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Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic
10.04 General Provisions
10.08 Control Devices
10.10 Temporary Traffic Control
10.12 Parking
10.14 Drivers' Licenses
10.16 Speed
10.18 Vehicle Insurance
10.22 Vehicle Registration
10.24 Recreational Trails
10.28 Motorcycles
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County Codes
Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic
10.08 Control Devices
10.08.010 Placement of traffic-control devices
10.08.020 Placement of traffic-control devices in general improvement districts
10.08.030 Placement provided by resolution
10.08.040 Vehicle restrictions on highways or streets
10.08.050 Vehicle restriction exceptions

10.08.010 Placement of traffic-control devices
As authorized by state law, the board of county commissioners determines and directs that the following traffic-control devices be placed and maintained by the director of community development or his delegate at the locations hereinafter designated in order to regulate traffic and to provide for the safe and expeditious movement of such traffic: Stop signs. Stop signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations: 
    A.  Kingsbury Grade. On the following highways at the point at which each highway joins or intersects Kingsbury Grade: Tramway Drive, South Benjamin Drive, North Benjamin Drive, Logging Road Lane, Highland Drive, Edgewood Drive, Terrace View Drive, Hall Court, Chimney Rock Drive, Meadow Lane, Cottonwood Drive, Pine Ridge Drive, Daggett Way and Shady Lane. 
    B.  Toler Avenue. On the following highways at the point at which each highway joins or intersects Toler Avenue: Toiyabe Avenue and Elges Avenue. 
    C.  Jacks Valley Road. On the following highways at the point at which each highway joins or intersects Jacks Valley Road: Summer Hill Drive, Silverado Drive, Shawnee Drive, Green Acres Drive, Cherokee Drive, JV Ranch Road, Alpine Vie Estates Fire House Road, Bavaria Drive and Alpine View Court. 
    D.  Johnson Lane. On the following highways at the point at which each highway joins or intersects Johnson Lane: Heybourne Road, Vicky Lane, Clapham Lane, Fuller Drive and East Valley Road. 
    E.  Vicky Lane. On the following highways at the point at which each highway joins or intersects Vicky Lane: Judy Drive, Downs Lane, Kim Place and Saratoga Lane. 
    F.  Dresslerville Road. On the following highways at the point at which each highway joins or intersects Dresslerville Road: Tillman Lane, Kerry Avenue and Riverview Drive. 
    G.  End of Jacks Valley Road. On Jacks Valley Road at - the point at which such highway ends at Nixon Street. 
    H.  Nixon Street. On Nixon Street at the point at which such highway joins Foothill Road. One-way Signs. One-way only directional signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations: 
    I.  Fourth Street. On Fourth Street between United States Highway 395 and Esmeralda in Minden, Nevada, requiring traffic to move in a westerly direction. (Ord. 936, 2000; Ord. 425 §1, 1984; Ord. 225 (part), 1974)
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10.08.020 Placement of traffic-control devices in general improvement districts
As authorized by state law, the board of county commissioners determines and directs that the following traffic-control devices be placed and maintained by the general improvement districts at the designated locations in order to regulate traffic and to provide for the safe and expeditious movement of such traffic:     
    A.  Marla Bay General Improvement District. 
        1.  Stop Signs. Stop signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations: 
            a.  Freel Drive. On Freel Drive on each side of the intersection at Beach Lane; 
            b.  Lake Shore Boulevard. On Lake Shore Boulevard on each side of the intersection at Beach Lane.
        2.  One-way Direction. One-way only directional signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations:    
            a.  Lake Shore Boulevard. On Lake Shore Boulevard between Freel Drive and the point where Lake Shore Boulevard turns in a northerly direction.
    B.  Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District. 
        1.  Stop Signs. Stop signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations: 
            a.  Arrowhead Drive. On Arrowhead Drive on each side of the intersections of Topaz Lane and South Riverview Drive; 
            b.  Fairway Drive. On Fairway Drive where said highway joins Riverview Drive; 
            c.  Job's Peak Drive. On Job's Peak Drive on each side of the intersection of Topaz Lane; 
            d.  Mitch Drive and South Riverview Drive. On each side of both Mitch Drive and South Riverview Drive where said highways intersect; 
            e.  Mitch Drive. On Mitch Drive where said highway joins Dresslerville Road; 
            f.  Muir Drive. On Muir Drive on each side of the intersection of Lyell Way; 
           g.  Langley Drive. On Langley Drive where said highway intersects Tillman Lane; 
            h.  Langley Drive and Wheeler Way. On each side of both Langley Drive and Wheeler Way where said highways intersect; 
            i.  Langley Drive and Lyell Way. On each side of both Langley Drive and Lyell Way where said highways intersect.
