City of Shrewsbury, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 310.010 Authority of Police and Fire Department Officials.

[CC 1976 §310.010]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Officers of the Police Department or such Officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all street traffic laws of the City and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the City.
B. 
Officers of the Police Department or such Officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, Officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
C. 
Officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the Police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.

Section 310.020 Required Obedience To Traffic Ordinance.

[CC 1976 §310.020; Ord. No. 754 §3.2, 1-31-1961]
It is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this Title.

Section 310.030 Obedience To Police and Fire Department Officials.

[CC 1976 §310.030]
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer or Fire Department Official.

Section 310.040 Persons Propelling Push Carts or Riding Animals To Obey Traffic Regulations.

[CC 1976 §310.040]
Every person propelling any push cart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Title which by their very nature can have no application.

Section 310.050 Use of Coasters, Roller Skates, Skateboards and Similar Devices Restricted.

[CC 1976 §§310.050, 340.300(C); Ord. No. 1730 §§1—2, 7-13-1988]
A. 
No person upon roller skates, or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, skateboard, or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians. This Section shall not apply upon any street while set aside as a play street as authorized by ordinance of the City.
B. 
No person on roller skates, skateboards or riding in or by means of a coaster, toy vehicle or similar device shall go upon a street or parking lot in the City of Shrewsbury, or on private property without permission of the owner.

Section 310.060 Public Employees To Obey Traffic Regulations.

[CC 1976 §310.060; Ord. No. 754 §3.6, 1-31-1961]
The provisions of this Title shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States Government, this State, County, or City and it shall be unlawful for any said driver to violate any of the provisions of this Title, except as otherwise permitted in this Title or by State Statute.

Section 310.070 Authorized Emergency Vehicles.

[CC 1976 §310.070; Ord. No. 2723 §2, 6-25-2013]
A. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle as defined in Section 300.020 herein shall not sound the siren thereon or have the front red lights or blue lights on except when such vehicle is responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected law violator, or when responding to, but not upon returning from, a fire. The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
1. 
Park or stand irrespective of the provisions of this Title.
2. 
Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation.
3. 
Exceed the posted speed limit so long as the driver does not endanger life or property.
4. 
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
B. 
The exemptions granted herein to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when the driver of any such vehicle while in motion sounds an audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and when the vehicle is equipped with and using at least one lighted lamp displaying a red light or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle.
C. 
No person shall purchase an emergency lamp or light as described in this section without furnishing the seller of such light an affidavit stating that the light will be used exclusively for emergency vehicle purposes.

Section 310.080 Operation of Vehicles On Approach of Authorized Emergency Vehicles.

[CC 1976 §310.080; Ord. No. 2667 §1, 6-26-2012]
A. 
Upon the approach of any authorized emergency vehicle giving audible signal by bell, siren, light or whistle, the operator of every other vehicle shall immediately drive with caution to a position as near as possible and parallel to the right-hand edge or curb of the street, clear of any intersection, and shall stop and remain there until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer or officer of the Fire Department. No person shall interfere with or obstruct the progress of any emergency vehicle being driven in emergency service. Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle giving audible signal or displaying lighted red and/or blue lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
1. 
Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane different from that immediately adjacent to the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
2. 
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes as referenced in Subsection (1) above would be unsafe or impossible.

Section 310.090 Leaving The Scene of A Motor Vehicle Accident.

[CC 1976 §310.090]
A. 
A person commits the offense of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver of a vehicle on the highway or on any publicly or privately owned parking lot or parking facility generally open for use by the public and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, due to his/her culpability or to accident, he/she leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving his/her name, residence, including City and street number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number, if any, to the injured party or to a Police Officer, or if no Police Officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearest Police Station or judicial officer.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, all Peace Officers shall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, to enter the premises of any privately owned parking lot or parking facility for the purpose of investigating an accident and performing all necessary duties regarding such accident.

Section 310.100 Immediate Notice of Accident.

The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more to one (1) person shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the Police Department if such accident occurs within the City.

Section 310.110 Written Report of Accident.

[CC 1976 §310.100]
The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more to one (1) person shall, within five (5) days after such accident, forward a written report of such accident to the Police Department. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable when the accident has been investigated at the scene by a Police Officer while such driver was present thereat.

Section 310.120 When Driver Unable To Report.

[CC 1976 §310.110]
A. 
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required in Section 310.100 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give, or cause to be given, the notice not given by the driver.
B. 
Whenever the driver is physically incapable of making a written report of an accident as required in Section 310.110 and such driver is not the owner of the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident shall within five (5) days after the accident make such report not made by the driver.

Section 310.130 Public Inspection of Reports Relating To Accidents.

[CC 1976 §310.120]
A. 
All written reports made by persons involved in accidents or by garages shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the Police Department or other Governmental Agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes, except that the Police Department or other Governmental Agency may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his/her presence at such accident.
B. 
No written reports forwarded under the provisions of this Section shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal arising out of an accident except that the Police Department shall furnish upon demand of any party to such trial, or upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the Department in compliance with law, and if such report has been made, the date, time and location of the accident, the names and addresses of the drivers, the owners of the vehicles involved, and the investigating Officers.