When snow, sleet or freezing rain is causing slippery or hazardous conditions which might lead to a serious traffic emergency, no person shall operate a motor vehicle on any snow emergency street in such manner or in such condition as to allow or permit such vehicle to become stalled by reason of the fact that the driving wheels of such vehicle are not equipped with effective snow tires.
Whenever a motor vehicle becomes stalled for any reason on any part of a snow emergency street on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice, the person operating such vehicle shall take immediate action to have the vehicle towed or pushed off the roadway of such snow emergency street. No person shall abandon or leave a motor vehicle in the roadway of a snow emergency street, except for the purpose of securing assistance during the actual time necessary to go to a nearby telephone or other place of assistance and return without delay.
(Ord. 660, Sec. 1; Code 2012)
Whenever snow has accumulated to a depth of four (4) inches or more or there is a possibility that snow will accumulate to a depth of four (4) inches or more, no person shall park a motor vehicle on any snow emergency street or allow or permit such vehicle to remain parked on any snow emergency street until snow removal operations on that street have been completed.
(Ord. 660, Sec. 2; Code 2012)
Any Goddard Police Officer is authorized to remove or cause to be removed to a place of safety, any motor vehicle which is stalled on a snow emergency street on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice, in violation of the provisions of Section 14-1001 or parked on a snow emergency street, in violation of the provisions of Section 14-1002, and such motor vehicle either obstructs the normal movement or traffic or is interfering or about to interfere with snow removal operations.
(Ord. 660, Sec. 3; Code 2012)
For the purpose of this article, “motor vehicle” means every device in, upon or by which any person or property may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by animal or human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
For the purpose of this article, “snow emergency street” means a street designated as such by a Resolution of the Governing Body of the City of Goddard, Kansas.
For the purpose of this article, “snow tires” means tires mounted on drive wheels of motor vehicles which are especially designed to give effective traction on snow, mud, or ice covered streets by means of extra heavy duty tread with special high-traction patterns, except that no tire so defined shall be constructed to be a snow tire if it is damaged or worn to the extent that its performance would be substantially impaired.
For the purpose of this article, “street” means that portion of a public right-of-way improved, designed and ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
(Ord. 660, Sec. 4; Code 2012)
Any person, individual, partnership, corporation or association who violates any of the provisions of this article is guilty of an ordinance violation, and upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Goddard, Kansas, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.00. Each day any violation hereof is found to exist shall be a separate offense and punishable as such hereunder.
Any summons issued in accordance with this article shall be attached to such motor vehicle instructing the owner or operator to answer the charges of said violations before the Municipal Court of the City of Goddard, Kansas.
In any proceeding for the violation of the provisions of this article, the registration plate displayed upon the vehicle in violation shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the owner of such vehicle was the person who parked or placed such vehicle at the place where the violation occurred.
(Ord. 660, Sec. 5; Code 2012)