresentation of validity of evidence of proof of financial responsibility. ]

[Any person who: ]

[(1)              Forges, materially alters or, without authority, signs any notice provided for under Chapter 485 of the Nevada Revised Statutes that a policy or bond is in effect; or any evidence of proof of financial responsibility; ]

[(2)              Files or offers for filing any such notice or evidence of proof knowing or having reason to believe that it is forged, altered or signed without authority; or ]

[(3)              Misrepresents the validity of any policy, bond or other evidence of proof of financial responsibility required under Chapter 485 of the Nevada Revised Statutes is guilty of a misdemeanor. ]

[Sec. 6.06.560. - Registration of vehicles. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to operate, or for the owner thereof knowingly to permit the operation of, any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer upon any street, highway or alley within the city, unless the same has been registered, and has attached thereto and conspicuously displayed thereon the number of plate or plates currently assigned thereto by the state motor vehicle department, unless such vehicle, trailer or semitrailer shall be exempted from such registration by the laws of the state. The penalty for the violation hereof shall be in the sum of $15.00, minimum. ]

[(b)              It is unlawful to park any vehicle of any kind or description whatever on any street, highway or alley within the city unless the same has a valid current registration placed in the vehicle, and has attached and conspicuously displayed on the vehicle the number of plate or plates currently assigned thereto by the state motor vehicle department or any other state of the United States. The penalty for the violation hereof shall be in the sum of $15.00, minimum. ]

[Sec. 6.06.565. - Display of license plates. ]

[(a)              The license plates for a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle, power cycle or motor vehicle being transported by a licensed vehicle transporter shall be attached thereto, one in the rear, and except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), one in the front. The license plate issued for all other vehicles required to be registered shall be attached to the rear of the vehicle. The license plates shall be so displayed during the current calendar year or registration period. ]

[(b)              If the motor vehicle was not manufactured to include a bracket, device or other contrivance to display and secure a front license plate, and if the manufacturer of the motor vehicle provided no other means or method by which a front license plate may be displayed upon and secured to the motor vehicle: ]

[(1)              One license plate must be attached to the motor vehicle in the rear; and]

[(2)              The other license plate may, at the option of the owner of the vehicle, be attached to the motor vehicle in the front.]

[(c)              Every license plate shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height not less than 12 inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible, and shall be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible. ]

[(d)              It is unlawful for any person to display, or cause or permit to be displayed, or to have in possession any registration certificate, license plate, certificate of ownership, or other document of title knowing the same to be fictitious or to have been cancelled, revoked, suspended or altered. ]

Sec. 6.06.[570]180. - Zones of quiet.

(a)              Every street or highway within 200 feet of a hospital building is hereby declared to be a "zone of quiet" and the chief of police is hereby authorized to declare any portion of a street, highway or alley within 200 feet of a sick chamber a "zone of quiet" for temporary purposes.

(b)              It is unlawful for any person to sound gongs, whistles horns, sirens, or to make unnecessary noise or itinerant music in any such "zone of quiet."

Sec. 6.06.[571]190. - Amplified noise emissions from motor vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person, while parked or operating a motorized vehicle upon a highway to create or allow amplified sound within the vehicle which is audible at a distance of 25 feet from the vehicle. This section shall not apply to emergency vehicles or to the emission of sound to alert persons to the existence of an emergency or break-in.

Sec. 6.06.[575]200. - Sports in streets.

It is unlawful for any person to engage in any sport, amusement or occupation likely to impede the passage of vehicles upon any street.

[Sec. 6.06.580. - Mufflers on motor vehicles. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person to ride, drive or propel, or to cause or permit to be ridden, driven or propelled, any motor vehicle in, upon, or along any street or highway or to operate or cause or permit to be operated the motor in any such vehicle in any street or other public place if such motor vehicle or the motor in such vehicle is not provided with a good and sufficient muffler properly attached thereto, or if the exhaust from the motor in such vehicle is ejected otherwise than through such muffler, or if such exhaust is ejected toward the surface of the street or ground. ]

[(b)              The engine and power mechanism of every motor vehicle shall be so equipped and adjusted as to prevent the escape of excessive fumes or smoke. ]

[Sec. 6.06.585. - Loud noises from mufflers. ]

[It is unlawful for any person operating a self-propelled vehicle upon the streets to permit the pipes, mufflers or other devices to emit the sound of exhaust in a loud and annoying manner, it being the intention of this section to compel the operation of such self-propelled vehicle in as noiseless a manner as possible. ]

Sec. 6.06.[590]210. - Machinery in motion on motor vehicles at a standstill.

