§ 11-47-101 Title
§ 11-47-102 Definitions
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Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 11 > Chapter 47

  • Alley: means a street or highway intended to provide access to the rear or side of lots or buildings in urban districts and not intended for through vehicular traffic. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Autocycle: means the same as that term is defined in Section 53-3-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Bicycle: includes an electric assisted bicycle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • City: means a municipality that is classified by population as a city of the first class, a city of the second class, a city of the third class, a city of the fourth class, or a city of the fifth class, under Section 10-2-301. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • City: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Controlled-access highway: means a highway, street, or roadway:
    (a) designed primarily for through traffic; and
    (b) to or from which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access, except at points as determined by the highway authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street, or roadway. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Crosswalk: means :
    (a) that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from:
    (i) 
    (A) the curbs; or
    (B) in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; and
    (ii) in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the roadway, that part of a roadway included within the extension of the lateral lines of the existing sidewalk at right angles to the centerline; or
    (b) any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Divided highway: means a highway divided into two or more roadways by:
    (a) an unpaved intervening space;
    (b) a physical barrier; or
    (c) a clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Electric assisted bicycle: means a bicycle with an electric motor that:
    (a) has a power output of not more than 750 watts;
    (b) has fully operable pedals on permanently affixed cranks;
    (c) is fully operable as a bicycle without the use of the electric motor; and
    (d) is one of the following:
    (i) an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor or electronics that:
    (A) provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling; and
    (B) ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour;
    (ii) an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor or electronics that:
    (A) may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle; and
    (B) is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour; or
    (iii) an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor or electronics that:
    (A) provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling;
    (B) ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour; and
    (C) is equipped with a speedometer. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Electric personal assistive mobility device: means a self-balancing device with:
    (i) two nontandem wheels in contact with the ground;
    (ii) a system capable of steering and stopping the unit under typical operating conditions;
    (iii) an electric propulsion system with average power of one horsepower or 750 watts;
    (iv) a maximum speed capacity on a paved, level surface of 12. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Formula: means a description of or directions for a computation in the Utah Code. See Utah Code 63I-6-102
  • Highway: means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public as a matter of right for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Highway authority: means the same as that term is defined in Section 72-1-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curblines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two or more highways that join one another. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Island: means an area between traffic lanes or at an intersection for control of vehicle movements or for pedestrian refuge designated by:
    (a) pavement markings, which may include an area designated by two solid yellow lines surrounding the perimeter of the area;
    (b) channelizing devices;
    (c) curbs;
    (d) pavement edges; or
    (e) other devices. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Local highway authority: means the legislative, executive, or governing body of a county, municipal, or other local board or body having authority to enact laws relating to traffic under the constitution and laws of the state. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Low-speed vehicle: means a four wheeled electric motor vehicle that:
    (i) is designed to be operated at speeds of not more than 25 miles per hour; and
    (ii) has a capacity of not more than six passengers, including a conventional driver or fallback-ready user if on board the vehicle, as those terms are defined in Section 41-26-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Mathematical equation: means a symbolic expression of a formula that is created by the legislative fiscal analyst under Subsection 63I-6-103(1). See Utah Code 63I-6-102
  • Mobile home: means :
    (a) a trailer or semitrailer that is:
    (i) designed, constructed, and equipped as a dwelling place, living abode, or sleeping place either permanently or temporarily; and
    (ii) equipped for use as a conveyance on streets and highways; or
    (b) a trailer or a semitrailer whose chassis and exterior shell is designed and constructed for use as a mobile home, as defined in Subsection (37)(a), but that is instead used permanently or temporarily for:
    (i) the advertising, sale, display, or promotion of merchandise or services; or
    (ii) any other commercial purpose except the transportation of property for hire or the transportation of property for distribution by a private carrier. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Moped: means a motor-driven cycle having:
    (i) pedals to permit propulsion by human power; and
    (ii) a motor that:
    (A) produces not more than two brake horsepower; and
    (B) is not capable of propelling the cycle at a speed in excess of 30 miles per hour on level ground. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motor assisted scooter: means a self-propelled device with:
    (i) at least two wheels in contact with the ground;
    (ii) a braking system capable of stopping the unit under typical operating conditions;
    (iii) an electric motor not exceeding 2,000 watts;
    (iv) either:
    (A) handlebars and a deck design for a person to stand while operating the device; or
    (B) handlebars and a seat designed for a person to sit, straddle, or stand while operating the device;
    (v) a design for the ability to be propelled by human power alone; and
    (vi) a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour on a paved level surface. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle that is self-propelled and a vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motor-driven cycle: means a motorcycle, moped, and a motorized bicycle having:
    (i) an engine with less than 150 cubic centimeters displacement; or
    (ii) a motor that produces not more than five horsepower. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motorcycle: means :
    (a) a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground; or
    (b) an autocycle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Municipality: means :
    (a) a city of the first class, city of the second class, city of the third class, city of the fourth class, city of the fifth class;
    (b) a town, as classified in Section 10-2-301; or
    (c) a metro township as that term is defined in Section 10-2a-403 unless the term is used in the context of authorizing, governing, or otherwise regulating the provision of municipal services. See Utah Code 10-1-104
  • Off-highway vehicle: means the same as that term is defined under Section 41-22-2. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Operate: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-1a-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Operator: means :
    (a) a human driver, as defined in Section 41-26-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • parking: means the standing of a vehicle, whether the vehicle is occupied or not. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officer: means a peace officer authorized under Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer Classifications, to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic laws. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Pedestrian: means a person traveling:
    (a) on foot; or
    (b) in a wheelchair. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, copartnership, association, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pole trailer: means a vehicle without motive power:
    (a) designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach, or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle; and
    (b) that is ordinarily used for transporting long or irregular shaped loads including poles, pipes, or structural members generally capable of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Railroad: means a carrier of persons or property upon cars operated on stationary rails. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Railroad train: means a locomotive propelled by any form of energy, coupled with or operated without cars, and operated upon rails. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Roadway: means that portion of highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Safety zone: means the area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and that is protected, marked, or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Semitrailer: means a vehicle with or without motive power:
    (i) designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle; and
    (ii) constructed so that some part of its weight and that of its load rests on or is carried by another vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Sidewalk: means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • standing: means the temporary halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Town: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic signal preemption device: means an instrument or mechanism designed, intended, or used to interfere with the operation or cycle of a traffic-control signal. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic-control device: means a sign, signal, marking, or device not inconsistent with this chapter placed or erected by a highway authority for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic-control signal: means a device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Trailer: means a vehicle with or without motive power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and constructed so that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Truck: means a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Truck tractor: means a motor vehicle:
    (a) designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles; and
    (b) constructed to carry a part of the weight of the vehicle and load drawn by the truck tractor. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Two-way left turn lane: means a lane:
    (a) provided for vehicle operators making left turns in either direction;
    (b) that is not used for passing, overtaking, or through travel; and
    (c) that has been indicated by a lane traffic-control device that may include lane markings. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Urban district: means the territory contiguous to and including any street, in which structures devoted to business, industry, or dwelling houses are situated at intervals of less than 100 feet, for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Utah Code: means the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code, as amended, unless the text expressly references a portion of the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code as it existed:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Vehicle: means a device in, on, or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway, except a mobile carrier, as defined in Section 41-6a-1120, or a device used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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