General Provisions and Definitions
6.04.010 Terms, words and phrases
6.04.010 Terms, words and phrases
Definition of terms; words and phrases, except when inconsistent with definitions established by New Hampshire Revised Laws, the following words and phrases when used in this title, shall for the purpose of this title have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this chapter:
“Authorized emergency vehicle” means vehicles of the fire department (fire patrol), police vehicles, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles as are designated or authorized by the chief of police.
“Bicycle” means every device which is propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels either of which is over twenty (20) inches in diameter, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels.
“Crosswalk” means that portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of curb and property lines at intersections, or any portion of a roadway clearly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
“Driver” means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
“Intersection” means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then of the lateral boundary lines of two or more streets or highways which join one another at an angle, whether or not one such street or highway crosses the other.
“Motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is self propelled.
“Motorcycle” means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
“Official time standard.” Whenever certain hours are named in this title, they mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in this town.
“Official traffic signals” means all signals, not inconsistent with this title, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of directing, warning or regulating traffic.
“Official traffic signs” means all signs, markings and devices, other than signals, not inconsistent with this title, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of directing , warning or regulating traffic.
“Park” when prohibited, means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
“Pedestrian” means any person afoot.
“Person” means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
“Police officer” means every officer of the municipal police department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
“Private road or driveway” means every road or driveway not open to the use of the public, for purposes of vehicular travel.
“Right-of-way” means the privilege of the immediate use of the roadway.
“Roadway” means that portion of a street or highway between the regularly established curb lines or that part improved and intended to be used for vehicular travel.
“Safety zone” means the area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
“Sidewalk” means that portion of a street between the curb lines and the adjacent property lines.
“Stop” when required, means complete cessation of movement.
“Stopping or standing” when prohibited, means any stopping or standing of a vehicle whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal.
“Street or highway” means every way or place of whatever nature open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for the purpose of vehicular travel.
“Through highway” means every street or highway or portion of street or highway at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting streets or highways is required by law to stop before entering or crossing such street or highway and when stop signs are erected.
“Traffic” means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singly or together while using any street for the purposes of travel.
“Traffic control signal” means any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and proceed.
“Vehicle” means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power. (Ord. 21-54, Art.I)