City of Neosho, MO
Newton County
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A. 
It shall be the duty of the Officers of the Police Department or such Officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all street traffic laws of the City and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the City.
B. 
Officers of the Police Department or such Officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, Officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
C. 
Officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the Police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer or Fire Department Official.
Every person propelling any push cart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Title which by their very nature can have no application.
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Cross Reference — As to animals and fowl, see ch. 210.
[Code 1962 §18-7; CC 1979 §16-7; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977; Ord. No. 345-2008 §§1 — 4, 8-19-2008]
A. 
Definitions. For the purpose of the Chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein.
BICYCLE
A vehicle with two (2) wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain and having handlebars for steering and a saddle-like seat.
DESIGNATED AREA
City parks, recreational trails and any other public area which is designated as such by the City of Neosho.
ROLLER SKATE, STREET SKATE
A device having wheels affixed to shoes and used to glide over hard surfaces by an individual.
SCOOTER
A vehicle consisting of a narrow board mounted on two (2) wheels in tandem and guided by a handle attached to the front wheel. The individual stands with one (1) foot on the board and pushes the device with the other foot to achieve movement.
SKATEBOARD
A single platform which is mounted on wheels affixed to the underside and which is used by a person for coasting and guided by the distribution of weight of the user.
B. 
Prohibited/Permitted Operation.
1. 
No skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle may be operated on any sidewalk and no skateboard, roller skate, street skate or scooter may be operated on any street, road, avenue, lane or alley within an area which creates a square identifiable by a line drawn from the center point of the City street right-of-ways of the following City streets: Lafayette intersecting Hickory; Hickory intersecting Jefferson; Jefferson intersecting McCord; and McCord intersecting Lafayette.
2. 
No skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle may be operated on any private property of another without the expressed permission of the owner, the person entitled to immediate possession of the property or the authorized agent of either.
3. 
No person shall operate a skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle in an irresponsible manner causing excessive, unnecessary or offensive noise which disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or which causes a dangerous situation for the operator or the public.
4. 
It is a violation of this Section to operate a skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle in any water drainage way of the City.
5. 
Subject to restrictions identified in paragraph (1) above, it is not a violation of this Section to operate skateboards, roller skates, street skates, scooters or bicycles on any road, street, avenue, lane or alley provided all rules and regulations of the road are strictly adhered to.
6. 
Subject to the restrictions identified in paragraph (1) above, it is not a violation of this Section to operate a skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle on any other path or sidewalk provided pedestrian traffic is given the right-of-way.
7. 
It is not a violation of this Section to operate a skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle in designated areas as identified by the City of Neosho.
8. 
It is not a violation of this Section to operate a skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle in a privately-owned parking lot open to the public if the owner of said lot has given express permission for that activity.
C. 
Responsibilities Of Parents, Guardians And Legal Custodians. The parent, guardian or legal custodian of a minor shall not authorize or knowingly permit such minor to violate any of the provisions of this Section.
D. 
Penalties.
1. 
First (1st) offense: Written warning
2. 
Second (2nd) offense: Surrender of skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle for three (3) days. Must be picked up by offender who must be accompanied by parent, guardian or legal custodian.
3. 
Third (3rd) offense: Surrender of skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle for ten (10) days. Must be picked up by offender who must be accompanied by parent, guardian or legal custodian.
4. 
Fourth (4th) and subsequent offenses: Surrender of skateboard, roller skate, street skate, scooter or bicycle for forty-five (45) days and punishable as an ordinance violation with penalties pursuant to Section 100.130 of the Neosho Code of Ordinances. If offender is a minor, the parent, guardian or legal custodian shall be cited pursuant to Subsection (C) of this Section.
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 355-2008 §1, adopted October 21, 2008, repealed section 310.045 "use of skateboards, roller skates prohibited on or near city square" in its entirety. Former section 310.045 derived from CC 1979 §26-13; ord. no. 1052 §§1 — 2, 11-6-1979; ord. no. 91-30 §§1 — 2, 6-4-1991.
