City of Lake Ozark, MO
Miller County
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The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this Title. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or Police Officers.
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the Police Department.
No funeral, procession or parade containing two hundred (200) or more persons or fifty (50) or more vehicles except the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of this State and the forces of the Police and Fire Departments, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street except in accordance with a permit issued by the Chief of Police and such other regulations as are set forth herein which may apply.
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
[Ord. No. 69 §1, 6-2-1971]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle or motor-tricycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle or motor-tricycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
B. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle or motor-tricycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a motorcycle or motor-tricycle without wearing protective headgear upon the public thoroughfares within the City of Lake Ozark.
[Ord. No. 2001-02 §1, 2-13-2001; Ord. No. 2003-30 §1, 8-26-2003]
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle, skateboard or scooter of any type upon a sidewalk within a commercially zoned district.
B. 
No person shall ride a motorized bicycle or scooter upon any sidewalk.
C. 
Persons riding bicycles, scooters or skateboards on any sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and shall give an audible signal or warning before overtaking and passing a pedestrian.
A. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.020, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
1. 
All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a Governmental entity for official use;
2. 
All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premise purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
3. 
All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City pursuant to Section 304.013, RSMo.
B. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, RSMo., within any stream or river in this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossing as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this State and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.
C. 
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, and all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
D. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. 
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
2. 
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. 
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle or who is being towed or otherwise propelled by an all-terrain vehicles, unless the individual is at least eighteen years of age.
E. 
No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes.
F. 
A violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor.
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself/herself to any vehicle upon a roadway.
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
It shall be unlawful for the directing Officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided that this Section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
A. 
All vehicles not in motion shall be placed with their right side as near the right-hand side of the highways as practicable, except on streets of this City where vehicles are obliged to move in one (1) direction only or parking of motor vehicles is regulated by ordinance.
B. 
Upon all public roads or highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
1. 
When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;
2. 
When placing a vehicle in position for and when such vehicle is lawfully making a left turn in compliance with the traffic regulations of the City.
3. 
When the right half of the roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair.
C. 
Whenever any roadway has been divided into three (3) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all others consistent herewith shall apply;
1. 
A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety;
2. 
Upon a roadway which is divided into three (3) lanes a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane, except where the roadway ahead is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding, and is sign posted to give notice of such allocations.
3. 
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in the opposite directions shall pass each other to the right, and except when a roadway has been divided into traffic lanes, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half (½) of the main traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
D. 
All vehicles in motion upon a highway having two (2) or more lanes of traffic proceeding in the same direction shall be driven in the right-hand except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or when preparing to make a proper left turn or when otherwise directed by traffic markings, signs, or signals.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
A. 
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated:
1. 
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle;
2. 
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of his/her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
1. 
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
2. 
Upon a City street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lanes of vehicles in each direction;
3. 
Upon a one-way street;
4. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway;
5. 
The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except when a roadway has been divided into three (3) traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of on-coming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation or any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction of any vehicle overtaken.
D. 
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions;
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such a distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
2. 
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any intersection.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonably safe and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and traffic upon and the condition of the roadway.
B. 
Vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, shall be so operated, except in a funeral procession or in a duly authorized parade, so as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles as to enable any other vehicle to overtake or pass such vehicles in safety.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle upon a highway upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the highway for the purposes of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has in the manner prescribed by law given the signal to stop, shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signalled by its driver to proceed.
B. 
