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Law Summary

If you like to love to ride your bicycle in Destin, donâ??t lean it up against a tree in a cemetery.

Full Text of the Law

Sec. 7-33. Traffic. (a) State motor vehicle laws apply. No person in any city cemetery shall fail to comply with all applicable provisions of the state motor vehicle traffic laws in regard to equipment and operation of vehicles together with such regulations as are contained in this and other ordinances. (b) Enforcement of traffic regulations. No person in any city cemetery shall fail to obey all traffic officers, city employees, or funeral directors, such persons being hereby authorized and instructed to direct traffic whenever and wherever needed in any city cemetery and on the highways, streets or roads immediately adjacent thereto in accordance with the provisions of these regulations. (c) Obey traffic signs. No person in any city cemetery shall fail to observe carefully any and all traffic signs indicating speed, direction, caution, stopping or parking and all others posted for proper control and to safeguard life and property. (d) Speed of vehicles. No person in any city cemetery shall drive a vehicle on established roadways within a city cemetery, if applicable, at a rate of speed exceeding five (5) miles an hour, except upon such roads as the city may designated, by posted signs, for faster travel. (e) Operation confined to roads. No person in any city cemetery shall drive any vehicle on any area of a city cemetery except the established roadways, paved roads or parking areas, or such other areas as may on occasion be specifically designated as temporary parking areas by the city. Rights-of-way between grave blocks are for pedestrian use only and their use by vehicles, other than those required for maintenance by the city or for installations of facilities under direction of the city is strictly prohibited. (f) Parking. No person shall: (1) Park a vehicle in other than an established or designated parking area except for the purposes of attending funerals, gravesite visits, maintenance by the city or other official business. (2) Leave a vehicle standing or parked at night or overnight. (3) Double-park any vehicle on any road or parkway unless directed by a city official. (g) Bicycles prohibited. No person shall ride a bicycle on the grounds or property of any city cemetery. A bicyclist shall be permitted to park a bicycle outside the fenced area of any city cemetery in order for the bicyclist to attend a funeral service, visit a grave site, or attend any other ceremony or service. However, no bicyclist shall leave a bicycle lying on the ground or paving, or set against trees, or in any place or position where other persons may trip over or be injured by it. (Ord. No. 378, § 4, 10-1-01)

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