Handbook for Vehicle Owners and Operators
The following handbook provides rules and regulations regarding vehicle operation and parking in the City of Liberty Bay. This handbook applies to operators and owners of both personal passenger and commercial vehicles.
General City Vehicle Ordinances
- All vehicles brought into the City of Liberty Bay must display a current, valid, license plate. Out of state plates are permitted so long as they are registered with the Liberty Bay office of the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Liberty Bay Residents must transition any vehicle in their ownership to current Liberty Bay issued license plates within 30-days of their moving to they city as per the laws of the State of Oregon.
- It is lawful to turn right on a red signal after stopping unless otherwise marked.
- A pedestrian within a crosswalk always has right of way unless a vehicle is already traveling through the crosswalk.
- It is unlawful to fail to yield to any authorized emergency vehicle. All vehicles are advised to pause at the right side of any road when safe to do so during yielding.
- No vehicle is permitted to park or stand within 5m of an active or inactive emergency vehicle.
- It is unlawful to block a city fire hydrant or leave insufficient space between a vehicle and hydrant when leaving a vehicle unattended.
- When standing, a driver must always be present and able to relocate the vehicle immediately.
- It is unlawful to block an intersection or marked driveway or impede traffic by improperly parking a vehicle.
- Double parking is strictly prohibited. It is unlawful to impede the flow of traffic on any city property or marked private driveway.
- Vehicles which exceed city decibel levels and violate city courtesy ordinances will not be permitted to operate within city limits.
- Vehicles designed for the express purpose of 'drifting' or activities other than normal civilian conveyance are not permitted to operate within city limits.
- Any vehicle not equipped with headlights or tail lights is not permitted to operate within city limits.
- No vehicle is permitted to operate red or blue flashing, revolving, strobing, or steady lights, except red tail lights facing the rear of the vehicle activated only when braking, turning, or indicating a hazardous condition. Authorized emergency vehicles are exempt from this ordinance.
- All vehicles are permitted to have one spotlight equipped as long as it does not interfere with operation of other motor vehicles and the beam does not cast 45 degrees beyond the left front side of the vehicle (onto the right shoulder). Authorized emergency vehicles are exempt from this ordinance.
- Only authorized organizations and individuals may operate amber lighting on motor vehicles except those used as turning or parking indicators or as marker lights. The Department of Transportation issues amber light permits which must be held by the vehicle owner.
- No vehicle is permitted to operate a siren or electronic air horn, or emit a tone of varying, alternating, or buzzing sound used to warn other motorists, with the exception of stock vehicle horns. Authorized emergency vehicles are exempt from this ordinance.
The City of Liberty Bay is not liable for any damage to vehicles parked on city streets. Accidents should be reported immediately to the Liberty Bay Police Department and the insurance companies of the involved vehicle(s).
City Speed Limit
Unless otherwise marked, the speed limit for all roads in the City of Liberty Bay is 20 MPH.
The City of Liberty Bay enforces prim limits on a strict and regular basis. Privately-owned and company-owned vehicles are limited to no greater than 40 prims each. For more information, refer to the Liberty Bay Community Prim Enforcement Policy. Vehicles without a valid parking permit may not be left on any city street unattended for a period greater than 1 hour.
The City of Liberty Bay utilizes parking meters in most public parking areas. Any vehicle left unattended at a meter must have the appropriate fee payed into the meter to permit parking, any vehicle found to be at an unpaid or expired parking meter is subject to enforcement action including, but not limited to, ticketing, booting, or towing. (All Liberty Bay Parking Meters are part of the city's 'Rolepay' system which is a freely available role-play money system which can be obtained at the Liberty Bay bank.)
Any person who drives any vehicle upon a city street or highway in willful disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving and is subject to administrative corrective action unless as part of a role-play sanctioned by city management.
Driving Under the Influence
It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, or who has 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood, to drive a vehicle. It is unlawful for any person who is addicted to the use of any drug to drive a vehicle.