Chapter 11 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic 

Article IV.  Village Motor Vehicle or Motor Bicycle License

Sec. 11-65.      Fees; Late Charges; Registration; Exception. [back to top]

(A)       Except as hereafter provided in this Section, every owner of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle who resides within the Village or owns a vehicle which has its situs or base within the Village shall pay an annual license fee.

(B)       A resident owner shall not be required to display an Addison sticker if his vehicle has a valid registration issued by the place wherein the vehicle has its situs or base.

(C)       Any owner of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle that is registered with the Secretary of State to an address within the Village of Addison shall pay the annual license fee and properly display a valid Village sticker on such vehicle.  The annual license fee shall be as follows:

For passenger vehicles  ......................................................................................................................... $25.00

For recreational vehicles  ........................................................................................................................ 31.00

For motorcycles  ...................................................................................................................................... 14.00

For trucks up to 8,000 lbs. (Class B)  ...................................................................................................... 44.00

For trucks 8,001 to 12,000 lbs. (Class D)  .............................................................................................. 65.00

For trucks 12,001 to 16,000 lbs. (Class F)  ............................................................................................. 90.00

For trucks 16,001 to 26,000 lbs. (Class H)  ...........................................................................................109.00

For trucks over 26,000 lbs. and semi-truck tractors  ..............................................................................131.00

For transfer of license and replacement of lost license  ............................................................................ 1.00

For antique vehicles  ................................................................................................................................. 1.00

For seniors  ............................................................................................................................................... 1.00

For handicapped and/or disabled veterans and active full-time
armed forces personnel  ............................................................................................................................ 1.00

(03-56; 06-19; 13-23) 

(D)       Every owner or operator of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle who reaches the age of sixty-five (65) years on or before January 1, or who is an active, full-time member of the armed forces, or who has handicapped license plates, or who has disabled veteran license plates, shall pay an annual fee as set forth hereinabove.  However, this fee shall only apply to one motor vehicle or motor bicycle per individual.  If an owner has more than one vehicle, then the reduced fee will apply to the motor vehicle or motor bicycle with the lowest license fee.

(E)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Section, no annual license shall be payable by the owner of a commercial vehicle, that is registered under 625 ILCS 5/3-402.1.  A "commercial vehicle" means any self propelled or towed vehicle used on public highways in interstate and intrastate commerce to transport passengers or property when the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds; or the vehicle is designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver; or the vehicle is used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding under the Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.  This definition shall not include farm machinery, fertilizer spreaders, and other special agricultural movement equipment nor implements of husbandry.

(F)       In the event the owner of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle residing with the Village fails to pay said tax or license fee on or before September 30, or within forty-five (45) days after the purchase of a vehicle, or within forty-five (45) days of establishing a residence within the Village based upon the submission of reasonable evidence thereof, or have a valid vehicle sticker, the owner shall pay, in addition to license fee, a late charge of ten dollars ($10.00), which late charge is necessary to cover the additional administrative costs of such late applications.  (Ord. 06-19)

(G)       In the event that title to a motor vehicle or motor bicycle is newly acquired by an owner residing within the Village after the expiration of the first half of any license period, then the license fee for such period shall be reduced to one-half of the applicable fee set forth hereinabove.  (Ord. 89-73; 92-76; 94-102; 95-8; 95-95; 97-26; 97-60)

Sec. 11-66.      Issuance and Display of Sticker. [back to top]

Each owner, upon payment of the fee provided for in this article, shall be given a windshield sticker of such design and material as may be approved by the Village Board, which sticker must be fastened on the passenger's lower right-hand side of the front windshield of the vehicle at all times and such owner either resides within the Village or has the vehicle registered with the Secretary of State to an address within the Village, or causes the vehicle to have a situs or base within the Village.   Motorcycle license tags are to be firmly bolted to and with the state license plate. (Ord. 80-02; 82-35)

Sec. 11-67.      Penalties. [back to top]

The Police Department is hereby authorized to serve nontraffic complaints upon any person violating Section 11-65 or 11-66, and the penalty for violating either of said sections shall be the amount set forth in Section 11-94.  (Ord. 06-19)

Article V.  Equipment on Vehicles.

