Words and phrases defined. For the purposes of this chapter, the words and phrases listed below shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section. Words and phrases which are not defined herein but are defined in the laws of Maine which regulate the operation of motor vehicles shall have the meaning set forth in said state laws.
- A narrow way between buildings or giving access to the rear of buildings.
- AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
- Vehicles of the Fire Department, police vehicles, public traffic emergency repair vehicles, ambulances, and such emergency vehicles of municipal departments or public service corporations as are designated or authorized by the Police Chief. A privately owned vehicle commandeered by the Fire or Police Chief or owned or used by fire or police personnel shall have the same status under this chapter as a publicly owned authorized emergency vehicle while actually engaged in or responding to a call for public emergency service.
- (1) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway.
- (2) Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
- The outer edge of a defined sidewalk or either edge of the wrought and usually traveled part of a street.
- CURB LOADING ZONE
- A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
- Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
- IDLE or IDLING
- When the engine of a motor vehicle is running but not engaged
in a gear to power the drive train.[Added 6-17-1997]
- INDIVIDUAL PARKING SPACE
- A portion of the paved surface of a street of sufficient length and depth from the sidewalk curb to accommodate a vehicle to be parked as shall be specified and marked off as directed by the Town Council.
- The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curblines or, if none, the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at or approximately at right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angles may come in conflict.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any self-propelled vehicle, but not including motorized wheelchairs
or snowmobiles. "Motor vehicle" includes, but is not limited to, automobiles,
motorcycles, trucks, and buses.[Amended 6-17-1997]
- When prohibited means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
- Any person afoot.
- Includes a human being, corporation, partnership, association,
trust, estate, joint venture, or any other legal or commercial entity.[Amended 6-17-1997]
- POLICE OFFICER
- Every officer of the municipal Police Department or any other authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
- PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
- Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons.
- The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
- That portion of a street or highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
- That portion of a street between the curblines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
- When required means complete cessation of movement.
- STOP, STOPPING or STANDING
- When prohibited means any stopping or standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every publicly maintained way when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- THROUGH STREET
- Every street or portion thereof at the entrance to which vehicular traffic from intersecting streets or highways is required by law to stop before entering or crossing the same and when stop signs are erected as provided by this chapter.
- Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any street for purposes of travel.
- TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
- All signs, signals, markings, and devices, whether immovable or whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, placed or erected by authority of the Town Council or the Police Chief by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed or for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
- Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
Time. Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard time or daylight saving time as may be in current use in this Town.