Sec. 24-292. Driving or turning on public or private property.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle on or across property belonging to another person as a short cut or a part of a route of travel, without stopping the motor vehicle or without having business to conduct with the owner, tenant or licensee of said property.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle from a roadway or alley onto property belonging to another and reenter a roadway or alley without stopping the motor vehicle or without conducting legitimate business with the owner or tenant of such property.
(c) Failure to stop a motor vehicle while traveling over or across property as described in this section shall constitute a rebuttable presumption of the violation of this section.
(d) To stop a motor vehicle, for purposes of this section, the operator of a motor vehicle shall be required to (1) bring the motor vehicle to a complete cessation of motion and (2) disembark from the vehicle and conduct legitimate business with the owner or tenant of the property or remain in the vehicle and conduct legitimate business with the owner or tenant.
(e) This section shall not apply to the operator of any law enforcement, public safety or emergency vehicle.
(f) The provisions of this section shall only apply to property for which regulation by the police division has been requested by the owner or tenant thereof. Any owner or tenant requesting regulation shall make such request in writing to the chief of police and shall be responsible for the cost of publishing the enabling ordinance providing for the initial designation of the property as property to be regulated pursuant to this section. The owners or tenants of all properties regulated by this section shall erect signs readily visible to motor vehicle operators entering the regulated property which signs shall identify the parking lot as a restricted parking lot, shall state those persons to whom the regulations apply and shall make reference to this section of the Code.
Source: Ord. No. 3865, § 1, 5-18-92; Ord. No. 3894, § 1, 8-1-1-92; Ord. No. 3923, § 1, 1-4-93; Ord. No. 4800, § 1, 5-16-05