City of Versailles, MO
Morgan County
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[CC 1974 §300.010; Ord. No. 709 §1, 11-1961]
The following words and phrases, when used in this Title, mean:
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand five hundred (1,500) pounds or less, traveling on three (3), four (4) or more non-highway tires, with either:
1. 
A seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and handlebars for steering control; or
2. 
A width of fifty (50) inches or less, measured from outside of tire rim to outside of tire rim, regardless of seating or steering arrangement.
ALLEY OR ALLEYWAY
Any street with a roadway of less than twenty (20) feet in width.
AUTOCYCLE
A three-wheeled motor vehicle, which the drivers and passengers ride in a partially or completely enclosed non-straddle seating area, that is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals, and that has met applicable Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements or Federal motorcycle safety standards.
BUSINESS DISTRICT
Starting at the junction of Van Buren and Washington Streets north to Church Street then west to the Rock Island right-of-way then southwest to Krekel Street south on Krekel to Washington East on Washington to the junction of Van Buren Street.
CENTRAL BUSINESS (OR TRAFFIC) DISTRICT
All streets and portions of streets within the area described by City ordinance as such.
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
A motor vehicle designed or regularly used for carrying freight and merchandise, or more than eight (8) passengers but not including vanpools or shuttle buses.
CONGESTED AREA
A highway, street or alley intermittently or continuously overcrowded due to a lack of mobility or means and method of progression and where traffic cannot execute regular movements with a reasonable degree of safety.
CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY
Every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street or roadway.
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK
A search of criminal records, including criminal history record information as defined in Section 43.500, RSMo., maintained by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the Missouri criminal records repository or by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of its criminal history records, including but not limited to, any record of conviction, plea of guilty or nolo contendre, or finding of guilty in any State for any offense related to alcohol, controlled substances, or drugs.
CROSSWALK
1. 
That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway.
2. 
Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
CURB LOADING ZONE
A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
DRIVER
Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
EMERGENCY VEHICLE
Is a vehicle of any of the following types:
1. 
A vehicle operated by the State Highway Patrol, the State Water Patrol, the Missouri Capitol Police, a Conservation Agent or a State Park Ranger, those vehicles operated by enforcement personnel of the State Highways and Transportation Commission, Police or Fire Department, Sheriff, Constable or Deputy Sheriff, Federal Law Enforcement Officer authorized to carry firearms and to make arrests for violations of the laws of the United States, Traffic Officer or Coroner or by a privately owned emergency vehicle company;
2. 
A vehicle operated as an ambulance or operated commercially for the purpose of transporting emergency medical supplies or organs;
3. 
Any vehicle qualifying as an emergency vehicle pursuant to Section 310.080 of this Title;
4. 
Any wrecker, or tow truck or a vehicle owned and operated by a public utility or public service corporation while performing emergency service;
5. 
Any vehicle transporting equipment designed to extricate human beings from the wreckage of a motor vehicle;
6. 
Any vehicle designated to perform emergency functions for a civil defense or emergency management agency established pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo.;
7. 
Any vehicle operated by an authorized employee of the Department of Corrections who, as part of the employee's official duties, is responding to a riot, disturbance, hostage incident, escape or other critical situation where there is the threat of serious physical injury or death, responding to mutual aid call from another criminal justice agency, or in accompanying an ambulance which is transporting an offender to a medical facility;
8. 
Any vehicle designated to perform hazardous substance emergency functions established pursuant to the provisions of Sections 260.500 to 260.550, RSMo.
9. 
Any vehicle owned by the State Highways and Transportation Commission and operated by an authorized employee of the Department of Transportation that is marked as a Department of Transportation emergency response or motorist assistance vehicle.
10. 
Any vehicle owned and operated by the civil support team of the Missouri National Guard while in response to or during operations involving chemical, biological, or radioactive materials, or in support of official requests from the State of Missouri involving unknown substances or hazardous materials, or as may be requested by the appropriate State agency acting on behalf of the Governor.
FREIGHT CURB LOADING ZONE
A space adjacent to a curb for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight (or passengers).
HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
IMPROVED HIGHWAY, ROAD OR STREET
A highway, road or street which has been paved with gravel, macadam, concrete, brick or asphalt or surfaced in such a manner that the same presents a hard, durable and smooth traveling surface.
INTERSECTION
1. 
The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict; or
2. 
Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of two (2) roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
LANED ROADWAY
A roadway which is divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors and motorized bicycles.
MOTORCYCLE
Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.
MOTORTRICYCLE
A motor vehicle upon which the operator straddles or sits astride that is designed to be controlled by handle bars and is operated on three (3) wheels, including a motorcycle while operated with any conveyance, temporary or otherwise, requiring the use of a third wheel. A motortricycle shall not be included in the definition of all-terrain vehicle.
OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD
Whenever certain hours are named herein, they shall mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in the City.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this Title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
ONE-WAY STREETS OR HIGHWAYS
A street or highway where vehicles are by regulation required to move in one (1) direction only and when standard signs, signals and markings are so placed as to indicate the direction of such movement.
PARK OR PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
PASSENGER CURB LOADING ZONE
A place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.
PEDESTRIAN
Any person afoot.
PERSON
Every natural person, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation.
POLICE OFFICER
Every officer of the municipal Police Department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner but not by other persons.
RAILROAD
A carrier of persons or property upon cars operated upon stationary rails.
RAILROAD SIGN OR SIGNAL
Any sign, signal or device erected by authority of a public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad tracks or the approach of a railroad train.
RAILROAD TRAIN
A steam engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails.
RECREATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is more than fifty (50) inches but no more than eighty (80) inches in width, measured from outside of tire rim to outside of tire rim, with an unladen dry weight of three thousand five hundred (3,500) pounds or less, traveling on four (4) or more non-highway tires and which may have access to ATV trails.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT
The territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on such highway for a distance of three hundred (300) feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The right of one (1) vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
ROADWAY
That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways, the term "roadway", as used herein, shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
SAFETY ZONE
The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
SCHOOL BUS
Every motor vehicle owned by a private, public or governmental agency and operated for the transportation of pupils or others to or from school or privately owned and operated for compensation or hire for the transportation of pupils or others to or from school.
SIDEWALK
That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for use of pedestrians.
STAND OR STANDING
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
STOP
When required, complete cessation from movement.
STOP OR STOPPING
When prohibited, any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
STREET OR HIGHWAY
The entire width between the lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the uses of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. "State highway", a highway maintained by the State of Missouri as a part of the State highway system.
TAXICAB
A motor vehicle other than "motorbus" or service car offered for or engaged in carrying passengers for hire.
THROUGH HIGHWAY
Every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign when such signs are erected as provided in this Title.
TRACTOR
Any motor vehicle designed primarily for agricultural use or used as a traveling power plant or for drawing other vehicles or farm or road building implements or use and having no provision for carrying loads independently.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL
Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
TRAILER
Any vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle, except those running exclusively on tracks and including a semi-trailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle.
TRUCK
Every motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
UTILITY VEHICLE
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is more than fifty (50) inches but no more than eighty (80) inches in width, measured from outside of tire rim to outside of tire rim, with an unladen dry weight of three thousand five hundred (3,500) pounds or less, traveling on four (4) or six (6) wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care, or maintenance purposes.
VEHICLE
Any mechanical device on wheels designed primarily for use or used on highways, except motorized bicycles, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, cotton trailers, or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons.