City of Mission, KS
Johnson County
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Section 300.010 Incorporating Standard Traffic Ordinance.

[Code 1999; CC 2000 §14-101; Ord. No. 1014 §14-101, 6-27-2001; Ord. No. 1103 §1, 12-10-2003; Ord. No. 1147 §1, 2-9-2005; Ord. No. 1212 §1, 10-11-2006; Ord. No. 1244 §1, 9-19-2007; Ord. No. 1279 §1, 10-15-2008; Ord. No. 1302 §1, 9-16-2009; Ord. No. 1328 §1, 8-18-2010; Ord. No. 1349 §§1 — 3, 7-20-2011; Ord. No. 1368 §§1 — 3, 8-15-2012; Ord. No. 1384 §§1 — 3, 8-21-2013; Ord. No. 1406 §§1 — 3, 9-17-2014]
A. 
There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Mission, Kansas, a certain "Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities," 2016 Edition, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such Articles, Sections, parts or portions as are hereby omitted, deleted, modified or changed. No fewer than three (3) copies of the Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped "Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Mission" with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omissions or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this Section, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The Police Department, Municipal Judge and all administrative departments of the City charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the City, such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked as may be deemed expedient.
[Ord. No. 1426 §1, 9-16-2015; Ord. No. 1442 §1, 9-21-2016]
B. 
Article 7, Section 33, relating to maximum speed limits is deleted. Maximum speed limits are regulated by the Mission Municipal Code Section 310.010.
[Ord. No. 1426 §2, 9-16-2015; Ord. No. 1442 §2, 9-21-2016]
C. 
Article 20, Section 204(b), of said Standard Traffic Ordinance relating to fines in school zones is hereby deleted. School zone fines are regulated by Mission Municipal Code Section 300.035.
[Ord. No. 1426 §3, 9-16-2015; Ord. No. 1442 §3, 9-21-2016]
D. 
Article 5, Section 23, of the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities, Edition of 2014, which was incorporated by Ordinance No. 1406, is amended to read as follows:
[Ord. No. 1415 §1, 12-17-2014]
Sec. 23. Accident Involving Death or Personal Injuries; Penalties.
(a)
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to, great bodily harm to or death of any person or damage to any attended vehicle or property shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident, or as close thereto as possible, but shall then immediately return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of Section 25.
(b)
A person who violates Subsection (a) when an accident results in:
(1)
Total property damages of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) shall be punished as provided in Section 201.
(2)
Injury to any person or total property damages in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year or by a fine of not more than $2,500, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(c)
The driver shall comply with the provisions of Section 26.1. (K.S.A. Supp. 8-1602)
E. 
Article 19, Section 200, of the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities, Edition of 2014, which was incorporated by Ordinance No. 1406, is amended to read as follows:
[Ord. No. 1415 §2, 12-17-2014]
Sec. 200. Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance.
(a)
Every owner shall provide motor vehicle liability insurance coverage in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act, K.S.A. 40-3101 et seq., for every motor vehicle owned by such person, unless such motor vehicle:
(1)
Is included under an approved self-insurance plan as provided in K.S.A. 40-3104(f);
(2)
Is used as a driver training motor vehicle, as defined in K.S.A. 72-5015, and amendments thereto, in an approved driver training course by a school district or an accredited nonpublic school under an agreement with a motor vehicle dealer, and such motor vehicle liability insurance coverage is provided by the school district or accredited nonpublic school;
(3)
Is included under a qualified plan of self-insurance approved by an agency of the state in which such motor vehicle is registered and the form prescribed in Subsection (b) of K.S.A. 40-3106, and amendments thereto, has been filed; or
(4)
Is expressly exempted from the provisions of the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act.
(b)
An owner of an uninsured motor vehicle shall not permit the operation thereof upon a highway or upon property open to use by the public, unless such motor vehicle is expressly exempted from the provisions of the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act.
(c)
No person shall knowingly drive an uninsured motor vehicle upon a highway or upon property open to use by the public, unless such motor vehicle is expressly exempted from the provisions of the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act.
(d)
(1)
Any person operating a motor vehicle upon a highway or upon property open to use by the public shall display, upon demand, evidence of financial security to a law enforcement officer. Such evidence of financial security which meets the requirements of Subsection (e) may be displayed on a cellular phone or any other type of portable electronic device. The law enforcement officer to whom such evidence of financial security is displayed shall view only such evidence of financial responsibility. Such law enforcement officer shall be prohibited from viewing any other content or information stored on such cellular phone or other type of portable electronic device. The law enforcement officer shall issue a citation to any person who fails to display evidence of financial security upon such demand. The law enforcement officer shall transmit a copy of the insurance verification form prescribed by the Secretary of Revenue with the copy of the citation transmitted to court.
(2)
No citation shall be issued to any person for failure to provide proof of financial security when evidence of financial security meeting the standards of Subsection (e) is displayed upon demand of a law enforcement officer. Whenever the authenticity of such evidence is questionable, the law enforcement officer may initiate the preparation of the insurance verification form prescribed by the Secretary of Revenue by recording information from the evidence of financial security displayed. The officer shall immediately forward the form to the Department of Revenue, and the Department shall proceed with verification in the manner prescribed in the following Subsection. Upon return of a form indicating that insurance was not in force on the date indicated on the form, the Department shall immediately forward a copy of the form to the law enforcement officer initiating preparation of the form.
(e)
Unless the insurance company subsequently submits an insurance verification form indicating that insurance was not in force, no person charged with violating Subsection (b), (c) or (d) shall be convicted if such person produces in court, within ten (10) days of the date of arrest or of issuance of the citation, evidence of financial security for the motor vehicle operated, which was valid at the time of arrest or of issuance of the citation. Such evidence of financial security may be produced by displaying such information on a cellular phone or any other type of portable electronic device. Any person to whom such evidence of financial security is displayed on a cellular phone or any other type of portable electronic device shall be prohibited from viewing any other content or information stored on such cellular phone or other type of portable electronic device. For the purpose of this Subsection, evidence of financial security shall be provided by a policy of motor vehicle liability insurance, an identification card or certificate of insurance issued to the policyholder by the insurer which provides the name of the insurer, the policy number, make and year of the vehicle, and the effective and expiration dates of the policy, or a certificate of self-insurance signed by the Commissioner of Insurance.
(f)
Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a violation of this Section and subject to a fine of not less than three hundred dollars ($300.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for a term of not more than six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment, except that any person convicted of violating any provision of this Section within three (3) years of any such prior conviction shall be guilty of a violation of this Section and subject to a fine of not less than eight hundred dollars ($800.00) nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment. (K.S.A. Supp. 40-3104)

