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Chapter 6 Auto Traffic


 ORDINANCES - Auto Traffic - Chapter 6

 Amended by: Ordinances 140, 65

 Section 1. Speed:

The speed limit for motor vehicles and other vehicles within the limits of the City of Newell shall be twenty (20) miles per hour except as otherwise posted, due care shall be maintained at all street intersections and crosswalks.

 Section 2. Parking:

The parking area on Gerard Avenue between Second and Third Streets shall be the center of the street. On all other streets in the City cars shall be parked at the curb excepting spaces where parking is forbidden by special signs or signals. It shall be unlawful for any operator of a motor vehicle to park said vehicle otherwise that provided herein.

For the purpose of this Section, parking a car is defined as leaving it without an occupant and with the motor not running. Nothing in this Chapter is intended to prohibit a motor vehicle being driven to the curb and left standing with the motor running while said vehicle is being loaded with passengers or with merchandise, or while operator is filling gasoline or radiator or inflating tires. Cars in motion must be driven on the right hand side of the street and in parking at curb must be parked at the curb on the right hand side.

 Section 3. Lights

Every motor vehicle shall, between sunset and sunrise, display at least two (2) lighted lamps on the front, and one (1) red in the rear of such car.

 Section 4. Dimmers:

Electrically lighted cars shall be equipped with headlight dimmers to diffuse the rays and prevent glare.

 Section 5. Brakes:

Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with adequate brakes in good working order.

 Section 6. Muffler:

Every motor vehicle shall be provided with a muffler, and it shall at no time be cut out or disconnected.

 Section 7. Horn or Bell:

Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a suitable horn, bell or other device for signaling.

 Section 8. Age of Driver:

No person shall drive a motor car who is under fifteen (15) years of age, unless accompanied by owner.

 Section 9. State Regulations:

All road rules and other regulations by the Sate of South Dakota concerning motor vehicles are hereby required to be obeyed within the City of Newell.

 Section 10. Penalty:

Any operator of a motor vehicle and the owner of said motor vehicle in case of violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction thereof be fined not less than two ($2.00) dollars nor more than one hundred ($100.00) dollars for each offense, together with the costs of prosecution, and shall stand committed until such costs and fines are paid.