CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

The Standard Traffic Ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding thereto the following:

The governing body may, by resolution, establish and fix the location of such traffic control devices as may be deemed necessary to guide and warn traffic under the provisions of this chapter, other traffic ordinances and the state laws.  The city shall place and maintain such traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as may be required by the authority of the governing body to make effective the provisions of this chapter and other ordinances for the regulation of traffic.  Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to this section shall be marked and labeled on a map of the City of Udall for the purpose of displaying all such traffic control devices and shall be filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours of business.

(Code 1998)

No person shall engage in any activity or commit any such act which interferes with a drivers safe, reasonable or prudent operation of a vehicle.

(Code 1975, 8-103)

The following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them herein.

(a)   Bus - shall mean every motor vehicle designed to carry more than 15 passengers and used for the commercial transportation of persons.

(b)   Construction Vehicle or Equipment - shall mean any vehicle or equipment designed or used primarily in construction work of any kind.

(c)   Commercial Vehicle - shall mean all vehicles included in any of the definitions of truck, truck-tractor, trailer, semi-trailer, farm tractor, farm implement or construction vehicle or equipment in this section.

(d)   Farm Tractor - shall mean every motor vehicle designed or used primarily as a farm implement for drawing plows, mowing machines and other farm implements, and such term shall include every self-propelled farm implement.

(e)   Farm Implement -  shall mean every vehicle designed or used exclusively for agricultural operations and only incidentally moved or operated upon streets or highways.

(f)   Hazardous Material - shall mean any substance or material in a quantity or from which may be harmful or injurious to the health and safety of humans, animals, crops or property when released into the environment. Hazardous materials include, but are not limited to explosives, radioactive materials, disease-causing agents, inflammable liquids, solids or gases, combustible liquids, poisons, poisonous gases, oxidizing materials, corrosive materials, irritants, nonflammable gases, cryogenics and blasting agents.

(g)   Motor Vehicle - shall mean every self-propelled vehicle other than a motorized bicycle.

(h)   Motorized Bicycle - shall mean every device having two tandem wheels which may be propelled by either human power or helper motor, or both; and which has a cylinder capacity of not more than 50 cubic centimeters.

(i)    Owner - shall mean a person, other than a lien holder, having the property in or title to a vehicle; and includes a person entitled to the use and possession of a vehicle subject to a security interest in another person.

(j)    Park and Parking - shall mean the standing of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers.

(k)   Person - shall mean every natural person, firm, association, partnership or corporation.

(I)    Recreational Vehicle -  shall mean a camping trailer, motor home, mini-motor home, travel trailer, pickup camper, van camper, or any other kind of vehicle designed or used primarily for recreational purposes.

(m)  Semi-Trailer - shall mean every vehicle, with or without motive power, designed or used in conjunction with a motor vehicle in such a manner that some part of its weight or load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.

(n)   Stand and Standing - shall mean the halting of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or loading and unloading.

(o)   Trailer - shall mean every vehicle with or without motive power designed to carry persons or property wholly on its own structure and designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle.

(p)   Truck - shall mean any motorized vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and having a manufacturers rating of one ton or more.

(q)   Truck-Tractor - shall mean every motor vehicle designed or used primarily to draw or carry another vehicle or load and not constructed or used to carry or draw a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.

(r)    Vehicle - shall mean every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public street, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

(s)   Hazardous Material - shall mean any substance or material in a quantity or form which may be harmful or injurious to the health and safety of humans, animals, crops or property when released into the environment.

(Ord. 420, Sec. 1)

(a)   It is hereby declared to be a public necessity and to be in the best interest of the public welfare and safety that the following streets be declared to be truck routes, and they are hereby designated as such:

(1)   Clark Street from the south city limit boundary to Highway K-15;

(2)   Main Street from Highway K-55 to its intersection with Clark Street;

(3)   Third Street from Main Street to Clark Street;

(4)   Second Street from Main Street to East Street;

(5)   First Street from Main Street to Clark Street;

(6)   East Street from First Street to Third Street;

(7)   Highway K-55 from Blankenship Road to Clark Street;

(8)   Williams Street from Highway K-15 to Harvey Street; and

(9)   Highway K-15 from the west city limits to the east city limits.

(b)   The use of all the streets within the city limits of the city shall be subject to all the provisions of this article.

(Ord. 420, Sec. 2)

No owner or person with possession, custody or control of a vehicle shall use the streets of the city in any manner restricted or forbidden by this article as follows:

(a)   No commercial vehicle shall be parked on the designated truck routes, except for the purpose of loading or unloading, and in any event at no time for a period exceeding one hour unless first authorized to do so by the chief of police of the city.

