General Traffic By-Law


Town of Wembley General Traffic By-Law

TOWN OF WEMBLEY

PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

BY-LAW NO. 699

A By-law of the Town of Wembley, in the Province of Alberta, to control and provide regulations and penalties pertaining to highways, roadways and streets within the Town of Wembley, for the orderly and safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking of vehicles on the said highways, roadways and streets.

WHEREAS the Council of the Town of Wembley has the authority pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments thereto, the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, RSA 2000, Chapter P- 34 and amendments thereto, the Traffic Safety Act, RSA 2000, Chapter T-6 amendments thereto, the Council may provide for the control, regulations and penalties for the traffic and pedestrians moving on the Town of Wembley highways, roadways and streets and for the parking of vehicles thereon.

THEREFORE the Council of the Town of Wembley, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled, enacts as follows:

1. This By-Law be cited as “The Town of Wembley General Traffic By-Law”.

PART I - DEFINITIONS

INTERPRETATION

  • 1. In this By-law, including this section, unless contrary to any other Act, these definitions shall apply:
    • a) "Act" means the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments thereto, The Provincial Offence Procedures Act, RSA 2000, Chapter P-34 and amendments thereto, the Traffic Safety Act, RSA 2000, Chapter T-6 and amendments thereto.
    • b) "Alley" means a narrow highway intended chiefly to give access to the rear of buildings and parcels of land.
    • c) "Bicycle" includes any cycle propelled by muscular power upon which a person may ride, regardless of the number of wheels it may have.
    • d) "Boulevard" means that part of a highway in an urban area that:
    • i) is not a roadway, and
    • ii) is that part of the sidewalk that is not especially adapted to the use of or ordinarily used by pedestrians.
  • e) "Centre Line" means
    • i) the centre of the roadway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs, from the edge of the roadway, or
    • ii) in the case of a highway
      • a) that is an offset centre highway as designated by a traffic control device, or
      • b) that is a highway having a certain number of traffic lanes for traffic moving in a certain direction at all times or at specific times as designated by a traffic control device, or
    • iii) the line dividing the lanes for traffic moving in opposite directions,
    • or
    • iv) in the case of a divided highway, that portion of the highway separating the roadways for traffic moving in the opposite directions.
  • f) "Council" means the Council of the Town of Wembley.
  • g) "Curb" means the actual curb, if there is one, and if there is no curb in existence, it shall mean the division of a highway between the roadway and the sidewalk or boulevard as the case may be.
  • h) "Dangerous Goods" means dangerous goods for which placards are required by the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter D-4, and subsequent amendments.
    • i) "Driver" or "Operator" means a person who is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
    • j) "Emergency Vehicle" means:
    • i) a vehicle operated by a law enforcement agency;
    • ii) a firefighting or other type of vehicle operated by the fire protection service of a municipality;
    • iii) an ambulance operated by a person or organization providing ambulance services;
    • iv) a vehicle operated as a gas disconnection unit of a public utility;
    • v) a vehicle designated by regulation as an emergency response unit.
  • k) "Heavy Vehicle" means a vehicle or trailer or a vehicle trailer combination in excess of eight thousand (8,000) kilograms tare weight or exceeding eight (8) metres in overall length.
    • l) "Highway" means any thoroughfare, street, road, trail, avenue, parkway, driveway, viaduct, lane, alley, square bridge, causeway, trestle way or other place or any part of them, whether public or privately owned, that the public is ordinarily entitled or permitted to use for the passage or parking of vehicles, and includes:
    • a) a sidewalk including the boulevard adjacent to the sidewalk,
    • b) if a ditch lies adjacent to and parallel with the roadway, the ditch,
    • c) if a highway right of way is contained between fences or between a fence and one side of the roadway, all the land between the fences, or all the land between the fence and the edge of the roadway, as the case may be,
    • d) but does not include a place declared by regulation not to be a highway.
  • m) "Intersection" means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of:
    • i) the lateral curb lines, or if none,
    • ii) the exterior edge of the roadways, or two or more highways which join one another whether or not one highway crosses the other.
  • n) "Municipal Administrator" means the Municipal Administrator or Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Wembley or delegate.
  • o) "Off-Highway Vehicle" means an off-highway vehicle as defined in the Traffic Safety Act.
  • p) "Owner" means the person who owns a vehicle and includes any person renting a vehicle or having the exclusive use of a vehicle under a lease that has a term of more than 30 days or otherwise having the exclusive use of the vehicle for a period of more than 30 days.
  • q) "Park" when prohibited, means allowing a vehicle to remain stationary in one place, except:
    • a) while actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers, or
    • b) when complying with a direction given by a peace officer or a traffic control device.
  • r) "Pedestrian" means a person on foot, or a person in or on a mobility aid.
  • s) "Peace Officer" means a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a Peace Officer appointed pursuant to the Alberta Peace Officer Act, or a By-Law Enforcement Officer appointed by the Town of Wembley.  
  • t) "Recreation Vehicle" means a vehicle used or intended for use as a shelter and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes any motor-home, holiday trailer, camper, tent trailer and any bus or truck converted for use as a recreational vehicle.
  • u) "Sidewalk" means that part of a highway especially adapted to the use of or ordinarily used by pedestrians and includes that part of a highway between the curb line thereof (or the edge of the roadway, where there is no curb line) and the adjacent property line, whether or not paved or improved.
  • v) "Town" means the Town of Wembley, a Municipal Corporation of the Province of Alberta.
  • w) "Truck" means a vehicle or trailer or a vehicle and trailer combination in excess of eight thousand (8,000) kilograms tare weight or exceeding eight (8) metres in overall length.
  • x) "Tractor" means a truck with a short chassis and no body used in combination with a trailer for the highway hauling of freight.

PART II - RULES FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLES

FUNERAL PROCESSION

  • a) Notwithstanding sections 34, 36 to 40, 53 and 54 of the Traffic Safety Act, Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation, in the case of a highway in an urban area where a municipal bylaw permits it, a person driving a vehicle in a funeral procession, other than the lead vehicle in the funeral procession, may, during daytime hours, drive the vehicle into an intersection without stopping the vehicle if:
    • a) the vehicle’s headlamps and hazard warning lamps are alight,
    • b) the vehicle is traveling immediately behind the vehicle in front of it in the funeral procession so as to form a continuous line of traffic,
    • c) the lead vehicle in the funeral procession is showing a purple flashing light, and
    • d) the passage into the intersection can be made in safety.
      Any person failing to do so shall be in breach of this By-law.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section will be guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).

PARADES

  • 3. No parade or procession shall obstruct any highway for a longer period than is reasonably necessary.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

PEDESTRIANS

  • 4.
    • a) No person shall cross any highway at a point where a sign prohibits such crossing.
    • b) No person shall stand, sit or lie on any highway in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic or so as to annoy or inconvenience any other person lawfully upon the highway.
  • 2. Nothing in Subsection (b) of this section shall be construed as prohibiting the assembling of persons for the purpose of watching a parade or procession duly authorized by Town Council.
  • 3. Nothing shall be construed as prohibiting the congregating or assembling of individuals to attend and listen to street preaching or public speaking so long as the proceedings are peaceable and orderly and sufficient space is left on the highway at or near such assembly become in consequence thereof so obstructed as to impede such traffic, the person so obstructing or impeding shall forthwith move away upon being requested to do so by any Peace Officer. Any person failing to do shall be in breach of this By- Law.
  • 4. Any person who conducts street preaching, public speaking or other public assemblies must provide for the free and orderly movement of traffic.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  

TRUCK ROUTE

  • 5. No person shall operate a heavy vehicle on any highway in the Town, except on a highway designated as a truck route. Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
  • 6. Despite Section 5, the following heavy vehicles are authorized to be operated on highways in residential areas:
    • a) Public passenger vehicles being operated for the purpose of receiving or delivering passengers,
    • b) any emergency vehicles being operated in the service of public interest, or during an emergency,
    • c) Public Utility vehicles being operated for the purpose of installing, servicing, or repairing public utilities,
    • d) Town-owned vehicles being operated in the service of the Town,
    • e) commercial vehicles delivering or collecting goods, provided that the most direct route, from a truck route, is used,
    • f) to pull a disabled vehicle from a highway prohibited to trucks.

