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II. Rules of the Road and Required Vehicle Equipment

Chapter 10.06 - Right-of-way
10.06.010 Vehicle approaching or entering intersection not controlled by signs or signals
A. When two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
B. The foregoing rule is modified at through highways and otherwise as stated in the Lakewood Traffic Code.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-94-34 § 1, 1994; Ord. O-80-76 § 1, 1980; Ord. O-77-86 § 2, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 1, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.06.020 Vehicle turning left
Subject to the provisions of Section 10.45.050(A)(1)(b), the driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection, whether or not such intersection is controlled by official traffic-control devices, or into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, or so close to the left-turning vehicle as to constitute an immediate hazard. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 3, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 2, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.06.030 Yielding right-of-way to transit buses
A. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Public mass transit operator” has the same meaning as in Section 43-1-102(5), C.R.S.
2. “Transit bus” means a bus operated by a public mass transit operator.
B. Drivers of vehicles in the same lane of traffic and behind a transit bus shall yield the right-of-way to the bus if:
1. The driver of the transit bus, after stopping to allow passengers to board or exit, is signaling an intention to enter a traffic lane; and
2. A yield sign is displayed and illuminated on the back of the transit bus.
C. The yield sign referred to in subsection (2) of this section shall:
1. Warn a driver of a vehicle behind the transit bus that the driver is required to yield when the bus is entering a traffic lane; and
2. Be illuminated when the driver of the transit bus is attempting to enter a traffic lane.
D. This section does not require a public mass transit operator to install yield signs as described in subsection ( C) of this section on transit buses operated by the public mass transit operator.
E. This section does not relieve a driver of a transit bus from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the roadway.
F. Any person who violates any provision of the section commits a class 3 traffic offense. (Ord O-2012-9 § 1, 2012)


Chapter 10.09 - Through Streets, Stop and Yield Intersections
10.09.010 Through streets designated and entrances thereto controlled
A. Those streets and parts of streets so designated by state law and described in traffic control schedules or official Lakewood street maps are declared to be through streets.
B. Whenever a through street is designated and described as provided in this title, it shall be the duty of the Traffic Engineer and other officials vested with responsibility for traffic control to place and maintain a stop sign or yield sign on each and every street intersecting through street unless traffic at any such intersection is controlled at all times by traffic-control signals; provided, however, that at the intersection of two such through streets or at the intersection of a through street and a heavily traveled street not so designated, stop signs shall be erected at the approaches of either of said streets as determined upon the basis of a traffic investigation. (Ord. O-94-34 § 2, 1994; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.09.020 Entering stop or yield intersection
A. The driver of a vehicle which is required by subsections (B) and (C) of this section to stop in obedience to a stop sign or to yield or to stop in compliance with a yield sign shall proceed cautiously yielding to vehicles not so obligated to stop or yield and which are within the intersection or approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection; provided, that if such driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield right-of-way.
B. Except when directed to proceed by a law enforcement officer, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it.
C. The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign in obedience to such sign, shall slow to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 4, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 4, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

Chapter 10.12 - Special Stops at Railroad Crossings, Driveways, Etc
10.12.020 Obedience to railroad signal
A. Any driver of a motor vehicle approaching a railroad crossing sign shall slow down to a speed that is reasonable and safe for the existing conditions. If required to stop for a traffic control device, flag person, or safety before crossing the railroad grade crossing, the driver shall stop at the marked stop line, if any. If no such stop line exists, the driver shall:
1. Stop not less than fifty feet from the nearest rail of the railroad grade crossing and shall not proceed until the railroad grade can be crossed safely; or
2. In the event the driver would not have a reasonable view of approaching trains when stopped pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection (A), stop before proceeding across the railroad grade crossing at the point nearest such crossing where the driver has a reasonable view of approaching trains and not proceed until the railroad grade can be crossed safely.
3. No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed, nor shall any pedestrian pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
4. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 2, 1997; Ord. O-77-86 §§ 5, 6, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 6, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.12.030 Certain vehicles to stop at railroad grade crossings
A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the driver of a school bus carrying any school child, the driver of a vehicle carrying hazardous materials that is required to be placarded in accordance with the regulations issued pursuant to Section 42-20-108, C.R.S., or the driver of a commercial vehicle, as defined in Section 42-4-235, C.R.S., that is transporting passengers, before crossing at grade any tracks of a railroad shall stop such vehicle within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.
B. After stopping as required in this section and upon proceeding when it is safe to do so, the driver of any such vehicle shall cross only in such gear of the vehicle that there will be no necessity for changing gears while traversing such crossing and the driver shall not manually shift gears while crossing the tracks.
C. When stopping is required at such railroad crossing the driver shall keep as far to the right of the roadway as possible and shall not form two lanes of traffic unless the street or roadway is marked for four or more lanes of traffic.
D. Subsections (A) and (B) of this section shall not apply at:
1. Any railroad grade crossing at which traffic is regulated by a traffic-control signal;
2. Any railroad grade crossing at which traffic is controlled by a law enforcement officer or human flagman;
3. Any railroad crossing where state or local road authorities within their respective jurisdictions have determined that trains are not operating during certain periods or seasons of the year and have erected an official sign carrying the legend "exempt crossing," which shall give notice when so posted that such crossing is exempt from the stopping requirement provided for in this section;
4. Street railway grade crossing within a business district.
E. For the purposes of this section “school bus” means a school bus that is required to bear on the front and rear of such school bus the words “SCHOOL BUS” and display visual signal lights pursuant to Section 42-4-1903(2)(a), C.R.S.
F. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class 3 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 2, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 2, 2006; Ord. O-97-62 § 3, 1997; Ord. O-77-86 § 7, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 7, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.12.040 Moving heavy equipment at railroad crossing
A. No person shall operate or move any crawler-type tractor, steam shovel, derrick, roller or any equipment or structure having a normal operating speed of ten or less miles per hour or a vertical body or load clearance of less than nine inches above the level surface of a roadway upon or across any tracks at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with this section.
B. Notice of any such intended crossing shall be given to a superintendent of such railroad and a reasonable time shall be given to such railroad to provide proper protection at such crossing.
C. Before making any such crossing the person operating or moving any such vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same not less than fifteen feet nor more than fifty feet from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and shall not proceed until the crossing can be made safely.
D. No such crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic signal or crossing gates or a flagman or otherwise of the immediate approach of a railroad train or car.
E. Subsection (C) of this section shall not apply where it has been determined by this municipality or the state that trains are not operating during certain periods or seasons of the year and an official sign carrying the legend "exempt crossing" has been erected giving notice when so posted that such crossing is exempt from the stopping requirement.
F. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 8, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.12.050 Emerging from or entering alley, driveway or building
A. The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway, building, parking lot, or other place, immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or into the sidewalk area extending across any such alleyway, or entranceway, shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian upon or about to enter such sidewalk or sidewalk area extending across such alleyway, driveway, or entranceway, as may be necessary to avoid collision, and when entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway, which are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard.
B. The driver of a vehicle entering an alley, driveway or entranceway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian within or about to enter the sidewalk or sidewalk area extending across such alleyway, driveway or entranceway.
C. No person shall drive any vehicle, other than a bicycle or any other human-powered vehicle, upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area, except upon the permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 4, 1997; Ord. O-77-86 § 8, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 9, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.12.060 Stopping for school buses
A. The driver of a motor vehicle upon any street, road, or highway, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus that has stopped, shall stop his vehicle at least twenty feet before reaching the school bus if visual signal lights as specified in Section 10.57.060 of this title have been actuated on the school bus. The driver shall not proceed until the visual signal lights are no longer being actuated. The driver of a motor vehicle shall stop when a school bus that is not required to be equipped with visual signal lights by subsection (B) of this section stops to receive or discharge school children.
B. The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is on a different roadway. For the purposes of this section, "highway with separate roadways" means a highway which is divided into two or more roadways by a depressed, raised, or painted median or other intervening space serving as a clearly indicated dividing section or island.
C. A driver of any school bus who observes a violation of subsection (A) of this section shall notify his school district transportation dispatcher. The school bus driver shall provide the school district transportation dispatcher with the color, basic description, and license plate number of the vehicle involved in the violation, information pertaining to the identity of the alleged violator, and the time and the approximate location at which the violation occurred. Any school district transportation dispatcher who has received information by a school bus driver concerning a violation of subsection (A) of this section shall provide such information to the appropriate law enforcement agency or agencies. A Lakewood police agent or officer may issue a citation on the basis of such information to the driver of the vehicle involved in the violation.
D. Every school bus shall stop as far to the right of the roadway as possible before discharging or loading passengers and, when possible, shall not stop where the visibility is obscured for a distance of two hundred feet either way from the bus. The driver of a school bus which has stopped shall allow time for any vehicles which have stopped behind the school bus to pass the school bus, if such passing is legally permissible where the school bus is stopped, after the visual signal lights, if any, are no longer being displayed or actuated and after all children who have embarked or disembarked from the bus are safe from traffic.
E. Any person who violates any provision of subsection (A) of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 3, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 §§ 5, 6, 1997; Ord. O-89-75 § 1, 1989; Ord. O-77-86 § 9, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 10, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.12.070 Stop when traffic obstructed
No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk or drive onto any railroad grade crossing unless there is sufficient space on either side of the intersection, crosswalk or railroad grade crossing to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles, pedestrians or railroad trains, notwithstanding the indication of any traffic-control indication to proceed. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 10, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 11, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.12.080 Driving in a road or highway work area
A. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle or pedestrian engaged in work upon a road or highway within any road or highway construction or maintenance work area indicated by official traffic-control devices.
B. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle engaged in work upon a road or highway whenever such vehicle displays flashing lights meeting the requirements of Section 42-4-214, C.R.S., as amended.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 7, 1997; Ord. O-77-86 § 11, 1977).


Chapter 10.15 - Speed Regulations
10.15.010 Speed limits
A. No person shall drive a vehicle on a street or highway within this municipality at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.
B. Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed, the following speeds shall be lawful:
1. Twenty-five miles per hour in any business district;
2. Thirty miles per hour in any residence district;
3. Fifteen miles per hour on any alley or alleyway:
4. Forty-five miles per hour for all vehicles in the business of transporting trash, where higher speeds are posted, when said vehicle is loaded as an exempted vehicle pursuant to Section 42-4-507(3)(a), C.R.S.;
5. Any speed not in excess of a speed limit designated by an official traffic control device.
C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, no person shall drive a vehicle on a street or highway within this municipality in excess of a maximum lawful speed of sixty-five miles per hour. No speed limit shall be authorized above sixty-five miles per hour, and all sixty-five mile per hour speed limits shall be considered maximum lawful speed limits and not prima facie speed limits.
D. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (C) of this section, any speed in excess of the lawful speeds set forth in subsection (B) of this section shall be prima facie evidence that such speed was not reasonable or prudent under the conditions then existing.
E. The conduct of a driver of a vehicle which would otherwise constitute a violation of this section is justifiable and not unlawful when:
1. It is necessary as an emergency measure to avoid an imminent public or private injury which is about to occur by reason of a situation occasioned or developed through no conduct of said driver and which is of sufficient gravity that, according to ordinary standards of intelligence and morality, the desirability and urgency of avoiding the injury clearly outweigh the desirability of avoiding the consequences sought to be prevented by this section; or
2. With respect to authorized emergency vehicles, the applicable conditions for exemption, as set forth in Section 10.63.070, exist.
F. The minimum requirement for the commission of a violation of this section is the performance by a driver of prohibited conduct, which includes a voluntary act or the omission to perform an act which said driver is physically capable of performing.
G. It shall not be a defense to prosecution for a violation of this section that:
1. The defendant's conduct was not performed intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence; or
2. The defendant's conduct was performed under a mistaken belief of fact, including, but not limited to, a mistaken belief of the defendant regarding the speed of the defendant's vehicle; or
3. The defendant's vehicle has a greater operating or fuel-conserving efficiency at speeds greater than the reasonable and prudent speed under the conditions then existing or at speeds greater than the maximum lawful speed limit.
H. A violation of driving one to twenty-four miles per hour in excess of reasonable and prudent speed or in excess of the maximum lawful speed limit of fifty-five miles per hour is a Class 3 traffic offense; a violation of driving twenty-five or more miles per hour in excess of the reasonable and prudent speed or in excess of the maximum lawful speed limit of fifty-five miles per hour is a Class 2 traffic offense.
I. A violation of driving in excess of the speed limit set forth in a maintenance, repair, or construction zone shall be subject to the increased penalties and surcharges as set forth in Section 10.15.015.
J. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section, no person shall drive a low-power scooter on a roadway at a speed in excess of forty miles per hour.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 4, 2012; Ord. O-2005-11 § 1, 2005; Ord. O-97-62 §§ 8, 9, 1997; Ord. O-96-29 § 1, 1996; Ord. O-87-87 § 1, 1987; Ord. O-77-86 § 12, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 12, 1975; Ord. O-74-100 § 1, 1974; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.015 Designation of highway maintenance, repair, or construction zones-signs-increase in penalties for certain violations
A. If maintenance, repair, or construction activities are occurring or will occur within four hours on a state highway or municipal street, the department of transportation or the City of Lakewood may designate such portion of the highway as a highway maintenance, repair, or construction zone. Any person who commits a violation of any provision of Chapters 10.06, 10.09, 10.15, 10.18, 10.21, 10.24, 10.27, 10.30, 10.45, 10.54, or 10.57 or Section 10.60.100 or Section 10.60.130 of the Lakewood Municipal Code in a maintenance, repair, or construction zone that is designated pursuant to the provisions of this section is subject to increased penalties and surcharges.
B. If maintenance, repair, or construction activities are occurring or will occur within four hours on a portion of a roadway that is not a state highway, the City of Lakewood may designate such portion of the roadway as a maintenance, repair, or construction zone. A person who commits certain violations listed in any provision of Chapters 10.06, 10.09, 10.15, 10.18, 10.21, 10.24, 10.27, 10.30, 10.45, 10.54, or 10.57 or Section 10.60.100 or Section 10.60.130 of the Lakewood Municipal Code in a maintenance, repair, or construction zone that is designated pursuant to this Section is subject to the increased penalties and surcharges.
C. The department of transportation or the City of Lakewood shall designate a maintenance, repair, or construction zone by erecting or placing an appropriate sign in a conspicuous place before the area where the maintenance, repair, or construction activity is taking place or will be taking place within four hours. Such sign shall notify the public that increased penalties for certain traffic violations are in effect in such zone. The department of transportation or the City of Lakewood shall erect or place a second sign after such zone indicating that the increased penalties for certain traffic violations are no longer in effect. A maintenance, repair, or construction zone begins at the location of the sign indicating that increased penalties are in effect and ends at the location of the sign indicating that the increased penalties are no longer in effect.
D. Signs used for designating the beginning and end of a maintenance, construction, or repair zone shall conform to the department of transportation requirements. The department of transportation or the City of Lakewood may display such signs on any fixed, variable, or moveable stand. The department of transportation or the City of Lakewood may place such a sign on a moving vehicle if required for certain activities, including, but not limited to, highway painting work.
E. The penalties and surcharges imposed for traffic violations set forth in subsection (A) or (B) of this section are doubled if said traffic violation occurs within a maintenance, repair, or construction zone that is designated pursuant to the requirements of this section; except that the penalty for speeding twenty to twenty-four miles per hour over the reasonable and prudent speed or over the maximum lawful speed limit of seventy-five miles per hour shall be five hundred forty dollars.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 5, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 3, 2006; Ord. O-97-62 § 10, 1997).


