Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Traffic Related Offenses (Non Alcohol)

The following are misdemeanor traffic offenses that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code:

3.2  Obedience to Police and Fire Department Officials.   A person shall not willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any police officer or member of the fire department, at the scene of or in the immediate vicinity of a fire, who is vested with authority under the code to direct, control, or regulate traffic.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

3.2a   Failure to Stop Upon Police Signal  If a driver of a motor vehicle is given a visual or audible signal by hand, voice, emergency light, or siren by a police officer who is acting in the lawful performance of his or her duty and who is directing the driver to bring his or her motor vehicle to a stop and the driver willfully fails to obey such direction by increasing his or her speed, extinguishing his or her lights, or otherwise attempting to flee or elude the officer, the driver shall be punished, upon conviction, as provided in section 9.3(2) of this code.  The officer who gives the signal shall be in uniform.  A police vehicle that is driven at night shall be adequately identified as an official police vehicle.
3.3  Persons Propelling Push Carts or Riding Animals Subject to Traffic Regulations.   Persons who propel any push cart or who ride an animal upon a roadway and persons who drive any animal drawn vehicle are subject to the provisions of this code which are applicable to the driver of any vehicle except for the provisions of this code which by their very nature can have no application.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
4.11  Unauthorized Sign, Signal, Marking, Device, Decoration, or Banner.   Except as authorized by the traffic engineer, a person shall not place, maintain, or display along any street or upon any structure in or over any street, and sign, signal, marking, device, blinking, oscillating, or rotating light or lights, decoration or banner which is or purports to be a traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, which imitates or resembles, or which can be mistaken for a traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hies from view, or interferes with the effectiveness of any traffic control device or any railroad sign or signal.  A person shall not place or maintain, and a public authority shall not permit, on any highway, a traffic sign or signal that bears any commercial advertising.  A person shall not place, maintain, or display along any street, any blinking, oscillating, or rotating light or lights which are significantly similar to the distinguishing lights authorized by law for emergency vehicles that they may be mistaken for the distinguishing lights authorized by law for emergency vehicles or which create a hazard for the safety of drivers using any street.  Each such prohibited sign, signal, marking, device, decoration, or banner is a public nuisance, and the authority that has jurisdiction over the street is empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice.  Decorations or banners that may be placed over the traveled portion of any street or highway shall be placed not closer than 10 feet on either side of traffic lights or signals and shall be placed so as not to obstruct a clear view of such traffic lights or signals.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
4.12  Interference with Traffic Control Devices or Railroad Signs or Signals.   A person shall not without lawful authority attempt to alter, deface, injure, knock down, or remove any traffic control device, any railroad sign or signal, any inscription, shield, or insignia thereon,or any part thereof  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
4.19  School Crossing Guard; Failure to Obey Signal   The driver of a motor vehicle who fails to stop at a school crossing when a school crossing guard is in the crossing and is holding the stop sign in an upright position which is visible to approaching vehicular traffic is guilty of a violation of section 4.4 of this code. In proceeding for a violation of this section, proof that the particular vehicle described in the citation or warrant was in violation of this section, together with proof that the Defendant named in the citation, complaint, or warrant was at the time of the violation the registered owner of the vehicle constitutes an evidentiary presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
4.4  Bicycle Lanes; Vehicles Prohibited.   A person shall not operate on or across a bicycle lane, except to enter or leave adjacent property.  A person shall not park a vehicle on a bicycle lane, except where parking is permitted by official signs  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.1a  Stationary Authorized Emergency Vehicles, Visual Signals, Approach with Due Care and Caution.  Upon approaching and passing a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is giving a visual signal by means of flashing, rotating, or oscillating red, blue, or white lights, the driver of an approaching vehicle shall exhibit due care and caution as required under the following:
a) on any public roadway with at least 2 adjacent lanes proceeding in the same direction of the stationary authorized emergency vehicle, the driver of the approaching vehicle shall proceed with caution and yield the right of way by moving into a lane at least 1 moving lane or 2 vehicle widths apart from the stationary authorized emergency vehicle, unless directed otherwise by a police officer.  If movement to an adjacent lane or 2 vehicle widths is not possible due to weather, road conditions, or the immediate presence of vehicular or pedestrian traffic in parallel moving lanes, the driver of the approaching vehicle shall proceed as required in subdivision b).
b) on any public roadway that does not have at least 2 adjacent lanes proceeding int he same direction as the stationary authorized emergency vehicle, or if the movement by the driver of the vehicle into an adjacent lane or 2 vehicle widths apart is not possible as described in subdivision a), the approaching vehicle shall reduce and maintain a safe speed for weather, road conditions, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic and proceed with due care and caution, or as directed by a police officer.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both.
