Traffic Rules and Orders

The following vote was duly passed:   
The Selectmen of the Town of Bolton acting by virtue of the power given to it by Section 22 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws of Massachusetts and by virtue of any other power is hereto enabling, hereby adopts and makes the rules and orders for the regulation of carriages and vehicles used in the said town for regulating traffic upon the streets and highways of said Town which are hereto annexed, the same to be known as Traffic Rules and Orders of the Town of Bolton; insofar as the said rules and orders or any of them are the same as the regulations, rules and orders now in force they shall be deemed to be a continuation thereof.
ARTICLE I
SECTION 1-1, Definitions: For the purpose of these Rules and Orders, the words and phrases used herein shall have the following meanings except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
SECTION 1-2, Bus Stop: An area in the roadway set aside for the boarding of or alighting from and the parking of buses.
SECTION 1-3, Crosswalk: That portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of curb lines and property lines at intersections, or at any portion of a roadway clearly indicated for pedestrian crossing be lines on the road surface or by other marking or signs.
SECTION 1-4, Curb Marking, Official: That portion of a curbing, the painting of which has been authorized by the Rules and Orders, and which conforms to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
SECTION 1-5, Emergency Vehicle: Vehicles of the Fire Department  (Fire Patrol), police vehicles, ambulances and emergency vehicles of federal, state, and municipal departments or public service corporations when the latter are responding to an emergency in relation to the police or fire department.
SECTION 1-6, Funeral: Any procession of mourners properly identified as such accompanying the remains of a human body.
SECTION 1-7, Intersection: The area embraced within the extensions of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines, of intersecting ways as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, including divided ways. The rules and regulations herein contained governing and restricting the movement of vehicles at and near intersecting ways shall apply at any place along any way at which drivers are to be controlled by traffic control signals whether or not such place is an intersection as herein defined.
SECTION 1-8, Lane: A longitudinal division of a roadway into a strip of sufficient width to accommodate the passage of a single line of vehicles.
SECTION 1-9, Officer: Any officer of the Bolton Police Department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for the violation of traffic regulation.
SECTION 1-10Parking: The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in obedience to an officer or traffic signs or signals, or while making emergency repairs or, if disabled, while arrangements are being made to move such vehicle.
SECTION 1-11, Pedestrian: Any person afoot or riding on a conveyance moved by human muscular power, except bicycles or tricycles, as defined in Chapter 90, Section 18A  (General Laws).
SECTION 1-12, Railroad Crossing: Any intersection of ways with a railroad right-of-way.
SECTION 1-13, Roadway: That portion of a street or highway between the regularly established curb lines or that part, exclusive of shoulders, improved and intended to be used for vehicular traffic.
SECTION 1-14, Rotary Traffic: The counter clockwise operation of a vehicle around an object or structure.
SECTION 1-15, Safety Zone: Any area or space set aside within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which has been indicated by signs, lines or makings, which conforms to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
SECTION 1-16, Service Zone: An area in the roadway set aside for the accommodation of commercial and transient vehicular traffic.
SECTION 1-17, Street or Highway: The entire width between property lines of every way open to the use of the public for purposes of travel.
SECTION 1-18, Street Marking, Official: Any painted line, legend, marking or marker of any description painted or placed upon any way which purports to direct or regulate traffic and which has been authorized by the Board of Selectmen and which conforms to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
SECTION 1-19, Taxicab Stands: An area in the roadway in which certain taxicabs are authorized and required to park while waiting to be engaged.
SECTION 1-20, Traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, street cars or other conveyances either singly or together while using any street or highway for the purpose of travel.
SECTION 1-21, Traffic Control Area: Any area along any way, other than an intersecting way, at which drivers are to be controlled by traffic control signals.
SECTION 1-22, Traffic Control Signal: Any device using colored lights which conforms to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic may be alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
SECTION 1-23, Traffic Island: Any area or space set aside within a roadway, which is not intended for use by vehicular traffic.