10.15.020 Decrease of speed limits in certain zones
Whenever it is determined by the Traffic Engineer, after a traffic survey, that the speed heretofore set as the prima facie speed limit on any portion of any street within the city is greater than that speed which is reasonable and prudent under the conditions shown by the traffic survey, the Traffic Engineer shall be empowered to declare a lower prima facie speed limit which will take effect upon posting of official signs giving notice of the new speed limit; provided, however, that decreased speed limits on streets which are part of the state highway system shall be subject to approval by the State Highway Department as specified in Section 10.69.090. (Ord. O-94-34 § 4, 1994; Ord. O-77-86 § 13, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 13, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.030 Increase of speed limits in certain zones
Whenever it is determined by the Traffic Engineer, after a traffic survey, that the speed heretofore set as the prima facie speed limit on any portion of any street within the city is less than necessary for the safe operation of vehicles, the Traffic Engineer shall be empowered to declare a higher prima facie speed limit which will take effect upon posting of official signs giving notice of the new speed limit; provided, however, that increased speed limits on streets which are part of the state highway system shall be subject to approval by the State Highway Department as specified in Section 10.69.090. (Ord. O-94-34 § 4, 1994; Ord. O-77-86 § 14, 1977; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.040 Special hazards
A. The driver of a motor vehicle shall decrease his or her speed when a special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions, and such speed shall be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance, or object on or entering the street in compliance with legal requirements and with the duty of all persons to use due care.
B. It is no defense to subsection (A) of this section that the driver's speed was lower than the speed limit established by law.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-85-53 § 1, 1985; Ord. O-80-76 § 2, 1980; Ord. O-78-79 § 1, 1978; Ord. O-77-86 § 15, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 14, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.050 Minimum speed regulation
A. No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any street at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable forward movement of traffic, except when a reduced speed is necessary for safe operation of such vehicle or in compliance with law.
B. Whenever it is determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that slow speeds on certain streets consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic on such facilities, the Traffic Engineer may establish minimum speeds on such streets and those speeds so established shall be effective when signs are erected giving notice thereof; provided, however, that the minimum speed limits on streets or expressways which are a part of the state highway system shall be subject to the approval of the State Department of Highways.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 15, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.060 Speed contests-speed exhibitions-aiding and facilitating
A. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (D) of this section, it is unlawful for any person to engage in a speed contest on a highway.
2. For the purposes of this section, "speed contest" means the operation of one or more motor vehicles to conduct a race or a time trial, including but not limited to rapid acceleration, exceeding reasonable and prudent speeds for highways and existing traffic conditions, vying for position, or performing one or more lane changes in an attempt to gain advantage over one or more of the other race participants.
B. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (D) of this section, it is unlawful for a person to knowingly engage in a speed exhibition on a highway.
2. For the purpose of this section, "speed exhibition" means the operation of a motor vehicle to present a display of speed or power. "Speed exhibition" includes, but is not limited to, squealing the tires of a motor vehicle while it is stationary or in motion, rapid acceleration, rapid swerving or weaving in and out of traffic, producing smoke from tire slippage, or leaving visible tire acceleration marks on the surface of the highway or ground.
C. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (D) of this section, a person shall not, for the purpose of facilitating or aiding or an as incident to any speed contest or speed exhibition upon a highway, in any manner obstruct or place a barricade or obstruction, or assist or participate in placing any such barricade or obstruction, upon a highway.
2. A person who violates any provision of this subsection (C) commits, the offense that the person aided in or facilitated the commission of. Nothing in this subsection (C) shall be construed to preclude charging a person for otherwise being a party to the crime of engaging in a speed contest or engaging in a speed exhibition.
D. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the operation of a motor vehicle in an organized competition according to accepted rules on a designated and duly authorized racetrack, racecourse, or drag strip.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2006-30 § 4, 2006; Ord. O-84-63 § 1, 1984; Ord. O-75-96 § 16, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.15.070 Regulation of speed by traffic signals
Traffic signals may be timed, as authorized in Section 10.69.080 of this title, so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the prima facie speed limit otherwise applicable to the street or area. (Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.080 Emergency vehicles not subject to speed limits
A. The speed limitations set forth in this title shall not apply to an authorized emergency vehicle when the driver is responding to an emergency call and is making use of visual and audible signals as prescribed by law, nor shall said speed limits apply to a police vehicle while in actual pursuit of a suspected violator of any law so long as such pursuit is being made to obtain verification of or evidence of the guilt of the suspected violator.
B. The provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the street, nor shall said provisions protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard for the safety of others. (Ord. O-94-34 § 5, 1994; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.15.016 Designation of School Zones
A. Any person who commits a moving traffic violation in violation of any of the provisions of Chapters 10.06, 10.09, 10.15, 10.18, 10.21, 10.24, 10.27, 10.30, 10.45, 10.54, or 10.57 or Section 10.60.100 or Section 10.60.130 of the Lakewood Municipal Code in a school zone is subject to the increased penalties and surcharges.
B. For the purposes of this section, “school zone” means an area that is designated as a school zone and has appropriate signs posted indicating that the penalties and
surcharges will be doubled. The state or local government having jurisdiction over the placement of traffic signs and traffic control devices in the school zone area shall designate when the area will be deemed to be a school zone for the purposes of this section. In making such designation, the state or local government shall consider when increased penalties are necessary to protect the safety of school children.
C. This section does not apply if the penalty and surcharge for a violation has been doubled pursuant to Section 10.15.015 because such violation also occurred within a highway maintenance, repair, or construction zone.
D. The penalties and surcharges imposed for traffic violations set forth in subsection (A) of this section are doubled if said traffic violation occurs in a school zone. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 6, 2012)

Chapter 10.18 - Reckless Driving and Careless Driving
10.18.010 Reckless driving
Any person who drives any motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter anywhere within this municipality in such a manner as to indicate either a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. Any person who violates this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. A person convicted of reckless driving of a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 42-2-127, C.R.S. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 7, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 5, 2006; Ord. O-97-62 § 11, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 17, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.18.020 Careless driving

Any person who drives any motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter anywhere within this municipality in a careless and imprudent manner, without due regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic and use of the streets and highways and all other attendant circumstances, is guilty of careless driving. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. A person convicted of careless driving of a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 42-2-127, C.R.S.  (Ord. O-2012-9 § 8, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 6, 2006; O-97-62 § 12, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 18, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


Chapter 10.21 - Turning and Starting, Signals on Stopping and Turning
10.21.010 Starting parked vehicle
No person shall start or move a vehicle which is stopped, standing, or parked unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 19, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.21.020 When signal required
A. No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in Section 10.21.030, or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway, or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in Sections 10.21.040 and 10.21.050.
B. A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during at least the last one hundred feet traveled by the vehicle before turning, except that such signal shall be given continuously for at least two hundred feet on all highways where the prima facie speed limit is more than forty miles per hour. Such signals shall be given regardless of existing weather conditions.
C. No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving a signal in the manner provided in Sections 10.21.040 and 10.21.050 to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 20, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.21.030 Position and method of turning at intersections
A. Except where official markers, buttons, or signs direct a different course, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall so do as follows:
1. Both the approach for a right turn and the right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
2. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left shall approach the turn in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made to the left of the center of the intersection so as to leave the intersection or other location in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the same direction as such vehicle on the roadway being entered.
3. Where a special lane for making left turns by drivers proceeding in opposite directions has been indicated by official traffic-control devices in the manner prescribed in the State Traffic Control Manual, a left turn shall not be made from any other lane, and the vehicle shall not be driven in said special lane except when preparing for and making a left turn from or into the roadway or when preparing for or making a U-turn when otherwise permitted by law.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 16, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 21, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.21.040 Signals by hand and arm or signal device
A. Any stop or turn signal required by Section 10.21.020 shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by a signal light or signal device of a type approved by the State Department of Revenue, except as otherwise provided in subsection (B) of this section.
B. Any motor vehicle in use on a street in this municipality shall be equipped with, and required signals shall be given by, signal lamps when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside of the body, cab or load of such motor vehicle exceeds twenty-four inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereof exceeds fourteen feet. The latter measurement shall apply to any single vehicle, also to any combination of vehicles.
C. The signals provided for in subsection (B) of this section shall be used to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes or start from a parked position and shall not be flashed on one side only on a parked or disabled vehicle, or flashed as a courtesy or "do pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 22, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.21.050 Method of giving hand and arm signals
A. All signals herein required to be given by hand and arm shall be given by the driver from the left side of the vehicle in the following manner, and such signals shall indicate as follows:
1. Left turn: hand and arm fully extended horizontally;
2. Right turn: hand and arm fully extended upward;
3. Stop or decrease of speed: hand and arm fully extended downward.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 23, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.21.060 Limitations on turning around
A. The driver of a vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street or highway within this municipality, i.e., make a "U-turn," under any of the following conditions:
1. Upon any curve or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade where such vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction within such distance as is necessary to avoid interfering with or endangering approaching traffic;
2. At any place where official signs are erected prohibiting such movement.
B. The driver of a vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street or highway within this municipality, i.e., make a "U-turn," unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 17, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 24, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974

10.21.070 Obedience to turn prohibition signs
Whenever official signs are erected prohibiting or restricting a right or left turn, a "U-turn," or all turns, as authorized in Section 10.69.080 of this title, no driver shall disobey the directions of any such signs. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 25, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.21.080 Driving through private property or driveways
A. It is unlawful for any person to drive from a public street or public way of this city over, across or through any private property or driveway to avoid traffic-control signals, stop signs, or other traffic-control devices or as a route or shortcut from one public street or public way to another. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
B. As used in subsection (A) of this section, "private property" includes but is not limited to any property not dedicated as a public street or public way, alley, right-of-way or easement.
C. It shall be an affirmative defense to a charge of violation of subsection (A) of this section that the person charged is the owner of the property or driveway through or across which the motor vehicle is driven or of leasehold or easement rights therein, or of the right to the possession or use thereof. (Ord. O-75-96 § 26, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

Chapter 10.24 - Driving on Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking, Following
10.24.010 Drive on right side-Exceptions
A. Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
1. When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;
2. When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the street or highway; provided, that any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the street or highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard;
3. Upon a roadway divided into three lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or
4. Upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic as indicated by official traffic-control devices.
B. Upon all roadways, any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
C. Upon any roadway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the centerline of the roadway, except when authorized by official traffic-control devices designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under subdivision (2) of subsection (A) of this section. However, this subsection does not prohibit the crossing of the centerline in making a left-turn into or from an alley, private road, or driveway when such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with, impeding or endangering other traffic lawfully using the highway.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 18, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 27, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.24.020 Passing oncoming vehicles
A. Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right, and upon roadways having width for not more than one lane of traffic in each direction, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half of the main-traveled portion of the roadway as nearly as possible.
B. A driver shall not pass a bicyclist moving in the same direction and in the same lane when there is oncoming traffic unless the driver can simultaneously:
1. Allow oncoming vehicles at least one half of the main-traveled portion of the roadway in accordance with Subsection (A) of this Section; and,
2. Allow the bicyclist at least a three-foot separation between the right side of the driver’s vehicle, including all mirrors or other projections, and the left side of the bicyclist at all times.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic infraction. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 9, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 13, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 28, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.24.030 Overtaking a vehicle on the left
A. The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction subject to the limitations, exceptions, and special rules stated in this Section and Sections 10.24.040, 10.24.050, 10.27.010, and 10.27.020:
1. The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of the vehicle at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
2. The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction shall allow the bicyclist at least a three-foot separation between the right side of the driver’s vehicle, including all mirrors or other projections, and the left side of the bicyclist at all times.
3. Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 10, 2012; Ord. O-75-96 § 29, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.24.040 When overtaking on the right is permitted
A. A driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
1. When the vehicle overtaken is making or giving indication of the making a left turn;
2. Upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked vehicles and marked for two or more lanes of moving vehicles in each direction; or,
3. Upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one direction of movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions and marked for two or more lanes of moving vehicles.
B. The driver of a motor vehicle upon a one-way roadway with two or more marked traffic lanes, when overtaking a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction and riding on the left-hand side of the road, shall allow the bicyclist at least a three-foot separation between the left side of the driver’s vehicle, including all mirrors or other projections, and the right side of the bicyclist at all times.
C. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 11, 2012; Ord. O-87-32 § 1, 1987; Ord. O-75-96 § 30, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.24.050 Limitations on overtaking on the left
A. No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center of the roadway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless authorized by the provisions of this section and unless such left side is clearly visible and free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction of any vehicle overtaken.
B. In every event the overtaking vehicle must return to an authorized lane of travel as soon as practicable, and in the event the passing movement is made on highways outside a business or residence district and involves the use of a lane authorized for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, before coming within two hundred feet of any approaching vehicle.
C. No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
1. When approaching or upon the crest of a grade or a curve in the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
2. When approaching within one hundred feet of or traversing any intersection or railroad crossing;
3. When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred feet of any bridge, viaduct or tunnel.
D. Where signs or markings are in place to define a no-passing zone, and such signs or markings are clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person, no driver shall at any time drive on the left side of the roadway within such no-passing zone or on the left side of any pavement striping designed to mark such no-passing zone throughout its length.
E. The provisions of this section shall not apply:
1. Upon a one-way roadway;
2. Under the conditions described in Section 10.24.010 (A)(2);
3. To the driver of a vehicle turning left into or from an alley private road or driveway when such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with, impeding, or endangering other traffic lawfully using the highway; or,
4. To the driver of a vehicle passing a bicyclist moving the same direction and in the same lane when such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with, impeding or endangering other traffic lawfully using the highway.
F. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 12, 2012; Ord. O-77-86 § 19, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 31, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.24.060 Following too closely
A. The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and condition of the street or highway.
B. The driver of any motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district and which is following another motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any like vehicle or other vehicle.
C. Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This provision shall not apply to funeral processions.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 §14, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 32, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.24.070 Crowding or threatening bicyclist
A. The driver of a motor vehicle shall not, in a careless and imprudent manner, drive the vehicle unnecessarily close to, toward or near a bicyclist.
B. Any person who violates Subsection (A) of this section commits careless driving as described in Section 10.18.020. (Ord O-2012-9 § 13, 2012)

Chapter 10.27 - One-way Streets and Alleys, Roadways Laned for Traffic
10.27.010 One-way roadways and rotary traffic islands
A. Upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic, a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction designated at all or such times as shall be indicated by official traffic control devices.
B. A vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island shall be driven only to the right of such island.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-30-2006 § 7, 2006; Ord. O-75-96 § 33, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.27.020 Driving on roadways laned for traffic
A. Whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all other consistent herewith shall apply:
1. A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until such movement can be made with safety.
2. Official traffic-control devices may be erected directing specified traffic to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the roadway, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device.
3. Official traffic-control devices may be installed prohibiting the changing of lanes on sections of roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 34, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

Chapter 10.30 - Driving on Divided Streets, Controlled-Access Highways
10.30.010 Driving on divided streets
A. Whenever any street or highway has been divided into separate roadways by leaving an intervening space or by a physical barrier or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway, unless directed or permitted by official traffic-control devices to use another roadway.
B. No vehicle shall be driven over, across or within any dividing space, barrier or section, except through an opening in such physical barrier or dividing section or space or at a crossover or intersection as established, unless specifically prohibited by official signs and markings, or by the provisions of Section 10.21.060. However, this subsection does not prohibit a left-turn across a median island formed by standard pavement markings or other mountable or traversable devices as prescribed in State Traffic Control Manual when such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with, impeding, or endangering other traffic lawfully using the highway.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 20, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 35, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.30.020 Controlled-access roads and use thereof
A. No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled-access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
B. Whenever an acceleration lane has been provided in conjunction with a ramp entering a controlled-access highway, and the ramp intersection is not designated or signed as a stop or yield intersection as provided in Section 10.09.020 of this title, drivers may use the acceleration lanes to attain a safe speed for merging with through traffic when conditions permit such acceleration with safety; provided that traffic so merging shall be obligated to signal its intention to change lanes and to make such lane changes only when the driver has ascertained that such lane changes can be made with safety.
C. Whenever a deceleration lane has been provided in conjunction with a ramp leaving a controlled-access highway, drivers shall use such lane to slow to a safe speed for making an exit turn after leaving the main stream of traffic.
D. Pedestrians, bicyclists or other nonmotorized traffic, or any person operating a motor-driven cycle, shall not use any controlled-access roadway described in traffic-control schedules when official signs are erected on or at entrances to any such roadway giving notice thereof.
E. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same upon any shoulder or roadway of any controlled-access highway.
F. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. Ord. O-94-34 § 6, 1994; Ord. O-75-96 § 36, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.30.030 Illegal use of the passing lane-Definitions-Penalty
A. A person shall not drive a motor vehicle in the passing lane of a highway if the speed limit is sixty-five miles per hour or more unless such person is passing other motor vehicles that are in a nonpassing lane or turning left, or unless the volume of traffic does not permit the motor vehicle to safely merge into a nonpassing lane.
B. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Nonpassing lane" means any lane that is to the right of the passing lane if there are two or more adjacent lanes of traffic moving in the same direction in one roadway.
2. "Passing lane" means the farthest to the left lane if there are two or more adjacent lanes of traffic moving in the same direction in one roadway, except that if such left lane is restricted to high occupancy vehicle use or is designed for left turns only, the passing lane shall be the lane immediately to the right of such high occupancy lane or left-turn lane.
C. A person who violates this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2005-11 § 2, 2005).

Chapter 10.33 - Stopping, Standing or Parking Regulations-No Signs Required
10.33.010 Stopping, standing or parking in specified places
A. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
1. On a sidewalk;
2. Within an intersection;
3. On a crosswalk;
4. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the end of the safety zone, unless the Traffic Engineer indicates a different length by signs or markings;
5. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
6. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
7. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
8. On any railroad tracks;
9. On any controlled-access highway;
10. In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers.
B. In addition to the restrictions specified in subsection A of this section, no person shall stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
1. Within five feet of a public or private driveway;
2. Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant;
3. Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
4. Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon or signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
5. Within twenty feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or, on the side of the street opposite the entrance of any fire station, within seventy-five feet of said entrance when properly sign posted.
C. In addition to the restrictions specified in subsections A and B of this section, no person shall park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, within fifty feet of a railroad crossing.
D. 1. Paragraph (1) of subsection A of this section shall not prohibit persons from parking bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles on sidewalks in accordance with the provisions of C.R.S. Section 42-4-1412(11)(a) and (11)(b).
2. Paragraph (6) of subsection A of this section shall not prohibit persons from parking two or more bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles abreast in accordance with the provisions of C.R.S. Section 42-4-1412(11)(d).
3. Paragraphs (1), (3), (4) of subsection B of this section shall not apply to bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles parked on sidewalks in accordance with C.R.S. Sections 42-4-1412(11)(a) and (11)(b).
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 14, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 15, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 7, 1994; Ord. O-84-60 § 1, 1984; Ord. O-78-79 § 2, 1978; Ord. O-77-86 § 21, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 37, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.33.030 Parking for certain purposes prohibited
A. No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway or the right-of-way for the principal purpose of:
1. Displaying such vehicle for sale;
2. Painting or repairing such vehicle;
3. Stripping or salvaging any part of or all of such vehicle; or
4. Displaying advertising.
B. No person shall park or leave unattended an inoperable vehicle upon a street or right-of-way.
C. The following definitions shall apply to this section:
1. "Driven under its own power" means any motor vehicle that is able to be started, stopped, driven forward, or driven backward.
2. "Inoperable vehicle" means one that is not capable of being promptly started and driven under its own power, does not have a current license plate, or which lacks one or more of the following items which are otherwise standard factory equipment on any particular vehicle model: windshield, side or rear window, door, fender, headlamp, muffler, wheel, properly inflated tire.
D. When any vehicle is parked in violation of subsection (A) of this section for a period of twenty-four hours or more, a police agent may require the vehicle to be towed to an impound lot. Any vehicle parked in violation of subsection (B) of this section may be required by a police agent to be immediately towed to an impound lot.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
F. Nothing in this section shall apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while on the paved, improved, or main-traveled portion of a highway in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle in such position, subject, when applicable, to the emergency lighting requirements set forth in Section 10.39.080. (Ord. O-97-62 § 16, 1997; Ord. O-93-1 § 3, 1993; Ord. O-89-32 § 3, 1989; Ord. O-84-60 § 2, 1984; Ord. O-75-96 § 39, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.33.040 Stopping, standing or parking on highway
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any highway, ramp or any other portion of the main-traveled way of such highway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 40, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.33.050 Parking not to obstruct traffic or maintenance
No person shall stand or park any vehicle upon a street or highway in such a manner or under such conditions as to interfere with the free movement of vehicular traffic or proper street or highway maintenance. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 41, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.33.060 Parking in alleys
A. No person shall stand or park a vehicle within an alley except during the necessary and expeditious loading and unloading of merchandise or freight.
B. 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.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 42, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.33.070 Parking of certain types of vehicles prohibited
A. It is unlawful for any person to park any of the following vehicles on either side of the public right-of-way adjacent to any lot in any residential zoned district, except when said vehicle is being used to render services to a property located within two hundred feet of where the prohibited vehicle is parked:
1. Any commercial vehicle or commercial trailer,
2. Any truck exceeding six thousand pounds empty weight,
3. Any motor vehicle exceeding twenty-five feet in length except as set forth in Section 10.33.075,
4. A combination of a trailer and motor vehicle exceeding twenty-five feet in length or eight feet in width.
B. It is unlawful for any person to park any of the following vehicles for a period of time longer than six hours during any day on either side of the public right-of-way adjacent to any lot in any residential zoned district, except when said vehicle is being used to render services to a property located within two hundred feet of where the prohibited vehicle is parked:
1. Any vessel.
2. Any trailer or other vehicle which is not self-propelled excluding travel trailers.
C. This Section is enforceable by code enforcement officers, community service officers, or police agents.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this Section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
E. For the purposes of this Section, the measured length of any vehicle shall exclude towing gear, bumpers, and attached cargo racks or similar items.
F. It shall not be a defense to this Section that the vehicle, trailer, or vessel has been moved to a different location within the public right-of-way. To be in compliance, the vehicle, trailer, or vessel must be removed from the public right-of-way.
G. A Food Truck may not be parked in a parking space designated for ADA access. (Ord. O-2016-17 § 4, 2016; Ord. O-2012-9 § 15, 2012; Ord. O-2010-9 § 1, 2010; Ord. O-2002-37 § 1, 2002; Ord. O-2001-24 § 1, 2001; Ord. O-94-34 § 8, 1994; Ord. O-91-59 § 4 (part), 1991; Ord. O-89-32 § 4, 1989; Ord. O-77-60 § 1, 1977).

