City of Lake Ozark, MO
Miller County
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The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the City, except that the City may by ordinance declare and determine upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation that certain speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas, in which event it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared when signs are in place giving notice thereof, but no City ordinance shall regulate the speed of vehicles upon controlled access highways of the State.
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.
[Ord. No. 36 §§2, 3, 6-22-1967; Ord. No. 97-7 §§1 — 2, 3-11-1997]
A. 
No motor vehicle shall be operated upon any street within the City of Lake Ozark at a speed greater than twenty-five (25) miles per hour, unless signs are posted designating another speed limit, except for school roads, which are fifteen (15) miles per hour. None of these provisions shall apply to limited access State and Federal Highways opened to traffic after June 22, 1967.
B. 
Any person violating the terms of this Section shall be punished under Section 100.030 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
A. 
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
B. 
Peace Officers may enforce the provisions of this Section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver shall constitute a misdemeanor.
[Ord. No. 2003-19, 6-10-2003]
A. 
The Street Superintendent is hereby authorized to establish temporary reduced speed limits within temporary construction traffic control zones. The temporary reduced speed limits shall be implemented when the City of Lake Ozark or the Missouri Department of Transportation determines that the permanent speed limits set for the area under construction are neither reasonable nor safe under the existing conditions.
B. 
Any temporary reduced speed limit established by the Street Superintendent or the Missouri Department of Transportation shall be effective only for the duration of the roadway construction. "Construction" shall mean the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of any road by City, County or State agency and/or any contractor of the City, County or State.
C. 
The reduced speed limit shall become effective when:
1. 
The speed limit signs (black text on white background) shall be clearly posted in a visible manner stating the temporary speed for construction zone.
2. 
The permanent speed limit signs shall be temporarily removed or covered.
3. 
Construction workers shall be present.
D. 
Upon conviction or a plea of guilty by any person for speeding pursuant to either this Section or Sections 304.009 or 304.010, RSMo., or for a passing violation within a temporary construction zone, the court shall assess a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), in addition to any other fine authorized to be imposed by law, if the offense occurred within a construction zone or work zone and at the time the violation occurred there was any person in such zone who was there to perform duties related to the reason for which the area was designated a construction or work zone. However, no person shall be assessed an additional fine pursuant to this Subsection if signage has not been posted pursuant to this Section.