Traffic Codes

13-1-103 – Parking Limitations

(1) It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle to park or knowingly allow to be parked any vehicle or trailer on any street:

(a) between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the months of November, December, January, February and March;

(b) when it is actually snowing, or within twelve hours thereafter. Due to the unique nature of the downtown area, this prohibition shall not apply to Main Street between 500 South and 400 North;

(c) for a period longer than 24 consecutive hours; or

(d) for a period longer than that allowed by appropriate signs, markings or parking meters giving notice of such parking time limitation.

(2) In any area in which parking upon a public street is divided into marked parking spaces, it is unlawful to park a vehicle other than within a single marked space.

(3) It is unlawful to park or place a motor vehicle, vehicle, trailer, object, structure, sign or other thing, except vegetation, utility poles and facilities, fire hydrants, or mailboxes between the curb line and the sidewalk. Any such thing parked thereon may be summarily removed by the City.

(4) (a) It is unlawful to park in any parking lot or on other property (not including public streets) owned by the City any car, truck, motorcycle, motor home, trailer, boat or other vehicle of any description for the purpose of advertising or of selling that vehicle.

(b) It is unlawful to park in any private parking lot or on other private property any car, truck, motorcycle, motor home, trailer, boat or other vehicle of any description for the purpose of advertising or of selling that vehicle, without the consent of the owner.

(5) It is unlawful to park in violation of marked parking restrictions, including but not limited to red fire lanes.

(6) It is unlawful to park commercial trucks, trailers, tractors or other vehicles greater than 20,000 pounds in weight in any areas of the City which are zoned as residential, except when making actual deliveries or doing work at the site where parked.

(7) Parking in violation of this section is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and may be removed summarily by the City by towing, and may be prosecuted criminally and/or civilly. The owner of any towed vehicle shall have the right of a post-towing hearing as provided in Section 13-1-121 of this Code.

(8) In any area in which parking upon a public street is divided into marked parking spaces, it shall be unlawful to park a vehicle other than within a single marked space.

(9) Unless a greater amount is ordered by the court, fines for parking violations paid within seven days shall be as follows:

(a) $12.00 for overnight, snow, overtime and improper parking;

(b) $17.00 for prohibited, double or fire zone parking; and

(c) $107.00 or as set by state law for handicap parking. Parking tickets paid after seven days shall be increased $20.00, or as a court may order.

13-1-110 – Skateboards, low profile motorized vehicles (pocket bikes) and sleds

(a)  No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, sled, toy wagon, scooter or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing such roadway on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians.

(b)  It is unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to knowingly drive or operate such vehicle upon a city street while any sled, sleigh, skateboard, wagon or similar device is towed, attached to or connected with such vehicle.

(c)  It is unlawful to skateboard on streets, sidewalks and all other public places on Main Street between 400 North and 500 South.

(d)  (1)  It is unlawful for any person to operate a low profile motorized vehicle upon any street, sidewalk or other public property within Bountiful City.  It is unlawful for an adult, parent, or guardian to allow or permit a minor to operate a low profile vehicle on public property within Bountiful City.

(2)  As used in this Section a “low profile motorized vehicle@ means any motorized vehicle that:

(a) is not regulated by the State of Utah or by any other provisions of the City Code;

(b) is not otherwise expressly permitted upon a highway or sidewalk; and

(c) is less than thirty‑six (36) inches in height when in its normal operating position, not including any flag, antenna, or other device attached or modifications made thereto.  This definition includes, but is not limited to, “pocket” or miniature motorcycles.

13-1-112 – Negligent Collision

It is unlawful to operate a vehicle with such lack of due care or in such negligent manner as to cause or permit it to collide with any vehicle, person or object.

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