SECTION 1-24, Traffic Signs, Official: All signs, markings and devices, other than signals, not inconsistent with these rules and orders, and which conform to the standards prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of guiding, directing, warning, or regulating traffic.
SECTION 1-25, Traffic Signals, Official: All signals, conforming to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, not inconsistent with these rules and orders, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of directing or warning traffic.
SECTION 1-26, U Turn: The turning of a vehicle by means of a continuous turn whereby the direction of such vehicle is reversed.
SECTION 1-27, Vehicle: Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including bicycles when the provisions of these rules are applicable to them, except other devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks and devices which derive their power for operation from stationary overhead wires.
SECTION 1-28, Vehicle, Commercial: Any vehicle being used in the transportation of goods, wares, or merchandise for commercial purposes.
SECTION 1-29, Vehicle, Heavy Commercial: Any commercial vehicle of two and one-half (2 ½) ton capacity or over.
SECTION 1-30, Person: The word “person” shall mean and include any individual, firm, co-partnership, association, or corporation.
 
ARTICLE II - AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF POLICE
SECTION 2-1, Traffic, Police to Direct: It shall be the duty of officers designated by the Chief of Police to enforce the provisions of these Rules and Orders. Such officers are hereby authorized to direct all traffic either in person or by means of visible or audible signal in conformance with the provisions of these Rules and Orders, provided that in the event of a fire or other emergency, to expedite traffic or safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police or Fire Department may direct traffic as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of these Rules and Orders.
SECTION 2-2, Close Street, Police May Temporarily: The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to close temporarily any street or highway in an impending or existing emergency, or for any lawful assemblage, demonstration, or procession.
SECTION 2-3, Parking, Police May Prohibit Temporarily: The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to prohibit, temporarily, parking on any street or highway or part thereof in an impending or existing emergency, or for a lawful assemblage, demonstration, or procession. Vehicles parked in places where parking is prohibited temporarily may be moved by or under the direction of an officer.
SECTION 2-4, Exemptions: The provisions of these Rules and Orders shall not apply to drivers actually engaged in work upon a street or highway closed to travel or under construction or repair, to officers when engaged in the performance of public duties nor to drivers of emergency vehicles while operating in an emergency and in performance of public duties when the nature of the work of any of these necessitate a departure from any part of these Rules and Orders. These exemptions shall not, however, protect the driver of any vehicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard of the safety of others.
 
ARTICLE III - TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS, MARKINGS, AND ZONES
SECTION 3-1, Bus Stops, Taxicab Stands, and Service Zones, Location Of: The location of all bus stops, taxicab stands and service zones shall be specified by the Board of Selectmen and in the case of taxicab stands, the Chief of Police with the approval of the Board of Selectmen shall designate who may use them as such.
SECTION 3-2, Interference with Signs, Signals, and Markings Prohibited: Any person who willfully defaces, injures, moves, obstructs or interferes with any official traffic sign, signal, or marking shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty (20) dollars for each and every offense.
SECTION 3-3, Obedience to Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings: No driver of any vehicle or of any street car shall disobey the instructions of any official traffic control signal, sign, marking, marker, or legend unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
SECTION 3-4, Traffic Signs and Signals:
  1. The Superintendent of Streets is hereby authorized and as  to those signs and signals required hereunder it shall be his duty, to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained all official traffic signs, signals, markings, and safety zones. All signs, signals, markings, and safety zones shall conform to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. Sections 2-2 and 2-3 of Article II and Section 5-2 of Article V relating to parking and Sections 7-7 and 7-10 of Article VII concerning turning movements shall be effective only during such time as official signs are erected and maintained in each block designating the provisions of such sections and located so as to be easily visible to approaching drivers.
  3. Sections relating to one-way streets shall be effective only during such time as a sufficient number of official signs are erected and maintained at the entrance and each of the exits for each one-way street, so that at least one sign will be clearly visible for a distance of at least seventy-five (75) feet to drivers approaching such an exit.