It is unlawful for any person to leave unattended upon any public street or highway or alley any motor vehicle while any part of its machinery is running, or is in motion, except for the purpose of operating refrigeration equipment on such vehicle or a trailer or semitrailer connected therewith.

Sec. 6.06.[595]220. - Draining of gasoline and oil.

It is unlawful for any person owning or operating any vehicle or any machinery or apparatus using gasoline, or other product of petroleum to drain, or to permit the same to drip or run from the crank or gear case, or from any other part of vehicle or machinery any gasoline, oil or other petroleum product upon any street or highway.

[Sec. 6.06.600. - Backing of vehicles. ]

[(a)              The driver of a vehicle:]

[(1)              Shall not back the vehicle unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic; and ]

[(2)              Shall not back into an intersection, on or over a crosswalk, or around a street corner; and]

[(3)              Shall in every case yield the right-of-way to moving traffic and pedestrians.]

[(b)              Before backing, ample warning shall be given by blowing the horn of said vehicle, and while backing unceasing vigilance shall be exercised so as not to injure or damage those behind and in all events the approaching car shall have the right-of-way. ]

[Sec. 6.06.605. - Throwing tacks, materials liable to injure tires. ]

[It is unlawful for any person to throw, deposit or place in or upon any public street any nails, tacks, crockery, scrap iron, tin, wire, bottles, glass, thorns, or thorny clippings, or thorny branches of trees or bushes, or any other articles or things likely to puncture or injure the tires of any vehicle. ]

[Sec. 6.06.606. - Throwing burning cigarette or other material from moving vehicle. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful for any person willfully or negligently to throw or otherwise discard from a moving vehicle any lighted cigarette, cigar, ash or other material which may cause a fire. ]

[(b)              Any person convicted under this section shall be punished for a misdemeanor.]

[Sec. 6.06.610. - Reserved. ]

[Sec. 6.06.615. - Procession or parade permits. ]

[A procession or parade, except the forces of the United States Armed Services, the military forces of this state and the forces of the police and fire departments, shall not occupy, march or proceed along any highway except in accordance with the permit issued by the city council. ]

[Sec. 6.06.620. - Driving through processions prohibited. ]

[(a)              The operator of a motor vehicle shall not drive between the vehicles, persons or animals comprising a funeral or other authorized procession when such funeral or procession vehicles are properly identified by pennants or other authorized insignia and while such funeral or procession is in motion, except when otherwise directed by a police officer. ]

[(b)              This sections does not apply to authorized emergency vehicles.]

[Sec. 6.06.625. - Vehicles in procession. ]

[(a)              All vehicles, persons or animals comprising a funeral or other procession shall proceed as near to the right-hand edge of the highway as practicable and shall follow the preceding vehicles, persons or animals in such procession as closely as is practicable and safe. ]

[(b)              The escort personnel may, while on duty as such, wear uniforms or insignia which have been first approved by the chief of police. ]

[Sec. 6.06.630. - Driving on sidewalk or public parks prohibited. ]

[The driver of a vehicle shall not drive or park upon or within any sidewalk area or upon any area designated as a public park, except at a permanent or temporary driveway or alley entrance. ]

[Sec. 6.06.635. - Opening and closing vehicle doors. ]

[No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers. ]

[Sec. 6.06.640. - Riding on motorcycles or other off-road vehicles. ]