ENGINE RETARDER BRAKES

  • 7. No person shall operate engine retarder brakes on diesel powered vehicles within the Town limits.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section of the By-Law is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

PART III – PARKING

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

  • 8. A person driving a vehicle shall not, unless required or permitted by the Act, the Regulations, or by a traffic control device, or in compliance with the directions given by a Peace Officer, stop or park the vehicle at the following locations:
    • a) Upon any highway in such a manner that any part of the vehicle is within three (3) metres of the centre of the highway, provided that the foregoing shall only apply to highways where the portion thereof intended for vehicular traffic is twelve (12) meters or more in width.
    • b) On a sidewalk or boulevard.
    • c) In any driveway designated for use by ambulances or fire fighting vehicles, emergency vehicles excepted.
    • d) Where such vehicle will obstruct, or in any way interfere with the use of any doorway intended to be used as a fire or emergency exit from any building provided that such doorway is marked by a sign indicating an Emergency Exit or Fire Exit.
    • e) Within an intersection other than immediately next to the curb in a "T" intersection.
    • f) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping or parking would obstruct traffic.
    • g) At any other place where a traffic control device prohibits stopping or parking, during such times as stopping or parking is so prohibited.
    • h) On the roadway side of a vehicle parked or stopped at the curb or edge of a highway.
    • i) In such a manner as to obstruct access to a garage, private road or driveway.
    • j) In front of any building in the course of erection or repairs when such parking may impede or obstruct traffic.
  • 9. No person shall park an inoperable vehicle on any part of a highway. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).

TIME LIMIT PARKING

  • 10. No person shall park a vehicle for a longer period of time than that indicated on any sign placed in a parking area by authority of the Municipal Administrator.  
  • 11. Where signs are not posted, the parking time limit shall be seventy-two (72) hours.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).

PARKING IN AN ALLEY

  • 12.
    • a) No person shall park in any alley.
    • b) Notwithstanding section a) and provided that the vehicle does not obstruct the alley so as to prevent the safe passage of other vehicles and pedestrians, an alley may be used for loading or unloading:
      • i) of goods from a commercial vehicle for a maximum of thirty (30) minutes; or
      • ii) of goods or passengers from vehicles other than a commercial vehicle for maximum of ten (10) minutes.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).

ABANDONING A VEHICLE

  • 13.
    • a) No person shall abandon a vehicle on a highway.
    • b) No person shall abandon a vehicle on public or private property for more than 72 consecutive hours without the consent of the owner or person in possession or control of the property.
    • c) A vehicle left standing, at a location referred to in subsection (a) or (b), for more than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours shall be deemed to have been abandoned at that location for the purposes of section 76 of the Traffic Safety Act, and as specified in Subsection 76(2)(a) and 76(2)(b).
    • d) Where the abandonment or obstruction is unavoidable due to mechanical failure the operator will not be in breach of this section provided he/she promptly takes measures to clear the faulty vehicle from the highway.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section of the By-Law is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00).

PARKING, PLAYGROUND, RECREATION AREA

  • 14.
    • a) No person shall park or drive any vehicle upon any land owned by the Town of Wembley which the Town uses or permits to be used as a playground, recreation area, utility or public park, buffer strip, land held for resale or any land held in reserve.
    • b) No person shall park any vehicle upon any land owned by the Town of Wembley, which the Town uses or permits to be used as a public campground, in excess of twenty-four (24) hours in locations where traffic control devices are located indicating such a time limitation for parking.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

NO PARKING STREET MAINTENANCE

  • 15.
    • a) Notwithstanding any other provision in this By-law, the Municipal Administrator may cause movable traffic control devices to be placed on a highway for any reasonable purpose.
    • b) When emergency snow removal, street cleaning or other work commences on the signed portion of the highway, these signs shall be erected twelve (12) hours previous to the work being done.
    • c) After such signs are placed on a highway, no unauthorized person shall park or leave a vehicle on the portion so prohibited to parking so long as the traffic control device remains. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  
    • d) Any non-authorized vehicle that is on such highway when such traffic control devices are placed shall be removed promptly by its owner or operator. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
    • e) If a Peace Officer is unable to locate the owner or operator of a vehicle that is parked contrary to the provisions of this By-Law, the Peace Officer may cause the illegally parked vehicle to be towed to a compound and stored there until such time as the owner or operator retrieves the said vehicle. All costs of removal and storage are a debt owing to the tow company by the owner.
    • f) In the event that the owner of a motor vehicle does not claim such vehicle, the storage and removal charges may be collected pursuant to the provisions of the Traffic Safety Act.