        2.  Truck Size Limitation. Trucks exceeding a maximum weight of ten tons shall be prohibited from using the highways within this district except for trucks making local deliveries. This restriction shall be posted conspicuously at the highway entrances to said district.
    C.  Round Hill General Improvement District. 
        1.  Stop Signs. Stop signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations: 
            a.  Cheyenne Way. On Cheyenne Way where said highway joins McFaul Way; 
            b.  DeVaux Lane. On DeVaux Lane on each side of said highway where it joins McFaul Way; 
            c.  Elks Point Road. On Elks Point Road where said highway joins Paiute Drive; 
            d.  Gold Hill Road. On Gold Hill Road where said highway joins McFaul Way; 
            e.  Kent Way. On Kent Way where said highway joins McFaul Way; 
            f.  McFaul Court. On McFaul Court where said highway joins McFaul Way; 
            g.  Paiute Drive. On Paiute Drive where said highway meets Elks Point Road;     
            h.  Seminole Court. On Seminole Court where said highway joins Seminole Way; 
            i.  Seminole Way. On Seminole Way where said highway joins Paiute Drive and where it joins Elks Point Road; 
            j.  Shopping Center Exits. On all highways within the Round Hill Shopping Center where said highways exit said shopping center and join U.S. Highway 50, Elks Point Road and McFaul Way.
        2.  Highway Use Restriction. No snowmobiles, sleds, skis, skateboards, or similar objects shall be allowed on district streets. This restriction shall be posted conspicuously throughout the district.
    D.  Skyland General Improvement District. 
        1.  Stop Signs. Stop signs shall be placed and maintained at the following locations: 
            a.  Alpine Drive. On Alpine Drive where said highway joins Tahoe Drive; 
            b.  Lynn Way. On Lynn way where said highway joins Tahoe Drive; 
            c.  Myron Drive. On Myron Drive on each side of said highway where it joins Tahoe Drive; 
            d.  Tahoe Drive. On Tahoe Drive at each end of said highway where it joins U.S. Highway 50 and Skyland Drive.
        2.  Highway Use Restriction. No snowmobiles, sleds, skis, skateboards or similar objects shall be allowed on district streets. This restriction shall be posted conspicuously throughout the district. 
        3.  All Highways Parking Restriction. There shall be no parking on any paved portion of any highway within this district, except in cases of emergency. Said restriction shall be posted conspicuously at the entrance of the district and at other conspicuous places on highways therein. The owner or custodian of any vehicle which interferes with snow removal shall be responsible for towing expenses. 
        4.  Truck Size Limitation. Trucks exceeding a maximum weight of ten tons shall be prohibited from using the highways within this district, except for trucks making local deliveries. This restriction shall be posted conspicuously at the highway entrances to said district. 
        5.  All Highways Speed Limit. The posted speed limit on all highways, or portions thereof, within this general improvement district shall be twenty-five miles per hour.
    E.  Zephyr Heights General Improvement District 
        1.  Snow Gates 
            a.  Zephyr Heights Drive. Snow gates shall be installed on either end of Zephyr Heights Drive. The exact location of the gates is left to the discretion of the Zephyr Heights General Improvement District. The gates shall be closed and locked each winter when the Zephyr Heights General Improvement District determines that Zephyr Heights Drive has become impassable for the winter. The snow gates shall be opened when the Zephyr Heights General Improvement District determines that Zephyr Heights Drive has become passable in the spring. The Zephyr Heights General Improvement District, Douglas County community development department and Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District shall have keys to the snow gates and the authority to open the gates in appropriate circumstances. In addition, property owners on Zephyr Heights Drive shall be allowed to place their own locks on the lower gate in such a manner as to not interfere with the Zephyr Heights General Improvement District lock. Any property owner who places a lock on the lower gate assumes responsibility to close the gate, and assumes liability for use of the road when the road is closed. (Ord. 936, 2000; Ord. 546 §2, 1991; Ord 526, 1991; Ord. 503, 1989; 422 §1, 1984; Ord. 271 §1, 1977; Ord. 260 §1, 1977; Ord. 257 §1, 1977)
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10.08.030 Placement provided by resolution

The Douglas County board of commissioners directs that from and after the enactment of the ordinance codified in this section, the Douglas County board of commissioners, or the Minden Town Board on relation to any road within the Town which is controlled and maintained by the Town of Minden, may, by resolution, determine and direct that certain traffic control devices be placed and maintained in order to regulate traffic and to provide for the safe and expeditious movement of traffic.  Any such resolution must comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  (Ord. 1432, 2015; Ord. 428 §1, 1984)

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10.08.040 Vehicle restrictions on highways or streets
As authorized by state law, the Board of County Commissioners recognizes and restricts the following highways or streets as set forth below and authorizes the erection of suitable markers, which may be located at such points as the Department of Public Works deems appropriate.  Except as provided in 10.08.050, it is unlawful for an operator or driver of any vehicle to operate, drive, move, stop or park a vehicle in violation of the restrictions in NRS Chapter 484D and as set forth below:
A. Riverview Drive. Posted sign Weight Limit of 7 Tons.
B. Dresslerville Road. Posted sign Not A Truck Route.
C. Tillman Lane. Posted sign Weight Limit of 10 Tons.
D. Waterloo Lane from SR 88 to SR 756. Posted sign No Trucks (Symbol).
E. Waterloo Lane from SR 756 to US 395. Posted sign Weight Limit of 8 Tons.
F. Dressler Lane Bridge #1600. Posted sign Weight Limit of 3 Tons. (10.08.040 B Only) 
G. Muller Parkway-north from US 395 (Minden) east to end of pavement and from the Muller Parkway/Pinenut Road Roundabout north to Grant Drive. Posted sign Not A Truck Route.  (Ord. 1451, 2016)
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10.08.050 Vehicle restriction exceptions
As authorized by state law, the Board of County Commissioners establishes the following exceptions to vehicle restrictions as set forth in 10.08.040:
A. Vehicles making a local delivery: A vehicle which would otherwise violate 10.08.040, is allowed and excepted from the provisions of 10.08.040 when the vehicle is traveling upon the restricted highway or street to deliver goods or services to a residence or business which can only be accessed by the vehicle traveling upon the restricted highway or street.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
B. Emergency Vehicles.  All emergency vehicles have unrestricted access to any highway or street listed in 10.08.040.
C. Local Agriculture Vehicles and Equipment.  All local agriculture vehicles and equipment used in local operations.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
D. Public and Private Utility Vehicles.  The operation of vehicles owned or operated by the County, Towns, General Improvement Districts, public utilities or private utilities which serve the unincorporated areas of the County which would otherwise violate 10.08.040, are allowed if:
1. The vehicle is engaged in the service, repair, maintenance or construction of highways, streets, improvements, infrastructure, or utilities, adjacent to or located within the restricted highways or streets; or
2. The vehicle is engaged in the service, repair, maintenance or construction of highways, streets, improvements, infrastructure or utilities which can only be accessed by the vehicle traveling upon the restricted highway or street.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
E. Government vehicles.  All vehicles owned and operated by governmental agencies and school districts in the performance of their duties are allowed to travel upon the restricted highways and streets.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
F. Solid Waste Collection Vehicles.  A franchised waste collection vehicle or waste collection vehicle operated by a political subdivision of the State of Nevada to serve properties within Douglas County which would otherwise violate 10.08.040, is allowed and excepted from the provisions of 10.08.040 when the vehicle is being used in the service of hauling garbage and refuse.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
G. Municipal Transit Vehicles.  A municipal transit vehicle serving Douglas County residents or visitors which would otherwise violate 10.08.040, is allowed and excepted from the provisions of 10.08.040.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
H. Detours.  All vehicles traveling on a restricted highway or street pursuant to a detour established for emergency and or road construction which would otherwise violate 10.08.040, is allowed and excepted from the provisions of 10.08.040.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Lane Bridge #1600.
I. Leaving or returning from a home or place of business.  All vehicles leaving from or returning to its customary storage location at the owner or operator’s personal residence, or an owner or operator’s commercial or industrial location which would otherwise violate 10.08.040, are allowed and excepted from the provisions of 10.08.040 when the customary storage location can only be accessed by the vehicle traveling upon the restricted highway or street.  This exception does not apply to Dressler Bridge #1600.  (Ord. 1451, 2016)
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