5.2  Involvement in Accident Resulting in Damage to Vehicles; Stopping   The driver of any vehicle who knows or who has reason to believe that he or she has been involved in an accident that results only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop his or her vehicle at the scene of such accident and shall remain at the scene until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of section 5.4a of this code.  Each such stop shall be made without unnecessarily obstructing traffic.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.3  Accidents; Fixtures on or Adjacent to Highway.   The driver of any vehicle that is involved in an accident which results only in damage to fixtures that are legally on or adjacent to a highway shall take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of such property of such accident his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving and shall upon request exhibit his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license and, if such owner cannot be found, shall forthwith report such accident to the nearest or most convenient police officer.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.4  Involvement in Accident Resulting in Injury or Death; Stopping.  The driver of any vehicle who knows or who has reason to believe that he or she has been involved in an accident, on either public or private property, when such property is open to travel by the public, that results in injury or death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident and shall remain at the scene until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of section 5.4a of this code.  Every such stop shall be made without necessarily obstructing traffic. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.4a  Giving Information and Obtaining Aid  The driver of any vehicle who knows or who has reason to believe that he or she has been involved in an accident that results in injury or death of a person or damage to the vehicle while is driven or attended by any person shall give his or her name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving and shall exhibit his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license to the person struck or the driver or occupants of any vehicle collided with and shall render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance in securing medical aid or transportation. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.5 Collision with Unattended Vehicles.  The driver of any vehicle that collides on either public or private property with any vehicle which is attended or unattended shall immediately stop and either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle on the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle striking the vehicle or, if such owner cannot be located, forthwith report the accident to the nearest or most convenient police officer.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.6  Duty to Report Accidents Forthwith.  The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident that injures or kills any person, or that damages property to an apparent extent totaling $400 or more shall forthwith report the accident to the Police Department if the accident occurs within the City of Troy.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.7 Garage Keeper or Repairman Duty to Report.  The person in charge of any garage or repair shop to which is brought any motor vehicle that shows evidence of having been involved in an accident or having been struck by any bullet shall report the same to the police department immediately after such motor vehicle is received and shall give the engine number, registration number, and the name and address of the owner and operator of such vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.14 and 5.14d Drag Races Prohibited.  A person shall not operate a vehicle on any highway or other place open tot he general public, including any area designated for the parking of motor vehicles in a speed or acceleration contest or for the purpose of making a speed record, whether from a standing start or otherwise over a measured or unmeasured distance, and shall not participate in drag racing.  “Drag racing” means the operation of 2 or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to out distance each other over a common selected course or where timing is involved or where timing devices are used in competitive accelerations of speed by participating vehicles.  Persons who render assistance in any manner to such competitive use of vehicles shall be equally charged as participants.  The operation of 2 or more vehicles either at speeds in excess of prima facie lawfully established speeds or rapidly accelerating from a common starting point to a speed in excess of such prima facie lawful speed is prima facie evidence of drag racing and is unlawful and shall be punished upon conviction as a misdemeanor.
5.14a  Reckless Driving.  A person who drives a vehicle on a highway or frozen public lake, stream, pond, or other place open to the general public, including but not limited to any area designated for the parking of motor vehicles, in willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, is guilty of reckless driving.   A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.  (The offense of “Careless Driving” is only a civil infraction pursuant to Troy Traffic Code 5.14b).
5.46  Parades and Processions without Permit.  A procession or parade, other than a procession or parade of the forces of the United States armed services, the military forces of this State, and the forces of the police and fire departments, shall not occupy, march, or proceed along any roadway, unless pursuant to a permit issued by the chief of police and unless the procession or parade is in accordance with other regulations set forth in the Troy City Code.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.47  Driving on Sidewalk.  The driver of a vehicle shall not drive on or within any sidewalk area, except at a driveway.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.55  Deposit of Litter on Streets Prohibited.  A person shall not, without the consent of the public authority having supervision of the street, deposit, place, dump, throw, or leave, or cause or permit dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of any destructive or injurious material, any rubbish, refuse, waste material, garbage, offal, paper, glass, cans, bottles, trash, or debris on ay street.  A person who throws or drops, or permits to be thrown or dropped, on a street of the material or matter listed above shall immediately remove it or cause it to be removed.  It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to deposit upon any street any snow, mud, dirt, or other material which may be harmful to the pavement thereof or may do injury to any person animal, or property.  Any person, firm, or corporation who deposits on any street the materials listed above shall immediately remove it or cause it to be removed.  In the event such person, firm, or corporation fails to remove such materials, the city shall do so and the cost thereof shall be charged to the responsible person, firm, or corporation.  Violation of this section is punishable as a misdemeanor.
5.55a   Throwing Objects At or Into Paths of Vehicles Prohibited.  A person shall not knowingly cause any litter or any object to fall or to be thrown into the path of or to hit a vehicle traveling on a street.  The violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or not more than 1 year in the county jail, or both.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.55b  Removal or Deposit of Snow, Ice, or Slush which Obstructs Safety Vision  As used in this section “safety vision” means an unobstructed line of sight which enables a driver to travel on, enter, or ext a roadway in a safe manner.  A person shall not remove or cause to be removed snow, ice, or slush onto or across a roadway or the shoulder of the roadway in a manner which obstructs the safety vision of the driver of a motor vehicle other than an off-road vehicle.  A person shall not deposit or cause to be deposited snow, ice, or slush onto or across a roadway or shoulder of the roadway in a manner which obstructs the safety vision of the driver of a motor vehicle.  A person shall not deposit or cause to be deposited snow, ice, or slush on any roadway or highway.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.56  Removal of Wrecked of Damaged Vehicles.    A person  who removes a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped on the street from the vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both.
5.57  Spilling Loads on Street Prohibited.  A vehicle shall not be driven or moved on any street unless the vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom.  Actual spillage of material on the highway or proof of that spillage is not necessary to prove a violation of this section.  No vehicle shall be operated or parked on the street or on public or private property unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent its contents from escaping therefrom.  No vehicle shall be operated on the streets in such a manner that substances fall off or are blown off, and all such vehicles, when necessary, shall have an adequate covering to prevent its contents from falling on the street.    A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both.
5.62.  Driving Without a License  A person who is not licensed as an operator or chauffeur, as required by the act, shall not operate a motor vehicle on the streets or highways of this governmental unit.  A person who operates a motorcycle shall have a motorcycle endorsement on his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license.  Before operating a moped on a highway, a person shall proceed a special restricted license to operate a moped, unless the person has a vlid operator’s or chauffeur’s license.   Before operating a single vehicle weighing over 24,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or a bus or school bus, a person shall procure a class 1 endorsement on his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license.  Before operating a combination of vehicles weighing over 24,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or a vehicle towing a vehicle weighing over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, a person shall procure a class 2 endorsement on his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license.  The license shall be issued, suspended, revoked, canceled, or renewed pursuant to the act.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.62a  Operating of Motor Vehicle While License Suspended, Revoked, Denied, or Who Has Never Applied for License.  A person whose operator’s or chauffeur’s license or registration certificate has been suspended or revoked and who has been notified as provided in MCL 257.212 of that suspension or revocation, whose application for license has been denied, or who has never applied for a license, shall not operate a motor vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles, including an area designated for the parking of motor vehicles within the City of Troy.  A person shall not knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by the person to be operated upon a highway or other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles, with the City of Troy by a person whose license or registration certificate is suspended or revoked, whose application has been denied, or who has never applied for a license.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who violates the above provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500, or both.  Unless the vehicle was stolen or used with the permission of a person who did not knowingly permit an unlicensed driver to operate the vehicle, the registration plates of the vehicle shall be canceled by the secretary of state upon notification by a peace officer.  This section does not apply to a person who operates a vehicle solely for the purpose of protecting human life or property if the life or property is endangered and summoning prompt aid is essential.  A person whose vehicle group designation is suspended or revoked and who has been notified as provided in MCL 257.212 of that suspension or revocation, or whose application for a vehicle group designation has been denied, or who has never applied for a vehicle group designation and who operates a commercial motor vehicle within the City of Troy while any of those conditions exist is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable, except as otherwise provided in this section, by imprisonment for not less than 3 days or more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $100, or both.  For purposes of this section, a person who never applied for a license includes a person who applied for a license, was denied, and never applied again.
