City of Aurora, MO
Lawrence County
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Cross Reference — As to financial responsibility requirements, see §215.290.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-210; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-211; Ord. No. 86-1905 §2, 4-28-1986; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-212; Ord. No. 86-1905 §2, 4-28-1986; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-213; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-14; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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 Traffic Division.
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Cross Reference — Cemeteries, Ch. 140.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-15; Ord. No. 86-1905 §2, 4-28-1986; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-214; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-215; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §§21-1, 21-23; CC 1988 §26-16; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[CC 1988 §§26-4, 26-341; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle 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 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 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.
[RSMo. §302.020.1]
A. 
Unless otherwise provided for by law, it shall be unlawful for any person, except those expressly exempted by Section 302.080, RSMo., to:
1. 
Operate any vehicle upon any highway in this City unless he has a valid license;
2. 
Operate a motorcycle or motortricycle upon any highway of this City unless such person has a valid license that shows he has successfully passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle as prescribed by the director. The Director may indicate such upon a valid license issued to such person, or shall issue a license restricting the applicant to the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle if the actual demonstration, required by Section 302.173, RSMo., is conducted on such vehicle;
3. 
Authorize or knowingly permit a motorcycle or motortricycle owned by him or under his control to be driven upon any highway by any person whose license does not indicate that the person has passed the examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle or has been issued an instruction permit therefor;
4. 
Operate a motor vehicle with an instruction permit or license issued to another person.
[Ord. No. 94-2149 §340.106, 6-13-1994]
No person shall authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by him/her or under his/her control to be driven upon any City street by any person who is not authorized hereunder, or in violation of any City ordinance or State law.
[RSMo. §302.020.2]
Every person operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or motortricycle, as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., upon any highway of this City shall wear protective headgear at all times the vehicle is in motion. The protective headgear shall meet reasonable standards and specifications established by the Director.
[CC 1988 §26-5; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk.
B. 
No person shall ride a motorized bicycle upon a sidewalk.
[CC 1988 §26-6; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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 (18) 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.
[CC 1988 §26-6; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-215.5; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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.
[Code 1972 §21-1; CC 1988 §26-216; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[RSMo. §302.181]
The license issued shall be carried at all times by the holder thereof while driving a motor vehicle, and shall be displayed upon demand of any officer of the highway patrol, or any Police Officer or peace officer, or any other duly authorized person, for inspection when demand is made therefor. Failure of any operator of a motor vehicle to exhibit his license to any duly authorized officer shall be presumptive evidence that such person is not a duly licensed operator.
[RSMo. §302.321; CC 1988 §26-7.1; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986; Ord. No. 87-1933, §§1, 2, 2-9-1987]
A. 
Any person whose license and driving privilege as a resident or non-resident has been canceled, suspended, or revoked under the provisions of Sections 302.010 to 302.340, Sections 302.500 to 302.540, Section 544.046, RSMo., or under the provisions of Chapter 577, RSMo., and who drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this City while such license and privilege is canceled, suspended or revoked and before an official reinstatement notice or termination notice is issued by the director, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
B. 
Any person who violates the provisions of this order shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding one (1) month. No court shall suspend the imposition of sentence as to such a person nor sentence such person to pay a fine in lieu of a term of imprisonment, nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation until he has served a minimum of forty-eight (48) consecutive hours of imprisonment, unless as a condition of such parole or probation, such person performs at least ten (10) days involving at least forty (40) hours of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service.
[Code 1972, §21-20; CC 1988 §26-8; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to operate a motor vehicle on the streets of the City. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any motor vehicle to permit any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to operate such motor vehicle on the streets of the City. This Section shall not apply to any person conforming to the requirements of Section 302.130, RSMo.
[Code 1972, §21-21; CC 1988 §26-18; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
No person shall leave a motor vehicle unattended on the highway without first stopping the motor and cutting off the electric current.
[CC 1988 §26-19; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
Any person who has purposely, accidentally, or by reason of an accident, dropped from his person or any vehicle any tacks, nails, wire, scrap metal, glass, crockery, sharp stones or other substances injurious to the feet of persons or animals, or to the tires or wheels of vehicles, including motor vehicles, upon any highway shall immediately make all reasonable efforts to clear the highway of the substances.
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Cross Reference — Streets, §535.080 et seq.
[Code 1972, §21-9; CC 1988 §26-146; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986; Ord. No. 2000-2439 §I, 8-8-2000]
A. 
