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

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 and determine upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation that certain speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas, 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, but no City ordinance shall regulate the speed of vehicles upon controlled access highways of the State.

Section 320.020 Regulation of Speed by Traffic Signals.

The Chief of Police or his/her designee 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.

[CC 1961 §38.55 (B,C,G); Ord. No. 1031, 10-14-1957; Ord. No. 1320 §1, 2-5-1962; Ord. No. 2553, 7-19-1982; Ord. No. 3179, 10-7-1991; Ord. No. 3210, 6-15-1992]
A. 
General. No person shall operate a vehicle, except emergency vehicles on emergency runs, on any street in the City at any time at a rate of speed in excess of the maximum speeds set forth in Schedule I of this Title.
B. 
School Zones. No person shall operate a vehicle in a school zone described in Schedule I, Table I-B of this Title, at a speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour during the times indicated.
C. 
The Director of Public Works shall post at all entrances to the City signs with black letters four (4) inches high and one (1) inch wide, on a white background, indicating the speed limits provided in Subsection (A), and at all entrances to congested districts and school zones, signs indicating the speed limits provided in Subsection (B).

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 a misdemeanor.

Section 320.050 Special Speed Limits on Roadways.

No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in Schedule I at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.

Section 320.060 Vehicles Used for Advertising Purposes, Etc.

[CC 1961 §38.55(E)]
No person shall operate a vehicle used primarily for advertising purposes or display posters, or placards, or any article for the inspection of the public on such vehicle, or as a part thereof, and the operator of such vehicle shall move the same continuously, and shall not stop the same, except when ordered by any Police Officer, or in obedience to traffic signals and signs.