10.33.075 Parking of recreational vehicles or travel trailers prohibited
A. It is unlawful for any person to park a recreational vehicle or travel trailer on either side of the public right-of-way adjacent to any lot in any residential zoned district except as follows:
1. For a period of forty-eight hours or less when said vehicle is being loaded or unloaded; or,
2. In compliance with the terms and conditions of a permit issued by the Chief of Police or his/her designee as set forth in Section 10.33.076.
B. The recreational vehicle or travel trailer may only be parked on the public right-of-way that is directly in front of the frontage of the single-family or multi-family dwelling of the vehicle’s registered owner while it is being loaded or unloaded.
C. This Section is enforceable by code enforcement officers, community service officers, or police agents.
D. It shall not be a defense to this Section that the recreational vehicle or travel trailer has been moved to a different location within the public right-of-way. To be in compliance, the recreational vehicle or travel trailer must be removed from the public right-of-way.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this Section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 2, 2012; Ord. O-2010-9 § 2, 2010)

10.33.076 Permits for parking of recreational vehicles or travel trailers on the public right-of-way
A. The Chief of Police or his/her designee may issue a permit to park certain vehicles on the public right- of- way adjacent to any lot in any residential zoned district subject to the following restrictions:
1. A permit may only be issued for a recreational vehicle or travel trailer;
2. Only one such permit may be issued per calendar year to a resident of any dwelling for a period not to exceed two weeks;
3. The permit shall only allow the vehicle to be parked on the public right-of- way that is directly in front of the frontage of the applicant’s single-family or multi-family dwelling;
B. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall have the authority to grant additional permits when reasonably warranted when extraordinary circumstances exist. An applicant who is denied a permit may appeal the denial to the City Clerk. A hearing shall be conducted in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the City Clerk.
C. Any person who violates the terms of the permit commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2010-9 § 3, 2010)

10.33.078 Impoundment of prohibited vehicles
When any vehicle is parked in violation of Section 10.33.070 or Section 10.33.075 of this Chapter, a code enforcement officer, a community service officer, or a police agent may require the vehicle to be towed to an impound lot. (Ord. O-2010-9 § 4, 2010)

10.33.080 Abandonment of vehicles prohibited
A. No person shall abandon a vehicle upon a roadway or the right-of-way. Any vehicle left unattended within any portion of a roadway or the right-of-way for a period of twenty-four hours or more shall be presumed abandoned under the conditions prescribed by Section 42-4-1202, C.R.S., as amended. An agent of the Lakewood Police Department may require the towing of the vehicle to an impound lot.
B. Any person who violates subsection (A) of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 17, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 9, 1994; Ord. O-84-60 § 3, 1984).

10.33.085 Definitions
The following definitions shall apply to this Chapter:
A. “Commercial trailer” means any wheeled vehicle, without motive power, which is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and to carry its cargo load wholly upon its own structure and which is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways in furtherance of any commercial activity or used “for hire.”
B. “Commercial vehicle” means any truck tractor, dump truck, semi-trailer, commercial trailer, tow truck or vehicle equipped to provide towing services, bus or vehicle with an empty weight of six thousand pounds or greater or any vehicle, regardless of weight, which is used, or normally associated with, the transportation of materials, products, freight, other vehicles, or equipment in furtherance of any commercial activity or is used "for hire" except that any passenger vehicle designed to transport no more than nine persons or any pickup truck or van not exceeding twenty-five feet in length shall not be considered commercial vehicles.
C. “Food Truck” means a motorized or towed, self-contained, readily movable vehicle, that is designed and equipped to sell to the general public beverages and/or food that is prepared or stored on the premises.  
D. “Recreational vehicle” means a motor vehicle designed or used as a conveyance upon streets and highways, and constructed so as to provide temporary occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons. A recreational vehicle does not include a pick-up truck with an attached camper shell.
E. “Trailer” means any wheeled vehicle, without motive power, which is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and to carry its cargo load wholly upon its own structure and that is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways.
F. “Travel trailer” means a portable structure, mounted on wheels, designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle and containing cooking or sleeping facilities to provide temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use. Such structures may be constructed with rigid sides or may have collapsible side walls of fabric, plastic or other pliable material.
G. “Vessel” means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation of person and property on water, other than single-chambered air-inflated devices or seaplanes. (Ord. O-2016-17 § 4, 2016; Ord. O-2012-9 § 17, 2012; Ord. O-2010-9 § 4, 2010)


10.33.065 Parking of Food Trucks Permitted in Certain Locations
A. A Food Truck may be parked on private property in mixed-use, commercial or industrial zone districts only with the written consent of the property owner.
B. A Food Truck may be parked on the public right-of-way in mixed-use, commercial or industrial zone districts provided it is:
1. Located at least 50 feet from any intersection, alley or driveway;
2. Located at least 100 feet from any restaurant use as measured parallel to a public street;
3. Located at least 100 feet from any residential zone district, as measured parallel to a public street;
4. Parked parallel to a public street when serving customers. (Ord. O-2016-17 § 4, 2016)

10.36.010 Regulations not exclusive
The provisions of this article imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places, at specified times, or in a specified manner. (Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.36.020 Obedience to stopping, standing or parking regulations
Upon any public street or at any public place within this municipality where official signs are posted giving notice of stopping, standing, or parking restrictions or prohibitions, including fire lane, emergency access lane and restrictions or prohibitions for individuals with disabilities, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any manner in violation of the provisions contained on such sign or signs except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the direction of a police agent or except for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not obstruct, impede or endanger any traffic; provided that in school zones no person shall stop on the roadway to load or unload passengers where prohibited by signs. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-94-34 § 10, 1994; Ord. O-81-86 § 2, 1981; Ord. O-75-96 § 43, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.36.030 Parking privileges for persons with disabilities
A. Only a vehicle with distinguishing license plates or an identifying placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles or otherwise authorized by subsection (D) of this section, which indicates that the occupant of said vehicle is a person with disability, may be parked in any parking space identified as being reserved for use by persons with disabilities whether on public property or private property available for public use, or along any public street regardless of any time limitations imposed by official signs upon parking in such area; except that a time limitation to park on any public street shall not be limited to less four hours. The time limits in such area shall be clearly posted. Such privilege shall not apply to zones in which:
1. Stopping, standing or parking of all vehicles is prohibited at all times;
2. Only special vehicles may be parked; or
3. Parking is not allowed during special periods of the day in order to accommodate heavy traffic.
B. The owner of private property available for public use may install signs which clearly identify certain parking spaces as reserved for use by persons with disabilities. The installation of such signs shall be a waiver of any objection the owner of private property may assert concerning enforcement of this section by peace officers or authorized parking enforcement volunteers.
C. It is unlawful for any person other than a person with a disability to park in a parking space on public or private property which is clearly identified as being reserved for use by persons with disabilities unless such person is parking the vehicle for the direct benefit of a person with a disability to enter or exit the vehicle while it is parked in the space reserved for use by persons with disabilities and the vehicle displays a placard or a license plate issued to a person with a disability. Such placard or license plate shall be displayed at all times on the vehicle while parked in such space.
D. Any person who is not a person with a disability and who uses a license plate or placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to receive the benefits or privileges available to a person with disability commits a Class 4 traffic offense and shall be subject to a fine of up to twice the maximum penalty identified for a Class 4 traffic offense.
E. It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle as to block reasonable access to curb ramps or passenger loading zones that are clearly identified and are adjacent to a parking space reserved for use by persons with disabilities unless such person is loading or unloading a person with a disability.
F. Persons with disabilities from states other than Colorado shall be allowed to use parking spaces for persons with disabilities in Colorado so long as such persons have valid license plates or placards from their home state.
G. Each parking space reserved for use by persons with disabilities whether on public property or private property shall be marked with an upright sign, which sign may be stationary or portable, identifying such parking space as reserved for use by persons with disabilities.
H. For the purposes of this section, a parking enforcement volunteer is defined as any person designated by the chief of police, who is not a police agent, as having the authority to enforce the provisions of this section. A parking enforcement volunteer shall have the power and authority to issue and serve summonses and complaints in the municipal court for violations of this section. Nothing contained in this subsection shall vest or be taken to vest in parking enforcement volunteers other powers, duties, rights, and emoluments of sworn police agents of the City of Lakewood.
I. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2006-30 § 8, 2006; Ord. O-2000-45 § 1, 2000; Ord. O-94-34 § 11, 1994; Ord. O-93-73 § 1, 1993; Ord. O-87-32 § 2, 1987; Ord. O-81-86 § 3, 1981; Ord. O-75-96 § 44, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).


10.36.040 All-night parking
A. No person shall park a vehicle on any street signed to prohibit all-night parking, for a period of time longer than thirty minutes between the hours of two a.m. and five a.m. of any day.
B. The provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall not apply to physicians or other persons on emergency calls.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 45, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.36.060 Parking in fire lanes or emergency access lanes
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in an area designated by official signs and/or official pavement or curb markings as a fire lane or emergency access lane. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 47, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.36.070 Parking in bicycle lanes or pedestrian walkways
No person shall stop, stand or park any motor vehicle in any area designated by official signs and/or pavement or curb markings as a bikeway, bicycle lane, bicycle path or pedestrian walkway or crosswalk, except in those areas where the on-street bikeway or pedestrian walkway is of sufficient width to allow the parking of motor vehicles and will not interfere with the passage of a bicycle within the designated bikeway or pedestrian walkway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 48, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

Chapter 10.37 - On-Street paid parking
10.37.010 Purpose
A. This ordinance will create an on-street paid parking program at only the Belmar Site to advance the public health, safety and welfare as it relates to traffic control and traffic safety. Specifically, the goals of the program are to ensure the availability and turnover of convenient on street parking spaces in the commercial core of the Belmar Site to serve the needs of customers, visitors and merchants. The City is a home-rule city with full authority to regulate traffic and vehicle parking within its public right-of-way.
B. The City possesses the authority to contract with other cities and governmental entities to provide any function, service or facility lawfully authorized to each of the contracting entities. The City possesses the authority to contract with and delegate to political subdivisions of the state the City's authority to operate and maintain an on-street paid parking system.
C. Any delegation of authority to, or contracting with, a political subdivision of the State for the operation, maintenance and management of an on-street paid parking program shall comport with the provisions of this Chapter.

10.37.020 Definitions
For the purposes of this Chapter, the words and phrases used herein, unless the context indicates otherwise, shall have the following meaning:
"Belmar Site" consists of the Service Areas of The Plaza Metropolitan District No. 1, The Plaza Metropolitan District No. 2, and The Plaza Metropolitan District No. 3 as legally described more specifically in an Exhibit on file in the City Clerk's Office as may be amended from time to time. The Belmar Site is generally described as being bounded on the north by West Alameda Avenue, on the west by South Wadsworth Boulevard, on the south by Center Avenue, and on the east by Quay Street.
"District" means The Plaza Metropolitan District No. 1, a Metropolitan District organized under Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes located within the City.
"Parking kiosk zone" means an area designated by official traffic control devices in which a vehicle may be lawfully parked after proper payment is made at a parking kiosk.

10.37.030 City delegation of authority to the Plaza Metropolitan District No. 1 located at the Belmar site
A. It is the intent of this Section for the City to delegate the authority to operate, maintain and manage an on-street paid parking program within the Belmar Site to The Plaza Metropolitan District No. 1. The City is a home-rule city with full authority to regulate traffic and vehicle parking within its public rights-of-way and the District possesses the authority as set forth in C.R.S. 32-1-1004(1)(b) to erect and maintain traffic and safety controls and devices on streets and highways. Both the City and the District are governmental entities and are authorized to enter into Intergovernmental Agreements as set forth in C.R.S. 29-1-201, et. seq. The authority delegated in relation to on-street paid parking shall be only that authority specifically set forth herein.
B. This delegation of authority set forth in this Section applies only to the Belmar Site.


10.37.040 Designation of paid parking
The District is hereby authorized to purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire and install, as many parking kiosks as may be necessary to install along the block faces within the designated parking kiosk zones to serve the paid parking spaces provided under this Chapter. The District, in consultation with the City Traffic Engineer, shall designate the public streets or public ways, or portions thereof, upon which parking kiosks shall be located and installed, and shall install the parking kiosks in accordance therewith. The District, in consultation with the City Traffic Engineer, shall determine for the purpose of ensuring the availability of convenient, short-term parking on the street and relieving traffic congestion within the Belmar Site, how many parking kiosks shall be placed in any area designated as a parking kiosk zone.

10.37.050 Design of parking kiosks
Parking kiosks installed as provided in this chapter shall be so designed, constructed, installed and set as to meet the following conditions:
A. The parking kiosks shall be capable of being operated upon the deposit of one or more coins of United States currency or authorized tokens, or the making of payment by the use of credit card, banking card, debit card, electronic fund transfer card, or guaranteed check card that can legally be used to pay for the full period of time for which parking is lawfully permitted in any parking kiosk zone or for an appropriate fractional period of time.
B. Upon payment, a parking kiosk shall issue a printed parking receipt indicating the date of issuance, and expiration time of the interval of authorized parking at which time the payee may no longer remain lawfully parked within the parking kiosk zone. The parking receipt shall authorize parking for the full period of time for which parking is lawfully permitted in any parking kiosk zone, or for an appropriate fractional period of time.
C. Each parking kiosk shall bear an authorized sign or message clearly legible indicating the days and hours when the requirement to deposit coins or tokens or to otherwise make payment shall apply, the value of the payment required to be deposited or made, and the limited period of time for which parking is lawfully permitted in the parking kiosk zone in which the kiosk is located.

10.37.060 Payment of parking fee required
A. No person shall park a vehicle in any parking kiosk zone on a public street, as indicated by official signs, during the restricted and regulated time applicable to the parking kiosk zone, unless a valid parking receipt is displayed on the dashboard of the parked vehicle. The parking receipt must be displayed on the dashboard so as to be clearly legible from outside of the parked vehicle and must indicate an unexpired interval of time. No person shall display more than one parking receipt on the dashboard of any vehicle at one time.
B. Any vehicle parked in a parking kiosk zone on a public street shall be parked either parallel or diagonal to the curb, as may be indicated by official signs. Vehicles parked in a manner so that any portion of the vehicle is within the parking kiosk zone shall be required to pay the amount indicated by the parking kiosks and associated signage for parking in that zone.
C. If a vehicle remains parked in the parking kiosk zone on a public street beyond the authorized interval of time stated on the parking receipt, such vehicle shall be in violation of this section. Every additional period of parking beyond the maximum period of parking time allowed shall constitute a separate offense.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.

10.37.070 Extending time prohibited
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit a vehicle to remain parked in a parking kiosk zone on a public street for longer than the maximum time that can be purchased from a parking kiosk at any one time, except during those times and dates indicated on the parking kiosk when no payment for parking need be made. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.

10.37.080 Use of slugs or tampering with parking kiosks prohibited
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking kiosk any slug or metallic substitute for any coin of the United States, or to deposit therein any lawful coin that is bent, cut, torn, battered or otherwise misshapen or to otherwise use any device in a parking kiosk which is not permitted herein or which is not lawful payment.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking kiosk or sign installed under the terms of this chapter.
C. It shall be unlawful for any person to place any sack or covering over, upon or around any parking kiosk or otherwise indicate or show that the parking kiosk is inoperative or inapplicable without proper authority to do so.

10.37.090 Parking in space required
A vehicle parked in a parking kiosk zone on a public street shall be parked entirely within one individual parking space if such space is indicated by traffic control markings. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.

10.37.100 Regulations not exclusive
The provisions of this Chapter shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions contained in Title 10 of the Lakewood Municipal Code which prohibit or limit the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places, at specified times, or in a specified manner.

10.37.110 Applicability
The provisions of this chapter are only applicable to violations occurring within the Belmar Site.

10.37.120 Authority of parking control attendants
A parking control attendant is defined as any person designated by the District who shall have the nonexclusive power and authority to issue municipal parking summonses and complaints for violations of the Lakewood Traffic Code pertaining to parking on the public right-of-ways within said districts and for violations of Section 10.36.030 Parking Privileges for Persons with Disabilities which occur on public property or on private property available for public use within the boundaries of said districts. Parking control attendants shall not have the authority to order the towing or impoundment of any vehicle located on the public right-of-ways. Nothing contained in this subsection shall vest or be taken to vest in parking control attendants other powers, duties, rights, and emoluments of sworn police agents of the City of Lakewood.

10.37.130 Fund created
There is established a fund of the City of Lakewood to be known as the Belmar Parking Fund. All fines collected for a violation of this Chapter resulting in a conviction, a judgment of liability by default, or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere shall be paid to the clerk of the court, who shall deposit same in the Belmar Parking Fund as established by this Section. (Ord. O-2004-10 § 1, 2004).