(b)   No commercial vehicle shall be left unattended upon the designated routes. Any vehicle left in violation of this subsection shall be removed at the expense of the owner or person in possession thereof.

(c)   Recreational vehicles shall not at any time be parked, left standing, or stored on the designated truck routes.

(d)   No maintenance, repair, or other work shall be performed on any commercial vehicle while located on a city street, except that minor repairs may be performed on a commercial vehicle located on a city street if such repairs are completed within one hour.

(e)   No commercial vehicle shall be operated, parked, or stored on any street not designated as a truck route, except for the purpose of loading or unloading, and in any event at no time for a period exceeding one hour, unless first authorized to do so by the chief of police of the city.

(f)   Construction vehicles and equipment shall be allowed upon the streets in this city only when used for repair or replacement of city utilities or streets, or when used in connection with construction, repair, or similar activities as authorized by permit from the city clerk pursuant to the ordinances of the city.

(g)   All city vehicles, motorized or not, are exempt from the provisions of this article.

(h)   Recreational vehicles shall not be parked for more than 48 consecutive hours upon the streets of the city unless a permit is first obtained from the chief of police. Such permits shall not be granted for periods exceeding two weeks and the chief of police shall charge $5.00 for each permit issued.

(i)    Buses shall not at any time be parked, left standing, or stored on any street within the city limits, except for loading or unloading.

(j)    At no time shall any vehicle carrying any type of hazardous material be parked, left standing, stored or travel upon any streets within the city limits, except that the state and county highways may be used to transport hazardous materials through the city and hazardous materials sold within the city limits may be transported upon the designated truck routes to and from their place of sale.

(Ord. 420, Sec. 3)

Any person desiring a permit under subsection (h) shall first file with the chief of police an application for such permit upon forms supplied by the chief of police. A record of such application and any supporting material shall be maintained by the chief of police. In the event a permit is refused for any cause, appeal may be taken by the party aggrieved at the next regular meeting of the governing body of the city or at any subsequent meeting thereof.

(Ord. 420, Sec. 5)

The designated truck routes shall be posted as such upon or at the entrances to any streets designated as such.

(Ord. 420, Sec. 6)

(a)   Police officers may, upon reasonable cause, require the driver of a vehicle to stop and submit such vehicle and its equipment to an inspection and such tests with reference thereto as may be appropriate.

(b)   In the event such vehicle is found to be defective and in an unsafe condition, the officer shall give written notice to the driver thereof. No person shall operate any vehicle after receiving such notice except as may be necessary to return such vehicle to the residence, place of business in the city, or to a garage within the city until such vehicle has been placed in proper repair, provided, that the provisions of this section shall not be construed to deny the authority of any police officer to order any unsafe and dangerous vehicle to be removed from the streets.

(Code 1975, 8-106)

No person shall drive a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle anywhere except on the public streets of the city or other areas as may be designated by the city marshal. Operating such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle in any area which is not a public street or other designated area shall be deemed to be unlawful, and shall be punishable as hereinafter provided.

(Code 1975, 8-108)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to plant or maintain any trees or shrubs, fences or other obstructions within 30 feet of the curb line of any intersection, of a kind or nature that will obstruct the view of the operator of a motor vehicle approaching such intersection. It shall further be the duty of all persons maintaining trees or shrubs, fences or other obstructions near sidewalks, streets and alleys, to cut or trim or maintain same in such manner that they will not interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic or not constitute a hazard of falling. The mayor is authorized to have any trees or shrubs removed or trimmed and to remove fences or other obstructions maintained in violation of this section.

(Code 1975, 8-109)

(a)   Motorized vehicles that fall outside the definition of motor vehicle, as set out in K.S.A. 8-126(b), shall not be driven on the streets, roads or right-of-ways of the City of Udall by anyone under the age of 16 years.

(b)   For the purpose of this provision, motorized vehicles shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public street, road or right-of-way in the City and is propelled by a filled or electric motor.  This shall not include self-propelled vehicles which do not have an attached motor.

(c)   Motorized bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, go-carts and go-peds are included as vehicles not to be driven on the streets, roads or right-of-ways of the City of Udall.

(d)   Violation of this provision is a class C misdemeanor.

(Ord. 557, Sec. 1; Code 2007)

(a)   The City of Udall, Kansas, hereby adopts the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act as it applies to local governments as allowed by state and federal law and regulation.

(b)   The City of Udall, Kansas, hereby adopts the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as revised through April 1, 2009, and shall use such regulations for safety enforcement of all allowed motor carrier.

(c)   Fines for violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall be applied as set out in Federal Regulation and Kansas State law.

(Ord. 651, Code 2014)