[(a)              A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto. A motorcycle shall not be driven upon any street or highway in the city while carrying more than one person unless such motorcycle is designed by the manufacturer to carry more than one person. A passenger shall ride behind the driver and astride the permanent or regular seat which was designed for two persons, or astride another seat firmly attached at the rear of the driver, or in a sidecar attached. Every such motorcycle designed for transporting a passenger shall be equipped with footrests adjusted to fit such passenger. A demonstration ride by a licensed dealer or his employee is excepted from the provisions hereof. No motorcycle shall be ridden upon any sidewalk of the city. Handlebars on motorcycles shall not exceed, 12 inches in height, measured from the crown or point of attachment. No person shall operate any motorcycle equipped with handlebars that are more than 15 inches in height above that portion of a seat occupied by the driver and depressed by the weight of the driver. No rider of a motorcycle shall hold to any moving vehicle for the purpose of being propelled. No driver of a motorcycle shall pass other vehicles in between lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction, authorized emergency vehicles excepted. ]

[(b)              It is unlawful for a person to operate motorcycles on any street, highway or alley within the city in a group more than two motorcycles abreast of one another and the motorcycles shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each group or combination of motorcycles as to enable other vehicles to overtake or pass by them. ]

[(c)              "Motorcycle course" as used in this section means an area of ground other than a dedicated street where riders of motorcycles or other off-road vehicles drive their vehicles for recreational purposes. It shall not include a private street or other private property owned or leased by the driver of a motorcycle or other off-road vehicle or people with whom he is residing. ]

[(d)              It is unlawful for any person to disturb the peace and quiet of any neighborhood by driving a motorcycle or other off-road vehicle on any motorcycle course in any zone other than M-1 zone at least 500 feet from any residence where such motorcycle course does not disturb the peace and quiet of any other person. ]

[(e)              It is unlawful for any parent, guardian, or other person having the charge, care, custody or control of any person under the age of 18 years to permit such person to be in violation of subsection (d) after notice. Notice shall be given to the parent, guardian, or other person having care, custody or control of the person by personal service and shall refer to this section, giving specific dates and times of violations and shall inform the parent, guardian, or other person having the charge, care, custody or control of any person under the age of eighteen (18) years, that continued violation by their child shall subject them to criminal prosecution. ]

[(f)              Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to permit any motorcycle or other off-road vehicle to be driven so as to disturb the peace and quiet of any neighborhood. ]

[Sec. 6.06.645. - Clinging to vehicles. ]

[No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway. ]

[Sec. 6.06.650. - Riding on certain portions of vehicles prohibited. ]

[(a)              No person shall ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designed or intended for the use of passengers.]

[(b)              No person driving a truck shall permit any person under the age of 18 years to ride in the unenclosed cargo area of a truck.]

[Sec. 6.06.655. - Boarding vehicles in motion. ]

[A person shall not board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion. ]

[Sec. 6.06.660. - Tires on traction engines. ]

[It is unlawful for any person to drive or cause or permit to be driven, along or upon any paved street, any vehicle to any tire or wheel of which is attached cleats or spikes or uneven surfaces, or any device that will cause damage to the pavement of such street. ]

[Sec. 6.06.665. - Driving on new pavements prohibited. ]

[No person shall ride or drive any horse or vehicle over or across any pavement newly laid or repaired across or around which there has been placed a barrier, or at or near which there is a person or a sign warning persons against riding or driving over such pavement, or a sign stating that the street or highway is closed. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the persons actually engaged in the paving or repair of such street or highway. ]

[Sec. 6.06.670. - Sifting or leaking loads. ]

[It is unlawful for any person to drive or move any vehicle on any street or highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. ]

Sec. 6.06.[675]230. - Transferring loads.

It is unlawful to transfer merchandise from one vehicle to another upon any street, except if one such vehicle has been damaged or become disabled and cannot be removed from the street with safety until the same has been unloaded.

