Sec. 24-56. - Stop required before entering certain streets.

When stop signs are placed, erected or installed upon streets intersecting a through street at the entrance thereto or at the entrance to any intersection, as indicated on the official traffic maps of the town, every driver of a vehicle shall stop in obedience to such signs before entering the intersection and shall not proceed into or across the through street until he has first determined that no conflict with traffic will be involved.

(Code 1974, § 11-16)

Sec. 24-57. - Stop required to avoid obstruction of traffic.

No driver of a vehicle shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.

(Code 1974, § 11-17)

Sec. 24-58. - One-way streets.

Upon those streets and parts of streets described on the official traffic maps of the town, vehicular traffic shall move only in the indicated direction, when signs indicating the direction of traffic are erected and maintained at every intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited.

(Code 1974, § 11-18)

Sec. 24-59. - Driving through funeral processions.

No vehicle shall be driven through a funeral procession, except fire department vehicles, police patrols and ambulances when responding to calls.

(Code 1974, § 11-19)

Sec. 24-60. - Left turns at certain intersections.

In making left turns at street intersections or driveways, public or private, when indicated by buttons, markers or other directing signs, left turns are prohibited.

(Code 1974, § 11-20; Ord. of 2-28-2011)

Sec. 24-61. - Left and right turns prohibited at certain intersections.


No vehicle shall make a left turn at any street intersection described on the official traffic maps of the town as an intersection where such turns are prohibited.


No vehicle shall make a right turn at any intersection described on the official traffic maps of the town as an intersection where such turns are prohibited.

(Code 1974, § 11-21)

Sec. 24-62. - Limitations on turning around.

No driver shall turn any vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction in the business district, except at street intersections, and no vehicle shall make such a turn, even at street intersections, in the streets or portions of streets described on the official traffic maps of the town as intersections where "U" turns are prohibited.

(Code 1974, § 11-22)

Sec. 24-63. - Limitations on backing.

The driver of a vehicle shall not back such vehicle into any intersection or over a crosswalk, and shall not, in any event or at any place, back a vehicle, unless such movement can be made in safety, and he shall have given ample warning to those who may be behind, by hand and horn or other signal.

(Code 1974, § 11-23)

Sec. 24-64. - Emerging from alley, driveway, etc.

The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or into the sidewalk areas extending across any alleyway, and upon entering the roadway, he shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on such roadway.

(Code 1974, § 11-24)

Sec. 24-65. - Driving on sidewalk.

The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area, except at a permanent or temporary driveway.

(Code 1974, § 11-25)

Sec. 24-66. - Bicycles or motorcycles.


Riding or carrying persons upon handlebars. The operator of a motorcycle or bicycle, when upon a street, shall not carry any person upon the handlebars, frame or tank of any such vehicle, nor shall any person so ride upon any such vehicle.


Riding without hands on handlebars; riding on sidewalk or walkway. No person shall ride a bicycle or motorcycle on any street without having his hands upon the handlebars, nor shall any person ride a bicycle or motorcycle upon any sidewalk or walkway within the town.

(Code 1974, §§ 11-26, 11-27)

Sec. 24-67. - Moving cars from parked positions.

Cars parked shall move out in the direction headed, or if they are parked at an angle with the curb, they shall back out on that angle until they have cleared the other cars and shall then proceed in the direction they are most nearly headed in. Cars shall be backed or pulled out only after the operator can make such move in safety.

(Code 1974, § 11-29)

Sec. 24-68. - Speed limit on through highways.

It shall be unlawful to operate a vehicle upon any street or highway in the town at a speed greater than the posted speed limit. At no time shall the speed be greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

(Code 1974, § 11-30)

Sec. 24-69. - Driving on roadways laned for traffic.

All vehicles operated on any roadway which has been clearly marked with lanes for traffic shall be driven as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.

(Code 1974, § 11-31)

Sec. 24-70. - On approach of fire apparatus.

Upon the approach of any police or fire department vehicle giving audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle, the driver of every vehicle shall immediately drive such vehicle to a position as near as possible and parallel to the righthand edge or curb, clear of any intersection or highway, and shall stop and remain in such position unless otherwise directed by a police or traffic officer until the police or fire department vehicle shall have passed.

(Code 1974, § 11-32)

Sec. 24-71. - Following fire apparatus.

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle other than one on official business to follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than one block or to drive into or park such vehicle within one block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.

(Code 1974, § 11-33)

Sec. 24-72. - Driving over fire hose.

It shall be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle over a fire hose or any other equipment that is being used at a fire at any time, or to block a firefighting apparatus or any other equipment from its source of supply, regardless of its distance from the fire.

(Code 1974, § 11-34)

Sec. 24-73. - Riding on vehicles, etc., not designed or intended for passenger use.

No person shall ride on any public conveyance or vehicle or any portion thereof not designed or intended for the use of passengers. This section shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty or to persons riding within truck bodies in spaces intended for merchandise.

(Code 1974, § 11-36)

Sec. 24-74. - Persons riding vehicles to stay inside.

No person when riding shall allow any part of his body to protrude beyond the limits of the vehicle in which he is riding, except to give such signals as are by law required, and no person shall hang onto any vehicle whatsoever.

(Code 1974, § 11-38)

Sec. 24-75. - Number of persons permitted in front seat.

It shall be unlawful for the driver or the person in charge of any motor vehicle to permit more than three persons, including the driver, to ride in the front or driver's seat of a motor vehicle.

(Code 1974, § 11-39)

State law reference— Overloaded or overcrowded vehicles, G.S. 20-140.2.

Secs. 24-76—24-95. - Reserved.


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