The provisions of this Title shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States Government, this State, County, or City and it shall be unlawful for any said driver to violate any of the provisions of this Title, except as otherwise permitted in this Title.
A. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this Section, but subject to the conditions herein stated.
B. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
1. 
Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this Title.
2. 
Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
3. 
Exceed the maximum speed limits so long as he/she does not endanger life or property;
4. 
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
C. 
The exemptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when the driver of any said vehicle while in motion sounds audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and when the vehicle is equipped with at least one (1) lighted lamp displaying a red light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle.
D. 
The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his/her reckless disregard for the safety of others.
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Cross Reference — As offenses concerning public safety, see ch. 215 art. IV.
[Ord. No. 255-2006 §1, 8-1-2006]
A. 
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of the laws of this State, or of a Police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only:
1. 
The driver of every other motor vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a Police Officer;
2. 
The driver of every other motor vehicle shall immediately stop such car clear of any intersection and keep it in such position until the emergency vehicle has passed, except as otherwise directed by a Police or traffic officer.
B. 
Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
1. 
Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
2. 
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.
The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more to one (1) person shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the Police Department if such accident occurs within the City.
The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more to one (1) person shall, within five (5) days after such accident, forward a written report of such accident to the Police Department. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable when the accident has been investigated at the scene by a Police Officer while such driver was present thereat.
A. 
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required in Section 310.080 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give, or cause to be given, the notice not given by the driver.
B. 
Whenever the driver is physically incapable of making a written report of an accident as required in Section 310.090 and such driver is not the owner of the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident shall within five (5) days after the accident make such report not made by the driver.
A. 
All written reports made by persons involved in accidents or by garages shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the Police Department or other Governmental Agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes, except that the Police Department or other Governmental Agency may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his/her presence at such accident.
B. 
No written reports forwarded under the provisions of this Section shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal arising out of an accident except that the Police Department shall furnish upon demand of any party to such trial, or upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the Department in compliance with law, and if such report has been made, the date, time and location of the accident, the names and addresses of the drivers, the owners of the vehicles involved, and the investigating Officers.
A. 
A person commits the offense of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver of a vehicle on the highway or on any publicly or privately owned parking lot or parking facility generally open for use by the public and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, due to his/her culpability or to accident, he/she leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving his/her name, residence, including City and street number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number, if any, to the injured party or to a Police Officer, or if no Police Officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearest Police Station or Judicial Officer.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, all Peace Officers shall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, to enter the premises of any privately owned parking lot or parking facility for the purpose of investigating an accident and performing all necessary duties regarding such accident.
[Ord. No. 47-2000 §1, 11-7-2000; Ord. No. 358-2008 §1, 12-2-2008; Ord. No. 13-2017 § 1, 3-21-2017]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Chapter, the following term and its derivations shall have the meaning given herein unless the context otherwise indicates:
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
A motor vehicle designed or regularly used for carrying freight and merchandise, or more than fifteen (15) passengers, but not including vanpools or shuttle buses, and any vehicle required by the Revised Statutes of Missouri to display hazardous material placards or markings.
B. 
Routes.
1. 
From the north, beginning at the western most City limits on Business Highway 49, also known as Missouri Highway 86, and traveling east and south to the center point of the intersection with Harmony Street, also known as Missouri Highway 86, then east on Harmony Street to the center point of the intersection with Neosho Boulevard, also known as Business 60, then north on Neosho Boulevard, also known as Business 60, changing names to Coler Street, to the center point of the intersection with College Street.
2. 
From the north, beginning at the northern most City limits on Business 60, also known as College Street, and traveling south to the center point of the intersection with Coler Street, then south on College Street to the center point of the intersection with McCord Street, then east on McCord Street to the center point of the intersection with Lafayette Street, then south on Lafayette to the center point of the intersection with Main Street, then east on Main Street, also known as Missouri Highway 86, then south on Hamilton Street to the center point of the intersection with McKinney Street, also known as Missouri Highway 86, then east on McKinney Street to the center point of the intersection with Freeman Road, also known as Missouri Highway HH, then east on Carl Sweeny Parkway to the eastern most City limits on Carl Sweeny Parkway, also known as Missouri Highway HH.