[Sec. 6.06.680. - Covering of license plates. ]

[It is unlawful for the owner or operator of any vehicle to place, or cause to be placed, over the license plate of such vehicle any glass or other transparent material of a color other than clear. ]

[Sec. 6.06.685. - Safety equipment for motorcycles. ]

[The following equipment shall be required on all motorcycles except on actual trail rides conducted outside of public roads and highways. ]

[(1)              Rear view mirrors:              All motorcycles covered under this section shall be equipped with two mirrors, containing a reflection surface of not less than three inches in diameter, mounted one on each side of the vehicle and positioned so as to enable the operator to clearly view the roadway for a distance of 200 feet to the rear of his vehicle. ]

[(2)              Windshield:              All motorcycles covered under this section shall be equipped with a windshield of sufficient quality, size and thickness to protect the operator from foreign objects, except that in lieu of such windshield the operator shall wear glasses, goggles, or face shield of material and design to protect him from foreign objects. ]

[(3)              Brakes:              All motorcycles covered under this section shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of same to stop and hold such vehicles, including two separate means of applying the brakes; one means shall be effective to apply the brakes to the front wheel and one means shall be effective to apply the brakes to the rear wheels. All such vehicles shall be equipped with a stop lamp on the rear of the vehicle, which shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than 100 feet to the rear in normal sunlight, and which shall be actuated upon application of the rear service brakes. ]

[(4)              Speedometer:              All vehicles covered under this section shall be equipped with a properly operating speedometer capable of registering at least the maximum legal speed limit for that vehicle. ]

[(5)              Fenders:              All vehicles covered under this section shall be equipped with a fender over each wheel. All fenders shall be of the type provided by the manufacturer, but can be made of other material. ]

[(6)              Lights:              All vehicles covered under this section shall carry at least one light headlamp capable of showing a white light visible at least 300 feet in the direction in which the same are proceeding, and one tail lamp mounted on the rear which, when lighted, shall emit a red light plainly visible from at least 500 feet to the rear, and such lights required by this section shall be burning whenever such vehicles are in motion during the period from one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the streets are not clearly discernible at a distance of at least 1,000 feet ahead. ]

[(7)              Headgear:              No person shall operate or ride upon any vehicle covered under this section unless such person is equipped with and wearing securely, fastened on the head by a chin strap, a safety helmet of the type and design manufactured for the use of operators of such vehicles and is of a type and specification meeting the standards therefor adopted by the state department of motor vehicles except as follows: ]

[a.              When a motorcycle is equipped with a transparent windscreen meeting such standards adopted by the state department of motor vehicles, the driver and passenger are not required to wear protective glasses, goggles or face shields; ]

[b.              When a motorcycle is being driven in a parade authorized by the city, the driver and passenger are not required to wear the protective device provided for in this subsection; ]

[c.              When a three-wheel motorcycle, on which the driver and passengers ride within an enclosed cab, is being driven on a street or highway, the driver and passengers are not required to wear the protective devices required by this subsection. ]

[(8)              Shoes:              No person shall operate or ride upon any vehicle covered under this section unless such person is wearing protective foot covering. Sandals, thongs and open-toed shoes are not considered protective foot covering. ]

[(9)              Turn signals:              Every motorcycle manufactured after January 1, 1973, shall be equipped with electric turn signal lamps. Such lamps shall be located on the front and rear and shall indicate an intention to turn by flashing lights in the direction toward which the turn is to be made. The lamps showing to the front shall be mounted on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, when signaling, shall emit white or amber light, or any shade of light between white and amber. The lamps showing to the rear shall be mounted on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, when signaling, shall emit red or amber lights, or any shade of light between red or amber. ]

[(10)              Reflectors:              Every motorcycle shall carry on the rear at least one reflector, which shall be mounted at a height not less than 20 inches nor more than 60 inches from the ground as measured from the center of the reflector to the level ground upon which such motorcycle stands without a load. Each such reflector shall be of a size and character and so mounted as to be visible at night from all distances within 300 feet when directly in front of lawful upper beams or headlamps. ]

[Sec. 6.06.690. - Damage to public, private roads, guideboards unlawful. ]

[Every person who shall willfully and maliciously remove, damage or destroy: ]

[(1)              A highway or a private way laid out by authority of law, or a bridge upon such public or private road, or willfully or maliciously cause to be placed thereon, or overlapping, any substance or thing dangerous to any person or animal traveling thereon or which might injure or puncture the tire of any vehicle; or ]

[(2)              A mile board, milestone or guidepost erected upon a highway or street, or any inscription thereon, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.]

