It shall be the duty of the officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all street traffic laws of this Town and all of the state vehicle laws.
Officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws, provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
Officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.
It is unlawful and a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer or Fire Department official.
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this chapter.
The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to park or stand with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provision protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others.
[Amended 7-13-1998 by Ord. No. 1040; 4-26-1999 by Ord. No. 1076]
All traffic control signs duly erected by the Town of Johnston and currently in place are accepted and hereby made part of the Johnston Town Code and are legally enforceable.