TRAILERS

  • 16.
    • a) For the purposes of this Section "mobile unit" shall mean:
      • i) any vacation trailer, house trailer, motor home or relocatable trailer or;
      • ii) any structure, whether ordinarily equipped with wheels or not, that is constructed or manufactured to be moved from one point to another by being towed or carried and to provide living accommodations for or other use by one or more persons.
    • b) No person shall park any mobile unit or trailer upon any highway unless the said mobile unit or trailer is attached to a vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn, and when so attached the mobile unit or trailer shall be deemed part of the vehicle and subject to the regulations pertaining to vehicles unless otherwise authorized by order of the Municipal Administrator. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).
    • c) No person shall occupy or suffer or permit any other person to occupy a mobile unit upon a highway or upon public property unless such property has been designated for use as a mobile unit park or trailer court. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).

DISABLED PARKING

  • 17. No person shall park a vehicle in a parking space, or any part thereof, on private property or on public property that is marked or designated with a traffic control device for the use of a person with disabilities, unless:
    • a) the vehicle displays a valid handicap placard or license plate that is issued or recognized by the Alberta Solicitor General; and
    • b) the vehicle is operated by, or is being used to transport, a disabled person.

SPECIAL CLASSES OF VEHICLES

  • 18.
    • a) No person shall park a vehicle or combination of vehicles used for the conveyance of dangerous goods as defined pursuant to the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act:
      • i) for longer than two (2) hours upon a highway at any time unless the area is designated as a parking area for vehicles used to convey dangerous goods. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
      • ii) this section shall not apply where a vehicle or combination of vehicles is obliged to be parked while making deliveries in the course of its ordinary business and having a warning notice clearly displayed.  
    • b) No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over or on any highway within the Town of Wembley in excess of their allowable axle weights or certificate weight without obtaining a permit from the Alberta Transportation Board prior to the operation of the overloaded vehicle.
      Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and is liable to a specified penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
      For the purpose of this section, truck means a vehicle or trailer or a vehicle trailer combination in excess of 8000 kg tare weight or exceeding (8) metres in overall length.
    • c) The following shall be excepted from subsection (b);
      • i) trucks loading and unloading at destinations within the Town of Wembley, using the shortest distance from and to a truck route;
      • ii) a holder of a Development Permit issued pursuant to the Land Use By-law;  
      • iii) emergency vehicles (firefighting equipment, road repair and construction equipment).
    • d) No person, except with permission of the Municipal Administrator, shall operate or move upon or over any paved or graveled highway any vehicle or traction engine having metal cleats, metal tracks, tire chain or other metal devices attached to its wheels or made a part thereof. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  
    • e) No person, except with the permission of the Municipal Administrator, shall operate or move upon or over any Town highway any vehicle, load, building, machine, contrivance or things which may obstruct traffic, or which would exceed the maximum weight limitations or any other object or thing which in the opinion of the Municipal Administrator could have some adverse effect on the highway or persons using the highway.
    • Anyone contravening this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
    • f) Before granting permission to move the load, object or thing over any highway as prescribed in Subsection (e) the Municipal Administrator or his/her designate may, if in his/her opinion it is necessary, direct the applicant as to conditions and route, under which such load, object or thing may be moved.
    • g) The Municipal Administrator may issue a permit in special cases for the operation of a particular type of vehicle or its load, or the movement of any other class of traffic otherwise prohibited by this By-law.
    • h) Nothing in the By-law shall be construed as to require the entering into an agreement by the Town.

