City of Smithville, MO
Clay County
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Section 320.010 State Speed Laws Applicable.

[Ord. No. 2554-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
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, but no City ordinance shall regulate the speed of vehicles upon controlled access highways of the State.

Section 320.020 Regulation of Speed by Traffic Signals.

[Ord. No. 2554-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
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.

Section 320.030 Reasonable and Prudent Speed.

[Ord. No. 325 §25, 9-3-1968; Ord. No. 2554-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
No person shall drive a vehicle on a street at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event, speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the street in compliance with the legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.

Section 320.040 When Reduced Speed Required.

[Ord. No. 325 §26, 9-3-1968; Ord. No. 2554-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
The driver of every vehicle shall, consistent with the requirements of the preceding Section, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

Section 320.050 Designation of Speed Limits.

[Ord. No. 325 §27, 9-3-1968; Ord. No. 1715 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 2554-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
Upon those streets and parts of streets and in those alleys and parts of alleys described in Schedule IX and otherwise located in the corporate City limits of Smithville, Missouri, vehicular traffic shall not travel at a higher rate of speed than stated either by posted sign or by ordinance.