[Sec. 6.06.695. - Traffic division to designate method of identifying funeral processions. ]

[(a)              The traffic division shall designate a type of pennant or other identifying insignia to be displayed upon or other method to be employed to identify the vehicles in funeral processions. ]

[(b)              Such funeral escort personnel may, while on duty as such, wear uniforms or insignia which have been first approved by the chief of police. ]

Sec. 6.06.[700]240. - Emergency and experimental regulations.

(a)              The chief of police, by and with the approval of the director of traffic and transportation, is empowered to make regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of the traffic ordinances of this city and to make and enforce temporary or experimental regulations to cover emergencies or special conditions. No such temporary or experimental regulations shall remain in effect for more than ninety days.

(b)              The director of traffic and transportation may test traffic control devices under actual conditions of traffic.

[Sec. 6.06.705. - Reserved. ]

[Sec. 6.06.710. - Safety belts and shoulder harness assembly requirements for child and other passengers. ]

[(a)              It is unlawful to drive within the city on a street, highway, alley or premises to which the public has access, a passenger car manufactured after: ]

[(1)              January 1, 1968, unless it is equipped with at least two lap-type safety belt assemblies for use in the front seating positions.]

[(2)              January 1, 1970, unless it is equipped with a lap-type safety belt assembly for each permanent seating position for passengers. This requirement does not apply to the rear seats of vehicles operated by a police department or sheriff's office. ]

[(3)              January 1, 1970, unless it is equipped with at least two shoulder harness-type safety belt assemblies for use in the front seating positions. ]

[(b)              Any person driving and any passenger five years of age or older who rides in the front or back seat of any vehicle described in subsection (1), having an unladen weight of less than 6,000 pounds, on any highway, road or street in this city shall wear a safety belt if one is available for his seating position. ]

[(c)              A citation must be issued to any driver or to any adult passenger who fails to wear a safety belt as required by subsection (b). If the passenger is a child five years of age or older but under 18 years, a citation must be issued to the driver for his failure to require that child to wear the safety belt, but if both the driver and that child are not wearing safety belts, only one citation may be issued to the driver for both violations. A citation may be issued pursuant to this subsection only if the violation is discovered when the vehicle is halted or its driver arrested for another alleged violation or offense. Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (b) shall be punished by a fine of not more than $25.00 or by a sentence to perform a certain number of hours of work for the community. ]

[(d)              A violation of subsection (b):]

[(1)              Is not a moving traffic violation.]

[(2)              May not be considered as negligence or as causation in any civil action or as careless or reckless driving under RMC 6.06.325 or 6.06.330 ]

[(3)              May not be considered as misuse or abuse of a product or as causation in any action brought to recover damages for injury to a person or property resulting from the manufacture, distribution, sale or use of a product. ]

[Sec. 6.06.715. - Soliciting prohibited. ]

[(a)              Preamble.]

[(1)              The activity of soliciting employment, business or contributions from occupants of vehicles distracts drivers from their primary duty to watch traffic and potential hazards in the road, observe all traffic control signals or warnings and prepare to move through the city's street and intersections; and ]

[(2)              The practice of soliciting employment, business or contributions from persons travelling in vehicles, impedes the flow of traffic on the streets within the city, and results in delay and obstruction of the public's free flow of travel, and results in congestion and blockage of the streets, driveways to parking areas, when persons approach the vehicles to negotiate with the occupants; and ]

[(3)              Distracted drivers are more prone to automobile accidents, and accidents on the public streets constitute a substantial traffic safety problem, which further impedes and prevents the orderly flow of traffic, is unsafe for the person engaging in the solicitation, and travelers generally; and ]

[(4)              The cumulative impact of this type of activity on the city's streets, highways and sidewalks has created a potential safety hazard, which poses a significant and substantial risk to the interest of the public in the free flow of travel in the city. ]

[(b)              It shall be unlawful for any person, while in any portion of the public right-of-way, including but not limited to public streets, highways, sidewalks and driveways, including any divider or median strip thereof, to solicit, or attempt to solicit, employment, business or contributions of money or other property from any person travelling in a vehicle along a public right-of-way, including, but not limited to public streets, alleys, highways or driveways. ]

[(c)              For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:]

[(1)              Employment means and includes services, industry or labor performed by a person for wages or other compensation or under any contract of hire, written, oral, express or implied. ]

[(2)              Solicit means and includes any request, offer, enticement, or action which announces the availability for employment, the sale of goods or services, the performance of unsolicited services, or a request for money or other property. As defined herein, a solicitation shall be deemed complete when made whether or not an actual employment relationship is created, a transaction is completed or an exchange of money or property takes place. ]

[(d)              Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.]