Sec. 11-68.      Lamps--Requirements for Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, etc., Generally. [back to top]

When upon any street on the city, every motorcycle shall at all times carry one (1) lighted lamp, and every motor vehicle two (2) lighted lamps, showing white lights or lights of yellow or amber tint visible at least five hundred feet (500') in the direction toward which each motorcycle or motor vehicle is proceeding. Each motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer shall also exhibit at least two (2) lighted lamps, which shall be so situated as to throw a red light visible for at least five hundred feet (500') in the reverse direction.  (Ord. 62-58) 

Sec. 11-69.      Same--Requirements for Vehicles Not Specifically Mentioned Elsewhere in Article. [back to top]

All vehicles, including animal-drawn vehicles not specifically required to be equipped with lamps elsewhere in this article shall, at the times specified in Section 11-68 of this Code, be equipped with at least two (2) lighted lamps or lanterns exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of at least one thousand feet (1,000') to the front of such vehicle, and with at least two (2) lamps or lanterns exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least one thousand feet (1,000') to the rear. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-70.      Same--Spot Lamps and Auxiliary Driving Lamps. [back to top]

(A)       Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed one (1) spot lamp, and every lighted spot lamp shall be so aimed and used upon approaching another vehicle that no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam will be directed to the left of the prolongation of the extreme left side of the vehicle, not more than one hundred feet (100') ahead of the vehicle.

(B)       Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed three (3) auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front at a height of not less than twelve inches (12") nor more than forty-two inches (42") above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-71.      Same--Number of Driving Lamps Required or Permitted. [back to top]

(A)       At all times specified in Section 11-68 of this Code, at least two lighted lamps shall be displayed, one on each side of the front of every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle; except, that when such vehicle is parked, it is subject to the regulations governing lights on parked vehicles.

(B)       Whenever a motor vehicle equipped with head lamps as required in this article is also equipped with any auxiliary lamps or a spot lamp or any other lamp on the front thereof, projecting a beam of an intensity greater than three hundred (300) candlepower, not more than a total of four (4) of any such lamps on the front of a vehicle shall be lighted at any one time when upon a street.  (Ord. 62-58) 

Sec. 11-72.      Same--Special Restrictions. [back to top]

(A)       No person shall drive or move any vehicle or equipment upon any street with any lamp or device thereon displaying a red light visible from directly in front thereof.

(B)       Flashing lights are prohibited on motor vehicles, except as a means of indicating a right or left turn or stop or the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing.

(C)       The provisions of Subsections (a) and (b) of this Section shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles or to vehicles of the second division designed for towing or hoisting disabled vehicles while actually being used for such purposes, or to motor vehicles or equipment of state or local authorities, contractors or public utilities while engaged in maintenance or construction operations within the limits of construction projects.  The provisions of Subsection (B) shall not apply to rural mail delivery vehicles when actually used for such purpose. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-73.      Lamp or Flag on Projecting Load. [back to top]

Whenever the load upon any vehicle extends to the rear four feet (4') or more beyond the bed or body of such vehicle, there shall be displayed at the extreme rear end of the load, at all times specified in Section 11-92 of this Code, a red light or lantern plainly visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500') to the sides and rear.  The red light or lantern required under this Section shall be in addition to the rear light required upon every vehicle. At any other time, there shall be displayed at the extreme rear end of such load a red flag or cloth, not less than twelve inches (12") square.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-74.  Brakes--Equipment Required Generally. [back to top]

(A)       Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, when operated upon a street, shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle, including two separate means of applying the brakes, each of which means shall be effective to apply the brakes to at least two wheels. If these two separate means of applying the brakes are connected in any way, they shall be so constructed that failure of any one part of the operating mechanism shall not leave the motor vehicle without brakes on at least two wheels. 

(B)       Every motorcycle, and bicycle with motor attached, when operated upon a street, shall be equipped with at least one brake, which may be operated by hand or foot.

(C)       Every trailer or semitrailer of a gross weight of three thousand (3,000) pounds or more, when operated upon a street or highway, shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle and so designed as to be applied by the driver of the towing motor vehicle from its cab. Such brakes shall be so designed and connected that, in case of an accidental breakaway of a towed vehicle five thousand (5,000) pounds or more in weight, the brakes shall be automatically applied.

