Chapter Number 71, Traffic Regulations
CHAPTER 71: TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
71.01 Unattended vehicles
71.02 Exhibition of speed
71.03 Free passage of sidewalks
71.04 Truck routes
71.05 Street damage and debris
� 71.01 UNATTENDED VEHICLES.
No person shall leave a motor vehicle, except a commercial motor vehicle, unattended on any street, alley, used car lot or unattended parking lot in the city without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key and taking it with him or her; provided, that any violation of these provisions shall not mitigate the offense of stealing such motor vehicle, nor shall such violation be used to affect a recovery in any civil action for theft of such motor vehicle or the insurance thereon or have any other bearing in any civil action.
(Prior Code, � 50.03) Penalty, see � 10.99
� 71.02 EXHIBITION OF SPEED.
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any motor vehicle exhibition of speed upon a street or highway within the limits of the city.
(B) Exhibition of speed shall be defined as a willful act of showing off or displaying a dangerous and imprudent speed where the presence of another person is known to the driver or operator of a motor vehicle or may be reasonably anticipated by him or her.
(C) Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Prior Code, � 50.05) Penalty, see � 10.99
� 71.03 FREE PASSAGE OF SIDEWALKS.
It shall be unlawful for any group or persons to assemble or congregate together on any sidewalk of the city so as to obstruct the free passage thereof.
(Prior Code, � 50.12) Penalty, see � 10.99
� 71.04 TRUCK ROUTES.
It is unlawful for any person to drive a tractor, agricultural implement, truck over 9,000 pound gross vehicle weight, truck-trailer, tractor-trailer or truck-tractor upon any street within the city except those that have been designated and sign posted as truck routes. The city shall by resolution from time to time adopt a system of designated and sign-posted truck routes considering the structural capacity of the designated route, including consideration of the volume of traffic expected to occur on that route after designation, all in accordance with M.S. �� 169.822 to 169.88, with reference to M.S. � 169.04, as they may be amended from time to time. The City Administrator shall maintain on file the current resolution designating authorized truck routes within the city. A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall further entitle the city to seek injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction in order to remedy a violation of this section.
(Prior Code, � 50.14) Penalty, see � 10.99
� 71.05 STREET DAMAGE AND DEBRIS.
It is unlawful for any person to park, operate or maintain a motor vehicle in the city in such a manner as to cause structural damage to any street or roadway within the city, and it shall further be unlawful for any such person to park, operate or maintain such vehicle in any such manner as to cause rocks, sand, debris or other materials to be deposited on or adjacent to any street within the city. All vehicle loads shall be appropriately covered pursuant to applicable state and federal regulations during transit and parking. The owner of any vehicle which causes rocks, sand, debris or other materials to be deposited on or adjacent to any street within the city shall be liable for and shall remove the materials immediately from the street or adjacent area and in the event failure to do so within 48 hours of notification to the offender the city may remove the same and shall charge the owner of the vehicle responsible for such spillage at rates established by the city. A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall further entitle the city to seek injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction in order to remedy a violation of this section.
(Prior Code, � 50.15) Penalty, see � 10.99