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

  • 19. No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle within the Town of Wembley unless engaged in the act of loading or unloading an off-highway vehicle from or onto a trailer or vehicle; no person other than:
    • a) Peace Officers acting in accordance with their official duties, and
    • b) Town employees are authorized to operate off-highway vehicles on any highway within the Town while performing their official duties
    • c) A person or special event involving off-highway vehicles, with approval of Council, and conditional upon compliance with any terms, conditions, timelines, routes or specific areas that may be set for the person or special event by Council.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).

PART IV - MISCELLANEOUS

PARK BENCHES

  • 20. No person shall climb or interfere with any street furniture, trees, protection system or any other utility system of the Town. Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

DAMAGE TO SIGNS

  • 21. No person shall willfully remove, throw down, deface or alter, damage or destroy a traffic control device placed, marked or erected on a highway.

Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

OBSTRUCTION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE

  • 22. No person shall erect, build, or allow the growth of trees, shrubs or of anything that shall in any way obstruct the visibility of a traffic control device. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF- WAY

  • 23.
    • a) No person shall allow trees, hedges or shrubs on private property within fifteen (15) feet or four decimal fifty-seven (4.57) meters of a highway right-of- way boundary, whether planted before or after the date of the passing of this By-law, to grow to such a height that good visibility for safe traffic flow is thereby interfered with.
    • b) The owner, tenant or occupier of any land adjoining any highway, or public place in the Town of Wembley shall cause all trees, shrubs and bushes, whether planted before or after the date of the passing of this By- law, which overhangs on the sidewalk of the street, lane or public place to be properly trimmed and cut back, so as to prevent obstruction of the sidewalk, highway or public place to pedestrians or vehicles.
    • d) The Municipal Administrator may require a person concerned to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) and (b) hereof within ten days of being notified to do so. If the person fails to comply with such notice the Municipal Administrator may direct employees or agents of the Town to enter upon the private property to carry out the necessary work and may charge the cost of so doing against the person in default, or to the tax roll of the property.

USE OF STREETS

  • 24.
    • a) No person shall allow himself to be drawn by a moving vehicle upon a highway while riding upon a sleigh, toboggan, skis, bicycle, trailer or other conveyance.  
    • b) No person shall coast on a sleigh, toboggan, skis or other conveyance, except a bicycle, upon or across a highway.
    • c) No person shall ice skate on or across a highway.
    • d) No person shall ride a bicycle on a sidewalk within the Town except,
      • i) a bicycle referred to as a child’s bicycle or tricycle,
      • ii) operated by a person under the age of 10 years old.
    • e) No person shall place or permit to be placed an electrical extension cord across a sidewalk or driveway whereby any person, animal or vehicle may be in any way injured or damaged.

Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).

SNOW, ICE, DIRT, MUD AND DEBRIS

  • 25.
    • a) No person shall wash a vehicle upon a highway or so near a highway as to result in depositing mud or create slush or ice upon a public sidewalk or highway. Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
    • b) No person shall place or permit to be placed any snow, ice, dirt, debris or other material removed from private property onto the highways or other public places of the Town. Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
    • c) In the case of Subsection (a) and (b), the Town may remove the said mud, dirt, debris, slush or ice, snow or other material from the highway and charge the cost thereof to the tax roll of the property.