3. 
From the east, beginning at the eastern most City limits on Missouri Highway 86, which is also known as McKinney Street, to the center point of the intersection with Missouri Highway 86, also known as Hamilton Street, then north on Hamilton Street to the center point of the intersection with Missouri Highway 86, also known as Main Street, then west on Main Street to the center point of the intersection with Missouri Highway 86, also known as Lafayette Street, then north on Lafayette Street to the center point of the intersection with McCord Street, then west on McCord Street to the center point of the intersection with College Street, then north on College Street to the center point of the intersection with Coler Street, also known as Business Highway 60.
4. 
From the east, beginning at the eastern most City limits on U.S. Highway 59 to the western most City limits on U.S. Highway 60.
5. 
From the east, beginning at the eastern most City limits on "D" Highway, which is also known as Austin Drive, to the center point of the intersection of "D" Highway, which is also known as Doniphan Drive, then north on Doniphan Drive to the center point of the intersection with "D" Highway, which is also known as Lyon Drive, then west on Lyon Drive to the center point of the intersection with Business Highway 49, which is also known as Missouri Highway 59.
6. 
From the southeast, beginning at the south and east most City limits on HH Highway, which is also known as Carl Sweeney Parkway, then north and west to the center point of the intersection with HH Highway, which is also known as Freeman Road, and Missouri Highway 86, which is also known as McKinney Street.
7. 
From the center point of the intersection of Missouri Highway 59, which is also known as Business Highway 49, and Malcolm Mosby Drive, east to the center point of the intersection of Malcolm Mosby Drive and Second Street.
8. 
From the center point of the intersection of Missouri Highway 59, also known as Business Highway 49, and Industrial Drive, east to the center point of the intersection with Howard Bush.
9. 
From the center line of Industrial Drive at the intersection of Second Street South to the center-line intersection of Nelson Avenue. Then east on Nelson Avenue to the center point of the intersection with Howard Bush Drive.
10. 
From the center point of the intersection of Missouri Highway 59, also known as Business Highway 49, and Cockrell Drive, east to the center point of the intersection of Dodge Avenue, then east on Dodge Avenue to the center point of the intersection with Howard Bush Drive, then north on Howard Bush Drive to the center point of the intersection with "D" Highway, which is also known as Lyon Drive.
11. 
From the north and east, beginning at the north and east most City limits on Missouri Highway 60/59 to the southern most City limits on Missouri Highway 59.
12. 
From the north, beginning at the northernmost City limits on Business 60, also known as College Street, traveling south on College Street to the center point of the intersection with Coler Street, also known as Missouri Highway 86, then west and south on Coler Street, changing names to Neosho Boulevard, to the center point of the intersection with Harmony Street, also known as Missouri Highway 86, then west on Harmony Street, also known as Missouri Highway 86, to the center point of the intersection with Business 49.
13. 
From the northwest, beginning at Business Highway 49 and traveling east on Missouri Highway 86, also known as Business Highway 49, to the center point of the intersection with Harmony Street, then south to the center point of the intersection with U.S. Highway 60, then south on Business Highway 49 to City limits
14. 
From the center point of the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Howard Bush, south to the center point of the intersection with Nelson Avenue.
15. 
From Business Highway 49 East on Baxter Street to the center point of the intersection of North High Street and Baxter Street.
16. 
From the center point of the intersection of Baxter Street and Broadway north to the center point of the intersection of Washington Ave. and Broadway.
17. 
From the center point of the intersection of Washington Ave. and Broadway east to the center point of the intersection of Washington Ave. and North College Street, also known as Business Highway 60.
18. 
From the center point of the intersection of North High Street and Baxter Street south to the center point of the intersection of North High Street and Coler Street, also known as Business Highway 60.
C. 
Exemptions. A commercial motor vehicle shall be exempt from the above-listed routes if the vehicle is making a scheduled delivery to a business or residence within the corporate City limits. However, vehicles making deliveries within the City limits shall maintain the above-listed truck routes to the nearest point of their delivery destination.