Chapter 10.39 - Stopping for Loading or Unloading Only
10.39.010 Standing in passenger loading zone
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time, other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers, in any place officially marked as a passenger loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed five minutes. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 49, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.020 Standing in freight loading zone
A. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place officially marked as a freight loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect.
B. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed thirty minutes.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 50, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.030 Permits for loading zones
Whenever special permits are issued to establish or control the use of loading zones or to allow the backing of a vehicle for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to certain conditions, no permittee or other person shall violate any of the special terms of such permit. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 51, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.040 Bus stops regulated
The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop on a public street in such a manner that the bus, once stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage, shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle as close to the curb as practicable and approximately parallel to the curb so as not to impede the movement of other vehicular traffic. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 52, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.050 Standing in restricted parking zone
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time in any restricted parking zone other than for the purpose specified on official signs marking such restricted zone and during the period of time the restriction is effective, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may stop momentarily therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when said stopping does not interfere with the kind of traffic for which the zone is reserved. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 53, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.060 Parking at curb or edge of roadway
A. Except where angle parking is permitted by this title and, in the case of state highways, is approved by the State Department of Highways, and except as otherwise provided by this title, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within twelve inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.
B. Except where angle parking is permitted by this title and, in the case of state highways, is approved by the State Department of Highways, and except as otherwise provided by this title, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within twelve inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder or with its left-hand wheels within twelve inches of the left-hand curb or as close as practicable to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 22, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 54, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.070 Obedience to angle-parking signs or markings
On those streets which have been approved and signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such official signs or markings. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-84-60 § 4, 1984; Ord. O-75-96 § 54, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.080 Lamps on parked vehicles
A. Whenever a vehicle is lawfully parked upon a highway other than a local roadway during the hours between sunset and sunrise, and in the event there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of one thousand feet upon such highway, no lights need be displayed upon such parked vehicle.
B. Whenever a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway other than a local roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto, whether attended or unattended, during the hours between sunset and sunrise, and there is not sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of one thousand feet upon such highway, such vehicle so parked or stopped shall be equipped with one or more operating lamps meeting the following requirements: At least one lamp shall display a white or amber light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of the vehicle, and the same lamp or at least one other lamp shall display a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear of the vehicle, and the location of said lamp or lamps shall always be such that at least one lamp or a combination of lamps meeting the requirements of this section is installed as near as practicable to the side of the vehicle which is closest to passing traffic. The foregoing provisions shall not apply to a motor-driven cycle.
C. Any lighted headlamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 56, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.090 Moving unattended vehicle
No person shall move a vehicle, which he does not own or have lawful control over, into any prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-84-60 § 5, 1984; Ord. O-75-96 § 57, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.100 Clearance between vehicles
No person shall stand or park a vehicle in such a manner as to leave available less clearance between vehicles than is required to allow free movement of other vehicles in and out of parking spaces. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 58, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.110 Waiting for parking space being cleared
The driver of a vehicle, while waiting for a parking space to be cleared by another vehicle which is in the actual process of leaving such parking space, shall stop on the roadway side of and immediately to the rear of such leaving vehicle and shall remain in such position until the parking space has been cleared. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 59, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.120 Unattended motor vehicle
No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, and removing the key from the ignition. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2002-10 § 3, 2002; Ord. O-93-52 § 2, 1993; Ord. O-77-86 § 23, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 60, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.39.130 Parking on a grade
No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand on any perceptible grade-without effectively setting the brake thereon and turning the front wheels in such "direction as will prevent the vehicle from rolling into the traveled portion of any roadway or damaging the property of another. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense." (Ord. O-75-96 § 61, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).


Chapter 10.42 - Parking on Private Property
10.42.010 Parking on private property-Consent of person in legal control of property required
A. It is unlawful for any person to park or stand a vehicle, whether such vehicle is occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading the vehicle, when the vehicle limits the normal access to use of private property without the express consent of the owner or person in lawful control of such property. Whenever the attention of any agent of the Lakewood Police Department is brought by the owner or person in lawful control of such property to a vehicle parked in such a manner, the agent may order the vehicle towed to an impound lot.
B. No person shall abandon any vehicle upon property other than his own without the express consent of the owner or person in lawful control of such property. Any vehicle left on said property for a period longer than twenty-four hours shall be presumed to be abandoned unless prior arrangements with the owner or lessee of said property have been made, under the conditions prescribed by Section 42-4-1202, C.R.S., as amended. An agent of the Lakewood Police Department may require the vehicle to be towed to an impound lot.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 18, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 12, 1994; Ord. O-84-60 § 6, 1984; Ord. O-80-82 § 3, 1980; Ord. O-75-96 § 62, 1975; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).

10.42.020 Parking on private property for certain purposes prohibited-Consent of person in legal control of property required
A. It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle upon property other than his own without the express consent of the owner or person in lawful control of such property for the principal purpose of:
1. Displaying such vehicle for sale;
2. Painting or repairing such vehicle;
3. Stripping or salvaging any part of or all of the vehicle;
4. Displaying advertising.
B. No person shall park a vehicle upon property other than his own without the express consent of the owner or person in lawful control of such property when such vehicle is inoperable due to the mechanical condition of the vehicle.
C. When any vehicle is parked in violation of subsections (A) or (B) of this section for a period of twenty-four hours or more, an agent of the Lakewood Police Department may require the vehicle to be towed to an impound lot.
D. Any person who violates subsections (A) or (B) of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
E. The provisions of this section do not supersede or prevent prosecution of a person for violations of any applicable provision of Title 17 of the Lakewood Municipal Code. (Ord. O-94-34 § 13, 1994; Ord. O-84-60 § 7, 1984; Ord. O-80-82 § 2, 1980; Ord. O-75-21 § 1 (part), 1975).


Chapter 10.45 - Official Traffic-Control Devices
10.45.010 Uniform specifications
A. All signs, markings and signals required hereunder for a particular purpose shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout this municipality as required by state law.
B. All traffic-control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of state law or this title shall be official traffic-control devices. (Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.020 Obedience to official devices
No driver of a vehicle shall disobey the instructions of any official traffic-control device, including any official hand-signal device placed or displayed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, subject to the exceptions in this title granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 63, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.030 Official devices required for enforcement purposes
A. No provision of this title 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 device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.
B. Whenever a particular section does not state that official traffic-control devices are required, such section shall be effective even though no devices are erected or in place. (Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.040 Official devices-Presumption of legality
A. Whenever official traffic-control devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this title, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary is established by competent evidence.
B. Any official traffic-control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this title and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this title, unless the contrary is established by competent evidence. (Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.050 Traffic-control signal legend
A. Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored arrows, successively one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, yellow and red shall be used, except for special pedestrian-control signals carrying a word legend as provided in Section 10.45.080, and the lights, arrows and combinations thereof shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:
1. Green Indication.
a. Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn; but vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such signal is exhibited.
b. Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow, or such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
c. Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in Section 10.45.080, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
2. Steady Yellow Indication.
a. Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular yellow or yellow arrow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter.
b. Pedestrians facing a steady circular yellow or yellow arrow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in Section 10.45.080, are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown, and no pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.
3. Steady Red Indication.
a. Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown, except that:
i. Such vehicular traffic, after coming to a stop and yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection, may make a right turn unless an official sign has been erected prohibiting such right turn;
ii. Such vehicular traffic, when proceeding on a one-way street, and after coming to a stop, may make a left turn onto a one-way street upon which traffic is moving to the left of the driver. Such turn shall be made only after yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed. No turn shall be made pursuant to this subparagraph at an intersection where an official sign has been erected prohibiting such left turn.
b. Pedestrians facing a steady circular red signal alone shall not enter the roadway, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in Section 10.45.080.
c. Vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow signal may not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by such arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain standing until an indication to make the movement indicated by such arrow is shown.
d. Pedestrians facing a steady red arrow signal shall not enter the roadway, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in Section 10.45.080.
4. Nonintersection Signal.
a. In the event an official traffic-control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provisions of this section shall be applicable except as to those provisions which by their nature have no application.
b. Any stop required at a nonintersection signal shall be made at a sign or pavement marking 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.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-80-76 § 6, 1980; Ord. O-75-96 § 64, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.060 Flashing signals
A. Whenever an illuminated flashing red or yellow signal is used in conjunction with a traffic sign or a traffic signal or as a traffic beacon, it shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows:
1. When a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection, and the right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign.
2. When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed past such signal and through the intersection or other hazardous location only with caution.
B. This section shall not apply at railroad grade crossings. Conduct of drivers of vehicles approaching railroad crossings shall be governed by provisions of Sections 10.12.010 through 10.12.040 of this title.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 65, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.070 Lane-use-control signals
A. Whenever lane-use-control signals are placed over the individual lanes of a street or highway, such signals shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles as follows:
1. Downward-pointing Green Arrow (Steady). A driver facing such signal may drive in any lane over which the green arrow signal is located.
2. Yellow "X" (Steady). A driver facing such signal is warned that the related green arrow movement is being terminated and shall vacate in a safe manner the lane over which the steady yellow signal is located to avoid, if possible, occupying that lane when the steady red "X" signal is exhibited.
3. Yellow "X" (Flashing). A driver facing such signal may use the lane over which the flashing yellow signal is located for the purpose of making a left turn or a passing maneuver, using proper caution, but for no other purpose.
4. Red "X" (Steady). A driver facing such signal shall not drive in any lane over which the red signal is exhibited.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 66, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.080 Pedestrian-control signals
Whenever special pedestrian-control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't Walk" are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:
A. "Walk": While the "Walk" indication is illuminated, pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal indication.
B. "Don't Walk" (flashing): Whenever the "Don't Walk" indication is flashing, no pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of the indication, but any pedestrian who has partly completed his crossing during the "Walk" indication shall proceed to a sidewalk or to a safety island, and all drivers of vehicles shall yield to any such pedestrian.
C. "Don't Walk" (steady): While the "Don't Walk" indication is steadily illuminated, no pedestrian shall enter the roadway in the direction of the signal indication.
D. Whenever a signal system provides for the stopping of all vehicular traffic and the exclusive movement of pedestrians, and "Walk" and "Don't Walk" signal indications control such pedestrian movement, pedestrians may cross in any direction between corners of the intersection offering the shortest route within the boundaries of the intersection while the "Walk" indication is exhibited, if signals and other official devices direct pedestrian movement in such manner consistent with Section 10.45.050(A)(3)(d).
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 19, 1997; Ord. O-78-79 § 3, 1978; Ord. O-77-86 § 24, 1977; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.090 When signals are inoperative or malfunctioning
A. Whenever a driver approaches an intersection and faces a traffic-control signal which is inoperative or which remains on steady red or steady yellow during several time cycles, the rule controlling entrance to a through street or highway from a stop street or highway, as provided in Section 10.09.020 of this title, shall apply until a police agent assumes control of traffic or until normal operation is resumed.
B. In the event that any traffic-control signal at a place other than an intersection should cease to operate or should malfunction as herein set forth, drivers may proceed through the inoperative or malfunctioning signal only with caution, as if the signal were one of flashing yellow.
C. Whenever a pedestrian faces a pedestrian-control signal, as provided in Section 10.45.080, which is inoperative or which remains on "Don't Walk" or "Wait" during several time cycles, such pedestrian shall not enter the roadway unless he can do so safely and without interfering with any vehicular traffic.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 20, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 67, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.100 Traffic lanes
Where traffic lanes have been marked, as authorized in Section 10.69.080 of this title, a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until such movement can be made with safety. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-94-34 § 14, 1994; Ord. O-75-96 § 68, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.110 Barricades-Driving in highway work area
A. Whenever barricades are erected to close off part or all of a street or highway, as authorized in Section 10.69.080 of this title, no person shall drive around, through, or between such barricades or into the barricaded area except as directed or permitted by official signs or in compliance with directions of a police agent or other authorized person.
B. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized service vehicle engaged in work upon a highway whenever such vehicle displays flashing lights meeting the requirements of Section 42-4-214, C.R.S., as amended.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 21, 1997; Ord. O-78-79 § 5, 1978; Ord. O-75-96 § 69, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.120 Unauthorized signs attached to traffic control devices
A. No person shall place, maintain, or display upon any official traffic control device any unauthorized sign, signal, marking, or device.
B. No person shall place or maintain, nor shall any public authority permit upon any street or highway any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising.
C. This section shall not be deemed to prohibit the use of motorist services information of a general nature on official highway guide signs if such signs do not indicate the brand, trademark or name of any private business or commercial enterprise offering the service, nor shall this section be deemed to prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways of signs giving useful directional information and of a type that cannot be mistaken for official signs.
D. Every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is a public nuisance, and the traffic authority is empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2000-45; § 2, 2000; Ord. O-75-96 § 70, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.45.130 Interference with official devices
A. No person shall without lawful authority attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down, remove or interfere with the effective operation of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon, or any other part thereof.
B. No person shall use an electronic device, without lawful authority, that causes a traffic light to change.
C. No person shall possess or sell, without lawful authority, an electronic device that is designed to cause a traffic light to change.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2006-30 § 9, 2006; Ord. O-2005-11 § 3, 2005; Ord. O-97-62 § 22, 1997; Ord. O-77-86 § 25, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 71, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

Chapter 10.48 - Pedestrians Rights and Duties-Drivers to Exercise Due Care
10.48.010 Pedestrians to obey traffic-control devices
A. A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device specifically applicable to him, unless otherwise directed by a police agent.
B. Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic and pedestrian-control signals as provided in Sections 10.45.050, 10.45.080 and 10.45.090 of this title.
C. At all other places, pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this title.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 72, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.020 Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks
A. When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
B. Subsection A of this section shall not apply under the conditions stated in Section 10.48.050.
C. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
D. Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
E. Whenever special pedestrian-control signals exhibiting "Walk" or "Don't Walk" word or symbol indications are in place, as declared in the traffic control manual adopted by the department of transportation, such signals shall indicate and require as follows:
1. "Walk" (steady): While the "Walk" indication is steadily illuminated, pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal indication and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles.
2. "Don't Walk" (steady): While the "Don't Walk" indication is steadily illuminated, no pedestrian shall enter the roadway in the direction of the signal indication.
3. "Don't Walk" (flashing): Whenever the "Don't Walk" indication is flashing, no pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal indication, but any pedestrian who has partly completed crossing during the "Walk" indication shall proceed to a sidewalk or to a safety island, and all drivers of vehicles shall yield to any such pedestrian.
F. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 23, 1997; Ord. O-80-76 § 7, 1980; Ord. O-77-86 § 26, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 73, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.030 Crossing at right angles
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb, except in a crosswalk or except where angle crossing is authorized as provided in Section 10.48.050. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 74, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.050 Crossing and yielding at other than crosswalks
A. Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
B. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
C. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 76, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.060 Pedestrian obedience to railroad signal
No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing while such gate or barrier is being opened or closed, or is closed. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 77, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.070 Pedestrians walking or traveling in a wheelchair on highways
A. Where sidewalks are provided, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk or travel in a wheelchair along and upon an adjacent roadway.
B. Pedestrians walking or traveling in a wheelchair along and upon highways where sidewalks are not provided shall walk or travel only on a road shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway. Where neither a sidewalk nor road shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking or traveling in a wheelchair along and upon a highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway, and, in the case of a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side of the roadway facing traffic that may approach from the opposite direction; except that any person lawfully soliciting a ride may stand on either side of such two-way roadway where there is a view of traffic approaching from both directions.
C. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from a private motor vehicle. For the purpose of this subsection, "roadway" means that portion of the road normally used by motor vehicle traffic.
D. A person riding an animal shall ride such animal as far from the traveled portion of any public roadway as practicable. This section applying to pedestrians shall also be applicable to riders of animals. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit persons riding animals from participating in any officially sanctioned parade or to prohibit any mounted police from performing any of their duties.
E. No person shall solicit a ride on any highway included in the interstate system except at an entrance to or exit from such highway or at places specifically designated by the department of transportation; or, in an emergency affecting a vehicle or its operation, a driver or passenger of a disabled vehicle may solicit a ride on any highway.
F. Pedestrians shall only be picked up where there is adequate road space for vehicles to pull off and not endanger and impede the flow of traffic.
G. It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of alcohol or of any controlled substance, as defined in Section 12-22-303(7), C.R.S., or of any stupefying drug to walk or be upon that portion of any highway normally used by moving motor vehicle traffic.
H. Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 42-4-213, C.R.S., or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, every pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to the authorized emergency vehicle and shall leave the roadway and remain off the same until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer. This subsection shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to use due care as provided in Sections 42-4-108(4) and 42-4-807.
I. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 25, 1997; Ord. O-78-79 § 4, 1978; Ord. O-77-86 § 27, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 78, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.080 Driving through safety zone prohibited
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a pedestrian safety zone. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 79, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.090 Driving on sidewalk
The driver of a motor vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area within this municipality except at a permanent or temporary driveway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 80, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.110 Drivers to exercise due care
Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or other chapters of this title, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-87-32 § 3, 1987; Ord. O-75-96 § 82, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.48.120 Drivers and pedestrians, other than persons in wheelchairs, to yield to persons with disabilities
A. Any pedestrian, other than a person in a wheelchair, or any driver of a vehicle who approaches a person who has an obviously apparent disability of blindness, deafness, or mobility impairment shall immediately come to a full stop and take such precautions before proceeding as are necessary to avoid
an accident or injury to said person. A disability shall be deemed to be obviously apparent if, by way of example and without limitation, the person is using a cane or crutches, is assisted by a guide dog, service dog, or a hearing dog, is being assisted by another person, is in a wheelchair, or is walking with an obvious physical impairment. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense.
B. The following definitions shall apply to this section:
1. "Guide dog" means a dog that has been or is being specially trained to aid a particular blind or visually impaired person.
2. "Service dog" means a dog that has been or is being specially trained to aid a particular physically disabled person with a physical disability other than sight or hearing impairment.
3. "Hearing dog" means a dog that has been or is being specially trained to aid a particular deaf or hearing impaired person. (Ord. O-97-62 § 27, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 15, 1994; Ord. O-87-32 § 4, 1987).