(D)       Every motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer sold in the Village and operated upon the streets or highways shall be equipped with service brakes upon all wheels of every such vehicle, except any motorcycle; except that any semitrailer of less than three thousand (3,000) pounds gross weight need not be equipped with brakes; provided, that any motor vehicle or truck tractor having three (3) or more axles need not have brakes on the front wheels; except, that when such vehicle is equipped with at least two steerable axles, the wheels of one such axle need not be equipped with brakes.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-75.      Same--Performance Ability. [back to top]

(A)       The service brakes upon any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles operating on a level surface shall be adequate to stop such vehicles when traveling twenty (20) miles per hour within a distance of thirty feet (30') when upon dry asphalt or concrete pavement surface free from loose material.

(B)       Under the above conditions, the service brakes upon an antique vehicle shall be adequate to stop the vehicle within a distance of forty feet (40') and the handbrake adequate to hold such vehicle stationary on any grade upon which operated.

(C)       Under the above conditions the service brakes upon an antique vehicle shall be adequate to stop the vehicle within a distance of forty feet (40') and the handbrake adequate to stop the vehicle within a distance of fifty-five feet (55').

(D)       All braking distances specified in this Section shall apply to all vehicles mentioned, whether such vehicles are loaded or are not loaded to the maximum capacity permitted under state law. 

(E)       All brakes shall be maintained in good working order and shall be so adjusted so as to operate as equally as practicable with respect to the wheels on opposite sides of the vehicle. (Ord.  62-58)

Sec. 11-76.      Horns and Warning Devices. [back to top]

(A)       Every motor vehicle of the first and second divisions, when operated upon a street or highway, shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions for a distance of not less than two hundred feet (200'), but no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall, when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation, give audible warning with his horn, but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a street or highway.

(B)       No vehicle shall be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle any siren, whistle or bell, except as otherwise permitted in this subsection. Any authorized emergency vehicle may be equipped with a siren, whistle or bell, capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500'), but such siren, whistle or bell shall not be used except when such vehicle is operated in response to an emergency call or in the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law, in which such latter events the driver of such vehicle shall sound such siren, whistle or bell when necessary to warn pedestrians and other drivers of the approach thereof.

(C)       No bicycle shall be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a bicycle any siren or whistle. (Ord. No. 62-58)

Sec. 11-77.      Mufflers. [back to top]

Every motor vehicle shall, at all times, be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation, to prevent excessive or unusual noise. No person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle on a street. (Ord.  62-58)

Sec. 11-78.      Mirrors. [back to top]

Every motor vehicle, operated singly or when towing another vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror having at least three (3) square inches of reflecting surface and so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least two hundred feet (200') to the rear of such motor vehicle.  (Ord. 62-58) 

Sec. 11-79.      Windshield Wipers. [back to top]

The windshield on every motor vehicle shall be equipped with  a device for cleaning rain, snow or other moisture from the windshield, which device shall be so constructed as to be controlled or operated by the driver of the vehicle. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-80.      Tires. [back to top]

It shall be unlawful to operate on any street any motor vehicle which is not equipped with tires conforming to the requirements of the state traffic law. (Ord. 62-58)

Article VI.  Stopping, Standing and Parking.

Sec. 11-81.      Manner of Parking Generally. [back to top]

Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there is an adjacent curb shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel with and within twelve inches (12") of the right-hand curb, except as otherwise provided in the following paragraph:

Upon those streets which have been marked or signposted for angle parking, vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such marks or signs.  The parking of any vehicle shall be limited to areas specifically designated as parking spaces, and these designated areas must be improved with asphalt or concrete in accordance with the Addison Building Code.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing parking regulations, it shall be unlawful for any portion of a vehicle to extend onto a public street while the vehicle is parked or standing on a driveway or on private property.   (Ord. 62-58; 81-29; 04-76)

Sec. 11-82.      Parking--Prohibited for Certain Streets. [back to top]

Where the Board has prohibited the parking of vehicles at all times or between certain hours on any street or portion of street, when such parking may impede the free flow of traffic on such streets, and has caused appropriate signs to be erected and maintained, giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle during the time prohibited at places so indicated by official signs. (Ord. 62-58) 

Sec. 11-83.      Same--Restricted on Certain Streets. [back to top]

Where the Board has designated either side, both sides or any portion of either side of any street as a restricted parking area, has determined the time of the day any such parking restriction shall be effective, as well as the duration of time allowed for continuous vehicular parking, and as caused appropriate signs to be erected and maintained in such areas, designating the effective time of day of such parking restriction, as well as the duration of time that continuous vehicular parking is allowed, no person shall park a vehicle for any period of time in excess of the time posted on the officially erected sign, legend or notice effective for the parking space for which space it is erected during the effective time thereof.

