Town of Zolfo Springs, FL
Hardee County
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[Adopted by the Town Commission 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04[1]]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. I, Truck Routes, adopted by the Town Council 5-13-1974 by Ord. No. 141.
This article shall be known and may be cited as "Truck Route Ordinance."
It is the intent of the Town Commission to establish truck routes to protect the public safety and reduce the unnecessary wear on Town roadways due to large or heavy trucks using Town roads.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate, or stop, stand, or park a farm tractor, trailer, semitrailer, or a truck or other commercial vehicle designating a gross weight exceeding the specified ton limits upon any of the streets of the Town so designated.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate, or stop, stand or park, farm tractors, trailers, semitrailers, or trucks or other commercial vehicles at the specified times upon any of the said streets so designated.
This article shall not prohibit:
The operation of trucks upon any street where necessary to the conduct of business at a destination point, if such vehicles shall proceed directly from a street which is not so designated and return directly to an undesignated street so that such vehicle shall have traveled the shortest possible distance over the streets which are so designated.
The operation of emergency vehicles upon any street in the Town.
The operation of trucks owned, franchised or operated by the Town, public utilities or any contractor or materialman, while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements or utilities within the Town.
The operation of trucks upon any officially established detour in any case where trucks could lawfully be operated upon the street for which the detour is established.
Pickup trucks and vans used for personal use.