SECTION 3-5, Signs, Signals, and Markings Prohibited, Display of Unauthorized: No person or corporation shall place, maintain, or display upon or in view of any street any unofficial device, sign, signal, curb marking, or street marking which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic device, sign, signal, curb marking, or street marking or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic or which hides from view any official sign, signal, marking, or device.  The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to remove every such prohibited sign, signal, marking, or device or cause it to be removed without notice.
SECTION 3-6, Experimental Regulation: For the purpose of trial the Board of Selectmen may make temporary rules regulating traffic or test under actual conditions traffic signs, markings, or other devices.  No such experimental rules relating to traffic shall remain in effect for a period longer than 30 days.
 
ARTICLE IV - ZONE OF QUIET
SECTION 4-1, Zone of Quiet: The Chief of Police may temporarily establish a zone of quiet upon any street where a person is seriously ill.  Said temporary zone of quiet shall embrace all territory within a radius of two hundred (200) feet of the building occupied by the sick person. Said temporary zones of quiet shall be designated by the Chief of Police by causing to be placed at a conspicuous place in the street a sign or marker bearing the words ZONE OF QUIET.
 
ARTICLE V - STOPPING, STANDING, PARKING
SECTION 5-1, General Prohibitions: No person shall allow, permit, or suffer any vehicle registered in his name to stand or park in any street, way, highway, road, or parkway under the control of the Town of Bolton in violation of any of the Traffic Rules or Orders adopted by the Board of Selectmen and in particular in any of the following places except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or traffic sign or signal:
 
  1. Within an intersection “except within those intersections where the installation of parking meters has been specifically approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works
  2. Upon any sidewalk
  3. Upon any crosswalk
  4. Upon the roadway in a rural or sparsely settled district
  5. Upon a roadway where parking is permitted unless both wheels on the right side of the vehicle are within twelve (12) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway, except upon those streets which are designated as one-way streets. On such one-way streets vehicles shall be parked in the direction in which said vehicle is moving and with both wheels within twelve (12) inches of the curb
  6. This shall not apply to streets or parts of streets where angle parking is required by these regulations
  7. Upon any roadway where the parking of a vehicle will not leave a clear and unobstructed lane at least ten (10) feet wide for passing traffic
  8. Upon any street or highway within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant
  9. In front of any private road or driveway
  10. Upon any street or highway within twenty (20) feet of an intersecting way, except alleys
  11. Within fifteen (15) feet of the wall of a fire station or directly across the street from such fire station provided signs are erected acquainting the driver of such restriction
  12. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic
  13. Within twenty-five (25) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing when there are no gates at such crossing, or otherwise within five (5) feet from the gate
  14. On a bridge and the approach thereto.
SECTION 5-2, Service Zone: No person shall park a vehicle upon any street in any service zone for a period of time longer than thirty minutes and except while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
SECTION 5-3, Parking Vehicle for Sale Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to park upon a street or highway any vehicle displayed for sale.
SECTION 5-4, No All Night Parking: No person shall allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in his name, other than one acting in an emergency, to be parked on any street for a period of time longer than one (1) hour between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. of any day.
SECTION 5-5, Parking Locations and Prohibitions: Parking is prohibited, restricted or limited as to time, space and streets in accordance with a schedule of streets designated as Schedule No. I, hereto appended to which reference is made and which Schedule No. I, is specifically incorporated in this section. No operator shall park a vehicle in the designated prohibited locations or in the restricted locations for a period longer than is designated in Schedule No. I, except as otherwise provided in this Schedule, or where there is a time limit as to parking.
SECTION 5-6, Prohibited at Safety Zones: No person shall park a vehicle within twenty (20) feet of either end of a safety zone which is located within thirty (30) feet of the curb or edge of the roadway.
 
ARTICLE VI - ONE-WAY STREETS
SECTION 6-1, One-Way Streets: The streets or portions thereof designated in Schedule No. II hereto appended and specifically incorporated in this section are declared to be one-way streets and all vehicular traffic shall move on those streets or portions thereof in the direction designated in said Schedule No. II.