Section 300.020 Traffic Infractions and Traffic Offenses.

[Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-1995; CC 2000 §14-102]
A. 
An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any Section of this Chapter that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. 8-2118.
B. 
All traffic violations which are included within this Chapter and which are not ordinance traffic infractions, as defined in Subsection (A) of this Section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

Section 300.030 Penalty For Scheduled Fines.

[Ord. No. 919 §1, 9-13-1995; CC 2000 §14-106]
The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the Municipal Judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Section 300.035 School Zone Fines.

[Ord. No. 1330 §1, 8-18-2010]
Section 204(b) in the Uniform Standard Traffic Ordinance adopted by the City is hereby deleted. The fine schedule adopted by the court already includes an enhanced fine in school zones.

Section 300.040 Fire Zones.

[Code 1997; CC 2000 §14-103]
The Governing Body and/or the Fire Chief of Northeast Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 2 may, by resolution, designate fire hydrant areas, curb areas, street areas, parking lot areas on any street, avenue, driveway, private drive or parking area or lot open to use by the public or vehicular traffic of tenants or guests as fire zones or zones hazardous in case of fires and may change or cancel such zones. A record of such designation will be maintained by the Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and/or the City. The City will be responsible for appropriately marking such zones located on property maintained by the City. All other such designated zones on private property shall be properly marked with the appropriate sign or coloring of the curbs by the property owner or his/her designate within thirty (30) days of designation. All fire zones or zones hazardous in case of fire shall be maintained to a standard established by the Fire Chief of Consolidated Fire District No. 2 by the property owner or his/her designate if on private property or the City on property maintained by the City. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in such zones.

Section 300.050 City Traffic Engineer — Duties.

[Ord. No. 619, 9-29-1982; CC 2000 §14-201]
A. 
The City Engineer, as Traffic Engineer, shall determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices, conduct engineering analysis of traffic accidents and devise remedial measures, conduct engineering investigations of traffic conditions, plan the operation of traffic on the streets and highways of this City, cooperate with other City Officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of this City.
B. 
The City Engineer shall place, maintain, change and remove traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as required under the traffic laws of this City to make effective and carry out the provisions of such laws and may place, maintain, change and remove such additional traffic control devices as he/she may deem necessary to regulate traffic or to warn or guide traffic.
C. 
Any reference in this Chapter relating to authority of the "Chief of Police" in establishing traffic regulations, traffic control signs, signals and devices shall be considered as referring to the "City Engineer", with the exception of the powers and duties and authority granted to the "Chief of Police" to establish emergency, temporary and experimental regulations and fire zones as set forth in Section 300.040.