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    Sec. 25-253. Flares and Other Signals when Vehicle Disabled on Highway after Dark - Required.

     

    Sec. 25-253. Flares and other signals when vehicle disabled on highway after dark—Required.
     
    Whenever any bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home is disabled and stops upon any portion of the traveled portion of any highway in this city, except upon streets or highways which are artificially lighted at night, at any time during which lights are required upon motor vehicles by section 25-320, the operator of such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home shall place or cause to be placed on the roadway three (3) red reflector flares or torches of a type approved by the superintendent. One of the flares or torches shall be placed in the center of the lane of traffic occupied by the disabled bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home and not less than one hundred (100) feet therefrom in the direction of the traffic approaching in that lane, one not less than one hundred (100) feet from such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home in the opposite direction and one at the traffic side of such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home not closer than ten (10) feet from the front or rear thereof; provided, however, that if such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home is disabled within five hundred (500) feet of a curve or crest of a hill, or other obstruction to view, the flares or torches in that direction shall be so placed as to afford ample warning to other users of the highway, but in no case less than five hundred (500) feet from the disabled vehicle. Red reflectorized triangular warning devices of a type approved by the superintendent may be used in lieu of flares or torches. (Code 1959, § 20-137)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM