City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2009 §70.10; CC 1981 §18-3; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States Government, this State, County or City and it shall be unlawful for any driver to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter, except as otherwise permitted in this Chapter.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.095, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §70.11; CC 1981 §18-4; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
Every person propelling any pushcart or riding an animal upon a roadway and every person driving any animal-driven vehicle shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Chapter which by their very nature can have no application.
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Cross Reference—As to animals and fowl, ch. 210.
State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.085, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §70.12; CC 1981 §18-5; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
A. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this Section, but subject to the conditions herein stated.
B. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
1. 
Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this Chapter;
2. 
Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
3. 
Exceed the maximum speed limits so long as he/she does not endanger life or property;
4. 
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
C. 
The exemptions granted to an emergency vehicle pursuant to Subsection (B) of this Section shall apply only when the driver of any such vehicle while in motion sounds audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and when the vehicle is equipped with at least one (1) lighted lamp displaying a red light or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle.
D. 
The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his/her reckless disregard for the safety of others.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.100, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §70.13; CC 1981 §18-22; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
No person shall knowingly fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer or Fire Department official.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.080, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §70.14; Ord. No. 03-131, 6-4-2003]
No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any street in the City unless the person has a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.