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Traffic Laws

     
20 Miles Speed Limit   

The maximum-posted speed limit on West Valley College Campus is 20-MPH.  No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than posted speed limit having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the street, and in no event at a speed, which endangers the safety of persons or property. 

 25 Speed  

The maximum-posted speed limit on Mission College Boulevard Campus Road (perimeter road) is 25-MPH.  No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than posted speed limit having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the street, and in no event at a speed, which endangers the safety of persons or property.

 10 Speed Limit  

The maximum-posted speed limit on West Valley and Mission College Campus Parking lots is 10-MPH.  No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than posted speed limit having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the street, and in no event at a speed, which endangers the safety of persons or property.

 Stop Sign  

The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection, shall go into a complete stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.  If there is no limit line or crosswalk, the driver shall go into a complete stop at the entrance to the intersection before proceeding.

 Yield Sign  

The driver of any vehicle approaching any intersection which is controlled by a yield right-of-way sign shall, upon arriving at the sign, yield the right-of-way to any vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians which have entered the intersection, or which are approaching on the intersecting highway close enough to constitute an immediate hazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to those vehicles until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.

 Buckle Up  

A person may not operate a motor vehicle on any street or highway unless that person and all passengers 16 years of age or over are properly restrained by a safety belt.  A driver may not transport on any street or highway a child in a motor vehicle without properly securing the child in a rear seat in a child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety and standards.

 Do Not Enter  

It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal defined as regulatory in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or a Department of Transportation approved supplement to that manual of a regulatory nature erected or maintained to enhance traffic and public safety.

 Authorized Vehicles  

It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal defined as regulatory in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or a Department of Transportation approved supplement to that manual of a regulatory nature erected or maintained to enhance traffic and public safety.

 Red Signal   A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line and shall remain stopped until a circular green signal indication to proceed is shown. A driver shall yield the right-of-way to other traffic and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk.
 Red Arrow Signal    A driver facing a steady red “right” arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and shall remain stopped until a circular green signal indication to proceed is shown.  A driver shall yield the right-of-way to other traffic and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk.
 Pedestrains   You are legally obligated to yield to all pedestrians who have the right-of-way.