No person shall drive any self-propelled vehicle or bicycle upon a parking lot or into a parking lot carelessly and imprudently in a willful or wanton disregard of the rights and safety of others or without due caution and care and in a speed or in a manner so as to endanger any person or property. No one shall be entitled to park on a business parking lot after hours, if the business lot is posted against such parking, unless such person shall have approval from the owner of the lot or unless such person is an owner or employee of the business.
B. 
The term "parking lot" as used in this Section shall mean any building or parcel of land regularly used, in whole or in part, for the storing or parking of more than five (5) motor vehicles and which is open to the general public, including, but not limited to drive-in facilities, commercial courtesy lots and lots for which a fee is charged. The term "parking lot" shall not include lots owned by a person and operated for the exclusive use of such person or his employees.
[Ord. No. 86-1921, §2, 11-10-1986; CC 1988 §26-147]
No person shall drive any self-propelled vehicle or bicycle upon the highways, streets or alleys carelessly or imprudently in a willful or wanton disregard of the rights and safety of others or without due caution and care, and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger any person or property.
[CC 1988 §26-206; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
Every person operating or driving a vehicle upon the highways of this State shall observe and comply with the rules of the road set forth in this Title.
[Code 1972, §21-24.4; CC 1988 §26-207; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of or turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right of left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this Section.
B. 
An operator or driver when stopping, or when checking the speed of his vehicle, if the movement of other vehicles may reasonably be affected by such checking of speed, shall extend his arm at an angle below horizontal so that the same may be seen in the rear of his vehicle.
C. 
An operator or driver intending to turn his vehicle to the right shall extend his arm at an angle above horizontal so that the same may be seen in front of and in the rear of his vehicle, and shall slow down and approach the intersecting highway as near as practicable to the right side of the highway along which he is proceeding before turning.
D. 
An operator or driver intending to turn his vehicle to the left shall extend his arm in a horizontal position so that the same may be seen in the rear of his vehicle, and shall slow down and approach the intersecting highway so that the left side of his vehicle shall be as near as practicable to the centerline of the highway along which he is proceeding before turning.
E. 
The signals required in this section shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by a signal light or signal device in good mechanical condition of a type approved by the State Highway Patrol; however, when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle then such signals shall be given by such light or device. A vehicle shall be considered as so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load exceeds twenty-four (24) inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereon exceeds fourteen (14) feet, which limit of fourteen (14) feet shall apply to single vehicles or combinations of vehicles. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to any trailer which does not interfere with a clear view of the hand signals of the operator or of the signalling device upon the vehicle pulling such trailer; provided further that the provisions of this Section as far as mechanical devices on vehicles so constructed that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle as above provided shall only be applicable to new vehicles registered within this State after the first (1st) day of January, 1954.
[CC 1988 §26-208; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
All vehicles not in motion shall be placed with their right side as near the right-hand side of the highway as practicable, except on streets of the 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 (½) 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 provisions of Sections 340.250 to 340.290 or other traffic regulations of the City;
3. 
When the right half (½) of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair;
4. 
Upon a roadway designated by local ordinance as a one-way street and marked or signed for one-way traffic.
C. 
It is unlawful to drive any vehicle upon any highway or road which has been divided into two (2) or more roadways by means of a physical barrier or by means of a dividing section or delineated by curbs, lines or other markings on the roadway, except to the right of such barrier or dividing section, or to make any left turn or semicircular turn or U-turn on any such divided highway, except in a crossover or intersection.
D. 
The authorities in charge of any highway or the State Highway Patrol may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the centerline of the highway, and all members of the State Highway Patrol and other Peace Officers may direct traffic in conformance with such signs. When authorized signs have been erected designating off-center traffic lanes, no person shall disobey the instructions given by such signs.
E. 
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 when overtaking and passing another vehicle 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 signposted to give notice of such allocation.
3. 
Upon all highways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic thereon shall be driven in the right-hand lane for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb, except as otherwise provided in Sections 340.250 to 340.280.
4. 
Official signs may be erected by the Highways and Transportation Commission or the Highway Patrol may place temporary signs directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign.
5. 
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in 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 of the main-traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
F. 
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 lane 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.
[RSMo. §304.016]
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; and
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 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 or more lines of vehicles in each direction;
3. 
Upon a one-way street;
4. 
Upon any highway outside of a City with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for four (4) or more lines of traffic.
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. 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 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 oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or 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 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 or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
[Code 1972, §21-24.2; CC 1988 §26-217; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
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 the traffic upon and the condition of the roadway. 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. This Section shall in no manner affect Section 340.280 relating to distance between trucks traveling on the highway.
[CC 1988 §26-218]
A. 
