Chapter 24 – TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES
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State Law reference— Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways, local authority, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-301; powers of local authorities concerning traffic laws, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-710; local traffic control devices, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-930; general rules regarding maximum speed limits, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-1520; alteration of speed limits by local authorities; signs; approval by state, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-1540; local authority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-710(1).
Sec. 24-1. – Adoption of state law regulating traffic.
Unless otherwise specifically covered by this chapter, all of the provisions and requirements of the general law of the state regulating traffic on highways as contained in S.C. Code 1976, tit. 56, ch. 5, as now in force or as hereafter amended and insofar as such provisions can have application within the town, are hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter as fully as though set out herein. All persons within the town shall strictly comply with all of the regulations imposed hereby, when so applicable.
(Code 1994, § 13-101)
Sec. 24-2. – Enforcement.
The town shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter directly and/or by contract with a local political subdivision. Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.00 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, unless state law requires a lesser fine or imprisonment, which then shall be imposed.
(Code 1994, § 13-102)