Chapter 10.51 - Operation of Bicycles
10.51.010 Effect of regulations
A. It is unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.
B. The parent of any child or guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
C. These regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street or highway within this municipality or upon any path or trail therein set aside for the use of bicycles, subject to those exceptions stated herein. (Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.020 Traffic laws apply to bicyclists, electrical assisted bicyclists, and low-power scooter riders.
Persons riding a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter upon a roadway where bicycle electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter travel is permitted shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all the duties and penalties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle as set forth in this title, except those provisions of this title which, by their very nature, can have no application. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 18, 2012; Ord. O-78-79 § 6, 1978; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.030 Obedience to traffic-control devices
A. Every bicyclist and low-power scooter rider shall obey all stop signs, other traffic signs or markings and traffic lights, unless otherwise directed by a police agent.
B. Whenever authorized regulatory signs are erected, no bicyclist shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except that when such person dismounts from the bicycle, he shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 19, 2012; Ord. O-78-79 § 7, 1978; Ord. O-75-96 § 83, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.040 Riding on bicycles and other human-powered vehicles.
A. A person propelling a bicycle or riding an electrical assisted bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent or regular seat attached thereto.
B. No bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
C. A person propelling a bicycle or riding an electrical assisted bicycle shall not ride with less than one hand on the handlebars at all times.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 20, 2012; Ord. O-78-79 § 8; Ord. O-75-96 § 84, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.050 Riding on roadways and bicycle paths
A. 1. Any person operating a bicycle or an electrical assisted bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic shall ride in the right-hand lane, subject to the following conditions:
a. If the right-hand lane then available for traffic is wide enough to be safely shared with overtaking vehicles, a bicyclist shall ride far enough to the right as judged safe by the bicyclist to facilitate the movement of such overtaking vehicles unless other conditions make it unsafe to do so.
b. A bicyclist may use a lane other than the right-hand lane when
i. Preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private roadway or driveway;
ii. Overtaking a slower vehicle; or
iii. Taking reasonably necessary precautions to avoid hazards or road conditions.
c. Upon approaching an intersection where right turns are permitted and there is a dedicated right-turn lane, a bicyclist may ride on the left-hand portion of the dedicated right-turn lane even if the bicyclist does not intend to turn right.
2. A bicyclist shall not be expected or required to:
a. Ride over or through hazards at the edge of a roadway, including but not limited to fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or narrow lanes; or,
b. Ride without a reasonable safety margin on the right-hand side of the roadway.
3. A person operating a bicycle or an electrical assisted bicycle upon a one-way roadway with two or more marked traffic lanes may ride as near to the left-hand curb or edge of such roadway as judged safe by the bicyclist, subject to the following conditions:
a. If the left-hand lane then available for traffic is wide enough to be safely shared with overtaking vehicles, a bicyclist shall ride far enough to the left as judged safe by the bicyclist to facilitate the movement of such overtaking vehicles unless other conditions make it unsafe to do so.
b. A bicyclist shall not be expected or required to:
i. Ride over or through hazards at the edge of a roadway, including but not limited to fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or narrow lanes; or,
ii. Ride without reasonable safety margin on the left-hand side of the roadway.
B. 1. Persons riding bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
2. Persons riding bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles two abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and, on a laned roadway, shall ride within a single lane.
C. 1. A person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle intending to turn left shall follow a course described in Sections 42-4-901 (1) , 42-4-903, and 42-4-1007, C.R.S. or may make a left turn in the manner prescribed in paragraph (2) of this subsection (C).
2. A person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle intending to turn left shall approach the turn as closely as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. After proceeding across the intersecting roadway to the far corner of the curb or intersection of the roadway edges, the bicyclist shall stop, as much as practicable, out of the way of traffic. After stopping, the bicyclist shall yield to any traffic proceeding in either direction along the roadway that the bicyclist had been using. After yielding and complying with any official traffic control device or police officer regulating traffic on the highway along which the bicyclist intends to proceed, the bicyclist may proceed in the new direction.
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (C). The City may cause official traffic control devices to be placed on roadways and thereby require and direct that a specific course be traveled.
D. 1. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (D) every person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall signal the intention to turn or stop in accordance with Section 42-4-903, C.R.S.; except that a person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle may signal a right turn with the right arm extended horizontally.
2. A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last one hundred feet traveled by the bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle before turning and shall be given while the bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle is stopped waiting to turn. A signal by hand and arm need not be given continuously if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle.
E. 1. A person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle upon and along a sidewalk or pathway or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian. A person riding a bicycle in a crosswalk shall do so in a manner that is safe for pedestrians.
2. A person shall not ride a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle upon and along a sidewalk or pathway or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk where such use of bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles is prohibited by official traffic control devices. A person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall dismount before entering any crosswalk where required by official traffic control devices.
3. A person riding or walking a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle upon and along a sidewalk or pathway or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances, including, but not limited to, the rights and duties granted and required by Section 42-4-802, C.R.S.
F. 1. A person may park a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle on a sidewalk unless prohibited or restricted by an official traffic control device or this Chapter.
2. A bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle parked on a sidewalk shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic.
3. A bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle may be parked on the road at any angle to the curb or edge of the road at any location where parking is allowed.
4. A bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle may be parked on the road abreast of another such bicycle or bicycles near the side of the road or any location where parking is allowed in such a manner as does not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.
5. In all other respects, bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles parked anywhere on a highway shall conform to the provisions of Part 12 of Article 42, C.R.S. regulating the parking of vehicles.
G. Except as authorized by Section 42-4-111, C.R.S. the rider of an electrical assisted bicycle shall not use the electrical motor on a bike or pedestrian path.
H. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 22, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 10, 2006; Ord. O-94-34 § 16, 1994; Ord. O-78-79 § 9; Ord. O-75-96 § 85, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.060 Speed
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 86, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.070 Control of bicycles
No bicyclist shall ride on any roadway within this municipality in such a manner as to demonstrate a lack of control over his bicycle or his direction and manner of travel or in any fashion that constitutes a danger to the person or property of another or himself. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 87, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.080 Entering or emerging from alley or driveway
Every bicyclist emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or sidewalk area extending across any alleyway, stop and yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on the sidewalk or sidewalk area, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 88, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.090 Parking
Every bicycle shall be parked in such a manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian travel, and to vehicular traffic and parking. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 89, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.100 Riding on sidewalks
A. When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk.
B. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 90, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.110 Equipment on bicycles, Electric Assisted Bicycles and Personal Assisted Mobility Devices (“EPAMD”).
A. Every bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle or EPAMD when in use on a street or highway between sunset and sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, person and vehicles on the street or highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of one thousand feet ahead, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front.
B. Every bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or EPAMD shall be equipped with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the department of revenue, which shall be visible for six hundred feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle or, in lieu of such reflective material, with a lighted lamp visible from both sides from a distance of at least five hundred feet.
C. No bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle, any siren or whistle.
D. Every bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes that will enable its rider to stop the bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle within twenty-five feet from a speed of ten miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 23, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 11, 2006; Ord. O-78-79 § 10, 1978; Ord. O-75-96 § 91, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.51.115 Equipment on low-power scooters
A. Every low-power scooter when in use on a street or highway between sunset and sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, person and vehicles on the street or highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of one thousand feet ahead shall be equipped with a lamp on the front, which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear, of a type approved by the department, that shall be visible from all distances from fifty to three hundred feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.
B. No person shall operate a low-power scooter unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least one hundred feet; except that a low-power scooter shall not be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a low-power scooter a siren or whistle.
C. Every low-power scooter shall be equipped with a brake that will enable the operator to make the braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
D. Every low-power scooter, when operated upon a highway, shall be equipped with at least one brake, which may be operated by hand or foot.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.  (Ord. O-2012-9 § 24, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 12, 2006).


10.51.120 Clinging to vehicles
No person riding upon any bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 25, 2012; Ord. O-78-79 § 11, 1978; Ord. O-75-96 § 92, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.51.130 Bicycle prohibited
Whenever official signs are erected giving notice that bicycles are prohibited, as authorized in this title, no bicyclist shall violate any of the instructions contained thereon. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 93, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.51.045 Operation of low-power scooters.

A. A person riding a low-power scooter shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.
B. No low-power scooter shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
C. A person operating a low-power scooter upon a roadway shall ride as close to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
D. Persons riding low-power scooters upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast.
E. No person shall operate any low-power scooter on any street or highway within this municipality unless such person and any passenger thereon is wearing goggles or eyeglasses with lenses made of safety glass or plastic; except this Subsection (E) shall not apply to a person wearing a helmet containing eye protection made of safety glass or plastic.
F. A person shall not operate or ride as a passenger on a low-power scooter on a roadway unless each person under eighteen years of age is wearing a protective helmet of a type and design manufactured for use by operators of motorcycles.
G. 1.Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of this Subsection (G), any person who violates any provision of this Section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
2. Any person who violates Subsection (F) of this Section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 21, 2012)

 


10.51.140 Personal mobility devices
A. A rider of an EPAMD shall have all the same rights and duties as an operator of any other vehicle under this title, except as to those provisions that by their nature have no application.
B. An EPAMD may be operated on a roadway in conformity with vehicle use.
C. An EPAMD shall not be operated:
1. On a limited-access highway;
2. On a bike or pedestrian path; or
3. At a speed greater than twelve and one-half miles per hour.
D. A person who violates this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 26, 2012)

10.51.150 Low-speed electric vehicles
A. A low-speed electric vehicle may be operated only on a roadway that has a speed limit equal to or less than thirty-five miles per hour; except that it may be operated to
directly cross a roadway that has a speed limit greater than thirty–five miles per hour at an at-grade crossing to continue traveling along a roadway with a speed limit equal to or less than thirty-five miles per hour.
B. No person shall operate a low-speed electric vehicle on a limited access highway.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 27, 2012)

Chapter 10.52 - Operation of Nonvehicular Devices
10.52.010 Regulations applicable to nonvehicular devices
Any device or conveyance not defined in this title as a vehicle shall be governed and bound by the same regulations that apply to pedestrians, except that the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any farm tractor or any implement of husbandry designed primarily or exclusively for use and used in agricultural operations. (Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


Chapter 10.54 - Regulating the Kinds and Classes of Traffic
10.54.010 Restricted use of streets
A. The use of certain streets and roadways by motor-driven cycles, trucks or other commercial vehicles, bicycles and horse-drawn vehicles or other nonmotorized traffic shall be restricted or prohibited when declared by the traffic engineer, and when official signs giving notice thereof are erected as authorized in Section 10.69.080.
B. For the purpose of road construction and maintenance any street or portion thereof may, by action of this municipality or by agreement with other concerned road agencies, be temporarily closed to through traffic or to all vehicular traffic during the work project, and the traffic affected shall be guided along appropriate detours or alternative routes by official traffic-control devices.
C. When signs are so erected giving notice of restrictions or prohibitions upon the use of streets, no person shall disobey the directions or instructions stated on such signs.
D. The provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall not be construed to prohibit the drivers of any excluded vehicles from traveling over such restricted or prohibited streets, other than controlled-access roadways, for the purpose of delivering or picking up materials or merchandise or reaching their destinations which occur on these particular streets, provided such excluded vehicles enter such streets at the intersection nearest the destination of the vehicle and proceed thereon no farther than the nearest intersection thereafter.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 94, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.020 Size and weight restrictions-Applicability
A. It is unlawful for any person to drive or move or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any street or highway within this municipality any vehicle or vehicles of a size, weight and load exceeding the limitations described in this chapter and in Sections 42-4-502 through 42-4-512 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as amended, or otherwise in violation of said sections or Section 42-4-1407 except as permitted in Section 10.54.110 of this chapter.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 28, 1997; Ord. O-81-14 § 1, 1981; Ord. O-77-86 § 28, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 95, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.54.030 Height, width and length of vehicles and loads
A. No vehicle unladen or with load shall exceed a height of thirteen feet; except that vehicles with a height of fourteen feet six inches or less may be operated on streets which are state highways when so designated by the State Department of Highways.
B. The total outside width of any vehicle or the load thereon shall not exceed one hundred two inches, except as otherwise provided in this section.
1. The total outside width of buses and coaches used for transportation or passengers shall not exceed eight feet six inches.
2. A load of loose hay, including loosely bound, round bales, whether horse drawn or by motor, shall not exceed twelve feet in width.
3. A vehicle and trailer may transport a load of rectangular hay bales if such vehicle and load do not exceed ten feet six inches in width.
4. The total outside width of any vehicle, as required in this section, shall not be construed so as to prohibit the projection beyond such width of clearance lights, rear view mirrors or other accessories required by federal, state, or City ordinance or regulations.
5. The width requirements imposed by subsection (B) of this section shall not include appurtenances on recreational vehicles, including but not limited to motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, camping trailers, recreational park trailers, multipurpose trailers, and truck campers, all as defined in Section 24-32-902, C.R.S., so long as such recreational vehicle, including such appurtenances, does not exceed a total outside width of nine feet six inches.
C. No single motor vehicle shall exceed a length of forty-five feet extreme overall dimension, inclusive of front and rear bumpers. The length of vehicles used for the mass transportation of passengers wholly within the municipality or within a radius of fifteen miles thereof may extend to sixty feet. The length of school buses may also extend to forty feet.
D. Buses used for the transportation of passengers between towns, cities, and municipalities in the state of Colorado may be sixty feet extreme overall length, inclusive of front and rear bumpers but shall not exceed a height of thirteen feet six inches, if such buses are equipped to conform with the load and weight limitations set forth in Section 10.54.080; except that buses with a height of fourteen feet six inches which otherwise conform to the requirements of this subsection (D) shall be operated only on highways designated by the department of transportation.
E. No combination of vehicles coupled together shall consist of more than four units, and no such combination of vehicles shall exceed a total overall length of seventy feet. Said length limitation shall not apply to unladen truck tractor-semitrailer combinations when the semitrailer is fifty-seven feet four inches or less in length, or to unladen truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combinations when both the semitrailer and the trailer are twenty-eight feet six inches or less in length. Said limitations shall not apply to vehicles operated by a public utility when required for emergency repair of public service facilities or properties, or when operated under special permit as provided in Section 10.54.110, but in respect to night transportation every such vehicle and the load thereon shall be equipped with a sufficient number of clearance lamps on both sides and marker lamps upon the extreme ends of any projecting load to clearly mark the dimensions of such load. The limitations provided in this section shall be strictly construed and enforced.
F. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (E) of this section, the following combinations of vehicles shall not exceed seventy-five feet in total overall length:
1. Saddlemount combinations consisting of no more than four units;
2. Laden truck tractor-semitrailer combinations; and,
3. Specialized equipment used in combination for transporting automobiles or boats. The overall length of such combination shall be exclusive of:
a. Safety devices; however, such safety devices shall not be designed or used for carrying cargo;
b. Automobiles or boats being transported;
c. Any extension device that may be used for loading beyond the extreme front or rear ends of a vehicle or combination of vehicles; except that the projection of a load, including any extension devices loaded to the front of the vehicle, shall not extend more than four feet beyond the extreme front of the grill of such vehicle and no load or extension device may extend more than six feet to the extreme rear of the vehicle.
G. The length limitations of vehicles and combinations of vehicles provided for in this section as they apply to vehicles being operated and utilized for the transportation of steel, fabricated beams, trusses, utility poles, pipes and automobiles shall be determined without regard to the projection of said commodities beyond the extreme front or rear of the vehicle or combination of vehicles; except that the projection of a load to the front shall be governed by the provisions of Section 10.54.040(B) and no load shall project to the rear more than ten feet.
H. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 28, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 29, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 17, 1994; Ord. O-87-87 § 2, 1987; Ord. O-87-32 § 5, 1987; Ord. O-80-76 § 8, 1980; Ord. O-75-96 § 97, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.040 Projecting loads on vehicles
A. No passenger-type vehicle, except a motorcycle bicycle, or an electrical assisted bicycle shall be operated on any highway with any load carried thereon extending beyond the line of the fenders on the left side of such vehicle nor extending more than six inches beyond the line of the fenders on the right side thereof.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 29, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 30, 1997; Ord. O-87-32 § 6, 1987; Ord. O-80-76 § 8, 1980; Ord. O-75-96 § 97, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.050 Spilling loads on streets or highways-Prevention of spilling aggregate, trash, or recyclables
A. No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded or the load thereon securely covered to prevent any of its load from blowing, dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping there from, except that material may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction or water or other substance may be sprinkled on a roadway in cleaning or maintaining such roadway.
B. 1. A vehicle shall not be driven or moved on a highway if the vehicle transporting trash or recyclables unless at least one of the following conditions is met:
a. The load is covered by a tarp or other cover in a manner that prevents the load from blowing, dropping, shifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle;
b. The vehicle utilizes other technology that prevents the load from blowing, dropping, shifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle;
c. The load is required to be secured under and complies with 49 CPR 392 and 393;
d. The vehicle is loaded in such a manner or the load itself has physical characteristics such that the contents will not escape from the vehicle. Such a load may include, but is not limited to, heavy scrap metal or hydraulically compressed scrap recyclables.
2. Paragraph (1) of this subsection (B) shall not apply to a motor vehicle in the process of collecting trash or recyclables within a one-mile radius of the motor vehicle's last collection point.
C. 1. No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway for a distance of more than two miles if the vehicle is transporting aggregate material with a diameter of one inch or less unless:
a. The load is covered by a tarp or other cover in a manner that prevents the aggregate material from blowing, dropping, shifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle, or
b. The vehicle utilizes other technology that prevents the aggregate material from blowing, dropping, shifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.
2. Paragraph (1) of this subsection (C) shall not apply to a vehicle:
a. Operating entirely within a marked construction zone;
b. Involved in maintenance of public roads during snow or ice removal operations; or
c. Involved in emergency operations when requested by a law enforcement agency or an emergency response authority designated in or pursuant to Section 29-22-102, C.R.S.
D. For the purposes of this Section:
1. "Aggregate material" means any rock, clay, silts, gravel, limestone, dimension stone, marble, and shale, except that "Aggregate Material" does not include hot asphalt, including asphalt patching material, wet concrete, or other materials not susceptible to blowing.
2. "Recyclables" means material or objects that can be reused, reprocessed, remanufactured, reclaimed, or recycled.
3. "Trash" means material or objects that have been or are in the process of being discarded or transported.
E. 1. Except as otherwise provided in Paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (E), any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
2. Any person who violates any provision of this section while driving or moving a car or pickup truck without causing bodily injury to another person commits a Class 3 traffic offense.
3. Any person who violates any provision of this section while driving or moving a car or pickup truck and thereby proximately causes bodily injury to another person commits a Class 2 Misdemeanor traffic offense. (Ord. O-2006-30 § 13, 2006; Ord. O-2005-11 § 4, 2005; Ord. O-97-62 § 31, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 98, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.54.060 Trailers and towed vehicles
A. When one vehicle is towing another, the drawbar or other connection shall be of sufficient strength to pull all weight towed thereby, and the drawbar or other connection shall not exceed fifteen feet from one vehicle to the other, except the connection between any two vehicles transporting poles, pipe, machinery or other objects of a structural nature which cannot readily be dismembered, and except connections between vehicles in which the combined lengths of the vehicles and the connection does not exceed an overall length of fifty-five feet and the connection is of rigid construction included as part of the structural design of the towed vehicle.
B. When one vehicle is towing another with a chain, rope, cable or similar connection, there shall be displayed, as near the center of such connection as practical, a white flag or cloth not less than twelve inches square.
C. Whenever one vehicle is towing another, in addition to the drawbar or other connection, except a fifth-wheel connection meeting the requirements of the Interstate Commerce Commission, safety chains or cables arranged in such a way that it will be impossible for the vehicle being towed to break loose from the vehicle towing in the event the drawbar or other connection were to be broken, loosened or otherwise damaged, shall be used. This shall apply to all motor vehicles; all trailers, except semitrailers connected by a proper fifth wheel; and to any dolly used to convert a semitrailer to a full trailer.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 §§ 32, 33, 1997; Ord. O-87-32 § 7, 1987; Ord. O-75-96 § 99, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.070 Wheel and axle loads
A. The gross weight upon any wheel of a vehicle shall not exceed the following:
1. When the wheel is equipped with a solid rubber or cushion tire, eight thousand pounds;
2. When the wheel is equipped with a pneumatic tire, nine thousand pounds.
B. The gross weight upon any single axle or tandem axle of a vehicle shall not exceed the following:
1. When the wheels attached to said axle are equipped with solid rubber or cushion tires, sixteen thousand pounds;
2. a. Except as provided in paragraph (2)(b) of this subsection B, when the wheels attached to a single axle are equipped with pneumatic tires, twenty thousand pounds;
b. When the wheels attached to a single axle are equipped with pneumatic tires and the vehicle is a digger derrick or bucket boom truck operated by an electric utility on a highway that is not on the interstate system as defined in Section 43-2-101, C.R.S., twenty-one thousand pounds;
3. Vehicles equipped with a self-compactor and used solely for the transporting of trash are exempted from the provisions of this subsection;
4. When the wheels attached to a tandem axle are equipped with pneumatic tires, forty thousand pounds for highways not on the interstate system and thirty-six thousand pounds for highways on the interstate system.
C. For the purposes of this section:
1. A single axle is defined as all wheels, whose centers may be included within two parallel transverse vertical planes not more than forty inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle;
2. A tandem axle is defined as two or more consecutive axles, the centers of which may be included between parallel vertical planes spaced more than forty inches and not more than ninety-six inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle.
D. The gross weight upon any one wheel of a steel-tired vehicle shall not exceed five hundred pounds per inch of cross-sectional width of tire.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 34, 1997; Ord. O-89-75 § 2, 1989; Ord. O-87-87 § 3, 1987; Ord. O-87-32 § 8, 1987; Ord. O-80-76 § 9, 1980; Ord. O-75-96 § 100, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.080 Gross weight of vehicles and loads
A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, no vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any highway or bridge when the gross weight thereof exceeds the limits specified below:
1. a. The gross weight upon any one axle of a vehicle shall not exceed the limits prescribed in Section 10.54.070.
b. Subject to the limitations prescribed in Section 10.54.070, the gross weight of a vehicle having two axles shall not exceed thirty-six thousand pounds.
c. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. Violators shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1.16.020 of the Lakewood Municipal Code and for each axle and/or gross weight violation an additional penalty assessment fine according to the following schedule:

Excess weight in pounds Penalty assessment fine amount
1 to 3000 $50.00
3,001 to 4,250 65.00
4,251 to 4,500 80.00
4,501 to 4,750 95.00
4,751 to 5,000 110.00
5,001 to 5,250 125.00
5,251 to 5,500 140.00
5,501 to 5,750 155.00
5,751 to 6,000 170.00
6,001 to 6,250 185.00
6,251 to 6,500 210.00
6,501 to 6,750 235.00
6,751 to 7,000 260.00
7,001 to 7,250 285.00
7,251 to 7,500 325.00
7,501 to 7,750 365.00
7,751 to 8,000 405.00
8,001 to 8,250 445.00
8,251 to 8,500 495.00
8,501 to 8,750 545.00
8,751 to 9,000 595.00
9,001 to 9,250 645.00
9,251 to 9,500 705.00
9,501 to 9,750 765.00
9,751 to 10,000 825.00
Excess weight in pounds Penalty assessment fine amount
10,001 to 10,250 885.00
10,251 to 10,500 920.00
10,501 to 10,750 955.00
10,751 to 11,000 990.00
11,001 and over 999.00
2. Subject to the limitations prescribed in Section 10.54.070, the maximum gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed that determined by the formula W equals 1,000 (L plus 40), W = the gross weight in pounds, L = the length in feet between the centers of the first and last axles of such vehicle or combination of vehicles, but in computation of this formula no gross vehicle weight shall exceed eighty-five thousand pounds. For the purposes of this section, where a combination of vehicles is used, no vehicle shall carry a gross weight of less than ten percent of the overall gross weight of the combination of vehicles; except that these limitations shall not apply to specialized trailers of fixed public utilities whose axles may carry less than ten percent of the weight of the combination. The limitations provided in this section shall be strictly construed and enforced.
B. The gross weight limits provided in subsection A of this section are increased by one-thousand pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles if the vehicle or combination of vehicles contains an alternative fuel system and operates on alternative fuel or both alternative and conventional fuel. The provisions of this subsection B apply only when the vehicle or combination of vehicles is operated on a highway that is not on the interstate highway system as defined in Section 43-2-101(2), C.R.S. For the purposes of this subsection B, "alternative fuel" has the same meaning provided in Section 25-7-106.8(1)(a), C.R.S.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2002-47 § 1, 2002; Ord. O-97-62 § 35, 1997; Ord. O-87-87 § 4, 1987; Ord. O-87-32 § 9, 1987; Ord. O-80-76 §§ 10, 11, 1980; Ord. O-75-96 § 101, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.54.090 Weight limits on certain streets or parts thereof
When official signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate any vehicle with a weight limit in excess of the amount specified on such signs at any time upon the streets or parts thereof or upon any of the bridges or viaducts so designated by the Traffic Engineer. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 102, 1975; Ord. 9-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.100 Vehicles weighed, excess removed
A. Any police agent having reason to believe that the weight of a vehicle and load is unlawful is authorized to require the driver to stop and submit to a weighing of the same either by means of portable or stationary scales or shall require that such vehicles be driven to the nearest public scales in the event such scales are within five miles.
B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, whenever an agent upon weighing a vehicle and load, as above provided, determines that the weight is unlawful, such officer shall require the driver to stop the vehicle in a suitable place and remain standing until such portion of the load is removed as may be necessary to reduce the gross weight of such vehicle to such limit as permitted under this chapter. All material as unloaded shall be cared for by the owner or operator of such vehicle at the risk of such owner or operator.
C. Whenever an officer upon weighing a vehicle and load as provided in subsection A of this section determines that the weight is unlawful and the load consists solely of either explosives or hazardous materials as defined in Section 42-1-102(32), C.R.S., such officer shall permit the driver of such vehicle to proceed to his destination without requiring him to unload the excess portion of such load.
D. It is unlawful for any driver of a vehicle when directed by a police agent to fail or refuse to stop and submit the vehicle and load to a weighing, or to fail or refuse when directed by an agent to allow the unloading of the vehicle to the gross weight of such vehicle permitted in this chapter, or otherwise to fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of this section.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 36, 1997; Ord. O-87-32 § 10, 1987; Ord. O-84-87 § 5, 1984; Ord. O-75-96 § 103, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.54.110 Permits for excess size and weight
A. The City Manager or his/her designee may, in his/her discretion, upon receiving application in writing and good cause being shown therefore, issue a special permit in writing authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in this chapter or otherwise not in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
B. The application for any such permit shall specifically describe the vehicle or vehicles and load to be operated or moved and the particular streets or highways for which the permit to operate is required, and whether such permit is for a single trip, a special, or an annual operation, and the time of such movement. An overweight permit issued pursuant to this section shall be available for overweight divisible loads if:
1. The vehicle has a quad axle grouping;
2. The maximum gross weight does not exceed one hundred ten thousand pounds;
3. The owner and operator of the motor vehicle are in compliance with the federal “Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999”, Pub.L. 106-159, as amended, as applicable to commercial vehicles; and,
4. The vehicle complies with rules promulgated by the Colorado Department of Transportation concerning the distribution of the load upon the vehicle’s axles.
C. In granting such permit the City Manager or his/ her designee may at his/her
discretion limit the number of trips or establish seasonal or other time limitations within which the vehicles described may be operated on the highways indicated, or otherwise limit or prescribe conditions of operation of such vehicle or vehicles, when necessary to protect the safety of highway users, to protect the efficient movement of traffic from unreasonable interference, or to protect the highways from undue damage to the road foundations, surfaces or structures, and may require such other undertaking or other security as may be deemed necessary to compensate for any injury to any roadway or highway or road or highway structure.
D. Permits issued by the State of Colorado, authorizing the movement of vehicles under this section, on any of the connecting links of the state highway system within this municipality, shall be construed to have the joint approval of the street and highway authority.
E. Every such permit shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any police agent or authorized agent of any authority granting such permit, and no person shall violate any of the terms or conditions of such special permit.
F. No permit shall be necessary for the operation of authorized emergency vehicles, public transportation vehicles operated by municipalities or other political subdivisions of the state, implements of husbandry, and farm tractors temporarily moved upon the highway, including transportation of such tractors or implements by a person dealing therein to his place of business within the state or to the premises of a purchaser or prospective purchaser within the state, nor shall such vehicle be subject to the size and weight provisions of Section 10.54.020.
G. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 30, 2012; Ord. O-91-59 § 15 (part), 1991; Ord. O-87-32 § 11, 1987; Ord. O-77-86 § 29, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 104, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.54.120 Liability for damage to street or structure
A. No person shall drive, operate, or move upon or over any street or highway structure any vehicle, object, or contrivance in such a manner so as to cause damage to said street or highway structure or sign bridge within or suspended over the public right-of-way. When the damage sustained to said street or highway structure is the result of the operating, driving, or moving of such vehicle, object, or contrivance weighing in excess of the maximum weight allowable in this chapter, it shall be no defense to any action, either civil or criminal, brought against such person that the weight of the vehicle was authorized by special permit issued as provided in this chapter.
B. Every person violating the provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall be liable for all damage which said highway or highway structure may sustain as a result thereof. Whenever the driver of such vehicle, object, or contrivance is not the owner thereof but is operating, driving, or moving such vehicle, object, or contrivance with the express or implied consent of the owner thereof, then said owner or driver shall be jointly and severally liable for any such damage. The liability for damage sustained by any such highway or highway structure may be enforced by a civil action by the authorities in control of such highway or highway structure. No satisfaction of such civil liability, however, shall be deemed to be a release or satisfaction of any criminal liability for violation of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense.

10.54.130 Splash guards-When required
A. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Splash guards" means mud flaps, rubber, plastic or fabric aprons, or other devices directly behind the rear-most wheels, designed to minimize the spray of water and other substances to the rear.
2. "Splash guards" must, at a minimum, be wide enough to cover the full tread of the tire or tires being protected, hang perpendicular from the vehicle not more than ten inches above the surface of the street or highway when the vehicle is empty, and generally maintain their perpendicular relationship under normal driving conditions.
B. Except as otherwise permitted in this section, no vehicle or motor vehicle shall be driven or moved on any street or highway unless the vehicle or motor vehicle is equipped with splash guards. However, vehicles and motor vehicles with splash guards that violate this section shall be allowed to remain in service for the time necessary to continue to a place where the deficient splash guards will be replaced. Such replacement shall occur at the first reasonable opportunity.
C. This section does not apply to:
1. Passenger carrying motor vehicles registered pursuant to Section 42-3-306(2), C.R.S.;
2. Trucks and truck tractors registered pursuant to Section 42-3-306 (4) or (5) , C.R.S. having an empty weight of ten thousand pounds or less;
3. Trailers equipped with fenders or utility pole trailers;
4. Vehicles while involved in chip and seal or paving operations or road widening equipment;
5. Truck tractors or converter dollies when used in combination with other vehicles;
6. Vehicles drawn by animals, or
7. Bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 31, 2012; Ord. O-2005-11 § 5, 2005; Ord. O-97-62 § 38, 1997; Ord. O-87-32 § 12, 1987; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


Chapter 10.57 - Vehicle Equipment and Inspection
10.57.010 Unsafe vehicles prohibited
It is unlawful for any person to drive or move or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any street or highway within this municipality any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person or property. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 105, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.57.020 Lights, tires and other required equipment
A. It is unlawful for any person to drive or move or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any street or highway within this municipality any vehicle or combination of vehicles which does not contain those parts or is not at all times equipped with such lamps, reflectors, horn and other warning or signaling devices, mirrors, safety glass, mufflers, fenders, tires, and other equipment kept in proper condition and adjustment as required in 42-4-202 through 42-4-222 and 42-4-224 through 42-4-230, C.R.S., as amended, or which is equipped in any manner in violation of said sections, or for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by and under said sections.
B. It is unlawful for any person to drive or move, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved, on any street or highway within this municipality any vehicle or combination of vehicles, other than a motorcycle, or motor driven cycle which is not equipped with at least two head lamps kept in proper condition and adjustment as required in Section 42-4-205, C.R.S. or which is equipped in any manner in violation of said section.
C. Any person who violates any provision of subsections (1), (2), (3), (5) or (6) of Section 42-4-228, C.R.S., commits a Class 3 traffic offense. Any person who violates subsection (7) of Section 42-4-228 commits a Class 2 traffic offense. Any person who violates any other provision of Section 42-4-228, C.R.S., commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2000-45 § 3, 2000; Ord. O-97-62 § 39, 1997; Ord. O-96-45 § 1, 1996; Ord. O-87-87 § 5, 1987, Ord. O-87-32 § 13, 1987; Ord. O-84-60 § 9, 1984; Ord. O-80-67 § 1, 1980).

10.57.030 When lighted lamps required
A. Every vehicle upon a street or highway within this municipality between sunset and sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on said streets and highways are not clearly discernible at a distance of one thousand feet ahead shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as by the laws of the state are respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to the exception stated in Section 10.33.030 of this title with respect to parked vehicles, and further that stop lights, turn signals and other signaling devices shall be lighted as prescribed by Colorado law for the use of such devices.
B. When lighted lamps are required by this section, no vehicle shall be driven upon a street or highway within this municipality with the parking lights lighted, except when the lights are being used as signal lamps, and except when the headlamps are lighted at the same time.
C. Any person who violates subsection (A) of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. Any person who violates subsection (B) of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-87-87 § 6, 1987; Ord. O-75-96 § 107, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.57.040 Windows unobstructed-Certain materials prohibited
A. 1. Except as provided in this Paragraph (1); no person shall operate any motor vehicle registered in Colorado on which any window, except the windshield, is composed of, covered by, or treated with any material or component which presents an opaque, nontransparent or metallic or mirrored appearance in such a way that it allows less than twenty-seven percent light transmittance. The windshield shall allow seventy percent light transmittance. The provisions of this Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the windows to the rear of the driver, including the rear window, on any motor vehicle, however, if such windows allow less than twenty-seven percent light transmittance, then the front side windows and the windshield on such vehicles shall allow seventy percent light transmittance.
2. Notwithstanding any provision of Paragraph (1) of this subsection (A) nontransparent material may be applied, installed, or affixed to the topmost portion of the windshield subject to the following:
a. The material is not red or amber in color, nor does it affect perception of primary colors or otherwise distort vision or contain lettering that distorts or obstructs vision;
b. The bottom edge of the material extends no more than four inches measured from the top of the windshield down;
c. The material does not reflect sunlight or headlight glare into the eyes of occupants of oncoming or preceding vehicles to any greater extent than the windshield without the material.
3. Nothing in this subsection (A) shall be construed to prevent the use of any window when it is composed of, covered by, or treated with any material or component in a manner approved by federal statute or regulation if such window was included as a component part of a vehicle at the time of the vehicle manufacture, or the replacement of any such window by covering which meets such guidelines.
4. No materials shall be used on any window in the motor vehicle that presents a metallic or mirrored appearance.
5. Nothing in this subsection (A) shall be construed to deny or prevent the use of certificates or other papers which do not obstruct the view of the driver and which may be required by law to be displayed.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
C. This section shall apply to all motor vehicles; except that subsection (A)(2) of this section shall not apply to low-speed electric vehicles.  (Ord. O-2012-9 § 32, 2012; Ord. O-2005-11 § 6, 2005; Ord. O-78-79 § 13, 1978; Ord. O-75-96 § 108, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.57.050 Unauthorized insignia
No owner shall display upon any part of his vehicle any official designation, sign, or insignia of any public or quasi-public corporation, municipal, state or national department or governmental subdivision, without authority of such agency. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 40, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 109, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.57.060 School bus lights and markings
A. Every school bus, as defined in Section 10.75.020, other than a small passenger-type vehicle having a seating capacity of not more than fifteen, used for the transportation of school children, shall bear upon the front and rear of such school bus plainly visible and legible signs containing the words "SCHOOL BUS" in letters not less
than eight inches in height, shall display eight visual signal lights Meeting the requirements of 49 CFR 571.108 or its successor regulation. The red visual signal lights shall be actuated by the driver of the school bus whenever the school bus is stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children, but such lights need not be actuated when a school bus is stopped at locations where the local traffic regulatory authority has by prior written designation declared such actuation unnecessary. The alternating flashing yellow lights shall be actuated at least two hundred feet prior to the point where the bus is to be stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children, and the red light shall be actuated only at the time the bus is actually stopped.
B. Every school bus used for the transportation of school children, except those small passenger-type vehicles described in subsection (A) of this section, shall be equipped with school bus pedestrian safety devices that comply with 49 CFR 571.131 or its successor regulation.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 33, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 37, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 110, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.57.070 Brakes
Every motor vehicle, motorcycle, and low-power scooter, when operated upon a highway, shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle as required in Section 42-4-223, C.R.S., as amended. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 34, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 41, 1997; Ord. O-96-45 § 2, 1996; Ord. O-84-60 § 10, 1984; Ord. O-75-96 § 111, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.57.080 Mufflers-Prevention of noise
It is unlawful for any person to operate, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit the operation of, any vehicle or combination of vehicles, within this municipality, which is not equipped with an adequate muffler in constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any unnecessary noise, and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be modified or used with a cutoff, bypass or similar device. No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle above that emitted by a muffler of the type originally installed on the vehicle. This section shall not apply to electric motor vehicles. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 42, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 112, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.57.090 Number plates to be attached
A. Number plates assigned to a self-propelled vehicle other than a motorcycle or street rod vehicle shall be attached thereto, one in the front and the other in the rear. The number plate assigned to a motorcycle, street rod vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer, any other vehicle drawn by a motor vehicle, or any item of mobile machinery or self-propelled construction equipment shall be attached to the rear thereof.
B. If the department issues a validating tab or sticker to a motor vehicle pursuant to Section 42-3-201, C.R.S., the current month validating tab or sticker shall be displayed in the bottom left corner of the rear license plate. The current year validating tab or sticker shall be displayed in the bottom right corner of the rear license plate. The tabs or stickers shall be visible at all times.
C. Every number plate shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned, so as to prevent the plate from swinging, and shall be horizontal at a height not less than twelve inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible, and shall be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible.
D. A person shall not operate a motor vehicle with an affixed device or a substance that causes all or a portion of a license plate to be unreadable by a system used to automatically identify a motor vehicle. Such a device includes, without limitation, a cover that distorts angular visibility; alters the color of the plate; or is smoked, tinted, scratched, or dirty so as to impair the legibility of the license plate.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. Any person who violates Subsection (D) of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 35, 2012; Ord. O-2005-11 § 7, 2005; Ord. O-97-62 § 42, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 112, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


