Granville Community Calendar

rdinance 20-04

 

WHEREAS, the prohibition against turning so as to park on the opposite side of the street was inadvertently omitted from Section 331.12 of the Granville Codified Ordinances during the latest re-codification; and 

 

 

 WHEREAS, turning so as to park on the opposite side of the street in the angled parking areas is still an unsafe maneuver that continues to cause traffic crashes. 

 

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO THAT: 

 

 

 

Section I Section 331.12 of the Codified Ordinances of the 

 

Village of Granville, Ohio be and hereby is amended to read as follows: 

 

 

 331.12 “U” TURNS RESTRICTED 

 

 

 (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) hereof, no vehicle shall be turned so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve, or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, if the vehicle cannot be seen within 500 feet by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction. 

 

 

 (b) The driver of an emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle, when responding to an emergency call, may turn the vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction. This subsection applies only when the emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle is responding to an emergency call, is equipped with and displaying at least one flashing, rotating or oscillating light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle, and when the driver of the vehicle is giving an audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle or bell. This subsection does not relieve the driver of an emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for safety of all persons and property upon the highway. (ORC 4511.37) 

 

 

 (c) Except as provided in subsection (b) hereof, no vehicle shall be turned so as to proceed in the opposite direction within an intersection, or upon any street in a business district, or upon any freeway, expressway, or controlled-access highway, or where authorized signs are erected to prohibit such movement, or at any other location unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety to other users of the street and without interfering with the safe operation of any traffic that may be affected by such movement. 

 

 

 (d) On any street where angle parking is provided, no vehicle shall be turned so as to enter a parking space on the opposite side of the street. 

 

 

 (e) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, THE offender has previously been convicted or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender has previously been 

 

onvicted or pleaded guilty to two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. (ORC 4511.37) 

 

 

 

 

Section II Existing Section 331.12 of the Codified Ordinances of Granville, Ohio, is hereby repealed. 

 

 

 Section III This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest date permitted by law. 

 

 

 

 

 

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