TITLE 10  VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

 

10.04               Speed limits.

10.06               Street stop signs.

10.08               No parking streets.

10.10               Through trucking.

10.11               Limitations on commercial vehicles.

10.12               Special parking regulations.

 

 

Chapter 10.04  SPEED LIMITS

 

10.04.005        Valley Lodge Estates.

10.04.010        Gardiner Road.

10.04.020        Wood Road.

10.04.030        Woodland Drive.

10.04.040        Corey Trail.

10.04.050        Pinehurst Drive.

10.04.060        Soneric Lane.

10.04.070        Crestmont Drive.

10.04.080        Old Richmond Townhouse Road.

10.04.082        Kenyon Hill Trail.

10.04.085        Red Oak Drive.

10.04.090        Hunter Lane.

10.04.100        Crestwood Drive.

10.04.110        Shannock Hill Road.

10.04.120        Violation – Penalty.

 

10.04.005  Valley Lodge Estates.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling all roads within Valley Lodge Estates, so-called, shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour. This speed limit shall apply to the following streets: Valley Lodge Drive; Wood River Drive; Tall Timbers Drive;  Leroy Drive; Katie Penny Drive; Pine Shadows Drive; Cul de Sac Drive; Theroux Drive; Reise Drive; Foley Drive; Gobielle Drive; Ledoux Drive; Watson Drive; Meunier Drive; Brodin Drive; and Coulter Drive.

(Ord. dated 11-2-93; Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.010  Gardiner Road.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Gardiner Road from 439 Gardiner Road northerly to the Exeter town line shall not exceed twenty (20) miles per hour.  (Ord. dated 1-4-82, § 1; Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.020  Wood Road.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Wood Road between its intersection with New London Turnpike and the end of Wood Road shall not exceed twenty-five (25) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 4-4-88 (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.030  Woodland Drive.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Woodland Drive between its intersection with Switch Road and the dead end of said road shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 6-6-88; Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.040  Corey Trail.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Corey Trail between Rt. 138 and Rt. 95 shall not exceed five (5) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 6-19-89, §l(part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.050  Pinehurst Drive.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Pinehurst Drive between its intersection with Rt. 112 and Pinecrest Road shall not exceed ten (10) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 6-19-89, § l (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.060  Soneric Lane.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Soneric Lane between its intersection with Pinehurst Drive and Crestmont Drive shall not exceed ten (10) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 6-19-89, § l (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.070  Crestmont Drive.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Crestmont Drive between its intersection with Shannock Hill Road and Pinecrest Road shall not exceed ten (10)  miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 6-19-89, § l (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.080  Old Richmond Townhouse Road.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Old Richmond Townhouse Road between its intersection with Richmond Townhouse Road (Rt. 112) and Pine Hill Road shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 12-15-92; Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.082  Kenyon Hill Trail.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Kenyon Hill Trail in that section between Switch Rd. and Chelsea Farm Dr. shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 12-19-95; Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.085  Red Oak Drive.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Red Oak Drive from its intersection with Carolina Nooseneck Road to its terminal point shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 8-16-94 (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.090  Hunter Lane.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Hunter Lane between its two intersections with Red Oak Drive shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 8-16-94 (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.100  Crestwood Drive.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Crestwood Drive from its intersection with Switch Road to its terminal point shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

(Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.110  Shannock Hill Road.  The speed of motor vehicles traveling on Shannock Hill Road shall not exceed twenty-five (25) miles per hour, except for that portion of Shannock Hill Road from its intersection with West Shannock Road to 121 Shannock Hill Road, where the speed of motor vehicles shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour. The chief of police is authorized to direct the installation of whatever road markings and signs he or she deems necessary for the protection of public safety, at any point on Shannock Hill Road, to warn motorists of s-curves and steep grades.

(Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.04.120  Violation – Penalty.  Persons violating this Chapter shall be liable for the penalties provided in R.I. Gen. Laws §31-41.1-4, as amended.

(Ord. dated 4-4-88 (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

 

Chapter 10.06  STREET STOP SIGNS

 

10.06.010        Stop signs generally – Penalty.

10.06.020        Places where vehicles are required to stop.

 

10.06.010  Stop signs generally – Penalty.  It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to pass any street stop sign that has been placed at any intersection by the town without first bringing the vehicle to a complete stop. Violation of this section shall be punishable by the penalties provided in R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-41.1-4, as amended.

(Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

10.06.020  Places where vehicles are required to stop.  Stop signs shall be placed at the following intersections, and vehicles traveling on the first-named street shall stop before entering the second-named street:

 

A.  Kenyon Schoolhouse Road at Lewiston Avenue.

 

B.  Deerfield Drive at Meadowbrook Road.

 

C.  Meadowbrook Road at Pinehaven Drive.

 

D.  Meadowbrook Road at Kingstown Road (Rt. 138).

 

E.  Beaver River Road at Shannock Hill Road.

(Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

 

Chapter 10.08  NO PARKING STREETS

 

10.08.010        Streets where parking prohibited or limited.

10.08.020        Authority of police chief to prohibit or limit parking on certain streets.

10.08.030        Parking restrictions to be posted.

10.08.040        Penalties.

 

10.08.010   Streets where parking prohibited or limited.   Parking of motor vehicles on the following streets is prohibited or limited:

 

A.  Kenyon Hill Trail.  No vehicle shall be parked on Kenyon Hill Trail from its intersection with Switch Road easterly to its intersection with Richmond Townhouse Road.  (Ord. dated 4-12-65, §.1; Ord. dated -1-5-72, §1; Ord. dated 12-6-05; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

B.   Mill Street.  It is unlawful for anyone to park a motor vehicle at any time on either side of Mill Street in the Village of Hope Valley in the town.

(Ord. dated 3-14-66, §1; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

C.  North Road.  No vehicle shall be parked at any time on either side of North Road in the Village of Shannock, from the intersection of North Road and Shannock Village Road for a distance of five hundred feet in a northerly direction along North Road.

(Ord. dated 11-20-72 (part); Ord. dated 12-6-05; ; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

D.  Pleasant Street.  It is unlawful for anyone to park a motor vehicle at any time on either side of Pleasant Street in the Village of Hope Valley in the town.

(Ord. dated 2-15-67, § 1; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

E.  Shannock Hill Road.  No vehicle shall be parked at any time on the paved section of Shannock Hill Road, from Rt. 112 easterly to the intersection of Shannock Hill Road and West Shannock Road.

(Ord. dated 9-3-74, § 1; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

F.  Village of Kenyon.  It is unlawful for anyone to park any motor vehicle on the southerly side of that public street in the village of Kenyon, said street running east and west and bordered southerly by Lot No. 1-D on that certain plat entitled “Plan in Subdivision of the property of the Eastern Finishing Works, Inc. at Kenyon, R.I., Towns of Richmond and Charlestown, August, 1934, Rossi & Lewis, Engrs. Scale 1" = 40'” and bordering northerly by Lots No. 7, 8 and 9 as described on the aforementioned plat. The plat is filed in the office of the town clerk, in plat book No. 1, at page 67.

(Ord. dated 1-16-78, § 1; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

G.  Stilson Road.  No vehicle shall be parked at any time on either side of Stilson Road from the intersection of Rt. 138 north to Buttonwood Road.

(Ord. dated 11-6-89; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

H.  Beaver River Road.  No vehicle shall be parked at any time on either side of Beaver River Road from its intersection with Kingstown Road to its intersection with Beaver River Schoolhouse Road.

(Ord. dated 6-18-02; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

I.  Spring Green Drive.  No vehicle shall be parked at any time on the east side of Spring Green Drive from its intersection with Main Street (Rt. 138) to its intersection with Chariho Drive.

(Ord. dated 3-16-10; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

J.  O’Sullivan Drive.  No motor vehicle shall be parked on either side of O’Sullivan Drive between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a day when public schools are in session.

(Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

K.  O’Keefe Drive.  No motor vehicle shall be parked on either side of O’Keefe Drive between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a day when public schools are in session.

(Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

L.  O’Shay Lane.  No motor vehicle shall be parked on either side of O’Shay Lane between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a day when public schools are in session.

(Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

M.  O’Rieley Court.  No motor vehicle shall be parked on either side of O’Rieley Court between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a day when public schools are in session.

(Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

10.08.020  Authority of police chief to prohibit or limit parking on certain streets.  Subject to the following conditions and standards, the chief of police shall have the authority to prohibit or limit parking on any street owned by the Town of Richmond.

 

A.  The chief of police shall determine that prohibiting or limiting parking on all or a portion of the street is necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare because the street right of way is not adequate to accommodate on-street parking or because on-street parking could cause traffic congestion or could result in situations that would endanger the safety of pedestrians.

 

B.  Whenever the chief of police shall determine that on-street parking should be prohibited or limited, he shall prepare a written memorandum articulating the precise prohibition or limitation imposed and the reasons for the prohibition or limitation. The memorandum shall be kept in a permanent file in the police department, and copies shall be transmitted to the town administrator, the town clerk, and the town council.

 

C.  If the chief of police determines that a parking prohibition or limitation previously imposed pursuant to this Section is no longer necessary or should be amended, he shall prepare a written memorandum rescinding or amending the prohibition or limitation. The memorandum shall be kept in a permanent file in the police department, and copies shall be transmitted to the town administrator, the town clerk, and the town council.

(Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

10.08.030  Parking restrictions to be posted.  On every street where parking is prohibited or limited, appropriate signs shall be posted advising the public of the parking prohibition or limitation.

(Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

10.08.040  Penalties.  Anyone violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be liable for the penalties provided in R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-41.1-4, as amended, for violation of municipal ordinances regulating traffic.

 

(Ord. dated 3-14-66, § 2; Ord. dated 2-15-67, § 2; Ord. dated 4-5-72, § 2;  Ord. dated 11-20-72 (part); Ord. dated 9-3-74, § 2; Ord. dated 7-7- 75; Ord. dated 1-16-78, § 2; Ord. dated 12-6-05; Ord. dated 6-7-16)

 

REFERENCES

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 31-12-12, 31-41.1-4.

