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Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 2 . General Provisions
Section 5. Obedience to and required traffic-control devices

13 AAC 02.005. Obedience to and required traffic-control devices

(a) All pedestrians and drivers of vehicles must obey the instructions of an applicable official traffic-control device placed and displayed in accordance with the provisions of statutes, regulations, or ordinances, unless otherwise directed by a police officer or other authorized person directing traffic, and except as provided in 13 AAC 02.517 and 13 AAC 02.520 for emergency vehicles.

(b) Except as provided in 13 AAC 02.365(g) , a provision of this chapter for which official traffic-control devices are required may not be enforced against an alleged violator if, at the time and place of the alleged violation, an official traffic-control device is not operable or is not in a position that is sufficiently visible and legible so as to be observed by a reasonably observant person.

(c) When official traffic-control devices are placed in position and displayed pursuant to the requirements of this chapter, the devices are presumed to have been placed and displayed by an official act or direction of lawful authority, and are presumed to comply with the requirements and provisions of this chapter unless the contrary is established by competent evidence.

(d) Repealed 6/28/79.

History: In effect before 7/28/59; am 12/15/61, Register 3; am 8/10/66, Register 22; am 12/31/69, Register 31; am 6/28/79, Register 70; am 2/27/97, Register 141

Authority: AS 28.05.011


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