SECTION 6-2, Rotary Traffic: Within the area set forth and designated in Schedule No. III, hereto appended and specifically incorporated in this section, vehicular traffic shall move only in a rotary counter-clockwise direction except when otherwise directed by an officer.
 
ARTICLE VII - OPERATION OF VEHICLES
SECTION 7-1, Overtake Only When There is a Space Ahead: The driver of a vehicle shall not overtake and pass a vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless there is sufficient clear space ahead on the right side of the roadway to permit the overtaking to be completed without impeding the safety operation of any vehicle ahead.
SECTION 7-2, Driver to Give Way to Overtaking Vehicles: The driver of a vehicle when about to be overtaken and passed by another vehicle approaching from the rear shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on suitable and audible signal being given by the driver of the overtaking vehicle, and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
SECTION 7-3, Obstructing Traffic:
  1. No person shall drive in such a manner as to obstruct unnecessarily the normal movement of traffic upon any street or highway. Officers are hereby authorized to require any driver who fails to comply with this section to drive to the side of the roadway and wait until such traffic as has been delayed has passed.
  2. No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk and on the right half of the roadway to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.
SECTION 7-4, Following Too Closely: The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and condition of the street or highway.
SECTION 7-5, Clinging to Moving Vehicles: It shall be unlawful for any person traveling upon a bicycle, motorcycle, coaster, sled, roller skates, or any toy vehicle to cling to, or attach himself or his vehicle to any moving vehicle or street car upon any roadway.
SECTION 7-6, Care in Starting, Stopping, Turning, or Backing: The driver of any vehicle before starting, stopping, turning from a direct line, or backing shall first see that such movement can be made in safety. If such movement cannot be made in safety or if it interferes unduly with the normal movement of other traffic, said driver shall wait for a more favorable opportunity to make such movement. If the operation of another vehicle should be affected by a stopping or turning movement, the driver of such other vehicle shall be given a plainly visible signal, as required by statute law.
SECTION 7-7, Left Turns Prohibited: At the area set forth and designated in Schedule No. IV, here to appended and specifically incorporated in this section, vehicular traffic is prohibited from making a left turn except when otherwise directed by an officer.
SECTION 7-8, Emerging from Alley or Private Driveway: The operator of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or a garage shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving on to a sidewalk or on to the sidewalk area extending across alleyway or driveway.
SECTION 7-9, Obedience to Traffic Control Signals: Colors and arrow indications in traffic control signals shall have the commands ascribed to them in this section, and no other meanings, and every driver of a vehicle, railway car or other conveyance shall comply therewith, except when otherwise directed by an officer or by a lawful traffic regulating sign (other than a “stop” sign), signal or device. In no case shall a driver enter or proceed through an intersection without due regard to the safety of other persons within the intersection, regardless of what indications may be given by traffic control signals.
  1. Green indications shall have the following meanings:
    1. Drivers facing a CIRCULAR GREEN may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn. But drivers turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles, and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk, at the time such signal is exhibited.
    2. Drivers facing a GREEN ARROW, shown alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow, or such other movements as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such drivers shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
  2. Steady yellow indications shall have the following meanings:
    1.  Drivers facing a steady CIRCULAR YELLOW OR YELLOW ARROW signal are thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when drivers shall not enter the intersection.
  3. Steady red indications shall have the following meanings:
    1. Drivers, facing a steady CIRCULAR RED signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown except as provided in (b) below.
    2. When a sign is in place permitting a turn, drivers facing a steady CIRCULAR RED signal may cautiously enter the intersection to make the turn indicated by such sign after stopping as provided in (a) above. Such drivers shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
    3. Drivers, facing a steady RED ARROW indication may not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by such arrow, and unless entering the intersection to make such other movement as is permitted by other indication shown at the same time, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to make the movement indicated by such arrow is shown.