PART V - AUTHORITY

AUTHORITY OF THE MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATOR

  • 26. The Council hereby delegates to the Municipal Administrator the power to prescribe where traffic control devices and traffic control signs are to be located. Without restricting the generality of the foregoing, traffic control devices and traffic control signs shall be deemed to mean and include all stop signs, control signals, yield signs, speed limit signs, weight signs and other signs regulating the use of any roadway or highway located within the boundaries of the Town of Wembley and falling within the jurisdiction of the said Town.
    • a) Without restricting the generality of the foregoing section, the Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate any highway for through traffic purposes. Such highway shall be properly marked if stop signs or yield signs are erected at all intersections of such highway.
    • b) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate safety zones and cause the same to be marked by traffic control devices.
    • c) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate the location of crosswalks upon any highway and cause the same to be marked by traffic control devices.
    • d) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate any highway intersection or other place on a highway as a place at which no left hand or right hand turn or both shall be made and cause the said place to be marked with appropriate traffic control devices.
    • e) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate any intersection or place on a highway, including a place where a railway right-of- way crosses a highway, as a place where U-turns are prohibited and shall cause the same to be marked with an appropriate traffic control device.
    • f) When the Council has approved of any highway or part of a highway being designated for one way traffic, the Municipal Administrator shall cause the same to be marked with traffic control devices.
    • g) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to temporarily:
    • i) close the whole or part of a road at any time that an emergency or a construction or maintenance project on or adjacent to the road may create a hazard.  
    • ii) designate any area as one in which parking privileges are temporarily suspended and shall cause such highway or area to be marked with appropriate traffic control devices.
    • h) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate any highway or roadway as one to be divided into traffic lanes of such number as considered proper.
    • i) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate:
      • i) “School Zones” and “Playground Zones”. Such zones shall be marked by traffic control devices and traffic control signals posted along the highway, or by markings on the pavement or a light posted or suspended over a highway. A record of the locations of such zones shall be kept by the Municipal Administrator and shall be open to inspection during normal, business hours.
      • ii) in accordance with Section 108 of The Traffic Safety Act, vehicle speeds on any highway or portion of a highway and shall cause the same to be designated by traffic control devices;
      • iii) any boulevard upon which parking is permitted and shall cause traffic control devices to be erected so designating;
      • iii) passenger or truck loading spaces and shall cause the same to be marked by traffic control devices;
      • iv) "Bus Stops" including "School Bus Stops" and shall cause the said areas to be marked by traffic control devices.
    • j) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to designate:
      • i) distance from any intersection within which no parking is permitted;
      • ii) portion of a highway where parking is limited to a period of time;
      • iii) parking area for Town employees;
      • iv) areas for angle parking on any highway and shall cause the appropriate traffic control devices to be erected.
    • k) The Municipal Administrator is hereby authorized to prohibit or restrict, by traffic control devices, the movement of vehicles from a private driveway where such prohibition or restriction is deemed advisable in the public interest and for better regulation of traffic.

AUTHORITY OF PEACE OFFICERS

  • 27.
    • a) Any Peace Officer is hereby authorized to remove and impound, or cause to be removed and impounded, any vehicle, mobile unit or trailer, parked on any highway when in contravention of any provision of this By-law, and when interfering with snow removal or other public works being carried on by the Town.
    • b) Any vehicle impounded under this Section may be released to the owner upon proof that all costs imposed for towing and/or storage have been paid.
    • c) It shall be lawful for any person authorized to enforce this By-law to place an erasable chalk mark on the tread face of a tire on any vehicle in order to establish the amount of time the vehicle has remained stationary.

PART VI - PENALTIES

GENERAL PENALTY

  • 28. Except as otherwise provided herein, every person who contravenes any provision of this By-law is guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) or to imprisonment for not more than 6 months or to both.

PROSECUTIONS  

  • 29.
    • a) A notice or form commonly called a Violation Ticket, distributed by the Province of Alberta, may be issued by a Peace Officer to any person alleged to have breached a provision of this By-law, and the said ticket shall require payment to the Court House in the amount specified./
    • b) A Violation Ticket shall be deemed to be sufficiently served:
      • i) if served personally on the accused; or
      • ii) if mailed to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle concerned, or to the person concerned;

PART VII - GENERAL

SEVERABILITY

  • 30. Should any provision of the By-law become invalid, void, illegal or otherwise not enforceable, it shall be considered separate and severable from the By-law and the remainder shall remain in force and be binding as though such provision had not been included.

SCHOOL ZONES

  • 31. Pursuant to Section 26(i)(i) of this bylaw and Section 107(3) of the Traffic Safety Act, the hours of operation for all schools within the Town of Wembley shall be extended from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm on school days effective November 9 th , 2009 by Council Resolution 2009-250.

REPEAL BY-LAW 675

  • 32. The Town of Wembley By-Law No. 675 is hereby repealed.

PASSAGE OF BY-LAW

  • 33. This By-law shall come into full force and effect on the date it is finally passed by Council.

READ A FIRST, SECOND AND BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT OF ALL

COUNCILLORS PRESENT, A THIRD AND FINAL TIME AND FINALLY

PASSED THIS 8 TH DAY OF MAY A.D., 2017.