Section 58 - Emerging from lanes
The driver or operator of a vehicle emerging from a driveway, laneway, lot, building or bus loop onto a highway shall, upon driving onto a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to pedestrians upon such sidewalk.
Section 59 - Barricaded highways
No person shall drive, operate or park a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any part of any highway barricaded and marked by City signs showing that its use is prohibited or restricted for a specified time.
Section 60 - Coasting on roadways
No person shall coast on a roadway, whether on a sleigh, skateboard, roller skate, in-line skate, cart, children’s wagon or toboggan, by attaching it, them, himself or herself to a vehicle or street car on a highway.
Section 61 - Traffic control at fires
- No person shall drive a vehicle other than a Police Service or Fire Service vehicle on any highway within ninety (90) metres of a fire, fire apparatus or fire-fighting equipment, except as directed by a constable or officer of the Ottawa Fire Service.
- Unless directed by a police constable or by an officer of the Ottawa Fire Service, no person shall drive a vehicle over a fire hose on any highway.
Section 62 - Tow truck services at a collision scene
- No person shall make or convey an offer of services of a tow truck while that person is within one hundred (100) metres of:
- the scene of a collision or apparent collision; or
- a vehicle involved in a collision, on a highway.
- No person shall park a tow truck or permit a tow truck to remain parked on a highway within one hundred (100) metres of:
- the scene of a collision or apparent collision; or
- a vehicle involved in a collision.
- Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply to a person who is at the scene of a collision at the request of a constable, a municipal by-law enforcement officer, a person engaged in highway maintenance, or a person involved in the collision.
Section 63 - Racing prohibited
No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway in a race or on a bet or wager.
Section 64 - Vehicles obstructing traffic
- No person driving or operating a vehicle approaching a circular green or green arrow traffic control signal-light at an intersection shall enter the intersection, or a bike box on approach to an intersection, unless traffic in front of the said person is moving in a manner that would reasonably lead him or her to believe he or she can clear the intersection before the traffic control signal-light turns red.
- Subsection (1) shall not apply to the driver or operator of a vehicle who enters an intersection for the purpose of turning to the right or left into an intersecting highway and signals his or her intention to make such turn prior to entering the intersection.
- No person shall drive, park or stop a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to obstruct traffic.
Section 65 - Emergency and special regulations
Despite any provisions of this by-law to the contrary, a police officer or the General Manager of Transportation Services may, during any emergency or special circumstance, by the erection of appropriate signs or signals, prohibit or regulate the movement of vehicles on any highway or part of a highway and no person shall drive or operate a vehicle in contravention of any such sign or signal.
Section 66 - Funeral and other processions
- No person shall, except under the direction of a police officer, drive or operate a vehicle on a highway between vehicles comprising a funeral cortege or other procession recognizable as such by the display of pennants or other identifying insignia while the vehicles in such procession are in motion.
- No person shall drive a vehicle in a funeral cortege or other procession on a highway except as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as is practicable and follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
Section 67 - Vehicles crossing sidewalks, boulevards and curbs
- No person shall drive a vehicle or ride upon a skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates on a sidewalk except for the purpose of directly crossing the sidewalk.
- No person shall drive a vehicle over a raised curb or sidewalk except at a place where there is a ramp, rolled curb or depressed curb.
- No person shall drive a vehicle on a boulevard except for the purpose of directly crossing a boulevard at a driveway or other designated vehicular crossing.
- Subsections (1), (2) and (3) shall not apply to wheelchairs, baby carriages, children’s tricycles, children’s wagons, handcarts used for vending, or bicycles crossing between the roadway and any other cycling path or facility.
- Subsection (1) shall not apply to prevent the driving of bicycles on a sidewalk where it is permitted by official or authorized signs.
- Despite the provisions of subsection (5), a person driving a bicycle on a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
- Nothing in this section shall relieve the pedestrian from the obligation of taking all due care to avoid a collision.
Section 68 - Boarding and alighting from moving vehicles
No person shall board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion.
Section 69 - Obedience to police officers, signs and traffic control signals
Despite any provisions of this by-law, every person shall promptly obey all signals given by a traffic control signal, traffic control device or an authorized or official sign and all directions given by a police officer and nothing in this by-law shall affect the powers to regulate traffic held by the Ottawa Police Services Board.
Section 70 - Municipal vehicles performing work on highways - exemption
The provisions of Part VII and the provisions of subsection 64(3) and Section 67 do not apply to vehicles owned or operated by or on behalf of the City while such vehicles are engaged in the performance of cleaning, clearing, maintenance, repair, construction or other work on any highway.
Section 71 - Emergency vehicles - exemption
Parts I, II, III, IV, and VII and Sections 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 61, 66 and 67 and subsection 64(3) shall not, in the case of emergency, apply to ambulances or police, fire or City vehicles.
Section 72 - Accessible parking permit - exemptions
- The provisions of Sections 20, and 21of this by-law shall not apply to a motor vehicle displaying a valid accessible parking permit upon its dashboard or on the sun visor in accordance with the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act.
- Despite the provisions of Sections 10, 20 and subsections 16(1) and 16(2) of this by-law, no person shall park a vehicle displaying a valid accessible parking permit upon its dashboard or on the sun visor in accordance with the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act or permit such a vehicle to remain parked for a period of time longer than four (4) hours.
- The provisions respecting the display of a valid accessible parking permit referred to in subsection 13(3) and paragraphs 47(3)(c), 48(3)(c) and 49(3)(c) of this by-law shall be deemed to be satisfied in the case of a person with a disability being received by a motor vehicle displaying a valid accessible parking permit upon its dashboard or on the sun visor in accordance with the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act.