Chapter 10.58 - Vehicles-Gasoline-Powered Engines Regulated
10.58.010 Visible emissions from diesel-powered motor vehicles unlawful
A. No owner or operator of a diesel-powered vehicle shall cause or knowingly permit the emission from such vehicle of any visible air contaminants which exceed the emission level as described in Section 42-4-412(2)(a), C.R.S.
B. Any owner or operator of a diesel-powered motor vehicle receiving a summons and complaint issued pursuant to subsection A of this section shall secure a certification of opacity compliance from a state emissions technical center that such vehicle conforms to the requirements of this section. Said certification shall be returned to the owner or operator for presentation in court as provided in subsection C of this section.
C. Any owner who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 4 traffic offense and, upon conviction thereof, except as provided in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection, shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars.
1. If the owner conforms to the requirements of this section and presents the certification required in subsection B of this section to the municipal court, he shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars.
2. If the owner submits to the municipal court proof that he has disposed of the vehicle for junk parts or immobilized the vehicle and if he also submits the registration and license plates for the vehicle to the municipal court, he shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars.
D. Any nonowner operator who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 4 traffic offense and, upon conviction thereof, except as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars.
1. If the operator submits to the municipal court within fifteen days after the issuance of the summons proof that he was not the owner of the vehicle at the time the summons was issued and that he mailed, within five days after issuance thereof, a copy of the notice and summons by certified mail to the owner of the vehicle at the address on the registration, he shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars.
2. Upon a showing of good cause that compliance with this section cannot be made within fifteen days after issuance of the summons and complaint, the municipal court may extend the period of time for compliance as may appear justified.
E. Violations of this section may be determined by visual observations of a police agent who is certified by the Department of Health as trained to ascertain violations of such standards without reference to opacity levels and to distinguish between air contaminants, and steam or water vapor.
F. The provisions of this section shall not apply to emissions caused by cold engine start-up. (Ord. O-97-62 § 43, 1997; Ord. O-87-87 § 7, 1987; Ord. O-80-19 § 1 (part), 1980).

10.58.020 Air pollution violations
A. It is unlawful for any person to drive or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven any motor vehicle, powered by gasoline or any fuel except diesel, which emits any visible air contaminants.
B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to motor vehicles empowered by diesel engines or to emissions caused by cold-engine start-ups.
C. Violations of this section may be determined by visual observations or by test procedures using opacity measurements.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 4 traffic offense, and upon conviction thereof, except as provided in subdivision (1) or subdivision (2) of this subsection, shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars. For subsequent offenses, the fine is one hundred dollars.
1. If the owner presents to the municipal court an affidavit that the vehicle has been disposed of in such a manner that it will no longer be operated on the highways, together with the registration card and license plates of such vehicle, the fine shall be suspended.
2. Upon presentation of an affidavit of the owner that such vehicle has been repaired prior to the date set for appearance upon the charge, which appearance date shall be at least fifteen days after the alleged offense, stating the date, location, and nature of repairs made, together with the name of the person making said repairs, and that the vehicle is not in violation of the provisions of this section when in normal operation, the fine shall be suspended.
3. Upon presentation of an affidavit of the owner that such vehicle is being repaired, the municipal court may extend the period of time for compliance as may appear justified. (Ord. O-97-62 § 44, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 18, 1994; Ord. O-87-87 § 8, 1987; Ord. O-80-19 § 1 (part), 1980).

10.58.030 Definitions
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
"Air contaminant" or "air pollution" means any fumes, smoke, particulate matter, vapor, or gas or any combination thereof which is emitted into or otherwise enters the atmosphere, including, but not limited to, any physical, chemical, biological, radioactive (including source material, special nuclear material, and by-product material) substance or matter, but "air pollutant" does not include a water vapor or steam condensate.
"Emission" or "emit" means a discharge or release of one or more air contaminants into the atmosphere.
"Opacity" means the degree to which an air contaminant emission obscures the view of a trained observer, expressed in percentage of the obscuration or the percentage to which transmittance of light is reduced by an air contaminant emission. (Ord. O-87-87 § 9, 1987; Ord. O-80-19 § 1 (part), 1980).


Chapter 10.60 - Miscellaneous Road Rules
10.60.010 Obstruction of view or driving mechanism
A. No person shall drive a vehicle when it is so loaded or when there are in the front seat such number of persons, exceeding three, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or as to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
B. No person shall knowingly drive a vehicle while any passenger therein is riding in any manner which endangers the safety of such passenger or others.
C. No person shall drive any motor vehicle equipped with any television viewer, screen or other means of visually receiving a television broadcast which is located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back of the driver's seat or which is visible to the driver while operating the motor vehicle. The provisions of this subsection C shall not be interpreted to prohibit the usage of any computer, data terminal or other similar device in a motor vehicle.
D. No vehicle shall be operated upon any highway unless the driver's vision through any required glass equipment is normal and unobstructed.
E. No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such position as to create a hazard for himself or others or to interfere with the driver's view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle; nor shall the driver of a vehicle permit any passenger therein to ride in such manner.
F. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-97-62 § 46, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 113, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.020 Unlawful riding
A. No person shall hang on or otherwise attach himself to the outside, top, hood or fenders of any vehicle, or to any other portion thereof, other than the specific enclosed portion of such vehicle intended for passengers or while in a sitting position in the cargo area of a vehicle if such area is fully or partially enclosed on all four sides, while the same is in motion, nor shall the operator knowingly permit any person to hang on or otherwise attach himself to the outside, top, hood or fenders of any vehicle, or any other portion thereof, other than the specific enclosed portion of such vehicle intended for passengers or while in a sitting position in the cargo area of a vehicle if such area is fully or partially enclosed on all four sides, while the same is in motion. This subsection shall not apply to parades, caravans or exhibitions which are officially authorized or otherwise permitted by law.
B. The provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall not apply to a vehicle owned by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or to a vehicle owned by the state or any of its political subdivisions, or to a privately owned vehicle when operating in a governmental capacity under contract with or permit from any governmental subdivision or under permit issued by the Public Utilities Commission of the state when, in the performance of their duties, persons are required to stand or sit on the exterior of the vehicle and the vehicle is equipped with adequate handrails and safeguards.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 114, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.030 Boarding or alighting from vehicles
No person shall board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 115, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.040 Riding in trailers
No person or persons shall occupy a trailer while it is being moved upon a street or highway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 116, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.050 Opening and closing vehicle doors
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 117, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.060 Limitations on backing
A. The driver of a vehicle, whether on public property or private property which is used by the general public for parking purposes, shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with safety and without interfering with other traffic.
B. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same upon any shoulder or roadway of any controlled-access highway.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-87-87 § 16, 1987; Ord. O-75-96 § 118, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.070 Coasting prohibited
A. The driver of any motor vehicle when traveling upon a downgrade, shall not coast with the gears of such vehicle in neutral.
B. The driver of a truck or bus when traveling upon a downgrade shall not coast with the clutch disengaged.
C. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-77-86 § 31, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 119, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.080 Following fire apparatus
The driver of any vehicle other than an emergency vehicle shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm or other alarm closer than five hundred feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm or other alarm. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-94-34 § 19, 1994; Ord. O-87-87 § 17, 1987; Ord. O-75-96 § 120, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.090 Crossing fire hose
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of the Fire Department used at any fire, alarm of fire, or practice run laid down on any street, private driveway or highway without the consent of the Fire Department official in command. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 121, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.100 Foreign matter on street or highway prohibited
A. No person shall throw or deposit upon any street or highway within this municipality any glass bottle, glass, stones, nails, tacks, wire, cans, container of human waste, or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle upon or along such highway.
B. No person shall throw, drop, or otherwise expel a lighted cigarette, cigar, match, or other burning material from a motor vehicle upon any highway.
C. Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any street or highway or structure within this municipality any destructive or injurious material or lighted or burning substance shall immediately remove the same or cause it to removed.
D. Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street or highway within this municipality shall remove any glass or injurious substance dropped upon the street or highway from such vehicle.
E. 1. Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (E), any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
2. Any person who violates any provision of subsection (B) of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense.
3. Any person who violates subsection (A) of this section by throwing or depositing a container of human waste upon or along any highway shall be punished by a fine of five hundred dollars.
F. As used in this section:
1. "Container" includes, but is not limited to, a bottle, a can, a box or a diaper.
2. "Human waste" means urine or feces produced by a human. (Ord. O-2007-30 § 14, 2006; Ord. O-2002-47 § 2, 2002; Ord. O-75-96 § 122, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).


10.60.110 When permits required for parades or processions
No procession or parade, except funeral processions, forces of the United States armed services, military forces of this state, and the forces of the Police and Fire Departments, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street in the municipality except in accordance with a permit issued by the City Clerk and in compliance with such other regulations as are set forth in this title which may apply. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 123, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.120 Funeral processions
A. No permit is or shall be required for any funeral procession to occupy or proceed along the streets of this municipality.
B. Funeral processions which are escorted by escorts shall be permitted to occupy and proceed through stop signs without stopping, through red traffic-control lights without stopping, and through streets controlled by yield signs without yielding, and shall have the right-of-way, all as hereinafter provided, subject to and only upon compliance with the following terms, provisions and conditions:
1. Such funeral processions shall be identified by display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be required by the Police Department of this municipality, by order of its chief. Vehicles in such a procession shall also have their headlights lighted at all times.
2. Each driver in such a procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as practicable and safe.
3. Traffic at each intersection controlled by a signal light, stop or yield sign, during the occupancy of such intersection by such procession, shall be controlled by a uniformed escort upon or having descended from an emergency vehicle equipped with a flashing or rotating red light, which shall be placed in operation during the occupancy of such intersection by such procession. The flashing or rotating red light on such an emergency vehicle shall be extended vertically above the vehicle so that the same may be seen by vehicles approaching the intersection from all directions, despite intervening traffic between the escort vehicle and approaching vehicles.
4. All funeral processions traveling in the city shall have a minimum of two uniformed motorcycle escorts. If the procession consists of thirty or more vehicles, the procession must be escorted by three uniformed motorcycle escorts. In addition, if any procession consists of forty-five or more vehicles, the procession must be escorted by one uniformed motorcycle escort for each fifteen vehicles.
5. Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting colored lights, or colored arrows, successively, one at a time, or in combination, no funeral procession shall initially enter any such intersection, or make any turn therein, contrary to the provisions of the Lakewood traffic code; provided, however, that after a procession has lawfully entered such intersection or commenced a turn therein, the procession may, in its entirety, proceed through the same, so long as there is an escort in the intersection whose vehicle shall be plainly marked by a flashing or rotating red light which can be plainly seen from a distance of five hundred feet in all directions during daylight hours. Such escort shall remain in the intersection until the last car in the procession has proceeded through the same.
6. If an intersection is controlled by a stop or yield sign, the lead vehicle in the procession shall come to a stop, or yield the right-of-way, as may be required, and shall proceed only in compliance with the provisions of the Lakewood traffic code. When a funeral procession has entered an intersection controlled by a stop or yield sign, it shall not be necessary for following vehicles to stop or yield, if the intersection is controlled by at least one uniformed motorcycle escort whose vehicle shall be plainly marked by a flashing or rotating red light that can be plainly seen from a distance of five hundred feet in all directions during daylight hours, which escort shall remain within the intersection until all vehicles within the procession have completely passed through.
7. The lead vehicle in a funeral procession shall not at any time proceed at a speed in excess of posted speed limits; and no vehicle within the procession, including escort vehicles, shall proceed in excess of the speed limit prescribed in the Lakewood traffic code.
8. All persons not in the procession shall yield the right-of-way to any funeral procession lawfully entering or within an intersection in accordance with the terms of this title. It is unlawful to enter that portion of any lane of traffic occupied by a funeral procession or to cross an
intersection between vehicles in a procession that has lawfully taken the right-of-way in an intersection; provided, however, that authorized emergency vehicles shall have the right-of-way over funeral processions.
9. All funeral processions shall obey all traffic laws and ordinances, subject only to the exceptions heretofore set forth under the circumstances where such exceptions are permitted; provided, however, that such processions shall yield the right-of-way to authorized emergency vehicles.
10. In no event shall any funeral procession be allowed to take the right-of-way through any intersection, red stop light, stop sign or yield the right-of-way sign between the hours of seven-thirty a.m. and nine a.m. and between four-thirty p.m. and six p.m. During such hours all such processions shall obey all traffic regulations.
11. Nothing herein contained shall relieve any escort or driver of any vehicle within a funeral procession from the duty to proceed with due regard for the safety of all persons; nor shall any of the provisions hereof be a legal defense for any such escort or any such driver from the consequences of a careless or reckless disregard for the safety of others.
C. Any person who violates any provision for this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2002-47 § 3, 2002; Ord. O-94-34 §§ 20, 21, 1994; Ord. O-75-96 § 124, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.130 Riding on motorcycles – protective helmet
A. No person shall operate any motorcycle on any street or highway within this municipality unless such person and any passenger thereon is wearing goggles or eyeglasses with lenses made of safety glass or plastic; except this Subsection (A) shall not apply to a person wearing a helmet containing eye protection made of safety glass or plastic.
B. A person shall not operate or ride as a passenger on a motorcycle on a roadway unless each person under eighteen years of age is wearing a protective helmet of a type and design manufactured for use by operators of motorcycles.
C. Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for such passengers.
D. Every person operating a motorcycle shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this title, except as to special regulations herein and except as to those provisions of this title which by their nature can have no application.
E. A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent seat if designed for two persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or side of the operator.
F. A person shall ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on either side of the motorcycle.
G. No person shall operate a motorcycle while carrying packages, bundles or other articles which prevent him from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
H. No person shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that will interfere with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.
I. All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a traffic lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a traffic lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles two abreast in a single lane.
J. The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake or pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
K. No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic, or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
L. Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.
M. Subsections (J) and (K) of this section shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.
N. No person riding upon a motorcycle shall attach himself or the motorcycle to any other vehicle on a roadway.
O. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. 
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 36, 2012; Ord. O-77-86 § 33, 1977; Ord. O-75-96 § 125, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.140 Emblem for slow-moving vehicles
A. All machinery, equipment and vehicles, except bicycles, electrical assisted bicycles, and other human-powered vehicles, designed to operate or normally operated at speed of less than twenty-five miles per hour on a public highway shall display a triangular slow-moving emblem on the rear. Bicycles, electrical assisted bicycles, and other human-powered vehicles shall be permitted but not required to display the emblem specified in this subsection (A.)
B. Such emblem shall be of a type approved by the State Department of Revenue and shall be mounted in accordance with regulations issued by the department.
C. The use of the emblem required under this section shall be restricted to the use specified in subsection (A) of this section, and its use on any other type of vehicle or stationary object is prohibited.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 37, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 47, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 126, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.150 Impeding traffic
A. Notwithstanding any minimum speed that may be authorized and posted pursuant to Section 10.15.050 of this title, if any person drives a motor vehicle on any controlled-access highway at a speed less than the normal and reasonable speed of traffic under the conditions then and there existing and by so driving at such slower speed impedes or retards the normal and reasonable movement of vehicular traffic following immediately behind, then such driver shall:
1. Where the width of the traveled way permits, drive in the right-hand lane available to traffic or on the extreme right side of the roadway consistent with the provisions of Section 10.24.010(B) of this title until such impeded traffic has passed by; or
2. Pull off the roadway at the first available place where such movement can safely and lawfully be made until such impeded traffic has passed by.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 127, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.160 Use of multiple-beam headlights
A. Whenever a motor vehicle is being operated on a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto during the time specified in Section 10.57.030 of this title, the driver shall use a distribution of light, or composite beam, directed high enough and of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a safe distance in advance of the vehicle, subject to the following requirements and limitations:
1. Whenever a driver of a vehicle approaches an oncoming vehicle within five hundred feet, such driver shall use a distribution of light, or composite beam, so aimed that the glaring rays are not projected into the eyes of the oncoming driver. The lowermost distribution of light, or composite beam, specified in Section 42-4-216 (1)(b) C.R.S., shall be deemed to avoid glare at all times, regardless of road contour and loading.
2. Whenever the driver of a vehicle follows another vehicle within two hundred feet to the rear, except when engaged in the act of overtaking and passing, such driver shall use a distribution of light other than the uppermost distribution of light.
3. A low-speed electric vehicle may use the distribution of light authorized in Section 42-4-216 (1.5), C.R.S.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 38, 2012; Ord. O-97-62 § 48, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 128, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.170 Driving on parklands
A. No person shall drive or park any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any self-propelled vehicle of any nature whatever in or upon any park, parkland or public open space within the city except on roadways or pathways specifically designed for travel or parking within or upon any such park, parkland or public open space.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (A) of this section, no person shall drive or park any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any self-propelled vehicle of any nature whatever on roadways and pathways within or upon any park, parkland or public open space within the city when such roadways or pathways have been designated or posted with an official sign as being closed to public vehicular travel, or have been closed to public travel by a gate, chain barricade or any similar device.
C. The provisions of subsections (A) and (B) of this section shall in no event apply to persons or vehicles lawfully engaged in the maintenance, care or construction of said parks or public open space.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 129, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.175 Restrictions for minor drivers
A. 1. Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection (A), a minor driver shall not operate a motor vehicle containing a passenger who is under twenty-one years of age and who is not a member of the driver's immediate family until such driver has held a driver's license for at least six months.
2. Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection (A), a minor driver shall not operate a motor vehicle containing more than one passenger who is under twenty-one years of age and who is not a member of the driver's immediate family until such driver has held a valid driver's license for at least one year.
3. Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply if:
a. The motor vehicle contains the minor's parent or legal guardian or other responsible adult described in Section 42-2-108, C.R.S.
b. The motor vehicle contains an adult twenty-one years of age or older who currently holds a valid driver's license and has held such license for at least one year;
c. The passenger who is under twenty-one years of age is in the vehicle on account of medical emergency;
d. All passengers who are under twenty-one years of age are members of the driver's immediate family and all such passengers are wearing a seatbelt.
B. 1. Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (B), a minor driver shall not operate a motor vehicle between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. until such driver has held a driver's license for at least one year.
2. This subsection (B) shall not apply if:
a. The motor vehicle contains the minor's parent or legal guardian or other responsible adult described in Section 42-2-108, C.R.S.
b. The motor vehicle contains an adult twenty-one years of age or older who currently holds a valid driver's license and has held such license for at least one year;
c. The minor is driving to school or a school-authorized activity when the school does not provide adequate transportation, so long as the driver possess a signed statement from the school official containing the date the activity will occur;
d. The minor is driving on account of a medical emergency; or
e. The minor is an emancipated minor.
C. Violation of this section is a Class 3 traffic offense.
D. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Emancipated minor" means an individual under eighteen years of age whose parents or guardian has surrendered parental responsibilities, custody, and the right to the care and earnings of such person, and are no longer under a duty to support such person.
2. "Immediate family" means a person who is related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
3. "Minor driver" means a person who is operating a motor vehicle and who is under eighteen years of age.
E. No driver in a motor vehicle shall be cited for a violation of this section unless such driver was stopped by a peace officer for an alleged traffic violation other than a violation of this section. (O-2006-30 § 15, 2006).

