City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2009 §72.090; CC 1981 §18-414]
Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals as heretofore declared in Sections 310.060 and 310.070, but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions stated in this Chapter.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.370, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.091; CC 1981 §18-415; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975; Ord. No. 82-69, 9-8-1982]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter.
B. 
The provisions of this Section shall not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his/her safety. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
C. 
The provisions of Subsection (B) shall not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.
D. 
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.375, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.092; CC 1981 §18-416; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right-half of crosswalks.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.380, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.093; CC 1981 §18-417; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb except in a crosswalk.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.385, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.094; CC 1981 §18-418; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
A. 
Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
B. 
Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
C. 
The foregoing rules in this Section have no application under the conditions stated in Section 345.060 when pedestrians are prohibited from crossing at certain designated places.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.390, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.095; CC 1981 §18-419; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
A. 
Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a crosswalk.
B. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk in any business district.
C. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any street designated by ordinance.
D. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.395, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.096; CC 1981 §18-420; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
A. 
No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given.
B. 
No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing, gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.400, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.097; CC 1981 §18-421; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
A. 
Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
B. 
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.405, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.098; CC 1981 §18-422; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
Notwithstanding other provisions of this Chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise the highest degree of care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.410, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §72.099; CC 1981 §18-6; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians. This Section shall not apply upon any street while set aside as a play street as authorized by ordinance of the City.