The following terms as used in this Section shall have the meanings ascribed in this Subsection:
BUS
Any vehicle or motor car designed and used for the purpose of carrying more than seven (7) persons.
TRUCK
Any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer or semi-trailer, or any combination thereof, propelled or drawn by mechanical power and designed or used in the transportation of property upon the highways.
B. 
The driver of any truck or bus, when traveling upon a public highway of this State outside of a business or residential district, shall not follow within three hundred (300) feet of another such vehicle; provided, the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to prevent the overtaking and passing, by any such truck or bus, of another similar vehicle.
C. 
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in Section 100.110 of this Code.
[RSMo. §304.050; Code 1972, §§21-7, 21-8; CC 1988 §§26-236 — 26-241; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
Meeting — Overtaking Stopped School Bus — Stop Required. 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 purpose of receiving or discharging any schoolchildren 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 signaled by its driver-to proceed.
B. 
Sign and Signals. Every bus used for the transportation of school children shall bear upon the front and rear thereon a plainly visible sign containing the words "school bus" in letters not less than eight inches in height. Each bus shall have lettered on the rear in plain and distinct type the following: "State Law: Stop while bus is loading and unloading". Each school bus subject to the provisions of Sections 304.050 to 304.070, RSMo., shall be equipped with a mechanical and electrical signaling device approved by the state board of education, which will display a signal plainly visible from the front and rear and indicating intention to stop.
C. 
Discharging Passengers. The driver of a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students upon a street or highway shall activate the mechanical and electrical signaling devices, in the manner prescribed by the state board of education, to communicate to drivers of other vehicles that students are loading or unloading. No driver of a school bus shall take on or discharge passengers at any location upon a highway consisting of four (4) or more lanes of traffic, whether or not divided by a median or barrier, in such manner as to require the passengers to cross more than two lanes of traffic; nor shall he take on or discharge passengers while the vehicle is upon the road or highway proper unless the vehicle so stopped is plainly visible for at least three hundred feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles upon the highway and then only for such time as is actually necessary to take on and discharge passengers.
D. 
Separated Highways. The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or overtaking a school bus which is on a different roadway, which is proceeding in the opposite direction on a highway containing four (4) or more lanes of traffic, or which is stopped in a loading zone constituting a part of, or adjacent to, a limited or controlled access highway at a point where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
E. 
Passing. The driver of any school bus driving upon the highways of this City after loading or unloading schoolchildren, should remain stopped if the bus is followed by three (3) or more vehicles, until such vehicles have been permitted to pass the school bus, if the conditions prevailing make it safe to do so.
F. 
Presumptions. If any vehicle is witnessed by a Peace Officer or the driver of a school bus to have violated the provisions of this Chapter 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 RSMo., Section 301.130 every school bus shall be required to have two (2) license plates. If 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 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 proceedings 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. 2015-3055 §1, 12-22-2015]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CLASS A VEHICLE
A Class A Vehicle is defined in the State of Missouri Classification System as any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of twenty-six thousand one (26,001) pounds or more. A combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of twenty-six thousand one (26,001) or more pounds, if the trailer(s) has a GVWR of ten thousand one (10,001) or more pounds is also considered a Class A vehicle. Examples of a Class A vehicle would include, but is not limited to, semi-tractor trailer.
B. 
Commercial Vehicles Prohibited From Using Certain Streets. Section 365.070 of the Aurora Municipal Code states the following:
"In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof, that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon."
In accordance with this Section of the Code, this Section 340.300 is intended to prohibit Class A vehicles from using Carnation Street with the exceptions listed in Subsection (D).
C. 
Travel On Carnation Street Prohibited. Class A vehicles, as defined above, are prohibited from travelling on Carnation Street within the Aurora City limits.
D. 
Exceptions.
1. 
Such heavy vehicles as are traveling on Carnation Street by necessity in order to permit the operator to make a local delivery to a location on Carnation Street. Such delivery shall be for a limited, lawful and temporary purpose. In the event such a vehicle causes damage to a street the vehicle operator and/or owners shall be liable for all costs to repair said street.
2. 
The operation of Class A vehicles upon Carnation Street when necessary to the conduct of a currently licensed business destination point located on Carnation Street as of the date of the adoption of this Section. Any Class A vehicles servicing business destination points licensed after the date of this Section must receive approval from the City Council.
3. 
The operation of emergency vehicles upon Carnation Street.
4. 
The operation of school buses.
5. 
The operation of vehicles owned or operated by the City, public utilities, any contractor or materialman which is and while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements, utilities, or sanitation collection.
E. 
Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and/or imprisonment in the City or County jail for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days.