City of Hollister, MO
Taney County
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Section 335.010 Following Fire Apparatus Prohibited.

Section 335.020 Crossing Fire Hose.

Section 335.030 Driving Through Funeral or Other Procession.

Section 335.040 Driving in Procession.

Section 335.050 Funeral Procession to Be Identified.

Section 335.060 Vehicle Shall Not Be Driven on a Sidewalk.

Section 335.070 Limitations on Backing.

Section 335.080 Opening and Closing Vehicle Doors.

Section 335.090 Riding on Motorcycles, Additional Passenger, Requirements.

Section 335.100 Motorcycles — Protective Headgear.

Section 335.110 Riding Bicycle on Sidewalks, Limitations — Motorized Bicycles Prohibited.

Section 335.120 All-Terrain Vehicles, Prohibited — Exceptions, Operation of Under an Exception — Prohibited Uses — Penalty.

Section 335.130 Riding Bicycles, Sleds, Roller Skates, by Attaching to Another Vehicle, Prohibited.

Section 335.140 Controlled Access.

Section 335.150 Railroad Trains Not to Block Streets.

Section 335.160 Driving Through Safety Zone Prohibited.

Section 335.170 Drive on Right of Highway.

Section 335.180 Passing Regulations.

Section 335.190 Overloaded, Etc., Vehicles — Permitting Load to Fall, on Street, Etc.

Section 335.200 Weight Regulations.

Section 335.210 Unsafe and Dangerous Vehicles.

Section 335.220 Rounding Curves.

Section 335.230 Careless and Reckless Driving.

Section 335.240 Excessive Vehicle Noise.

Section 335.250 Operation of Motor Vehicle Without Proper License Prohibited — Motorcycles — Special License — Protective Headgear.

Section 335.255 Driving While License Canceled, Suspended or Revoked.

Section 335.260 Issuance of Temporary Instruction Permit, When — Duration.

Section 335.270 Passing School Buses.

Section 335.280 Driving on Divided Highways.

Section 335.290 Vehicle License Plate — Display of Current Year Required.

Section 335.300 Driving on Parking Lots, Etc.

Section 335.310 Commercial Vehicles, Equipment and Operation, Regulations, Exceptions.

Section 335.320 Financial Responsibility.

Section 335.330 Following Too Closely.

Section 335.010 Following Fire Apparatus Prohibited.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.130]
The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.

Section 335.020 Crossing Fire Hose.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.

Section 335.030 Driving Through Funeral or Other Procession.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
No driver of a vehicle, except authorized emergency vehicles, shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this Title. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or Police Officers.

Section 335.040 Driving in Procession.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.

Section 335.050 Funeral Procession to Be Identified.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the Traffic Division.

Section 335.060 Vehicle Shall Not Be Driven on a Sidewalk.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.

Section 335.070 Limitations on Backing.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.

Section 335.080 Opening and Closing Vehicle Doors.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.

Section 335.090 Riding on Motorcycles, Additional Passenger, Requirements.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
B. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.

Section 335.100 Motorcycles — Protective Headgear.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.100]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or occupy as a passenger any motorcycle or motortricycle on any street, alley or other public place in the City unless such person is equipped with a helmet which meets reasonable standards and specifications established by the Director of Revenue.

Section 335.110 Riding Bicycle on Sidewalks, Limitations — Motorized Bicycles Prohibited.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
B. 
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
C. 
No person shall ride a motorized bicycle upon a sidewalk.

Section 335.120 All-Terrain Vehicles, Prohibited — Exceptions, Operation of Under an Exception — Prohibited Uses — Penalty.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
A. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.020, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
1. 
All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a Governmental entity for official use;
2. 
All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premise purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
3. 
All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City pursuant to Section 304.013, RSMo.
B. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, RSMo., within any stream or river in this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossing as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this State and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.
C. 
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, and all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
D. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. 
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
2. 
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. 
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle or who is being towed or otherwise propelled by an all-terrain vehicles, unless the individual is at least eighteen years of age.
E. 
No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes.
F. 
A violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor.

Section 335.130 Riding Bicycles, Sleds, Roller Skates, by Attaching to Another Vehicle, Prohibited.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself/herself to any vehicle upon a roadway.

Section 335.140 Controlled Access.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.

