City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Ordinance 2535-15
Created: 2015-03-06
An Ordinance amending the Code of the City of Camdenton Title VIII: Traffic Code; Chapter 800: General Administration: Section 800.010: Definitions to be in compliance with State Statutes

Section 800.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2037-04 §1, 10-19-2004]
The following words and phrases when used in this Title mean:
ALLEY OR ALLEYWAY
Any street with a roadway of less than twenty (20) feet in width.
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty (50) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand five hundred (1,500) pounds or less, traveling on three (3), four (4) or more non-highway tires.
[Ord. No. 2535-15 §1, 3-3-2015]
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
A vehicle publicly owned and operated as an ambulance, or a vehicle publicly owned and operated by the State Highway Patrol, Police, or Fire Department, Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Traffic Officer, or any privately owned vehicle licensed to be operated as an ambulance when responding to emergency calls.
BICYCLE
Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, except scooters and similar devices.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Every vehicle designed, maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of property.
CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY
Every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street or roadway.
1. 
Part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs from the edges of the traversable roadway.
2. 
Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
CURB LOADING ZONE
A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
DIRECTOR
Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, acting directly or through his authorized officers and agents.
DRIVER
Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
FREIGHT CURB LOADING ZONE
A space adjacent to a curb for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight (or passengers).
HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
1. 
The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
2. 
Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of two (2) roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
JUDGMENT
A final judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction of any State or of the United States, upon a claim for relief for damages, including damages for care or loss of services, because of bodily injury to or death of any person, or for damages because of injury to or destruction of property, including the loss of use thereof, or upon a claim for relief on any agreement or settlement for such damages arising out of ownership, maintenance or use of any motor vehicle.
LANED ROADWAY
A roadway which is divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.
LICENSE
An operator's or driver's license, temporary instruction permit, chauffeur's or registered operator's license issued under the laws of this State or any other State or Country.
MOTOR VEHICLE
A self-propelled vehicle which is designed for use upon a highway, except trailers designed for use with such vehicles, traction engines, road rollers, farm tractors, tractor cranes, power shovels, well drillers and motorized bicycles, as defined in Section 307.180, RSMo.
MOTORCYCLE
Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Any two (2) wheeled or three (3) wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower, and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.
NON-RESIDENT
A person not a resident of the State of Missouri.
NON-RESIDENT'S OPERATING PRIVILEGE
The privilege conferred upon a non-resident by the laws of this State pertaining to the operation by him of a motor vehicle, or the use of a motor vehicle owned by him in this State.
OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD
Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in the City.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this Title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
OPERATOR
A person who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
OWNER
A person who holds the legal title to a motor vehicle; or in the event a motor vehicle is the subject of the agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a mortgagor of a motor vehicle is entitled to possession thereof, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor.
PARK OR PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
PASSENGER CURB LOADING ZONE
A place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.
PEDESTRIAN
Any person afoot.
PERSON
Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
POLICE OFFICER
Every Officer of the Municipal Police Department or any Officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons.
REGISTRATION
Registration certificate or certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this State pertaining to the registration of motor vehicles.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The right of one (1) vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
ROADWAY
That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways the term ROADWAY as used herein shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
SAFETY ZONE
The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
SIDEWALK
That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians.
STATE
Any State, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada.
STOP
When required, complete cessation from movement.
STOP OR STOPPING
When prohibited, any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
STREET OR HIGHWAY
The entire width between property lines of every way or place of whatever nature when any part thereof is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular traffic.
THROUGH HIGHWAY
Every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this Title.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, ridden animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL
Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway or roadway, except devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

Section 800.020 Administration of Traffic Code.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
The Police Department of this City shall have the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of the Traffic Code herein. Each Officer of the Police Department shall have the duties and responsibilities of enforcement of the Traffic Code Provisions. Officers of the Police Department shall have the power and authority to issue tickets and/or arrest persons in violation of any City Ordinance or Section of Code, as those powers are conferred upon such Officers by the Missouri Revised Statutes, Supreme Court Rules and Code herein.
B. 
Police Officers are authorized to direct traffic by voice, hand or signal as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of this Traffic Code.
C. 
Members of the Fire Department, when at the scene of an emergency, may direct or assist the Police in directing traffic in the vicinity of such emergency.
D. 
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order of a Police Officer or Fire Department Official.

Section 800.030 Records to Be Kept by Police Department.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2401-11 §1, 4-5-2010]
A. 
The Police Department and/or Municipal Court shall keep a record of all violations of the ordinances of this City for which any person has been arrested or charged, together with a record of the final disposition of such offenses.
B. 
The Police Department and/or Municipal Court shall keep records as required by the laws of the State of Missouri, including, but not limited to, Chapter 610, RSMo.
C. 
The Police Department and/or Municipal Court shall maintain a system of filing traffic accident reports which shall be kept with an index alphabetically by location.

Section 800.040 Emergency and Experimental Regulations.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to make regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of the traffic ordinances of this City and to make and enforce such temporary or experimental regulations to cover emergencies or special conditions. No such temporary or experimental regulation shall remain in effect for more than ninety (90) days.

Section 800.050 Traffic Violations Bureau.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
The Municipal Court shall establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court with the clerical work of the traffic cases.
B. 
The Judge of the Municipal Court who hears traffic cases shall designate the specified offenses under this law or under the traffic ordinances of the City and the State traffic laws in accordance with the Supreme Court Rule in respect to which payments of fines may be accepted by the Traffic Violations Bureau in satisfaction thereof, and shall specify in suitable schedules, the amount of such fines for first, second and subsequent offenses, provided such fines are within the limits declared by law or ordinance, and further specify what number of such offenses shall require appearances before the Court.

Section 800.060 When Person Charged May Elect to Appear at Bureau.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
Any person charged with an offense for which payment of a fine may be made to the Traffic Violations Bureau as established by the Judge pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 37 shall have the option of paying such fine within the time specified in the notice of arrest at the Traffic Violations Bureau upon entering a plea of guilty and upon waiving appearance in court.
B. 
The payment of a fine to the Bureau shall be deemed an acknowledgement of conviction of the alleged offense, and the Bureau, upon accepting the prescribed fine, shall issue a receipt to the violator acknowledging payment thereof.

Section 800.070 Traffic Violations Bureau to Keep Records.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep records and submit to the Judges hearing violations of City ordinances summarized monthly reports of all notices issued and arrests made for violations of the traffic laws and ordinances in the City and of all the fines collected by the Traffic Violations Bureau or the court, and of the final disposition or present status of every case of violation of the provisions of said laws and ordinances. Such records shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the totals of each. Said records shall be public records.

Section 800.080 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The penalties for violation of the provisions in this Chapter are a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) fine and/or ninety (90) days confinement unless otherwise prescribed by a specific Section.