11.04.045 Inattention to Driving.
It shall constitute a traffic infraction for any person to operate a motor vehicle in an inattentive manner over and along the highways of the City. For the purpose of this section, to “operate in an inattentive manner” means the operation of a vehicle in a manner which, without regard to speed, is not reasonable and prudent under the conditions and lacks full regard for the actual and potential hazards then existing. The offense of inattention to driving shall be considered to be a lesser offense than, but included in, the offense of operating a vehicle in a negligent manner, and any person charged with operating a vehicle in a negligent manner may be convicted of the lesser offense of operating a motor vehicle in an inattentive manner. (Ord. 1406, 1978; Ord. 1498, 1982)