City of Florissant, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 335.010 Through Street, Etc. — Established.

[Code 1980 §15-61; CC 1990 §15-176]
Those highways, roads, streets and parts of highways, roads and streets described in Schedule II are hereby declared to be through highways, roads or streets for the purposes of this Chapter.

Section 335.020 Signs Required At Through Streets.

Whenever any ordinance of the City designates and describes a through street it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer 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 City Traffic Engineer upon the basis of an engineering and traffic study.

Section 335.025 Stop Required At Certain Intersection.

[Code 1980 §15-63; CC 1990 §15-178]
Traffic on the first-mentioned highway, road, street or alley, as described in Schedule III, shall stop before entering the intersection of the second-named highway, road, street or alley.

Section 335.030 Traffic To Yield Right-Of-Way At Certain Intersections.

[Code 1980 §15-64; CC 1990 §15-179]
Traffic on the first-mentioned highway, road, street or alley, as described in Schedule IV, shall yield the right-of-way before entering the intersection of the second-named highway, road, street or alley.

Section 335.040 Stop and Yield Signs.

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 335.050 Vehicle Entering Stop Intersection.

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 as required by Subsection (B) of Section 335.040 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.

Section 335.060 Vehicle Entering Yield Intersection.

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 collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his/her failure to yield right-of-way.

Section 335.070 Emerging From Alley, Driveway or Building.

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 335.080 Obstructing The Flow of Traffic Prohibited.

[Code 1980 §15-47; CC 1990 §15-146; Ord. No. 6309, 10-11-1999]
Except in the case of an accident resulting in the injury or death of any person, the driver of a vehicle which for any reason obstructs the regular flow of traffic on the roadway of any public road or State highway shall make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the regular flow of traffic. Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of this Section is guilty of an ordinance violation and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).

Section 335.090 Obedience To Signal Indicating Approach of Train.

A. 
Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this Section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty (50) feet, but not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he/she can do so safely. The foregoing requirements shall apply when:
1. 
A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train;
2. 
A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train; or
3. 
An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.
B. 
No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

Section 335.100 Pedestrian Crosswalks — Generally.

[Code 1980 §15-67; CC 1990 §15-182]
At those street intersections having a crosswalk lawfully designated as a "pedestrian crosswalk" in Schedule V, signs shall be erected by the Director of Public Works. When such signs are placed facing traffic, every driver of a vehicle facing such sign shall bring his/her vehicle to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to all persons crossing thereat and shall not proceed until it is safe to do so.

Section 335.110 Pedestrian Crosswalks — Advance Warning Signs.

[Code 1980 §15-68; CC 1990 §15-183]
The Director of Public Works shall erect appropriate advance warning signs prior to all signs designated "Stop for Pedestrian in Crosswalk" within the City.

Section 335.120 Stop Before Exiting From Certain Parking Lots.

[Code 1980 §15-70; CC 1990 §15-185]
All persons operating motor vehicles upon parking lots designated in Schedule VI of this Title shall stop such vehicle and yield the right-of-way to passing traffic and pedestrians before entering onto any street, road or highway designated in Schedule VI.

Section 335.130 Stopping, Parking or Blocking An Intersection or The Entrance or Exit Driveway of Any Private or Public Parking Lot.

[Code 1980 §15-72; CC 1990 §15-186]
No person shall stop a motor vehicle on a public street so as to block an intersecting public street or to block an entrance or exit driveway of any private or public parking lot, which location is set out in Schedule XVII, Table XVII-B, when such intersection or entrance or exit driveway from a private or public parking lot has been properly signed so as to advise the motoring public that such intersection or entrance or exit driveway from a private or public parking lot shall not be obstructed by stopping or parking a motor vehicle so as to interfere with the flow of traffic from the intersecting street or the entrance or exit driveway from any public or private parking lot.