10.60.176 Permitting unauthorized minor to drive
A. No parent or guardian shall cause or knowingly permit his or her child or ward under the age of eighteen years to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway when such minor has not been issued a currently valid minor driver's license or instruction permit or shall cause or knowingly permit such child or ward to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway in violation of the conditions, limitations, or restrictions contained in a license or permit which has been issued to such child or ward.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2006-30 § 16, 2006).


10.60.177 Permitting unauthorized person to drive
A. No person shall authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by such person or under such person's hire or control to be driven upon any highway by any person who has not been issued a currently valid driver's or minor driver's license or an instruction permit or shall cause or knowingly permit such person to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway in violation of the conditions, limitations, or restrictions contained in a license or permit which has been issued to such other person.
B. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
(Ord. O-2006-30 § 17, 2006).


10.60.180 Mandatory use of safety belt system
A. As used in this section:
1."Motor vehicle" means a self-propelled vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the public highways including passenger cars, station wagons, vans, taxicabs, ambulances, motor homes, and pickups. The term does not include motorcycles, motor scooters, low-power scooters, passenger buses, school buses, and farm tractors and implements of husbandry designed primarily or exclusively for use in agricultural operations.
2. "Safety belt system" means a system utilizing a lap belt, a shoulder belt, or any other belt or combination of belts installed in a motor vehicle to restrain drivers and passengers, which system conforms to federal motor vehicle safety standards.
B. Unless exempted pursuant to subsection (C) of this section, every driver of and every front seat passenger in a motor vehicle equipped with a safety belt system shall wear a fastened safety belt while the motor vehicle is being operated on a street or highway in this state.
C. The requirement of subsection (B) of this section shall not apply to:
1. A child required by Section 10.60.190 of this chapter to be restrained by a child restraint system;
2. A member of an ambulance team, other than the driver, while involved in patient care;
3. A peace officer, level I, as defined in Section 18-1-901(3)(1)(I), C.R.S., while performing official duties so long as the performance of said duties is in accordance with rules and regulations applicable to said officer which are at least as restrictive as subsection (B) of this section and which only provide exceptions necessary to protect the officer;
4. A person with a physically or psychologically disabling condition whose physical or psychological disability prevents appropriate restraint by a safety belt system if such person possesses a written statement by a physician certifying the condition, as well as stating the reason why such restraint is inappropriate;
5. A person driving or riding in a motor vehicle not equipped with a safety belt system due to the fact that federal law does not require such vehicle to be equipped with a safety belt system;
6. A rural letter carrier of the United States Postal Service while performing duties as a rural letter carrier; and
7. A person operating a motor vehicle for commercial or residential delivery or pickup service, except that such person shall be required to wear a fastened safety belt during the time period prior to the first delivery or pickup of the day and during the time period following the last delivery or pickup of the day.
D. Any person who operates a motor vehicle while he or any passenger is in violation of the requirement of subsection (B) of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
E. No driver in a motor vehicle shall be cited for a violation of subsection (B) of this section unless the driver was stopped for an alleged traffic violation other than a violation of this section.
F. Testimony at a trial for a violation of this section may include:
1. Testimony by a law enforcement officer that he observed the person charged operating a motor vehicle while said operator or any passenger was in violation of the requirement of subsection (B) of this section: or
2. Evidence that the driver removed the safety belts, or knowingly drove a vehicle from which the safety belts had been removed. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 39, 2012; Ord. O-87-87 § 18, 1987).

10.60.190 Child restraint system required
A. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Child care center" means a facility required to be licensed under the "Child Care Licensing Act," Article 6 of Title 26, C.R.S.
2. "Child restraint system" means a specially designed seating system that is designed to protect, hold, or restrain a child in a motor vehicle in such a way as to prevent or minimize injury to the child in the event of a motor vehicle accident that is either permanently affixed to a motor vehicle or is affixed to such vehicle by a safety belt or a universal attachment system, and that meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards set forth in Section 49 CFR 571.213, as amended.
3. “Motor vehicle” means a passenger car; a pickup truck; or a van, minivan, or sport utility vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than ten thousand pounds. “Motor vehicle” does not include motorcycles, low-power scooters, motorscooters, motorbicycles, motorized bicycles, and farm tractors and implements of husbandry deigned primarily or exclusively for use in agricultural operations.
4. "Safety belt" means a lap belt, a shoulder belt, or any other belt or combination of belts installed in a motor vehicle to restrain drivers and passengers, except any such belt which is physically a part of a child restraint system. "Safety belt" includes the anchorages, the buckles and all other equipment directly related to the operation of safety belts. Proper use of a safety belt means the shoulder belt, if present, crosses the shoulder and chest and the lap belt crosses the hips, touching the thighs.
5. "Seating position" means any motor vehicle interior space intended by the motor vehicle manufacturer to provide seating accommodations while the motor vehicle is in motion.
B. 1. Unless exempted pursuant to subsection (C) of this section, and except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph, every child, who is under eight years of age and who is being transported in this city in a motor vehicle or in a vehicle operated by a child care center, shall be properly restrained in a child restraint system, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
a. If the child is less than one year of age and weighs less than twenty pounds, the child shall be properly restrained in a rear-facing child restraint system in a rear seat of the vehicle.
b. If the child is one year of age or older, but less than four years of age, and weighs less than forty pounds, but at least twenty pounds, the child shall be properly restrained in a rear-facing or forward-facing child restraint system.
2. Unless excepted pursuant to subsection (C) of this section, every child, who is at least eight years of age but less than sixteen years of age who is being transported in this city in a motor vehicle or in a vehicle operated by a child care center, shall be properly restrained in a safety belt or child restraint system according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
3. If a parent is in the motor vehicle, it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that his or her child or children are provided with and that they properly use a child restraint system or safety belt system. If a parent is not in the motor vehicle, it is the responsibility of the driver transporting a child or children, subject to the requirements of this section, to ensure that such children are provided with and that they properly use a child restraint system or safety belt system.
C. Except as provided in Section 42-2-105.5(4), C.R.S., subsection B of this section does not apply to a child who:
1. Is less than eight years of age and is being transported in a motor vehicle as a result of a medical or other life-threatening emergency and a child restraint system is not available;
2. Is being transported in a commercial motor vehicle as defined in Section 42-2-402(4)(a), C.R.S., that is operated by a child care center;
3. Is the driver of a motor vehicle and is subject to the safety belt requirements provided in Section 42-4-237, C.R.S.; or
4. Is being transported in a motor vehicle that is operated by the business of transporting persons for compensation or hire by or on behalf of a common carrier or a contract carrier as those terms are defined in Section 40-10.1-101, C.R.S., or an operator of a luxury limousine service as defined in Section 40- 10.1-301, C.R.S.
D. No person shall use a safety belt or child restraint system, whichever is applicable under the provisions of this section, for children under sixteen years of age in a motor vehicle unless it conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.
E. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense.
F. The fine may be waived if the defendant presents the court with satisfactory evidence of the acquisition, purchase, or rental of a child restraint system by the time of the court appearance.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 40, 2012; Ord. O-2005-11 § 8, 2005; Ord. O-2000-45 § 4, 2000; Ord. O-97-62 § 49, 1997; Ord. O-94-34 § 22, 1994; Ord. O-87-87 § 19, 1987).


10.60.195 Seat belt restrictions on minor drivers under eighteen years of age
A. Occupants in motor vehicles driven by persons under eighteen years of age shall be properly restrained or wear seat belts as required in Section 10.60.190 and in Section 10.60.180.
B. No more than one passenger shall occupy the front seat of the motor vehicle driven by a person under eighteen years of age, and the number of passengers in the back seat of such vehicle shall not exceed the number of seat belts.
C. Any person who operates a motor vehicle while he or any passenger is in violation of any provision of this section commits a Class 4-traffic offense. (Ord. O-2006-30 § 18, 2006; Ord. O-2000-45 § 5, 2000).


10.60.200 Horns and signaling devices
No person shall sound any horn or signaling device on any truck, automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle on any street or highway within this municipality, except as a danger warning, and then only for a reasonable period of time. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-75-96 § 132, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).

10.60.210 Use of earphones while driving
A. No person shall operate a motor vehicle while wearing earphones.
B. For purposes of subsection (A), "earphones" includes any headset, radio, tape player, or other similar device, which provides the listener with radio programs, music, or other recorded information through a device attached to the head and which covers all of or a portion of the ears. "Earphones" does not include speakers or other listening devices which are built into protective headgear.
C. Any person who violates this section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. (Ord. O-87-87 § 20, 1987).

10.60.220 Compulsory insurance
A. No owner of a motor vehicle or low-power scooter required to be registered in this state shall operate the vehicle or permit it to be operated on a public street or highway of this city when the owner has failed to have a complying policy or certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect as required by law.
B. No person shall operate a motor vehicle or low-power scooter on a public street or highway of this city without a complying policy or certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect as required by law.
C. When an accident occurs, or when requested to do so following any lawful traffic contact or during any traffic investigation by a police agent, no owner or operator of a motor vehicle or low-power scooter shall fail to present to the requesting officer immediate evidence of a complying policy or certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect as required by law.
D. Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (A), (B), or (C) of this section is guilty of a Class 2 traffic offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars. The court may suspend up to one half of the fine upon a showing that appropriate insurance as required under Sections 10-4-619 and 10-4-624, C.R.S. has been obtained. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prevent the court from imposing a fine greater than five hundred dollars.
E. Upon a second or subsequent conviction under this section within a period of five years following a prior conviction under this section, in addition to any imprisonment imposed pursuant to Section 1.16.020(B), the defendant shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars. The court may establish a payment schedule for a person convicted of the provisions of subsection (A), (B), or (C) of this section. The court may suspend up to one half of the fine upon a showing that appropriate insurance as required under Section 10-4-619 and 10-4-624, C.R.S., has been obtained.
F. Testimony of the failure of any owner or operator of a motor vehicle or low-power scooter to present immediate evidence of a complying policy or certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect as required by law when requested to do so by a police agent, shall constitute prima facie evidence, at a trial concerning a violation charged under subsection (A) or (B) of this section, that such owner or operator of a motor vehicle violated subsection (A) or (B) of this section.
G. No person charged with violating subsection (A), (B), or (C) of this section shall be convicted if he produces in court a bona fide complying policy or certificate of self-insurance which was in full force and effect, as required by law, at the time of the alleged violation.
H. Of the moneys collected from fines pursuant to subsections (D) and (E) of this section, fifty percent of these moneys shall be transferred to the general fund in support of the Lakewood Police Department.
(Ord. O-2012-9 § 41, 2012; Ord. O-2005-11 § 9, 2005; Ord. O-92-62 § 1, 1992).


10.60.230 Radar jamming devices prohibited
A. No person shall use, possess, or sell a radar jamming device.
B. No person shall operate a motor vehicle with a radar jamming device in the motor vehicle.
C. 1. For the purposes of this section, "radar jamming device" means any active or passive device, instrument, mechanism, or equipment that is designed or intended to interfere with, disrupt, or scramble the radar or laser that is used by law enforcement agencies and peace officers to measure the speed of motor vehicles. "Radar jamming device" includes but is not limited to devices commonly referred to as "jammers" or "scramblers."
2. For the purpose of this section, "radar jamming device" shall not include equipment that is legal under FCC regulations, such as a citizens' band radio, ham radio, or any other similar electronic equipment.
D. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2006-30 § 19, 2006).


10.60.240 Misuse of a wireless telephone

A. A person under eighteen years of age shall not use a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle.
B. A person eighteen years of age or older shall not use a wireless telephone for the purpose of engaging in text messaging or other similar forms of manual data entry or transmission while operating a motor vehicle.
C. Subsection (A) or (B) shall not apply to a person who is using a wireless telephone: (1) to contact a public safety entity; or (2) during an emergency.
D. A person who operates a motor vehicle in violation of subsection (A) or (B) commits a Class 3 traffic offense.
E. For purposes of this section:
1. “Emergency” is defined as a situation in which a person:
a. Has reason to fear for such person’s life or safety or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against such person or another person requiring the use of a wireless telephone while the car is moving; or
b. Reports a fire, a traffic accident in which one or more injuries are apparent, a serious road hazard, a medical or hazardous materials emergency, or a person who is driving in a reckless, careless, or otherwise unsafe manner.
2. “Operating a motor vehicle” means driving a motor vehicle on a public highway, but “operating a motor vehicle” shall not mean maintain the instruments of control while the motor vehicle is at rest in a shoulder lane or lawfully parked
3. “Use” means talking on or listening to a wireless telephone or engaging the wireless telephone for text messaging or other similar forms of manual data entry or transmission.
4. “Wireless telephone” means a telephone that operates without a physical, wireline connection to the provider’s equipment. The term includes, without limitation, cellular and mobile telephones.
F. 1. An operator of a motor vehicle shall not be cited for a violation of subsection (A) of this section unless the operator was under eighteen years of age and a law enforcement officer saw the operator use, as defined in paragraph (3) of subsection (E) of this section, a wireless telephone.
2. An operator of a motor vehicle shall not be cited for a violation of subsection (B) of this section unless the operator was eighteen years of age or older and a law enforcement officer saw the operator use a wireless telephone for the purpose or engaging in text messaging or other forms of manual data entry or transmission.
G. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize the seizure and forfeiture of a wireless telephone, unless otherwise provided by law.
H. This section does not restrict operation of an amateur radio station by a person who holds a valid amateur radio operator license issued by the federal communications commission.  (Ord. O-2012-9 § 42, 2012)

 


10.60.250 Failure to present a valid transit pass or coupon-fare inspector authorization-definitions
A. A person commits failure to present a valid transit pass or coupon if the person occupies, rides in, or uses a public transportation vehicle without paying the applicable fare or providing a valid transit pass or coupon.
B. A person shall not occupy, ride in, or use a public transportation vehicle without possession of proof of prior fare payment. A person shall present proof of prior fare payment upon demand of a fare inspector appointed or employed pursuant to Section 42-4-1416, C.R.S., a peace officer, or any other employee or agent of a public transportation entity.
C. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Proof of Prior Fare Payment” means:
a. A transit pass valid for the day and time of use;
b. A receipt showing payment of the applicable fare for use of a public transportation vehicle during the day and time specified in the receipt; or
c. A prepaid ticket or series of tickets showing cancellation by a public transportation entity used within the day and time specified in the ticket.
2. “Public Transportation Entity” means a mass transit district, a mass transit authority, or any other public entity authorized under the laws of this state to provide mass transportation services to the general public.
3. “Public Transportation Vehicle” means a bus, a train, a light rail vehicle, or any other mode of transportation used by a public transportation entity to provide transportation services to the general public.
4. “Transit Pass” means any pass, coupon, transfer, card, identification, token, ticket, or other document, whether issued by a public transportation entity or issued by an employer to employees pursuant to an agreement with a public transportation entity, used to obtain public transit.
D. A violation of this section is a Class 4 traffic infraction and is punishable by a fine of seventy-five dollars.
(Ord. O-2013-16 § 8, 2013).