City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2009 §72.015; CC 1981 §18-183; Ord. No. 83-69, 9-8-1983]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, in operating a motor vehicle within the City, to so accelerate the motor vehicle as to cause such motor vehicle to:
1. 
Travel sideways in any manner;
2. 
Cause audible noise by the friction of the tire on the pavement; or
3. 
Cause the tires of such vehicle to leave skid marks upon the pavement; except when such acceleration is reasonably necessary to avoid a collision or occurs as a result of snow, water or gravel upon the pavement.
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Cross References—As to speed regulations, sch. I; as to noise control, ch. 230.
[R.O. 2009 §72.016; CC 1981 §18-239(a),(b)(1—3); Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975; Ord. No. 82-35, 5-19-1982; Ord. No. 84-5, 1-18-1984; Ord. No. 84-101, 8-23-1984; Ord. No. 85-106, 8-8-1985; Ord. No. 85-177, 11-7-1985; Ord. No. 85-242, 12-20-1985; Ord. No. 86-290, 10-21-1986; Ord. No. 92-10, 1-23-1992; Ord. No. 92-295, 12-2-1992; Ord. No. 93-70, 4-21-1993; Ord. No. 93-242, 10-20-1993; Ord. No. 97-217, 6-18-1997]
A. 
The following speed limit zones are hereby created in which the maximum vehicular speeds shall be as follows:
1. 
In all portions of the City, except as otherwise stated, the maximum speed permitted shall be twenty-five (25) miles per hour.
2. 
In the congested districts, as designated, the maximum speed permitted shall be fifteen (15) miles per hour.
3. 
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a rate faster than fifteen (15) miles per hour within a distance of two hundred (200) feet on each side of any school property when school age children are present on a street, alley, sidewalk or public right-of-way.
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Cross References—As to speed limits, sch. I.
[R.O. 2009 §72.017; CC 1981 §18-240; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
The City Traffic Engineer 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.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.210, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.018; CC 1981 §18-241]
The use of and results determined by any speed meter, machine or mechanism which seeks to reduce the error of manual operation to a minimum shall be acceptable as evidence where driving in excess of posted speed limits is the cause of action; except that the use thereof shall not be construed to exclude any competent evidence secured by any other manner or means.
[R.O. 2009 §72.019; Ord. No. 07-271, 10-18-2007; Ord. No. 09-28, 2-5-2009]
A. 
Whenever illuminated, flashing school zone signals have been installed to mark a school zone, the lights shall be in operation:
1. 
From thirty (30) minutes before the start of the first (1st) school class until the first (1st) school class commences; and
2. 
From the dismissal of the last school class until thirty (30) minutes following final dismissal.