Chapter 71: Traffic Rules

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71.01 Erratic acceleration
71.02 Use of highways


‘ 71.01 ERRATIC ACCELERATION.


(A) Acceleration of a motor vehicle without apparent reason and in a manner as to cause
squealing or screeching sounds by the tires or the throwing of sand or gravel by the tires of the
vehicle, or both, on any public or private road or way within the city is prohibited.
(B) Prima facie evidence of the acceleration shall be squealing or screeching sounds emitted
by the tires or the throwing of sand or gravel by the tires of the vehicle, or both.
(Ord. 152, passed 7-5-78) Penalty, see ‘ 70.99


‘ 71.02 USE OF HIGHWAYS.


(A) No person shall operate or halt any vehicles upon a street or highway within the city
carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights or safety of others or in a manner so as to
endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.
(B) No person who is an habitual user of narcotic drugs or who is under the influence of
narcotics or liquors shall drive or operate a vehicle on any street within the city and no person
shall consume liquor while an occupant of a vehicle upon any street in the city.
(Ord. 83, passed 10-1-51) Penalty, see ‘ 70.99

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