5.63.  Possession and Display of Valid Driver’s License  Every driver shall have his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license in his or her immediate possession at all times when driving a motor vehicle and shall display the license on demand of any police officer.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.63a.  Driving in Violation of License Restrictions.  A person shall not drive a motor vehicle in violation of the restrictions imposed on his or her license by the secretary of state.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.64.  Unlawful Use of a License.  It is unlawful for any person to display or cause or permit to be displayed or to have in his or her possession any operator or chauffeur’s license knowing the same to be fictitious or to have been canceled, revoked, suspended, or altered.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.65  License Lending to, or Permitting Use by, Person Not Entitled.  It is unlawful for any person to lend his or her chauffeur’s or operator’s license to, or knowingly permit use of the license by on who is not entitled thereto.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.66.  Unlawful Display or Representation of License.  It is unlawful for any person to display or to represent as one’s own any operator’s or chauffeur’s license which has not been issued to the person so displaying the license.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.67.  Instruction Permit Violation.  It is unlawful for an operator who holds an instruction permit to operate a motor vehicle unless accompanied by a licensed operator or chauffeur who is actually occupying a seat beside the driver.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.68.  Authorizing or Permitting Unlicensed Driver to Operate Vehicle.  A person shall not knowingly authorize or permit a motor vehicle owned by him or her or under his or her control to be driven by any person who is unlicensed to drive such a vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.70b.  Fraudulent Production of Certificate of Insurance.  A owner or operator of a motor vehicle who knowingly produces  false evidence or proof of insurance is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or a fine of not more than $500, or both.
5.70c.  Mandatory Motor Vehicle Insurance.  A nonresident owner or registrant of a motor vehicle or motorcycle not registered in the State of Michigan shall not operate or permit the motor vehicle or motorcycle to be operated in the State of Michigan for an aggregate of more than 30 days in any calendar year unless he or she continuously maintains security for the payment of benefits pursuant to MCL 500.3004 and MCL 500.3037.  A Owner or registrant of a motor vehicle or motorcycle with respect to which security is required, who operates the motor vehicle or motorcycle or permits it to be operated upon a public highway or place open to the public in the City of Troy, without having in full force and effect security complying with MCL 500.3101, MCL 500.3102, or MCL 500.3103 is guilty of a misdemeanor.  A person who operates a motor vehicle or motorcycle upon a public highway in the City of Troy with the knowledge that the owner or registrant does not have security in full force and effect is guilty of a misdemeanor.  A person convicted of a misdemeanor under this section shall be fined not more than $500, imprisoned for not more than 90 days, or both.  The failure of the person to produce evidence of compliance creates a rebuttable presumption that the motor vehicle or motorcycle was not in compliance on the date of the issuance of the citation.
 5.76.  Unlawful Use or Possession of Flashing, Oscillating, or Rotating Red, Blue, or Amber Lights.  Exceptions may include police vehicles, school busses (when stopping), vehicles owned by volunteer or paid firemen (responding to an emergency), ambulances, tow trucks and maintenance vehicles (responding to disabled vehicle when required for public safety), vehicles removing ice and snow (state, county and municipal vehicles)  Violation of this provision is a misdemeanor.
