Traffic/ Transportation Code Definitions
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Transport or Draw persons or property on a highway.
Not exclusively used on stationary rails.
Self Propelled Vehicle or propelled by electric power from overhead trolley wires.
Motor vehicle other than a tractor equipped with riders saddle
not more than three wheels in contact with the ground when propelled.
Motor Driven Cycle
Motorcycle 250 cc or less
Motor Driven Cycle less than 30 mph in one mile no more than 2 brake horsepower not required to shift gears
50cc or less.
Device, person may ride
Propelled by human power
Two tandem wheels
One must be more than 14 inches in diameter
Authorized Emergency Vehicle
Fire or Police Department Vehicle
Public or Private Ambulance
Authorized Public Service Vehicles
Volunteer Firefighter when responding
Volunteer EMS when responding
Industrial Emergency response vehicle when responding
Vehicle of Blood or Tissue Bank when making deliveries
Motor vehicle used to transport persons
Designed for more than 10 passengers
MV transports persons for compensation
15 passenger Van -Bus.
Motor Vehicle designed and used primarily to Pull an implement of husbandry (plowing).
Includes a plow or mowing machine
Implement of Husbandry
Vehicle designed for use as a farm implement machinery , or tool for tilling the soil.
Special Mobile Equipment
Vehicle not designed or used primarily to transport persons or property Not ordinarily operated on highway.
Ditch diggers, drillers, road construction equipment, asphalt spreader, bulldozer.
Has Physical Control
School Crossing Guard
Responsible person at least 18 years of age
designated by local authority to direct traffic in a school crossing zone.
County, Municipality or other local Department authorized to enact Traffic Laws under the laws of this State, includes School Districts only when designating School Crossing Guards.
Area containing at least ONE municipality with a population of at least 100,000 which includes adjacent cities and rural areas
Business District- territory adjacent to and including a highway where buildings are used for businesses or industrial purposes.
Residential District- other than business districts that are residences.
Urban District- Used for business, industry or dwelling houses.
Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals and conveyances
Includes vehicles and street cars, singly or together while using a highway for the purposes of travel.
Street not used primarily for through traffic
Portion of the Roadway, including an intersection designated as a pedestrian crossing.
Divided, controlled access highway for through traffic.
Freeway Main Lane
Freeway Lane having an uninterrupted flow of through traffic
Highway or Street
Width between the boundary lines of a publicly maintained way.
Any part of which is open to the public for vehicular travel.
Portion of a highway adjacent to the roadway designed or used primarily for parking different from roadway by design, construction or marking NOT intended for normal vehicular travel.
Roadway divided into at least two clearly marked lanes for vehicular travel.
Limited Access Or Controlled Access Highway
A highway or roadway to which access by persons to enter or exit the highway or roadway is restricted, except at a place and in the manner designated.
Portion of a highway, improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. If highway, includes two or more separate roadways. Term applies to each roadway separately.
Area in a roadway intended for pedestrian use protected or so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times.
School Crossing Zone
Reduces speed zone designated on a street by local authority to facilitate safe crossing of the street by school children going to or leaving school during the time the reduces speed limit applies.
Portion of a street between a curb or lateral line of a roadway and the adjacent property line intended for pedestrian use.
Official Traffic Control Devices
A Sign, Signal, Marking or device that is placed or erected by a public body or; Officer having jurisdiction and used to Regulate, Warn, or Guide traffic.
Traffic Control Signal
A manual, electric, or mechanical device, that alternately directs traffic to stop and to proceed.
Period beginning one half hour after sunset and ending one half hour before sunrise.
Right of Way
Right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian that is approaching from a direction, at a speed, and within a proximity that could cause a collision unless one yields to the other.
Dispose and Dump
to discharge, deposit, inject, spill, leak or place litter on or into land or water.
Illegal Dumping Criminal Penalties
Disposes or allows individuals to litter at unapproved site within 300 feet of public highway, on a right of way or on other public or private property or into waters of this State.
Class C- 5 pounds or less
Class B- More than 5 pounds
According to TC, The Powers of Authority may:
Erect stop signs, signal lights, regulate stopping and standing and regulate speed limits and may designate one way streets, school zones and school crossing guards.
According to TC, Persons Exempted from License Requirements:
Farm Tractor or Implement of Husbandry
Non-Residents on active duty who holds a license which is out of state which includes a spouse and child.
According to TC, Operation of Motor Vehicle By New State Residents:
Must obtain a license no later than 90 days
Must be 16 yrs of age
If prosecuted violator must prove they have not been a resident longer than 90 days.
According to TC, Restrictions on Class A and B Licenses:
If under 17
Under 18 unless completed Drivers Ed class approved by the Central Education Agency.
Or provide an affidavit stated no commercial vehicles will be operated.
According to TC, A CDL does not apply to :
Within 150 miles of the farm
Fire Fighting emergency vehicles
Airport vehicles in the airport
Cotton seed Transport
According to TC, A Class A License:
A vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more
A combination of vehicles that has GCWR of 26,001 pounds or more
The GVWR of any vehicle or vehicles in tow is more than 10,000 pounds.
According to TC, A single vehicle alone that is 26,001 pounds or more only requires:
A Class B License
According to TC, A Class B license:
A single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds
According to TC, Designator on License Issued to Person Under 21 years of age:
License will designate Provisional if under 18
Under 21 to a person under the age of 21
According to TC, To obtain a Hardship License:
Must be 15 yrs an older
Hardship license is valid for 60 days and can be renewed for 60 day periods as long as condition continues.