City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 320.010 State Speed Laws Applicable.

A. 
The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the City, except that the City may by ordinance declare that certain speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas to be set forth in Schedule II of this Title, in which event it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared when signs are in place giving notice thereof.
B. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in Schedule II at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.

Section 320.020 Regulation of Speed By Traffic Signals.

The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable within the district or at intersections and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.

Section 320.030 General Speed Limit On City Streets.

[R.O. 2006 §320.040]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive a motor vehicle on any street or highway within the City of Fenton at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour, except as otherwise provided by the laws and ordinances of the City of Fenton.

Section 320.040 Slow Speed — Regulations.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. Peace Officers may enforce the provisions of this Section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is an ordinance violation.

Section 320.050 Use and Results of Speed Meters Prima Facie Evidence.

[R.O. 2006 §320.060; Ord. No. 497 §108, 6-26-1979]
The use of, and results determined by any speed measuring devices shall be acceptable as evidence where driving in excess of posted speed limits is the cause of action; except the use thereof shall not be construed to exclude any competent evidence accrued by any other manner or means.

Section 320.055 School Speed Zones.

[Ord. No. 2841 §1, 10-16-2006]
The City has declared and determined and duly authorized by ordinance that certain areas within the vicinity of elementary schools within the limits of the City of Fenton, Missouri, be declared school speed zones. The school speed zones will be in effect from 6:30 A.M. — 6:30 P.M. with a speed limit of twenty (20) miles per hour in said zone. The Commanding Officer of the City's Police Department and/or the City Administrator is authorized to designate specific area(s), post and install such signs provided that the school zone lengths and signs are consistent with the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle in violation of this Section when signs are in place giving notice thereof. The fine for violation of this Section will be two (2) times the amount normally assessed for speeding violations.