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City of Glenwood City, WI
St. Croix County
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A. 
Unnecessary noise and display of power prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in such a manner which shall make or cause to be made any loud, disturbing, or unnecessary sounds or noises such as may tend to annoy or disturb another in or about any public or private area in the City of Glenwood City.
B. 
Unnecessary smoke prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in such a manner which shall make or cause to be made any smoke, gases, or odors which are disagreeable, foul, or otherwise offensive which may tend to annoy or disturb another in or about any public or private area in the City.
C. 
Unnecessary acceleration prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle, including motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and bicycles, in such a manner as to cause, by excessive and unnecessary acceleration, the tires of such vehicle or cycle to spin or emit loud noises or to unnecessarily throw stones or gravel, nor shall such driver cause to be made by excessive and unnecessary acceleration any loud noise as would disturb the peace.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Avoidance of traffic control device prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in such a manner as to leave the roadway and travel across private property to avoid an official traffic control device, sign, or signal.
E. 
Operation in restricted area prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in such a manner as to leave the roadway and park, stop, or travel upon or across any public or private property, parking lot, driveway, or business service area for any purpose except the official conduct of business located on said property without the consent of the owner or lessee of the property. This section shall specifically include, but not be limited to:
(1) 
Public park property.
(2) 
Cemetery properties.
(3) 
School district property.
(4) 
Medical facilities.
(5) 
Funeral homes.
(6) 
Service stations.
(7) 
Grocery stores.
(8) 
Restaurants.
(9) 
Financial institutions.
(10) 
Other similar-type businesses with service driveways or drive-up or drive-through facilities.
F. 
Stopping and parking prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to stop or park a motor vehicle in any manner on any public or private property or parking lot contrary to a regulatory sign posted thereon which may permit parking by certain persons and limits, restricts, or prohibits parking as to other persons without the consent of the owner or lessee of the property. Any vehicle parked in violation of this section may be removed or towed by the property owner at the vehicle owner's expense.
G. 
Use of compression brakes. No person shall use compression brakes or operate a motor vehicle using brakes which are in any way activated or operated by the compression of the engine of any such motor vehicle or any unit or part thereof, unless such brakes are necessarily used in an emergency situation. The prohibition contained in this subsection shall not apply to fire, police, EMS and/or other emergency vehicles.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
H. 
Disorderly conduct by use of a motor vehicle.[3]
(1) 
Conduct prohibited. No person shall, within the City of Glenwood City, by or through the use of any motor vehicle, including but not limited to an automobile, truck, motorcycle, minibike, snowmobile or other ATV or UTV, as permitted, cause or provoke disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle, cause a disturbance or annoy one or more persons, or disturb or endanger the property or the safety of another's person or property.
(2) 
Definition. "Disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle" shall mean engaging in violent, abusive, or unreasonably loud conduct, or disturbing or endangering the property or the safety of another's person or property, or otherwise disorderly conduct, including but not limited to unnecessary, deliberate or intentional spinning of wheels, squealing of tires, unreasonable speed, revving of the engine, blowing the horn, causing the engine to backfire or causing the vehicle, while commencing to move or in motion, to raise one or more wheels off the ground.
[3]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Pedestrian obedience to traffic control devices and regulations.
(1) 
Obedience to traffic control devices. No person shall fail to obey the instructions of any uniform traffic control device when traveling as a pedestrian on any highway within the City of Glenwood City unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer.
(2) 
Crossing at crosswalks. No pedestrian shall cross at a crosswalk except on the right half thereof whenever practicable. Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall walk along and upon an adjacent roadway except when the sidewalk is visibly unsafe, obstructed or closed to public travel.
B. 
Prohibited pedestrian crossings. No pedestrian shall cross between adjacent intersections, unless such crossing is permitted by official traffic control devices.
No person shall operate or park any motor vehicle on any pedestrianway or pedestrian overpass within the City of Glenwood City except municipal or county maintenance vehicles.
Pursuant to § 349.215, Wis. Stats., those adult persons hired by the school district or Police Department to act as school crossing guards shall have the authority to stop vehicular traffic and to keep it stopped as long as necessary at their respective school crossings for the purpose of permitting school children to cross the street.
A. 
Driving over curbing prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle to be driven or backed over any curbing in the City of Glenwood City.
B. 
Driving over safety zones or islands prohibited. Whenever safety zones or safety islands are marked in accordance with the Wisconsin Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, no operator of a vehicle shall at any time drive through or over a safety zone or safety island.