11.12 Driving Rules
11.12.010 Driving through funeral procession.
11.12.020 Clinging to moving vehicle.
11.12.030 Driving on sidewalk.
11.12.040 Driving on new pavement.
11.12.050 Excessive acceleration of motor vehicles.
11.12.060 Off-road use of motor vehicles.
11.12.010 DRIVING THROUGH FUNERAL PROCESSION. No driver of a vehicle, or motorman of a streetcar, shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral procession while such procession is in motion and when the vehicles therein are conspicuously so designated. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by official traffic signals or police officers. (Ord. 1992-11 § 3 (part), 1992: prior code § 73.28).
11.12.020 CLINGING TO MOVING VEHICLE. No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates or any toy vehicle, shall attach himself to any streetcar or moving vehicle upon any roadway. (Ord. 1992-11 § 3 (part), 1992: prior code § 73.30).
11.12.030 DRIVING ON SIDEWALK. The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area or any parkway, except at a permanent or temporary driveway. (Ord. 1992-11 § 3 (part), 1992: prior code § 73.31).
11.12.040 DRIVING ON NEW PAVEMENT. No person shall ride or drive any animal, or any vehicle, over or across any newly made pavement, or freshly painted marking, in any street, when a barrier or sign is in place warning persons not to drive over or across such pavement or marking, or when a sign is in place stating that the street, or any portion thereof is closed. (Ord. 1992-11 § 3 (part), 1992: prior code § 73.32).
* For statutory provisions prohibiting driving on sidewalks, see Cal. Veh. C.A. § 21663; for the provisions regarding interference with Fire Apparatus, see Cal. Veh. C.A. §§ 21706 - 21708; for the provision regarding the seating of passengers on a motorcycle, see Cal. Veh. C.A. § 27800.
11.12.050 EXCESSIVE ACCELERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. It is unlawful for any person operating a motor vehicle within the city to so accelerate the same as to cause audible noise by tire friction on pavement or to cause the tires of said vehicle to leave skid marks upon the pavement, except when such acceleration is reasonably necessary to avoid a collision. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of an infraction, which shall be punishable under and to the extent of the laws of this state for infractions. (Ord. 1992-11 § 3 (part), 1992; Ord. 1979-10 § 1, 1979).
11.12.060 OFF-ROAD USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle off of the paved roadways (or parking lots designated for public use) within the City of San Mateo without the consent of the owner of the property.
(b) If property is posted with notice of this section at least once on every street adjacent to the property, and once again each mile, it shall be a misdemeanor to operate a motor vehicle on that property without the permission of the owner.
(c) A tenant of the property or an employee of the owner or tenant, who is in the course and scope of employment, is conclusively presumed to have the owner's permission to operate motor vehicles on the property unless the owner is the complaining witness for prosecuting a violation of this section.
(d) This section shall not apply to public employees in the course and scope of their duties. (Ord. 1992-11 § 3 (part), 1992; Ord. 1990-24 § 1, 1990).