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[R.O. 2011 §10.04.010; Code 1950 §1001.1; Prior Code §21-1; Ord. No. 3875 §1; Ord. No. 3880 §1; Ord. No. 3907 §1; Ord. No. 5904 §1, 2-22-1992; Ord. No. 6192, 1999; Ord. No. 6892 §2, 8-13-2012]
For the purposes of this Title, the following definitions shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section, except as otherwise provided:
ALLEY
A narrow public lane or thoroughfare through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.
BUS
A motor vehicle primarily for the transportation of a driver and eight (8) or more passengers but not including shuttle buses.
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.
1. 
That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposing 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
The lateral boundaries of that portion of the street designated for the use of vehicles, whether marked with curbstones or not.
DRIVER
Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
EMERGENCY VEHICLE
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 307.175, RSMo.;
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.
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 STREET OR HIGHWAY
A street or highway which has been paved with gravel, macadam, concrete, brick or asphalt, or improved in any manner by adding material or substance so as to present a surface other than the original earth 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;
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.
LICENSE
A license issued by a State to a person which authorizes a person to operate a motor vehicle.
LIVE LOAD
The weight of the cargo of a commercial motor vehicle, in addition to that of the chassis and body of the vehicle.
A.
Any violation of a municipal traffic ordinance:
[Ord. No. 6999 § 1, 9-24-2015; Ord. No. 7025 § 3, 11-28-2016]
1.
For which no points are assessed by the Missouri Department of Revenue or for which the Department of Revenue is authorized to assess from one (1) to four (4) points to a person's driving record upon conviction, and
2.
That does not involve:
a.
An accident or injury,
b.
The operation of a commercial vehicle,
c.
Exceeding a speed limit by more than nineteen (19) miles an hour, or
d.
A violation occurring within a construction zone or a school zone.
3.
A "minor traffic violation" shall include amended charges for any minor traffic violation.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks except motorized bicycles as defined in Section 307.180, RSMo.
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.
MOTORTRICYCLE
A motor vehicle operated on three (3) wheels, including a motorcycle operated with any conveyance, temporary or otherwise, requiring the use of a third (3rd) wheel.
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE VIOLATION
Any municipal ordinance violation prosecuted for which penalties are authorized by Statute under Sections 64.160, 64.200, 64.487, 64.690, 64.895, 67.398, 71.285, 89.120 and 89.490 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. A "municipal ordinance violation" shall include any charge amended form a municipal ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 7025 § 3, 11-28-2016]
NON-RESIDENT
Every person who is not a resident of this State.
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.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNALS
All signs, markings and devices, other than signals, 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 STREET
A street where vehicles are required by law to move in one (1) direction only.
OPERATOR
Every person who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
OWNER
A person who holds the legal title of a vehicle, or in the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner.
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.
PARKING METER
Includes any mechanical device or meter not inconsistent with this Title placed or erected for the regulation of parking by authority of Chapter 358. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the legal parking time established by the City and when operated shall at all times indicate the balance of legal parking time, and at the expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or overtime parking.
PARKING METER SPACE
Any space within a parking meter zone, adjacent to a parking meter and which is duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by lines painted or otherwise marked on the curb or on the surface of the street adjacent to or adjoining the parking meters.
PARKING METER ZONE
Includes any restricted street upon which parking meters are installed and in operation.
PARKING PERMIT
A permit issued by the Director of Finance authorizing the operator of a vehicle to park in a parking meter zone without depositing in the parking meter the specified fee thereof.
PEDESTRIAN
A person afoot.
PERSON
Every natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
PNEUMATIC TIRES
Tires of rubber or other substance and fabric inflated with air.
POLICE OFFICER
Every officer of the municipal Police Department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrest for violation 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.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The right of one 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 or street improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway or street 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 of 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 AND PLAYGROUND STOP
Any designated intersection of two (2) or more public highways or a marked pedestrian crossing of a highway or street, as set forth in Schedule VI, Table VI-A, at which there shall have been erected or placed a sign or marker with the words "Stop For Pedestrians".
SCHOOL BUS
Any motor vehicle, either publicly or privately owned, used to transport students to and from school, or to transport pupils properly chaperoned to and from any place within the State for educational purposes. The term "school bus" shall not include a bus operated by a public utility, municipal corporation or common carrier authorized to conduct local or interstate transportation of passengers when such bus is not traveling a specific school bus route but is:
1. 
On a regularly scheduled route for the transportation of fare-paying passengers; or
2. 
Furnishing charter service for the transportation of persons enrolled as students on field trips or other special trips or in connection with other special events.
SCHOOL ZONE
A space in any street lawfully designated by this Code or by ordinance for the safety of persons going to and returning from public, private or parochial schools.
SERVICE CAR
A motor vehicle, other than a motorbus, offered for or engaged in carrying passengers for hire over a designated route and for a fixed fare and over the route of which the passenger has no control.
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.
SOLID TIRES
Tires of rubber or other resilient material, other than pneumatic tires.
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
Complete cessation from movement.
STREET
The entire width between the lines of every way when any part thereof is open to the uses of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
STREETCARS
Every device traveling exclusively upon rails when upon or crossing a street, other than cars or trains propelled or moved by steam or operated on steam railway tracks.
TAXICAB
A motor vehicle other than a motorbus or service car offered for or engaged in carrying passengers for hire as defined by this Section.
THROUGH STREET
Every street or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential rights-of-way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting streets is required by law to yield rights-of-way to vehicles on such through street in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this Title. Through streets correspond to the functional classification definitions of Interstate, principal arterial, minor arterial, major arterial, major collector, minor collector by East-West Gateway Council of Government.
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 and having no provision for carrying loads independently.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any street for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL
Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and proceed.
TRAILER
Any vehicle without motive power designed for carrying passengers or property on its own structure and for being drawn by any vehicle, except those running exclusively on tracks, including a semi-trailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with any vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle.
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, or cotton trailers or motorized wheelchairs operated by disabled persons.