Village of Spring Lake, MI
Ottawa County
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[Adopted as Ch. 74, Art. III, Div. 2, of the 2000 Code of Ordinances]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning. When any words and phrases used in this article are not defined in this section but are defined in Public Act No. 300 of 1949 (MCLA § 257.1 et seq., MSA § 9.1801 et seq.), any such definition shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used in this article.
DRIVEWAY
The entire width or area of any place open to or intended for motor vehicular travel as a means of access to or egress from any parking area.
PARK and PARKING
Halting or standing a motor vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
PARKING AREA
The entire expanse or area of any school property, or any other place within the Village open to the general public, which is designated or intended for the parking of motor vehicles.
SCHOOL PROPERTY
The property of the county school district of the Fourth Class No. 41.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, motor vehicles or other conveyances, either singly or together while using any driveway or parking area for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
Any sign, signal, marking and device not inconsistent with this article placed or erected by authority of the Village Council or traffic engineer for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
No motor vehicle shall at any time be driven on school property except upon established and existing driveways and parking areas, or other areas designated for motor vehicle travel, without the express consent of the owner of such property; and no motor vehicle shall at any time be driven upon any sidewalk area of such property except at a driveway.
The driver of a motor vehicle emerging from a driveway, parking area or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto any sidewalk area extending across any driveway or parking area, or prior to driving onto any roadway or alleyway where there is no such sidewalk, yielding the right-of-way to any pedestrian or vehicle approaching on the sidewalk, roadway or alley which is so close as to create an immediate hazard; and, having so stopped, such driver shall proceed into such sidewalk area, roadway or alleyway only when such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.
The driver of a motor vehicle shall not back the vehicle on any driveway or parking area unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
Any person who operates any motor vehicle upon a driveway or parking area, or other school property, in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, is guilty of reckless driving.
Any person who operates any motor vehicle upon a driveway or parking area, or other school property, in a careless or negligent manner likely to endanger any person or property, but without wantonness or recklessness, shall be guilty of careless driving.
A. 
Prohibited. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon any driveway or parking area, or other school property, in a speed or acceleration contest or for the purpose of making a speed record, whether from a standing start or otherwise, over a measured distance, or in a drag race.
B. 
Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
DRAG RACING
The operation of two or more motor vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other over a common selected course or where timing is involved or where timing devices are used in competitive accelerations of speed by participating motor vehicles. Persons rendering assistance in any manner to such competitive use of vehicles shall be equally charged as participants. The operation of two or more vehicles either at speeds in excess of prima facie lawfully established speeds or rapidly accelerating from a common starting point to a speed in excess of prima facie lawful speed is prima facie evidence of drag racing and is unlawful.