Such designation shall be evidenced by the physical presence of signs or legends on or near the parking land of the street or portions thereof where such restriction is to be effective.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-84.      Same--Prohibited in Certain Specified Areas. [back to top]

It shall be unlawful to park or permit any vehicle to stand in any of the following places at any time, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a policeman or traffic control device:

(A)      In any intersection.

(B)      In a crosswalk.

(C)      Upon any bridge or viaduct, or in any subway or tunnel or the approach thereto.

(D)      Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet (30') of a point of the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone.

(E)       Within thirty feet of a traffic signal, beacon or sign on the approaching side.

(F)       Within twenty feet (20') of any intersection or crosswalk.

(G)      At any place where the standing of a vehicle will reduce the usable width of the roadway for moving traffic to less than eighteen feet (18').

(H)      Within fifteen feet (15') of a fire hydrant.

(I)        At any place where the standing of a vehicle would block the use of a driveway.

(J)       Within fifty feet (50') of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing.

(K)      Within twenty feet (20') of the driveway entrance to any fire department station and on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any such station within seventy-five feet (75') of such entrance, when properly signposted.

 (L)      On any sidewalk or parkway.  However, between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. parking may be permitted on the driveway portion of the sidewalk and the driveway portion of the parkway.

(M)      At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

(N)      At any place designated as a fire lane. Such places are to be designated by signs with the words "fire lane" printed thereon.

(O)      The driveways and aisles of the parking lot adjacent to the Chablis Apartments, located at 620 North Lincoln Avenue, are hereby designated as a fire lane and parking shall be prohibited.

(P)       Designated areas for parking and restricted parking around municipal buildings:

(1)        East Parking Lots

(a)       Areas posted “Village Vehicles Only” shall be limited to vehicles owned and operated by the Village of Addison, its employees and officials.

(b)       Other areas – no restrictions.

(2)        West Parking Lots

(a)       Areas posted “Employee Parking” shall be limited to vehicles owned and operated by the Village of Addison, County of DuPage, Addison Public Library, DuPage High School District 88, and their employees and officials, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on business days.  Business days shall be defined as Monday through Friday except holidays specified by the Village Board.

(b)       Areas posted “Court Parking” – no restrictions.

(c)       Areas posted “Addison Business” shall be limited to use by persons conducting non-court-related Village business for a period of 15 minutes between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on business days.

(d)      Areas posted “Police Parking Only” and “DARE Parking Only” shall be limited to vehicles owned and operated by the Police Department of the Village of Addison.

(e)       Areas posted "Library Parking” shall be limited to use by persons conducting business at the Addison Public Library or by its employees and officials.

 (f)      Areas posted “District 88 Parking” shall be limited to use by persons conducting business at the District 88 Administration Building or by its employees and officials. 

(g)       Parking spaces designated as Electric Vehicle (EV) Stations shall only be used by an EV that is physically charging its batteries.

(3)        South Parking Lots

(a)       Areas posted “Police Parking Only” shall be limited to vehicles owned and operated by the Police Department of the Village of Addison or by employees and officials of the County of DuPage.

(4)        Balzer House Museum and Century HouseParking shall be limited to vehicles owned and operated by the Village of Addison, its employees and officials.

(Q)      On any public street, public property or public right-of-way, or on any private street, private property or private right-of-way that is open to the general public, with the front and/or back license plate missing from the vehicle, unless the vehicle has a current temporary permit pending registration.

(R)      On any public street, public property or public right-of-way, or on any private street, private property or private right-of-way that is open to the general public, with expired license plates, unless the vehicle has a current temporary permit pending registration.

(S)       Use of the West Parking Lots at the Village government complex located at Friendship Plaza to drop off or pick up any person during the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, is strictly prohibited.

