City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Section 814.010 Required Position and Method of Turning at Intersection.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as follows:
1. 
Right turns. Both the approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway.
2. 
Left turns on two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is permitted to move in both directions on each roadway entering the intersection, an approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half (½) of the roadway nearest the center line thereof and by passing to the right of such center line where it enters the intersection and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.
3. 
Left turns on other than two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is restricted to one (1) direction on one (1) or more of the roadways, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.

Section 814.020 Obedience to No-Turn Signs.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such sign.

Section 814.030 Limitations on Turning Around.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any roadway unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.

Section 814.040 Use of Center Lane Restricted.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
Operators of motor vehicles may use the center lane for:
1. 
Entering such lane to wait to make left turns across the oncoming lane(s) of traffic. Vehicles must signal to enter such center lane and signal their intention to turn across the oncoming lane(s) of traffic.
2. 
Making left turns onto the highway and entering such center lane to wait to merge into traffic. Vehicles must signal to make the turn into the center lane. If the vehicle attempting to merge into traffic cannot immediately merge, the vehicle should stop and wait to merge and should signal their intention to merge.
B. 
Vehicles using the center lane for the purpose stated in Subsection (A)(1) herein shall have the right-of-way over vehicles using the lane for the purpose stated in Subsection (A)(2) herein. No vehicle shall use the center turn lane for a lane of travel. No vehicle may travel further than fifty (50) feet in said center lane. Emergency vehicles should only use said center turn lane when necessary and should use the normal lane of travel whenever possible.

Section 814.050 Hand or Mechanical Signals Required.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of or turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after giving the appropriate signal in a manner provided herein.
1. 
An operator or driver when stopping, or when checking the speed of his vehicle, if the movement of other vehicles may reasonably be affected by such checking of speed, shall extend his arm at an angle below horizontal so that same may be seen in the rear of his vehicle;
2. 
An operator or driver intending to turn his vehicle to the right shall extend his arm at an angle above horizontal so that same may be seen in front of and in the rear of his vehicle, and shall slow down and approach the intersection roadway as near as practicable to the right side of the highway along which he is proceeding before turning;
3. 
An operator or driver intending to turn his vehicle to the left shall extend his arm in a horizontal position so that the same may be seen to the rear of his vehicle and shall slow down and approach the intersecting roadway so that the left side of his vehicle shall be as near as practicable to the centerline of the roadway along which he is proceeding before turning;
4. 
The signals herein required shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by signal light or signal device in good mechanical condition of a type approved by the State Highway Patrol; however, when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded that hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle then such signals shall be given by such light or device. A vehicle shall be considered as so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load exceeds twenty-four (24) inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereon exceeds fourteen (14) feet, which limit of fourteen (14) feet shall apply to single vehicles or combinations of vehicles. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to any trailer which does not interfere with a clear view of the hand signals of the operator of the signaling device upon the vehicle pulling said trailer; provided further that the provisions of this Section as far as mechanical devices on vehicles so constructed that a hand and arm signal would not be visible to both the front and rear of such vehicle as above provided shall only be applicable to vehicles registered within this State after the first (1st) day of January, 1954.

Section 814.060 Yielding Right-of-Way.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or side street shall, upon entering the roadway, yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.