  4. RED AND YELLOW indications shall have the following meaning: While the red and yellow lenses are illuminated together, drivers shall not enter the intersection, and during such time the intersection shall be reserved for the exclusive use of pedestrians.
  5. Flashing signal indications shall have the following meanings:
    1. Flashing red (stop signal) – When a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the drivers have a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection, and the right to proceed shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 89, Section 8 of the General Laws.
    2. Flashing Yellow (caution signal) – When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or pass such signal only with caution.
SECTION 7-10, U Turn Prohibited: No operator shall back or turn a vehicle so as to proceed in the direction opposite to that in which said vehicle is headed or traveling on streets listed in Schedule II and Schedule V.
SECTION 7-11, Stop Signs: Every driver of a vehicle, railway car, or other conveyance approaching an intersection of ways where there exists facing him an official sign bearing the word STOP or flashing red signal indication, said signs or signal having apart from these rules and orders, conformation to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, shall, before proceeding through the intersection, bring such vehicle, railway car, or other conveyance to a complete stop at such point as may be clearly marked by a sign or line, or, if a point is not so marked, then at the nearer line of crosswalk of the said intersection.  This section shall not apply when the traffic is otherwise directed by an officer or by lawful traffic regulating sign, signal, or device. In accordance with the foregoing, the streets listed in Schedule VI of these rules and orders hereto appended, are hereby declared to constitute isolated stop streets or flashing red signal intersections as the case may be, and said Schedule VI is hereby specifically incorporated in this Section.
SECTION 7-12, Keep to the Right of Roadway Division: Upon such roadways as are divided by a parkway, grass plot, reservation, viaduct, subway, or by any structure or area, drivers shall keep to the right of such a division except when otherwise directed by an officer, signs, signals, or markings.
SECTION 7-13, Operation of Under- or Overpasses at Intersections with Islands: At any junction or crossing of ways where the roadway grades have been separated and where the ways are connected by ramps and at any intersection of ways in which there are traffic islands, drivers of vehicles shall proceed only as indicated by official signs, signals, or markings.
SECTION 7-14, Driving on Road Surfaces Under Construction or Repair: No operator shall enter upon a road surface of any street or highway or section thereof, when, by reason of construction, surface treatment, maintenance or the like, or because of some unprotected hazard, such road surface is closed to travel, and one or more signs, lights, or signals have been erected to indicate that all or part of the road surface of the street or highway is not to be used or when so advised by an officer, watchman, member of a street or highway crew, or employees of the town, either audibly or by signals.
SECTION 7- 15, No Driving on Sidewalks: The driver of a vehicle shall not drive upon any sidewalk except at a permanent or temporary driveway.
SECTION 7-16, No Driving Through Safety Zones: It shall be unlawful for the driver of a vehicle, except on signal from a police officer to drive the same over or through a safety zone.
SECTION 7-17, Unlawful Riding: It shall be unlawful for any reason to ride on any portion of a vehicle not designated or intended for the use of passengers when the vehicle is in motion.  This provision shall not apply to any employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty or within truck bodies in space intended for merchandise.
SECTION 7-18, Operation of Heavy Commercial Vehicles:
  1. The use and operation of heavy commercial vehicles having a carrying capacity of more than 2 ½ tons, are hereby restricted on the following named streets or parts thereof, and in the manner outlined and during the period of time set forth in Schedule VII hereto appended and specifically incorporated in this section.
  2. Exemptions – Part 1 of this Section shall not apply to heavy commercial vehicles going to or coming from places upon said streets for the purpose of making deliveries of goods, materials, or merchandise to or similar collections from abutting land or buildings or adjoining streets or ways to which access cannot otherwise be gained; or to vehicles used in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of said streets or public utilities therein; or to Federal, State, Municipal, or public service corporation owned vehicles.
ARTICLE VIII - ACCIDENT REPORTS
SECTION 8-1, Drivers Must Report Accidents: Every person operating a motor vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is killed or injured or, in which there is damage in excess of two hundred dollars ($200.00) to any one vehicle or other property shall report such accident within five (5) days to the Police Department in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 90, Section 26, of the General Laws.
 
ARTICLE IX - PENALTIES AND REPEALS
SECTION 9-1, Penalties: Any person violating any provision of any rule, regulation, or order regulating the parking of motor vehicles made by anybody authorized to make the same shall be dealt with as provided in General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 20-A, or any Acts in amendment thereof, or in addition thereto, and any person violating any of the rules and regulations applicable to State Highways made by the Department of Public Works, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , under authority of General Laws, Chapter 85, Section 2, and Acts in amendment thereof, and in addition thereto, shall be subject to the penalty provided in said rules and regulations. Any person convicted of a violation of any other rule, regulation, or order made hereunder, except as otherwise provided, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00) for each offense.
SECTION 9-2, Repeal: These rules are adopted with the intent that each of them shall have force and effect separately and independently of every other except insofar as by express reference or necessary implication any rule or any part of a rule is made dependent upon another rule or part thereof. All official signs, lights, markings, signal systems, or devices erected or installed under prior rules or regulations and necessary to the enforcement of these regulations shall be deemed to have been lawfully erected or installed hereunder provided the same were erected or installed in conformation to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and insofar as the same are necessary as aforesaid for the enforcement of these regulations they shall be deemed continuing hereunder but in all other respects all prior rules, orders, and regulations made by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Bolton for the regulation of vehicles are hereby expressly repealed. This repeal, however, shall not affect any punishment or penalty imposed or any complaint or prosecution pending at the time of the passage hereof for any offense committed under said prior rules, orders, or regulations hereby repealed, nor shall said repeal be effective unless and until these rules and regulations have been approved and published as required by law.
SECTION 9-3, Effect of Regulations: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of these rules and orders is for any reason unconstitutional, such decisions shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of these rules and orders. The Board of Selectmen hereby declares that it would have passed these regulations and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared unconstitutional.
SECTION 9-4, Owner Prima Facie Responsible for Violations: If any vehicle is found upon any street or highway in violation of any provisions of these rules and regulations and the identity of the driver cannot be determined, the owner or the person in whose name such a vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for such violations.
 
SCHEDULE I - PARKING (Section 5-5)                                                                                                                                      
LOCATIONSIDE FROM TOPARKING  
Bolton Woods WayBothEntire Length No Winter Parking  
Main StreetNorth & SouthPan Cemetery200’ West of Sugar Rd.None  
Main StreeTNorth & SouthEntire length of business zone at Salt Box complex None  
Main StreetNorth & SouthGreen RoadPost OfficeNone  
Flanagan RoadEast SideEntire Length None  
SCHEDULE II - ONE-WAY STREETS (Section 6-1)
SCHEDULE III - ROTARY TRAFFIC (Section 6-2)
SCHEDULE IV - LEFT TURNS PROHIBITED (Section 7-7)
SCHEDULE V - TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS (Section 7–9)
  • Main Street (eastbound) @ intersection of Sugar Road/495 ramp
  • Main Street (westbound) @ intersection of Sugar Road/495 ramp
  • Main Street (eastbound) @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Main Street (westbound) @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Still River Road (northbound) @ intersection of Main Street
  • Still River Road (southbound) @ intersection of Main Street
  • Sugar Road @ intersection of Main Street/495 ramp
SCHEDULE VI - ISOLATED STOP SIGNS (Section 7-11)
  • Annie Moore Road @ intersection of Long Hill Road
  • Autumn Lane @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Ballville Road @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Bare Hill Road @ intersection of Green Road
  • Bolton Woods Way @ intersection of Main Street
  • Burnham Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Butternut Lane @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Century Mill Road @ intersection of Hudson Road
  • Coventry Wood Road (east end) @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Coventry Wood Road (west end) @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Deer Path @ intersection of Fox Run Road