Section 335.150 Railroad Trains Not to Block Streets.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
It shall be unlawful for the directing Officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided that this Section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.

Section 335.160 Driving Through Safety Zone Prohibited.

[CC 1983 §76.010]
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.

Section 335.170 Drive on Right of Highway.

A. 
Upon all public roads or highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
1. 
When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;
2. 
When placing a vehicle in position for and when such vehicle is lawfully making a left turn in compliance with the provisions of Sections 304.014 to 304.026, RSMo., or traffic regulations thereunder or of municipalities;
3. 
When the right half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair;
4. 
Upon a roadway designated by local ordinance as a one-way street and marked or signed for one-way traffic.

Section 335.180 Passing Regulations.

A. 
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated:
1. 
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle; and
2. 
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of his/her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
1. 
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
2. 
Upon a City street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lines of vehicles in each direction;
3. 
Upon a one-way street;
4. 
Upon any highway outside of a City with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for four (4) or more lines of traffic.
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway. The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow-moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except when a roadway has been divided into three (3) traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.
D. 
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
2. 
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.

Section 335.190 Overloaded, Etc., Vehicles — Permitting Load to Fall, on Street, Etc.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.530]
No person shall drive an overloaded vehicle or one loaded in such manner that any part of the load is likely to fall upon and litter any highway, street or alley in the City, or cause injury or grief to persons or damage to other vehicles, nor shall he/she permit any part, portion or the whole of such load to fall upon and to remain upon the highway, street or alley.

Section 335.200 Weight Regulations.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.540]
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any highway, street or alley in the City having a greater weight than that described under Section 304.180, RSMo.; provided, that the Board of Aldermen and State Highways and Transportation Commission or their legal agents for their respective jurisdictions, whenever by thawing or frost, rains, or soft conditions due to construction, reconstruction and maintenance, adverse critical weather conditions, or other causes detrimental to the surface or physical condition of such highways, streets and alleys in the city are hereby authorized to limit the weights described under this Section to such an amount and in such manner as will preserve their economical use by the general public. When posted or marked it shall be unlawful to transport any gross load in excess of the posted notice, and in addition to conviction and punishment for a misdemeanor, the registered owner of any such vehicle shall be held liable in any court of competent jurisdiction for destructive damages to the surface and physical conditions pertaining, by an action of the State, City or interested person. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Section 304.240, RSMo. and the same rates of punishment shall apply where weights are limited in excess of those posted as apply to those exceeded under Section 304.180, RSMo.

Section 335.210 Unsafe and Dangerous Vehicles.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.550]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, or for an owner to permit to be operated, a motor vehicle while such vehicle is unsafe and in a dangerous condition upon any public street within the City.

Section 335.220 Rounding Curves.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.600]
Any driver in rounding curves shall reduce speed and shall keep his/her vehicle as far to the right on the highway as is reasonably possible.

Section 335.230 Careless and Reckless Driving.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.640]
Whenever any driver shall recklessly and carelessly disregard by non-compliance those provisions or regulations authorized to protect person, property, life and limb, such reckless and careless disregard, and non-compliance shall be regarded as prima facie evidence of careless and reckless driving and so punished.

Section 335.240 Excessive Vehicle Noise.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.830; Ord. No. 366 §76.645, 1-19-1989]
A. 
It shall be unlawful in the City of Hollister for the operator of any motor vehicle to cause excessive noise by:
1. 
The spinning of the vehicle's tires; or
2. 
Excessive motor noise (muffler) caused by rapid acceleration of the vehicle.
B. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle within the corporate limits of the City of Hollister, Missouri, in such a manner or condition that excessive and unnecessary noises shall be made by its machinery, motor, signalling device, or other parts, or by any improperly loaded cargo.

Section 335.250 Operation of Motor Vehicle Without Proper License Prohibited — Motorcycles — Special License — Protective Headgear.