 (Ord. 62-58, 1; 67-16; 75-17; 82-24; 84-41, repealed 84-64; 07-95; 13-16; 14-54)

Sec. 11-85.      Same--Prohibited for Certain Purposes. [back to top]

No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of: 

(A)       Displaying such vehicle for sale.

(B)       Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

(C)       Upon any business street, when merchandise is peddled from such vehicle. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-86.      Same--In Alleys. [back to top]

No person shall park a vehicle within any alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet (10') of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-87.      Same--Restrictions on Parking in Loading Zones, in Front of Entrances to Hospitals and Hotels, etc. [back to top]

It shall be unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to stand a passenger vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers, not to exceed three (3) minutes, and for the driver to stand any freight-carrying vehicles for a period of time longer than is necessary to load, unload and deliver materials, not to exceed thirty (30) minutes, in any place designated by the Village as a loading zone and marked as such, or in any of the following designated places:

(A)       At any place, not to exceed seventy-five feet (75'), along the curb before the entrance to any hospital or hotel at any time.

(B)       At any place, not to exceed seventy-five feet (75') along the curb before the entrance to a public building between 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., except on Sunday.

(C)       Directly in front of the entrance to any theater at any time that the theater is open for business. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-88.      Same--Thirty Minute Parking between 2:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. [back to top]

No person shall park any vehicle on any street between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. of any day.  (Ord. 62-58; 11-26)

Sec. 11-89.      Unauthorized Use of Parking Places Reserved for Handicapped Persons. [back to top]

It shall be prohibited to park any motor vehicle which is not bearing registration plates or decals issued to a physically handicapped person or to a disabled veteran in any parking place, including any private or public off-street parking facility, specifically reserved by the posting of an official sign for motor vehicles bearing such registration plates or decals.

Any person or local authority owning or operating any public or private off-street parking facility may, after notifying the police, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or proper place of safety, any vehicle parked within a stall or space reserved for use by the physically handicapped which does not display handicapped registration plates or decals as required under this Section.  (Ord. 84-63) (Note: previous §11-89 rep. by 79-74)

Sec. 11-90.      Use of Bus Stops and Taxicab Stands by Vehicles other than Buses and Taxicabs. [back to top]

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand, when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately assigned; except, that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop in such stop or stand for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading passengers, when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-91.      Prohibited Overnight Parking of Trucks and Construction Equipment. [back to top]

(A)       The overnight parking of the following vehicles on any Village street is prohibited:

(1)        Trucks or buses, except Class B licensed vehicles or vehicles registered as recreational vehicles under the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code; and

(2)        Motorized or table construction equipment.

(B)       No truck or bus (except Class B licensed vehicles or vehicles registered as recreational vehicles under the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code) or towable contractor's equipment or trailer shall be stored or parked on any lot in any residence district unless such truck, bus, towable equipment or trailer is being used in connection with a legitimate service actually being rendered for the benefit of such lot.[1]  (Ord. 00-94; 01-75) 

[1]Note: See also Section VIII.B.1 of the Addison Zoning Ordinance for additional regulations.

Sec. 11-91.1.   Trailers and Semi-trailers. [back to top]

No trailer or semi-trailer shall be parked at any time on any street or public right-of-way unless connected to a vehicle capable of pulling or drawing such trailer or semi-trailer, and parked where legally permitted.  (Ord. No. 84-28)

Sec. 11-91.2    Trucks, Truck Tractors, etc. in Residential and Commercial Areas. [back to top]

No semi-trailer, truck tractor, tractor/trailer combination or truck over 8,000 pounds shall be parked in any residential area at any time except for immediate pickup or delivery.  No semi-trailer, truck tractor, tractor/trailer combination or truck over 8,000 pounds shall be parked in any commercial area at any time except for immediate pickup or delivery or unless such vehicle is parked in a truck loading area designed for loading and unloading. (Ord. 08-48)

Sec. 11-92.      Same--Standing upon Perceptible Grade. [back to top]

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit such motor vehicle to stand unattended upon any perceptible grade without effectively setting the brake thereon and turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the street. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-93.      Vehicles with Reflectors Not Required to Display Lights When Parked at Night. [back to top]