 

 

Chapter 10.10  THROUGH TRUCKING

 

10.10.010        Restrictions.

10.10.020        Exceptions.

10.10.030        Penalties.

 

10.10.010  Restrictions.

A.  The operation of through commercial vehicles on Carolina-Nooseneck Road from the intersection of Carolina-Nooseneck Road and Rt. 138 and on Baker Pines Road to the intersection of Baker Pines Road and Rt. 3 at any time is prohibited, and the chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected at the intersection of Carolina-Nooseneck Road and Rt. 138, at Buttonwoods and Stilson Roads and at the intersection of Baker Pines Road and Rt. 3 giving notice of such prohibition.

 

B.  The operation of through commercial vehicles on Pinehurst Drive from Rt. 112 to Pinecrest Road, on Soneric Lane from Pinehurst Drive to Crestmont Drive and on Crestmont Drive from Pinecrest Road to Shannock Hill Road at any time is prohibited, and the chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected at the intersection of Rt. 112 and Pinehurst Drive, and the intersection of Shannock Hill Road and Crestmont Drive giving notice of such prohibition. (Ord. dated 10-4-05; Ord. dated 9-6-16)

 

C.  The operation of through commercial vehicles on King Arthur Drive at any time is prohibited, and the chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected on King Arthur Drive at both of its intersections with Gardiner Road giving notice of such prohibition.

(Ord. dated 9-6-16)

 

D.  The operation of through commercial vehicles on Canob Lane between Nooseneck Hill Road (Rt. 3) and Spring Green Drive and on Spring Green Drive between Canob Lane and Main Street (Rt. 138) at any time is prohibited. The chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected on Canob Lane at Nooseneck Hill Road and on Spring Green Drive at Main Street giving  notice of such prohibition.

(Ord. dated 12-3-19)

 

10.10.020  Exceptions.  Nothing contained in this Chapter shall prohibit or restrict the use of such Town streets by any fire truck, Town public works department truck, police vehicle, ambulance or other public safety or emergency vehicle, or by any vehicle engaged in delivering goods, wares, merchandise or materials to or from any residence, building or lot where the operation of through commercial vehicles is prohibited.

(Ord. dated 12-7-87 (part); Ord. dated 10-4-05; Ord. dated 9-6-16)

 

10.10.030  Penalties.  Persons violating this Chapter shall be liable for the penalties provided in R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-41.1-4, as amended, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-12-12, as amended. (Ord. dated 12-7-87 (part); Ord. dated 10-4-05; Ord. dated 9-6-16).

 

 

Chapter 10.11  LIMITATIONS ON COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

 

10.11.010        Restrictions generally.

10.11.020        Violation.

 

10.11.010  Restrictions generally.

A.  The operation of all commercial vehicles with a carrying capacity of one-and-one-half tons or more on Corey Trail from Rt. 138 to Rt. I 95 is prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. throughout the school year, and the chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected on Corey Trail giving notice of such prohibition.

 

B.  The operation of all commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds on Pine Hill Road from Rt. 112 to Switch Road is prohibited between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and the chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected on Pine Hill Road giving notice of such prohibition.

 

C.   The operation of all commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than twenty six thousand (26,000) pounds on that portion of Skunk Hill Road east of Rt. 3, and on that portion of KG Ranch Road south of Route 3, is prohibited between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., on Sundays, and on legal holidays, and the chief of police is directed to have conspicuous signs erected at the intersection of Rt. 3 and Skunk Hill Road, and at the intersection of Rt. 3 and KG Ranch Road, giving notice of such prohibition.

(Ord. dated 12-7-87 (part); Ord. dated 6-19-89; Ord. dated 10-6-89; Ord. dated 10-16-89; Ord. dated 5-21-91; Ord. dated 10-4-05)

 

10.11.020  Violation.  Persons violating this Chapter shall be liable for the penalties provided in R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-41.1-4, as amended, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-12-12, as amended. (Ord. dated 10-4-05)

 

 

Chapter 10.12  SPECIAL PARKING REGULATIONS

 

10.12.010        Snow emergencies.

 

10.12.010  Snow emergencies.

A.  It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in the name of, or operated by such person, to be parked upon any street within the town during a snow emergency.  A “snow emergency” exists whenever there is snow upon the highway that requires the plowing of the highway, and until the highway has been plowed by the town or state highway department. Notice of the snow emergency shall be made upon the authorization of the chief of police, and arrangements shall be made to broadcast such notice immediately over radio and television stations serving the town. Failure to receive such notice shall not relieve any person from complying with a snow emergency as defined herein.

 

B.  Violation of this section is punishable by the penalties provided in R.I. Gen. Laws §31-41.1-4, as amended.

(Ord. dated 4-3-78, §§ 2, 6; Ord. dated 12-6-05)

 

 

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