Cross Reference — As to seat belts and child restraint systems, see §340.200.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.040), 4-3-1989]
The provisions of this Chapter with respect to equipment and lights on vehicles shall not apply to agricultural machinery and implements, road machinery, road rollers, traction engines, motorized bicycles or farm tractors except as in this Chapter or by law are made applicable.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.070), 4-3-1989]
Muffler cutouts shall not be used. The motors of all motor vehicles shall be fitted with properly attached mufflers of such capacity or construction as to quiet the maximum possible exhaust noise as completely as is done in modern gas engine passenger motor vehicles. Any cutout or opening in the exhaust pipe between the motor and the muffler on any motor vehicle shall be completely closed and disconnected from its operating lever and shall be so arranged that it cannot automatically open or be opened or operated while such vehicle is in motion.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.090), 4-3-1989]
Every vehicle carrying poles or other objects which project more than five (5) feet from the rear of such vehicle shall, during the period when lights are required by this Chapter, carry a red light at or near the rear end of the pole or other object so projecting. At other times a red flag or cloth not less than sixteen (16) inches square shall be displayed at the end of such projection.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.100), 4-3-1989]
When Lighted Lamps Are Required. At any time from one-half (½) hour after sunset to a one-half (½) hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of five hundred (500) feet ahead.
No person shall drive, move, park or be in custody of any vehicle or combination of vehicles on any street or highway during the times when lighted lamps are required unless such vehicle or combination of vehicles displays lighted lamps and illuminating devices as required in this Chapter or by law. No person shall use on any vehicle any approved electric lamp or similar device unless the light source of such lamp or device complies with the conditions of approval as to focus and rated candlepower.
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. §§307.040, 307.020(9).
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.120), 4-3-1989]
Every motor vehicle, except a motorcycle, shall be provided at all times with two (2) sets of adequate brakes kept in good working order. Every motorcycle shall be provided with one (1) set of adequate brakes kept in good working order.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.130), 4-3-1989]
Each motor vehicle which is so constructed or loaded that the operator cannot see the road behind such vehicle by looking back or around the side of such vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror so adjusted as to reveal the road behind and which shall be visible from the driver's seat.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.140), 4-3-1989]
Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn, directed forward, or a whistle in good working order, and such horn or whistle shall be capable of emitting a sound adequate in quantity and volume to give warning of the approach of such vehicle to other users of the highway and to pedestrians. Such signaling device shall be used for warning purposes only and shall not be used for making any unnecessary noise, and no other sound-producing signaling device shall be used at any time.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.150), 4-3-1989]
No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any road or highway of this City between April first (1st) and November first (1st) while the motor vehicle is equipped with tires containing metal or carbide studs.
[Ord. No. 1244 §VII (660.160), 4-3-1989; Ord. No. 1493 §1, 12-19-2001; Ord. No. 1541 §1, 9-11-2002]
Except as provided in Subsections (B) this Section, no person shall operate any motor vehicle registered in this State on any public roadway or street of this City with any manufactured vision-reducing material applied to any portion of the motor vehicle's windshield, sidewings or windows located immediately to the left and right of the driver which reduces visibility from within or without the motor vehicle. This Section shall not prohibit labels, stickers, decalcomania or informational signs on motor vehicles or the application of tinted or solar-screening material to recreational vehicles as defined in Section 700.010, RSMo., provided that such material does not interfere with the driver's normal view of the road. This Section shall not prohibit factory-installed tinted glass, the equivalent replacement thereof or tinting material applied to the upper portion of the motor vehicle's windshield which is normally tinted by the manufacturer of motor vehicle safety glass.
Any person may operate a motor vehicle with side and rear windows that have a sun-screening device, in conjunction with safety glazing material, that has a light transmission of thirty-five percent (35%) or more plus or minus three percent (3%) and a luminous reflectance of thirty-five percent (35%) or less plus or minus three percent (3%).
Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.