Vehicles may be parked between sunset and sunrise without displaying lights as otherwise required by this Chapter on all streets within the Village limits where parking is permitted; provided, that such vehicles are equipped at the rear with at least one red reflector which has the equivalent of at least two square inches of surface area and is sufficiently clean and so placed as to reflect headlights or other vehicles approaching from the rear.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-93.1.   Presumption of Owner's Liability. [back to top]

The fact that a vehicle which is illegally parked is registered in the name of a person shall be considered prima facie proof that such person was in control of the vehicle at the time of such parking.  This presumption shall apply to Sections 11-81 to 11-93 inclusive. (Ord. 80-0l)

Sec. 11‑94.  Penalties for Stopping, Standing, Parking and Vehicle Compliance Violations.  [back to top]

The Police Department is authorized to place violation notices on every vehicle stopped or parked in violation of this Article and on any vehicle which is operated or maintained in a manner that is not in compliance with this Chapter.  If such penalties are paid directly to the Police Department in an envelope provided for such purpose by the Police Department within ten (10) days from the date of violation, such penalties shall be in the amount set forth in this Section.  If such penalty is not paid within ten (10) days from the date of issuance, the prescribed fine amount shall be due and owing as set forth in the Fine Schedule.  All violations shall be administratively adjudicated in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 30 of the Village Code.  The last column of the Fine Schedule contains the penalty amount for each class of violation, which amount shall be subject to reduction for early payment as follows:

Fine Schedule

Fine
Schedule

If Paid Within 10 Days

 

If Paid AFTER 10 Days but BEFORE 1st Hearing Date

 

If Paid AFTER Non-Appearance at 1st Hearing Date but BEFORE 2nd Hearing Date

If Paid AFTER Non-Appearance at 2nd Hearing Date but BEFORE 3rd Hearing Date

If Paid After Non-Appearance at 3rd Hearing Date

A

$15.00

$75.00

$135.00

$195.00

$250.00

B

$25.00

$85.00

$145.00

$205.00

$250.00

C

$75.00

$135.00

$195.00

$225.00

$250.00

D

$100.00

$160.00

$200.00

$235.00

$250.00

E

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00


Explanation of Fine Schedule:

“A” - Overnight parking

“B” - Other parking or Village sticker violations, including

.  Parking on snow route
.  Overtime parking
.  One-way street
.  Parking in fire lane
.  Parking too close to a fire hydrant
.  Unattended vehicle
.  Sign limitation
.  All other parking or vehicle compliance violations not listed as an "A," "C," "D," or "E" violation
.  No Village sticker

“C” – Vehicle compliance violations

.  Equipment violations
.  Loud muffler
.  No headlights
.  Other vehicle compliance violations

“D” - Overnight parking of trucks in residential areas and similar violations

“E” - Handicapped parking violations (Ord. 69-45; 76-33; 77-76; 79-23; 85-16; 92-4; 96-74; 00-94; 05-123; 08-02; 08-65)

Sec. 11-94.1.               General Traffic Violation Penalty. [back to top]

Except as provided in Section 11-94 with respect to fines for parking, standing, stopping and vehicle compliance violations, any person who violates any of the provisions of this Chapter 11 shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which the violation occurs.  (Ord. 69-45; 76-33; 77-76; 79-23; 85-16; 92-4; 96-74; 00-94; 05-123; 08-02; 65)

Article VII.  Traffic Control Devices.

Sec. 11-95.      Authority to Install. [back to top]

The public service committee or public safety committee or both shall cause to be placed and maintained traffic control sign, signals and devices when and as required under this Chapter and other traffic laws or ordinances of the Village to make effective the provisions of this Chapter and such laws or ordinances, and may cause to be placed and maintained such additional traffic control devices as they may deem necessary to regulate traffic under the traffic laws or ordinances of the Village or under State law, or to guide or warn traffic.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-96.      Obedience. [back to top]

No driver of a vehicle shall disobey the instructions of any stoplight, stop sign, yield sign or other official traffic control device placed in accordance with the directions of the Village Board, unless at the time otherwise directed by a police officer.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-97.      When Devices Required for Chapter to be Enforceable. [back to top]

No provision of this Chapter for which official traffic control devices are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if, at the time and place of the alleged violation, an official traffic control device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible as to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.  Whenever a particular section does not state that devices are required, such Section shall be effective, even though no devices are erected in place.  (Ord. No. 62-58)

Sec. 11-98.      Traffic Control Signal Legend. [back to top]

Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic control signals exhibiting the words "Go," "Caution" or "Stop" or exhibiting different colored lights successively, the following colors only shall be used, and such terms and lights shall indicate as follows:

(A)       Green alone or "Go."