Sec. 6.06.[720]250. - Horse-drawn vehicles.

(a)              No horse-drawn vehicle shall be operated on a public street as a business enterprise unless all the requirements for licensing contained in of Title 5 of the Reno Municipal Code for licensing have been met.

(b)              The driver of any vehicle operated under this section shall have a valid driver's license.

(c)              No horse-drawn vehicle may be operated as a business on a two land street in the city unless specifically approved in accordance with section 5.17.040 of this Code.

(d)              Horse-drawn vehicles, when in motion shall be operated only in the curb-most traffic lane on any public street, except when making a left turn, and the driver shall obey all applicable state and local traffic laws, ordinances and regulations.

(e)              Horses in service will be driven at a walk at all times unless clearing an intersection, when a trot is authorized. No horse may be driven at a canter or gallop.

(f)              Horse-drawn vehicles shall pick up and discharge passengers only in authorized loading zones.

(g)              Horse-drawn vehicles shall park only in "stands" designated and approved in accordance with section 5.17.040 of this Code.

(h)              Occupancy of a horse-drawn vehicle shall not exceed the rated seating capacity of the vehicle.

(i)              No passenger shall be allowed to ride on any part of the vehicle when in motion except seated inside the vehicle.

(j)              Drivers shall not solicit patronage in a loud tone of voice or in any manner to annoy or obstruct the movement of a person, or follow any person for the purpose of soliciting patronage.

Any violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor.

[Sec. 6.06.725. - Driving in violation of curfew prohibited. ]

[A person shall not operate a motor vehicle in the City of Reno during any time when he is in violation of a curfew ordinance. ]

[Sec. 6.06.730. - Highway closed to traffic; removal of barriers and signs unlawful; driving on highway unlawful. ]

[1.              It shall be unlawful for any person to remove any barrier or sign stating that a highway is closed to traffic.]

[2.              It shall be unlawful to pass over a highway that is marked, signed or barricaded to indicate that it is closed to traffic.]

 

SECTION 2.   The Reno City Council hereby finds that this ordinance is not subject to the requirements of Chapter 237 of NRS, Business Impact Statement process.

SECTION 3.  This Ordinance shall be in effect on _______________, from and after its passage, adoption and publication in one issue of a newspaper printed and published in the City of Reno.

SECTION 4.  The City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council of the City of Reno is hereby authorized and directed to have this Ordinance published in one issue of the Reno-Gazette Journal, a newspaper printed and published in the City of Reno.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this _____ day of ______________, 2012, by the following vote of the Council:

 

AYES:__________________________________________________________

 

NAYS:__________________________________________________________

 

ABSTAIN:______________________ ABSENT:________________________

 

              APPROVED this _____ day of ________________, 2012.

 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                  _____________________________

                                                                                                  MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RENO

 

ATTEST:

 

____________________________________________

CITY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE CITY COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF RENO, NEVADA

 

EFFECTIVE DATE: 

 

Meeting History

Oct 24, 2012 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

Bill No. 6832 was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

RESULT:FIRST READ [UNANIMOUS]Next: 11/7/2012 12:00 PM
MOVER:Pierre Hascheff, Council Member
SECONDER:Sharon Zadra, Council Member
AYES:Dan Gustin, Sharon Zadra, Jessica Sferrazza, Dwight Dortch, David Aiazzi, Pierre Hascheff
ABSENT:Robert Cashell
Nov 7, 2012 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

Bill No. 6832, Ordinance No. 6267 was passed and adopted.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Pierre Hascheff, Council Member
SECONDER:Sharon Zadra, Council Member
AYES:Robert Cashell, Dan Gustin, Sharon Zadra, Jessica Sferrazza, Dwight Dortch, David Aiazzi, Pierre Hascheff