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.
[CC 1988 §30.205; Ord. No. 1843 §1(30.205(e)), 9-11-2001]
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle (except emergency vehicles on emergency runs) or any other conveyance on any street, boulevard, thoroughfare or public way in this City at any time at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour except as a greater or lesser speed is hereinafter provided for certain streets, boulevards, thoroughfares, areas or public ways in the City except as a greater or lesser speed is hereinafter provided for certain classes and types of motor vehicles and other conveyances.
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of that indicated upon the following streets or highways or within the following areas. See Schedule I of this Title.
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle or other conveyance within three hundred (300) feet of any public or private school at a rate of speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour.
It shall be unlawful for any person unnecessarily to drive at such a slow speed or in such position on the roadway as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.
Temporary reduced construction zone speed limits.
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 Street Superintendent 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.
Any temporary reduced speed limit establish 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.
The reduced speed limit shall become effective when:
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 a work zone and at any time the speeding or passing 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 no signs have been posted pursuant to this Section. (Source Senate Bills 52 and 91, 91st General Assembly, 2001)
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. 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 is an ordinance violation.