If any vehicle is witnessed by a Peace Officer or the driver of a school bus to have violated the provisions of this Section and the identity of the operator is not otherwise apparent, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the person in whose name such vehicle is registered committed the violation. Notwithstanding the provisions in Section 301.130, RSMo., every school bus shall be required to have two (2) license plates. In the event that charges are filed against multiple owners of a motor vehicle, only one (1) of the owners may be convicted and court costs may be assessed against only one (1) of the owners. If the vehicle which is involved in the violation is registered in the name of a rental or leasing company and the vehicle is rented or leased to another person at the time of the violation, the rental or leasing company may rebut the presumption by providing the Peace Officer or the prosecuting authority with a copy of the rental or lease agreement in effect at the time of the violation. No prosecuting authority may bring any legal proceeding against a rental or leasing company under this Section unless prior written notice of the violation has been given to that rental or leasing company by registered mail at the address appearing on the registration and the rental or leasing company has failed to provide the rental or lease agreement copy within fifteen (15) days of receipt of such notice.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
Any person who has purposely, accidentally, or by reason of an accident, dropped from his/her person or vehicle, any tacks, nails, wire, scrap metal, glass, crockery, sharp stones, or other substances injurious to the feet of person or animals, or to the tires or wheels of vehicles, including motor vehicles, upon any highway or street within the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri, shall immediately make all reasonable efforts to clear the highway or street of the substance.
[Ord. No. 88-4, 4-26-1988]
All motor vehicles, and every trailer and semi-trailer operating upon the public streets and highways of the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri, and carrying goods or material or farm products which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer as a result of wind pressure or air pressure and/or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secured so that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer while being transported or carried.
[Ord. No. 36 §1, 6-22-1967]
Every person operating a motor vehicle on the streets and highways within the City of Lake Ozark shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care.
[Ord. No. 97-23 §§1 — 2, 11-25-1997]
A. 
An insurance identification card as prescribed by Section 303.024, RSMo., 1997, shall be carried in an insured motor vehicle at all times while being operated in the City of Lake Ozark. The operator of said insured motor vehicle shall exhibit the insurance identification card on the demand of any Police Officer who lawfully stops such operator or investigates an accident while the officer is engaged in the performance of his/her duties. If the operator fails to exhibit an insurance identification card the officer shall notify the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, in the manner determined by the Director, and said officer shall further issue a citation to the operator, provided that all requirements of Subsection 6 of Section 303.024, RSMo., are met.
B. 
Any person failing to produce said identification card and who fails to demonstrate compliance under the provisions of Subsection 6 of Section 303.024, RSMo., shall be deemed guilty of violating this Section, and upon conviction therefor shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and/or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days.
[Ord. No. 2000-15 §1, 6-27-2000]
No persons shall engage in any conduct involving the use of a vehicle which constitutes a disruption to the peace and tranquility of the community by noise, smoke, smell or otherwise, nor shall any person engage in conduct involving the use of a vehicle which causes or tends to cause damage to the streets and highways of the City or any other public or private property. No persons shall engage a vehicle in a manner of excessive acceleration which causes the squealing or burning of tires, the throwing of gravel or other objects from the surface of the roadway or which causes said vehicle to proceed in other than a straight line in his or her proper lane of traffic.
[Ord. No. 2007-21 §§1 — 3, 5-29-2007]
A. 
Declared Unlawful. The purpose of this Section is to make it unlawful for vehicles equipped with compression release type braking systems, sometimes known as "Jake Brake®", to use such braking systems or devices upon any public streets, roads or highways within the limits of the City for the peace, health and comfort of the citizens of Lake Ozark and the public.
B. 
Definition. For the purposes of this Section, "compression release type braking system" shall mean any devices equipped on certain commercial vehicles including, but not limited to, tractors, semi-trucks, motor carriers and buses that utilizes engine compression release or engine retarders as a means of slowing or braking the speed of the vehicle in lieu of applying the clutch or brakes.
C. 
Misdemeanor. Every driver of any vehicle who shall cause their vehicle to brake or slow by any method which increases the noise emission levels of the engine such as, but not limited to, engine compression release or engine retarder in lieu of applying the clutch or brakes upon any public streets, roads or highways within the limits of the City of Lake Ozark upon conviction shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
D. 
Penalty For Violation. Violation of this Section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
[Ord. No. 2011-08, 5-10-2011]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive any motor vehicle upon or across any sidewalk, driveway, filling station, other commercial driveway or other similar surface located at the corner of any intersection protected by a traffic light or other traffic signal or sign for the purpose of evading the regulations governing the turning of motor vehicles at said intersections.