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    Sec. 25-152. Specific Instances.

     

    Sec. 25-152. Specific instances.
     
    A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who shall:
     
    (a) Drive a vehicle when not under proper control or with inadequate or improperly adjusted brakes upon any street in this city;
     
    (b) While driving a vehicle, overtake and pass another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, upon or approaching the crest of a grade or upon or approaching a curve in the highway, where the driver's view along the highway is obstructed, except where the overtaking vehicle is being operated on a highway having two (2) or more designated lanes of roadway for each direction of travel or on a designated one-way street or highway;
     
    (c) Drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such number of persons, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle;
     
    (d) Pass or attempt to pass two (2) other vehicles abreast, moving in the same direction, except on highways having separate roadways of three (3) or more lanes for each direction of travel, or on designated one-way streets or highways;
     
    (e) Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, so as to be in and parallel to another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle, or drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, so as to travel parallel to any other vehicle traveling in a lane designed for one vehicle; provided, however, this subsection shall not apply to any validly authorized parade, motorcade or motorcycle escort;
     
    (f) Overtake or pass any other vehicle proceeding in the same direction at any steam, diesel or electric railway grade crossing or at any intersection of highways unless such vehicles are being operated on a highway having two (2) or more designated lanes of roadway for each direction of travel or on a designated one-way street or highway, or while pedestrians are passing or about to pass in front of either of such vehicles, unless permitted so to do by a traffic light or police officers;
     
    (g) Fail to stop, when approaching from any direction, a school bus, whether publicly or privately owned, which is stopped on any highway or school driveway for the purpose of taking on or discharging children, elderly, mentally or physically handicapped persons, and to remain stopped until all children, elderly, mentally or physically handicapped persons, are clear of the highway or school driveway and the bus is put in motion, except the driver of a vehicle upon a dual highway, when the roadways are separated by a physical barrier or barriers or an unpaved area, need not stop upon approaching a school bus which is on a roadway so separated from the one on which he is driving or an adjoining service road so separated. This subsection shall apply to school buses which are equipped with warning devices prescribed in section 46.1-287, Code of Virginia, and are painted yellow with the words "school bus, stop, state law" in black letters at least six (6) inches high on the front and rear thereof. If space is limited on the front, the words "School Bus" may be in letters at least four (4) inches high. This subsection shall also apply to school buses which are equipped with warning devices as prescribed in section 46.1-287, Code of Virginia, and which are painted yellow with the words "School Bus" in black letters at least eight (8) inches high on the front and rear thereof. Only school buses as defined in section 46.1-1(37), Code of Virginia, which are painted yellow and equipped with the required lettering and warning devices shall be identified as school buses;
     
    (h) Fail to give adequate and timely signals of intention to turn, partly turn, slow down or stop, as required by section 25-178;
     
    (i) Exceed a reasonable speed under the circumstances and traffic conditions existing at the time regardless of any posted speed limit;
     
    (j) Drive a motor vehicle upon the streets in this city (i) at a speed of forty-five miles per hour or more where the applicable speed limit is twenty-five miles per hour or less, (ii) at a speed of fifty-five miles per hour or more where the applicable speed limit is thirty or thirty-five miles per hour, (iii) at a speed of sixty-five miles per hour or more where the applicable maximum speed limit is forty or forty-five miles per hour, (iv) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limits where the applicable maximum speed limit is more than forty-five miles per hour, (v) in excess of eighty (80) miles per hour regardless of the posted speed limit;
     
    (k) Fail to bring his vehicle to a stop immediately before entering a highway from a side road when there is traffic approaching upon such highway within five hundred (500) feet of such point of entrance, unless a "Yield-Right-of-Way" sign is posted; or where such sign is posted, fail, upon entering such highway, to yield the right-of-way to the driver of a vehicle approaching on such highway from either direction; or
     
    (l) Drive or operate any automobile or other motor vehicle upon any driveway or premises of a church, or school, or of any recreational facility, or of any business property open to the public, or on the premises of any industrial establishment providing parking space for customers, patrons or employees, or upon any highway under construction or not yet open to the public, recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person. (Code 1959, § 20-73; Ord. No. O-92-201, 6-23-92, eff. 7-1-92)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM