City of Plattsburg, MO
Clinton County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.440]
A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance (when properly signposted);
f. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.

Section 355.020 Parking Not to Obstruct Traffic.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.445]
No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.030 Parking in Alleys.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.450]
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 355.040 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.455]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent to Schools.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.460]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.060 Parking Prohibited on Narrow Streets.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.465]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet, or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.070 Standing or Parking on One-Way Streets.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.470]
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.080 Standing or Parking on One-Way Roadways.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.475]
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.

Section 355.090 No Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VI, 4-3-1989; RSMo. §300.480]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.100 Handicapped Parking.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.370), 4-3-1989]
A. 
Authority to Designate Parking Spaces. The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to designate and establish parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display distinguishing license plates or cards issued to physically disabled or handicapped persons. The City Traffic Engineer shall place and maintain appropriate signs which shall be inscribed with the international symbol of accessibility and the words "Handicapped Parking" in white on a blue background and shall indicate such spaces by blue paint on the curb or edge of the paved portion of the street adjacent to the spaces.
B. 
Owner or Person in Possession of Public Off-Street Parking May Designate Spaces. The owner or person in lawful possession of a public off-street parking facility may designate reserved parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display distinguishing license plates or cards issued to physically disabled or handicapped persons, and such spaces shall be as close as possible to the nearest accessible entrance. Such designation shall be made by posting immediately adjacent to and visible from each space a sign as provided in Subsection (A) of this Section.
C. 
Design of Spaces. Spaces designated for use by vehicles displaying the distinguishing "disabled" license plate issued pursuant to RSMo., Sections 301.071 or 301.142 shall be twelve (12) feet wide or greater or shall be open on one (1) or both sides so as not to impede the safe ingress and egress of the disabled person.
D. 
Limitations on Parking Privileges. The owner or operator of any vehicle bearing and properly displaying a valid distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to RSMo., Section 301.071 or 301.142, or a valid duly registered equivalent license plate or card issued by the State or County or other place where the owner is a resident, if the owner of such vehicle is a non-resident of this State, shall be entitled to park that vehicle for a period of time not to exceed four (4) hours on streets or portions thereof where parking time is limited. It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of such vehicle to park on streets or portions thereof where or during the hours parking is prohibited.
E. 
Towing of Violators. The owner or person in lawful possession of a public off-street parking facility and the City owning or operating a public off-street parking facility may, after notifying the local Police or Sheriff's Department, cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a distinguishing license plate or card on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and the word "disabled," issued pursuant to RSMo., Section 301.142, or a "disabled veteran" license plate, issued pursuant to RSMo., Section 301.071, or a distinguishing license plate or card issued by any other State from a space designated for physically disabled persons if there is posted immediately adjacent to and readily visible from such space or in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the public off-street parking facility a sign not less than seventeen (17) inches by twenty-two (22) inches in size with lettering not less than one (1) inch in height which clearly and conspicuously states the following: "Unauthorized vehicles parked in spaces reserved for physically disabled persons and not displaying distinguishing cards or license plates issued for physically disabled persons will be towed away at owner's expense. Towed vehicles may be reclaimed directly or by telephoning 816/539-2148."
F. 
Restricted Use of Spaces. Whenever authorized signs are erected designating an area for handicapped parking, no person shall stop a vehicle within that marked area unless the vehicle bears and properly displays a valid distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to RSMo., Section 301.071 or 301.142 or, if the owner of such vehicle is a non-resident of this State, a valid duly registered equivalent license plate or card issued by the State, County or other place where the owner is a resident.

Section 355.110 Presumption in Reference to Illegal Parking.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.380), 4-3-1989]
A. 
In any prosecution charging a violation of any law or regulation governing the standing or parking of a vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked in violation of any such law or regulation, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at that time of the parking either the registered owner or the lessee of the vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner or lessee of the vehicle was the person who parked or placed the vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, the violation occurred.
B. 
The foregoing stated presumption shall apply only when the procedure as prescribed in Sections 375.030 and 375.040 has been followed.

Section 355.120 Liability in Reference to Illegal Parking Not to Apply — When.

[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.390), 4-3-1989]
There shall be no liability on the owner-lessor of a motor vehicle when the vehicle is being permissibly used by a lessee and is illegally parked or operated if the registered owner-lessor of such vehicle furnishes the name, address and operator's license number of the person renting or leasing the vehicle at the time the violation occurred to the Municipal Court Clerk within three (3) working days from the time of receipt of written request for such information. Any registered owner-lessor who fails or refuses to provide such information within the period required by this Section shall be liable for the imposition of any fine established by municipal ordinance for the violation. Provided however, if a leased motor vehicle is illegally parked due to a defect in such vehicle, which renders it inoperable, not caused by the fault or neglect of the lessee, then the lessor shall be liable on any violation for illegal parking of such vehicle.

Section 355.130 Designated Fire Lanes — Parking Prohibited — Authorization for Tow.

[Ord. No. 1201 §§1-7, 3-11-1986]
A. 
Purpose. It having come to the attention of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Plattsburg that certain areas within the City of Plattsburg should be designated as open areas for fire lanes necessary to promote and secure the safety of the residents of the City in the event of fire, the City under its Police power hereby authorizes the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of Plattsburg to designate certain areas within the City of Plattsburg as fire lanes and the same to be set aside as such.
B. 
Designation. The Plattsburg Volunteer Fire Department, or a representative thereof, shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Plattsburg certain areas deemed necessary to be designated as fire lanes within the corporate City limits of the City of Plattsburg. Said designation shall be in the form of proposed diagrams setting forth the dimensions of said fire lane and stating therewith the reasons for such designation.
C. 
Consent of Owner. If the fire lane designated by the Plattsburg Volunteer Fire Department shall be located across or upon property owned by private owners, the diagram submitted to the City as provided herein, shall include a statement by the owners of said property approving the existence of said fire lane and the location thereof.
D. 
Acceptance by City. By resolution and majority vote of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Plattsburg, said fire lane so submitted shall be approved and authorized by the City.
E. 
Marking of Fire Lanes. All fire lanes so established by this Section shall be clearly marked and designated as such.
F. 
Prohibited Parking. No portion of any vehicle shall be parked within a fire lane. Any person parking any portion of a motor vehicle within a designated fire lane or any person who shall fail to move his vehicle upon request of any Police Officer shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00).
G. 
Authorization for Tow. In addition to any other penalties herein provided, any Police Officer of the City of Plattsburg shall be authorized to impound any vehicle found to be parked either wholly or partially within a fire lane and to authorize the same to be towed to a place of impoundment and to be held therein until such time as the owner of said vehicle shall pay all costs and expenses incurred as a result of said tow, including the reasonable costs of storage.
H. 
Definition. The term "vehicle" as used in this Section shall include any device potentially capable of carrying one (1) or more persons any distance and any device capable of being propelled by any means other than solely by human propulsion.