City of Florissant, MO
St. Louis 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.
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.
[Code 1980 §15-87; CC 1990 §15-226]
Except as otherwise provided by this Chapter, no person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle, except authorized emergency vehicles on emergency runs, on any public highway, road, street or alley in the City at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour, except on State highways or as otherwise provided for and described in Schedule VII and except as the City Council may from time to time prescribe by ordinance.
[Code 1980 §15-88; CC 1990 §15-227; Ord. No. 5839, 4-22-1996]
It is hereby determined, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation and the recommendation of the State Highway Commission, that no person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the portions of State highways located within the City in excess of the speed limits indicated for each such portion. The City Council may from time to time, by ordinance, limit speed on all portions of State highways as engineering and traffic investigations show the necessity for such limitations.
On any divided highway, within the City limits, designated as part of the Federal interstate system, no vehicle shall be operated at a speed of less than forty (40) miles per hour nor greater than sixty (60) miles per hour, except when a speed slower than forty (40) miles per hour is required for safe operation of the vehicle because of weather or other special conditions.
[Code 1980 §15-89; CC 1990 §15-228]
There shall be a speed limit of ten (10) miles per hour for all motor vehicles while traveling on and making use of the roads and parking areas within the City parks.
[Code 1980 §15-90; CC 1990 §15-229]
All portions of highways, roads and streets on which there has been established a speed limit other than twenty-five (25) miles per hour shall be marked by signs erected at the beginning and end of such designated portion of highways, roads or streets.
[Code 1980 §15-91; CC 1990 §15-230]
Generally. 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. Police 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 is a misdemeanor.
Vehicles Used For Advertising Purposes, Etc. No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle used primarily for advertising purposes or display posters or placards or any article for the inspection of the public on such vehicles or as a part thereof at a rate of speed less than twenty (20) miles per hour, and the operator of such vehicle shall move the same continuously and shall not stop the same except when ordered by any Police Officer or in obedience to traffic signals or signs.
[CC 1990 §15-231; Ord. No. 6643, 2-28-2002]
There shall be a speed limit of twenty-five (25) miles per hour for all vehicles traveling on City streets within a "school zone" when school is in session. A "school zone" shall be deemed to be the street upon which the school fronts and shall extend one thousand (1000) feet in each direction from the entrance to the school.
[Ord. No. 8525, 6-24-2019]
For purposes of this Section, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® Special Enforcement Areas are any public or private roadways or streets where the speed limit has been established at twenty-five (25) miles per hour and Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® signs are posted.
Upon conviction or a plea of guilty to a moving violation in a Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® Special Enforcement Area, any violator shall pay a fine at least double that set for such violation on the schedule of the Violations Bureau otherwise established, but in no event to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to designate Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® Special Enforcement Areas and post or provide for the posting of appropriate signs on the basis of such engineering and traffic investigation as he/she shall deem appropriate.
Damage to, defacement of or unauthorized removal of signs relating to Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® Special Enforcement Areas shall not relieve a violator of the additional penalty provided by this Section unless the violator is not a resident of Florissant and has not been within the limits thereof for a continuous period of more than forty-eight (48) hours. The burden of injecting the issue as to the applicability of the exception provided by this Subsection shall lie with the alleged violator.