City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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Section 330.010 Signs Required At Through Streets.

[R.O. 2007 §330.010; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-1), 11-16-1973]
Whenever any ordinance of the City designates and describes a through street, it shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works to place and maintain a stop sign, or on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation at any intersection a yield sign, on each and every street intersecting such through street unless traffic at any such intersection is controlled at all times by traffic control signals; provided however, that at the intersection of two (2) such through streets or at the intersection of a through street and a heavy traffic street not so designated, stop signs shall be erected at the approaches of either of said streets as may be determined by the Director of Public Works upon the basis of an engineering traffic study.

Section 330.020 Other Intersections Where Stop or Yield Required.

[R.O. 2007 §330.020; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-2), 11-16-1973; Ord. No. 850, 3-10-1983]
The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized to determine and designate intersections where particular hazard exists upon other than through streets and to determine whether vehicles shall stop at one (1) or more entrances to any such intersection, in which event he/she shall cause to be erected a stop sign at every such place where a stop is required or whether vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles on a different street at such intersection. He/she shall cause to be erected a yield sign at every place where obedience thereto is required.

Section 330.030 Stop and Yield Signs.

[R.O. 2007 §330.030; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-3), 11-16-1973]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign if required for safety to stop shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.
B. 
Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.

Section 330.040 Vehicle Entering Stop Intersection.

[R.O. 2007 §330.040; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-4), 11-16-1973]
A. 
Except when directed to proceed by Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection.
B. 
By this act, all streets or portions thereof within said City which are marked State Highway No. 32, 83 or 13 are hereby declared throughways and all traffic operating in the municipality of Bolivar, Missouri, shall come to a complete stop before operating onto or across said street or streets.

Section 330.050 Vehicle Entering Yield Intersection.

[R.O. 2007 §330.050; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-5), 11-16-1973]
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection; provided however, that if such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collisions shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his/her failure to yield right-of-way.

Section 330.060 Right-Of-Way At Intersection — Signs At Intersections. [1]

A. 
The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway, provided however, there is no form of traffic control at such intersection.
B. 
When two (2) vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the driver of the vehicle on the right. This Subsection shall not apply to vehicles approaching each other from opposite directions when the driver of one (1) of such vehicles is attempting to or is making a left turn.
C. 
The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.
D. 
The driver of a vehicle intending to make a left turn into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction when the making of such left turn would create a traffic hazard.
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State Law Reference — This Section has additional penalties based on certain circumstances, §304.351, RSMo.

Section 330.070 Emerging From Alley, Driveway or Building.

[R.O. 2007 §330.070; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-7), 11-16-1973]
The driver of a vehicle within a business or residence district emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway and shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to avoid collision and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.

Section 330.080 Stop When Traffic Obstructed.

[R.O. 2007 §330.080; Ord. No. 486 §7(p-8), 11-16-1973]
No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he/she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.