5.92.  Devices for Causing Flame or Smoke from Motor Vehicle Prohibited; Replacing Muffler or Exhaust Which Causes Vehicle to Exceed Established Noise Levels Prohibited; Modifying, Repairing, Replacing, or Removing Part of Exhaust Which Causes Vehicle to Exceed Established Noise Levels Prohibited;  Sale of Second-Hand Vehicle by Dealer to Comply with Act.   A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.93.  Display on Vehicle of Official Designation, Sign, or Insignia Prohibited.  An owner shall not display on any part of his or her vehicle, or knowingly permit the display of, any official designation, sign, or insignia of any public or quasi public corporation, municipal, state, or national department, or government subdivision without authority of such agency.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.94.  Television Set Placement in Motor Vehicle. A person shall not drive any motor vehicle equipped with any television viewer screen, or other means of visually receiving a television broadcast which is located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back of the driver’s seat or which is visible to the driver while operating a motor vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.95  Size and Weight Restriction.  No person shall drive or move or cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any street any vehicles of width, height, length, or weight in excess of limitations governing size and weight restrictions specified in the Michigan Vehicle Code, Act 300, Public Acts of 1949 as amended, except as permitted by special permit issued under the provision s of the Troy City Code.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.96  Merchandising within Highway Right Of Way Prohibited.  A person, firm, or corporation shall not sell, offer for sale, display, or attempt to display for sale any goods, wares, produce, fruit, vegetables, or merchandise within the right of way of highway, except as otherwise provided in this Code.  This section shall not be construed to interfere with any permanently established business presently located or partially located on private property, to grant the owner of any additional rights or authority that the owner may not now possess, or to diminish the legal rights or authority that the duties of the authority that has jurisdiction of the right of way.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
5.97  Failure to Stop for School Bus with Signal Lights.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
6.26.  Dealer Maintenance of Motorcycles or Mopeds in Safe Operating Condition; Explaining Operation to Person to Whom Rented, Leased, or Furnished; Refusing to Rent, Lease, or Furnish.  A dealer shall maintain in safe operating condition motorcycles and moped rented, leased, or furnished by him or her.  The dealer of his or her agents or employees shall explain the operation of the motorcycle or moped being rented, leased, or furnished.  If such dealer or his or her agent or employee believes that this person to whom the motorcycle or moped is to be rented, leased, or furnished is not competent to operate such motorcycle or moped on public streets and highways, he or she shall refuse to rent, lease, or furnish the same.   A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
​6.27  Motorcycle Dealers Motor Vehicle Liability Policies Required.  Any dealer who rents, leases, or furnishes any motorcycle shall carry a motor vehicle liability policy of the same type and coverage as that outlined in this Code for each motorcycle so rented, leased, or furnished, or in the alternative shall demand and be shown proof that the person renting, leasing, or being furnished a motorcycle carries a motor vehicle liability policy of at least the type and coverage as specified in this Code.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
​7.15  Stopping for Blind Pedestrians.  Any driver of a vehicle who approaches within 10 feet of a person who is wholly or partially blind, who is carrying a cane or walking stick which is white or white tipped with red, or who is being led by a guide dog wearing a harness and walking on either side, or slightly in front of the blind person shall immediately come to a full stop and shall take such precautions before proceeding as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the wholly or partially blind person.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
9.3  Penalties.  Violation of any other provisions of this ordinance not constituting a civil infraction, as herein provided, shall be punishable by fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
10.   Snowmobile misdemeanor violations in the City of Troy.  The provisions of this chapter explain the times, locations, speeds, ages, and conditions for the lawful operation of a snowmobile in the City of Troy.  Violations of provisions related to snowmobiles are misdemeanor offenses in the City of Troy.
11.8  Construction or Loading of Vehicle to Prevent Spillage on Highway or Roadway;  Loading of Vehicle which is not Completely Enclosed; Operation of Vehicle Equipped with Front End Loading Device with Protruding Tine.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.
​11.13  Failure of Driver to Stop for Weighing.  A driver or owner of a vehicle who knowingly fails to stop when requested or ordered to do so, or who fails to submit to a weighing by a police officer authorized to require the driver to stop and submit to a weighing of the vehicle and load is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $100, or both.  A driver or person who dumps his or her load when ordered to submit to a weigh or who otherwise attempts to commit or commits an act to avoid a vehicle weigh is in violation of this section.
12.11  Offenses Relating to Operating or Requiring or Permitting Operation of Commercial Motor Vehicle in Violation of Provisions of Ordinance or Rules Related to Transportation of Hazardous Materials.  A person who operates or requires or permits a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle in violation of this ordinance or a rule adopted by reference under this ordinance related to the transportation of hazardous materials, if the vehicle is transporting a package required to be marked or labeled under 49 CFR parts 100 to 180 is responsible for a civil  infraction and may be ordered to pay a fine of not more than $500 for each violation.  A person or entity identification in Section 106.12.10(1) who knowingly or willfully violates this ordinance or a rule adopted by reference under this ordinance is, upon conviction, guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than 90 days or a fine or not more than $500 or both, for each violation.  An officer, employee, owner, or agent of an individual, partnership, corporation, or association, or their lessees or receive appointed by a court that is the owner or user af any hazardous materials vehicle inspection or repair facility that violates a section of this ordinance, or a rule adopted by reference under this ordinance, related to the transportation of hazardous materials is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500 or both, for each violation.
12.12  Failure to Comply with Shut Down Order.  A person who fails to comply with a shut down order is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1000 for each violation, or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

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