A. 
Unless otherwise provided for by law, it shall be unlawful for any person, except those expressly exempted by Section 302.080, RSMo., to:
1. 
Operate any vehicle upon any highway in this State unless he/she has a valid license;
2. 
Operate a motorcycle or motortricycle upon any highway of this State unless such person has a valid license that shows he/she has successfully passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle as prescribed by the Director. The Director may indicate such upon a valid license issued to such person, or shall issue a license restricting the applicant to the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle if the actual demonstration, required by Section 302.173, RSMo., is conducted on such vehicle;
3. 
Authorize or knowingly permit a motorcycle or motortricycle owned by him/her or under his/her control to be driven upon any highway by any person whose license does not indicate that the person has passed the examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle or has been issued an instruction permit therefor;
4. 
Operate a motor vehicle with an instruction permit or license issued to another person.

Section 335.255 Driving While License Canceled, Suspended or Revoked.

Any person whose license and driving privilege as a resident or nonresident has been canceled, suspended, or revoked under the provisions of Sections 302.010 to 302.340, 302.500 to 302.540, 544.046, RSMo, or under the provisions of Chapter 577, RSMo, and who drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this State while such license and privilege is canceled, suspended or revoked and before an official reinstatement notice or termination notice is issued by the Director, is guilty of a misdemeanor. No court shall suspend the imposition of sentence as to such a person nor sentence such person to pay a fine in lieu of a term of imprisonment, nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation until he has served a minimum of forty-eight (48) consecutive hours of imprisonment, unless as a condition of such parole or probation, such person performs at least ten (10) days involving at least forty (40) hours of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service.

Section 335.260 Issuance of Temporary Instruction Permit, When — Duration.

A. 
Any person at least fifteen and one-half (15½) years of age who, except for age or lack of instruction in operating a motor vehicle, would otherwise be qualified to obtain a license pursuant to Sections 302.010 to 302.340, RSMo., may apply for and the Director shall issue a temporary instruction permit entitling the applicant, while having such permit in his/her immediate possession, to drive a motor vehicle of the appropriate class upon the highways for a period of six (6) months, but any such person, except when operating a motorcycle or motortricycle, must be accompanied y a licensed operator for the type of motor vehicle being operated who is actually occupying a seat beside the driver for the purpose of giving instruction in driving the motor vehicle, and in the case of any driver under sixteen (16) years of age, the licensed operator occupying the seat beside the driver shall be a parent or guardian who has a valid driver's license.
B. 
The Director, upon proper application, in his/her discretion, may issue a restricted instruction permit effective for a school year or more restricted period to an applicant who is enrolled in a driver training program approved by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education even though the applicant has not reached the age of sixteen (16) years but has passed the age of fifteen (15) years. Such instruction permit shall entitle the applicant, when he/she has such permit in his/her immediate possession, to operate a motor vehicle on the highways, but only when an instructor approved by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is occupying a seat beside the driver.
C. 
The Director, in his/her discretion, may issue a temporary driver's permit to an applicant who is otherwise qualified for a license permitting him/her to operate a motor vehicle while the Director is completing his/her investigation and determination of all facts relative to such applicant's rights to receive a license. Such permit must be in his/her immediate possession while operating a motor vehicle, and it shall be invalid when the applicant's license has been issued or for good cause has been refused.

Section 335.270 Passing School Buses.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.660]
Any driver of a vehicle upon any street, alley or highway within the City, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children or other passengers when the driver of such school bus has in the manner prescribed by law given a signal to stop, shall stop such vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or until signalled by its driver to proceed. Every such school bus operating within the City shall comply with all rules and regulations of the State Board of Education in and for the operation thereof.

Section 335.280 Driving on Divided Highways.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.680]
Whenever any highway has been divided into two (2) roadways leaving an intervening space or a physical barrier or a clearly indicated divided section which seeks to avoid friction between opposing movements of traffic and is so constructed or marked, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway and no vehicle shall be driven over, across or within any such clearly constructed or indicated by marked dividing space, barrier or indicated section, except through an opening in the same or at a crossover or intersection established by public authority.

Section 335.290 Vehicle License Plate — Display of Current Year Required.

[Ord. No. 290 §1, 7-2-1987]
Every motor vehicle operated upon the streets of the City of Hollister, Missouri, must correctly display current vehicle license plate(s) as required by State law.

Section 335.300 Driving on Parking Lots, Etc.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.690]
Sections 310.120, 335.250, 380.010 and 380.040 shall apply to and be in force on all publicly used parking lots, drive-ins and all areas upon which the public is invited or permitted to operate motor vehicles, whether such parking lots, drive-ins and other publicly used areas are publicly or privately owned or held. All motor vehicles shall be operated in a careful and prudent manner and at a speed not in excess of ten (10) miles per hour on all such private parking lots and drive-ins. Anyone violating the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalties provided for in Sections 100.200 — 100.220 hereof.