  • East End Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Flanagan Road @ intersection of Harvard Road
  • Forbush Mill Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Fox Run Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Fox Run Road @ intersection of Kettle Hole Road
  • Golden Run Road @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Golden Run Road @ intersection of Harvard Road
  • Green Road @ intersection of  Main Street
  • Harris Farm Road @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Harvard Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Hubbard Lane @ intersection of Butternut Lane
  • Hudson Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Kettle Hole Road @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Kettle Hole Road @ intersection of Nashaway Road
  • Lancaster Road @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Laurel Road @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Liberty Road @ intersection of Woobly Road
  • Long Hill Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Long Hill Road (southbound) @ intersection of Woobly Road
  • Long Hill Road (northbound) @ intersection of Woobly Road
  • Manor Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Manor Road @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • McNulty Road @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Meadow Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Mechanic Street @ intersection of Main Street
  • Merrinott Road @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Millbrook Lane @ intersection of Berlin Road
  • Mt. Wachusett Lane @ intersection of Bare Hill Road
  • Nashaway Road @ intersection of Vaughn Hill Road
  • Nashaway Road @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Nourse Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Nourse Road @ intersection of Green Road
  • Old Bay Road (westbound) @ intersection of Wilder Road
  • Old Bay Road (westbound) @ intersection of Ballville Road
  • Old Bay Road (eastbound) @ intersection of Ballville Road
  • Old Bay Road (southbound) @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Old Bay Road (northbound) @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Old Harvard Road (northbound) @ intersection of Harvard Road
  • Old Harvard Road (northbound) @ intersection of Flanagan Road
  • Old Harvard Road (southbound) @ intersection of Flanagan Road
  • Old Harvard Road (southbound) @ intersection of Green Road
  • Old Sugar Road @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Pinewood Road @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Pinewood Road @ intersection of Laurel Road
  • Powder Hill Road (south end) @ intersection of  Sugar Road
  • Powder Hill Road (north end) @ intersection of  Sugar Road
  • Quail Run @ intersection of Golden Run Road
  • Quaker Lane @ intersection of Berlin Road
  • Quaker Lane (eastbound) @ intersection of Frye Road
  • Quaker Lane (westbound) @ intersection of Frye Road
  • Randall Road @ intersection of Berlin Road
  • Sampson Road @ intersection of Wilder Road
  • Sampson Road (northbound) @ intersection of Main Street
  • Sampson Road (southbound) @ intersection of Main Street
  • Sampson Road @ intersection of Green Road
  • Sawyer Road @ intersection of Ballville Road
  • Sawyer Road (southbound) @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Sawyer Road (northbound) @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Sawyer Road (westbound) @ intersection of West Berlin Road
  • South Bolton Road @ intersection of Berlin Road
  • South Bolton Road (eastbound) @ intersection of Spectacle Hill Road
  • South Bolton Road (northbound) @ intersection of Century Mill Road
  • Sugar Road (westbound) @ intersection of Golden Run Road
  • Sugar Road (westbound) @ intersection of Corn Road
  • Teele Road @ intersection of Long Hill Road
  • Twin Maple Road @ intersection of Harvard Road
  • Vaughn Hill Road @ intersection of Green Road
  • Vaughn Hill Road @ intersection of Still River Road
  • Warner Road @ intersection of Harvard Road
  • Wattaquadock Hill Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Wattaquadock Hill Road (westbound) @ intersection of Lancaster Road/CSX Tracks
  • Wattaquadock Hill Road (northbound) @ intersection of Lancaster Road/CSX Tracks
  • Weathers Lane @ intersection of Sampson Road
  • West Berlin Road @ intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road
  • Whitcomb Road @ intersection of Sugar Road
  • Wilder Road @ intersection of Main Street
  • Woobly Road @ intersection of Long Hill Road
  • Woodside Drive @ intersection of Vaughn Hill Road
SCHEDULE VII - OPERATION OF HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES (Section 7-18)
 
Agreed to and signed this 19th day of October, 2006.
 
Board of Selectmen:                                                                
Kenneth F. Troup, Chairman                             
Anne E. M. Gerken
Curtis Plante