(1)      Vehicular traffic facing the signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn, but vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection at the time such signal is exhibited.

(2)        Pedestrians facing the signal may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(B)       Steady yellow.

(1)        Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter, when vehicular traffic may not enter the intersection.

(2)        Pedestrians facing a steady yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal, as provided in Section 11-99, are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway, and no pedestrian shall start to cross.

(C)       Steady red.

(1)        Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone must stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of an intersection, or if none, before entering the intersection, and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection.

(2)        When a sign is in place permitting a turn, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal may cautiously enter the intersection to make the turn indicated by such sign after stopping as required by Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.  Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(3)        No pedestrian facing such signal shall enter the roadway unless he can do so safely without interfering with any vehicular traffic or unless a separate "Walk" indication is shown.

(D)       Green straight-through arrow (alone).

(1)        Vehicular traffic facing the signal may proceed straight through, but shall not turn right or left. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians legally within the intersection at the time such signal is exhibited.

(2)        Pedestrians facing the signal may proceed across the roadway within the appropriate marked or unmarked crosswalk unless directed otherwise by a pedestrian signal as provided in Section 11-99.

(E)       Green turn arrow (with circular green, with steady yellow, with steady red or with green straight-through arrow).

(1)        Vehicular traffic facing the signal shall comply with the meaning of the circular green, steady yellow, steady red or green straight-through arrow indication as if it were shown alone; except, that such vehicular traffic may cautiously enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the green turn arrow.  Vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within a crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(2)        Pedestrians facing such signal shall comply with the meaning of the circular green, steady yellow, steady red or straight-through arrow indication as if it were shown alone, unless directed otherwise by a pedestrian signal as provided in Section 11-99.

(F)       In the event an official traffic control signal or flashing red signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provisions of this Section shall be applicable, except as to provisions which by their nature can have no application.  Any stop required shall be at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such sign or marking, the stop shall be made at the signal.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-99.      Pedestrian Control Signals. [back to top]

Whenever special pedestrian control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Wait" or "Don't Walk" are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:

(A)       Walk.  Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles.

(B)       Wait or Don't Walk.  No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the walk signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety island while the "Wait" or "Don't Walk" signal is showing.  (Ord. 62-58) 

Sec. 11-100.    Lane Control Signals. [back to top]

Whenever lane control signals are used in conjunction with official signs, they shall have the following meanings:

(A)       Downward-pointing green arrow.  A driver facing this indication is permitted to drive in the lane over which the arrow signal is located. Otherwise, he shall obey all other traffic controls present and follow normal safe driving practices.

(B)       Red X symbol.  A driver facing this indication shall not drive in the lane over which the signal is located, and this indication shall modify accordingly the meaning of all other traffic controls present.  Otherwise, he shall obey all other traffic controls and follow normal safe driving practices.

(C)       Yellow X (steady).  A driver facing this indication shall prepare to vacate the lane over which the signal is located in a safe manner, to avoid, if possible, occupying that lane when a steady red X is displayed.  (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-101.    Flashing Signals. [back to top]

Whenever flashing red or yellow signals are used, they shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows:

(A)       Flashing red, stop signal.  When a red lens is illuminated by rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection, at a limit line when marked, or if no such line has been marked, before entering the intersection.  The right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign.

(B)       Flashing yellow, caution signal.  When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or past such signal only with caution. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-102.  Unauthorized Signs, Signals or Markings. [back to top]

No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, nor shall any person place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway any other sign which hides from view or interferes with the movement of traffic or the effectiveness of any traffic control device or any railroad sign or signal.  No person shall place or maintain, nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising.  The chief of police, after approval by the Board, shall remove or cause to be removed any such sign or signal. (Ord. 62-58)

Sec. 11-103.    Interference with Official Traffic Control Devices, etc. [back to top]

No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any official traffic control device, or any railroad sign or signal, or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon, or any other part thereof.  (Ord. 62-58)
 

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