Section 335.310 Commercial Vehicles, Equipment and Operation, Regulations, Exceptions.

A. 
It is unlawful for any person to operate any commercial motor vehicle licensed for more than twelve thousand pounds either singly or in combination with a trailer, as both vehicles are defined in Section 301.010, RSMo, unless such vehicles are equipped and operated as required by Parts 390 through 397, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, as such regulations have been and may periodically be amended, whether intrastate transportation or interstate transportation. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol are authorized to enter the cargo area of a commercial motor vehicle or trailer to inspect the contents when reasonable grounds exist to cause belief that the vehicle is transporting hazardous materials as defined by Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Director of the Department of Public Safety is hereby authorized to further regulate the safety of commercial motor vehicles and trailers as he deems necessary to govern and control their operation on the public highways of this State by promulgating and publishing rules and regulations consistent with this Chapter. Any such rules shall, in addition to any other provisions deemed necessary by the Director, require:
1. 
Every commercial motor vehicle and trailer and all parts thereof to be maintained in a safe condition at all times;
2. 
Accidents arising from or in connection with the operation of commercial motor vehicles and trailers to be reported to the department of public safety in such detail and in such manner as the Director may require. Except for the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, the provisions of this Section shall not apply to any commercial motor vehicle operated in intrastate commerce and licensed for a gross weight of sixty thousand pounds or less when used exclusively for the transportation of solid waste or forty-two thousand pounds or less when the license plate has been designated for farm use by the letter "F" as authorized by the Revised Statutes of Missouri, unless such vehicle is transporting hazardous materials as defined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
B. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (A) of this Section to the contrary, Part 391, Subpart E, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, relating to the physical requirements of drivers shall not be applicable to drivers in intrastate commerce, provided such drivers were licensed by this State as chauffeurs to operate commercial motor vehicles on May 13, 1988. Persons who are otherwise qualified and licensed to operate a commercial motor vehicle in this State may operate such vehicle intrastate at the age of eighteen (18) years or older, except that any person transporting hazardous material must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
C. 
Commercial motor vehicles and drivers of such vehicles may be placed out of service if the vehicles are not equipped and operated according to the requirements of this Section. Criteria used for placing vehicles and drivers out of service are the North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria adopted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the United States Department of Transportation, as such criteria have been and may periodically be amended.
D. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (A) of this Section to the contrary, Part 395, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, relating to the hours of drivers, shall not apply to any vehicle owned or operated by any public utility, rural electric cooperative or other public service organization, or to the driver of such vehicle, while providing restoration of essential utility services during emergencies and operating intrastate. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "essential utility services" means electric, gas, water, telephone and sewer services.
E. 
Violation of any provision of this Section or any rule promulgated as authorized therein is a misdemeanor.

Section 335.320 Financial Responsibility.

[Ord. No. 97-37 §§1 — 3, 12-4-1997]
A. 
No owner of a motor vehicle registered in this State shall operate the vehicle, or authorize any other person to operate the vehicle, unless the owner maintains the financial responsibility as required in this Section. Furthermore, no person shall operate a motor vehicle owned by another with the knowledge that the owner has not maintained financial responsibility unless such person has financial responsibility which covers his/her operation of the other's vehicle.
B. 
A motor vehicle owner shall maintain his/her financial responsibility in one (1) of the following manners:
1. 
A motor vehicle liability policy which conforms to the requirements of the laws of the State of Missouri;
2. 
A certificate of insurance as provided under the laws of the State of Missouri;
3. 
A bond as provided under the laws of the State of Missouri;
4. 
A certificate of deposit of money or securities as provided under the laws of the State of Missouri.
C. 
Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be fined for every offense not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than ninety (90) days, or both.

Section 335.330 Following Too Closely.

[Ord. No. 97-38 §§1 — 2, 12-4-1997]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonably safe and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the roadway. Vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, shall be so operated, except in a funeral procession or in a duly authorized parade, so as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles as to enable any other vehicle to overtake or pass such vehicles in safety.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be fined for every offense not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than ninety (90) days, or both.