Cross Reference — Speed of trains restricted, §380.020.
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.
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.
[Code 1962 §18-106; CC 1979 §16-121; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
The use of and results determined by any speed meter, machine or mechanism which seeks to reduce the error of manual operation to a minimum shall be acceptable as evidence where driving in excess of posted speed limits is the cause of action; except the use thereof shall not be construed to exclude any competent evidence secured by any other manner or means.
[Code 1962 §18-107; CC 1979 §16-122; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
No motor vehicle shall be driven upon the public square of the City or within one (1) block thereof, or in any school zone of the City, at a rate of speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour. No motor vehicle shall be driven anywhere in the City at a rate of speed in excess of the speed limit posted upon the street upon which the motor vehicle is being driven, and where no speed limits are posted, no motor vehicle shall be driven in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour. No motor vehicle shall be driven at a rate of speed in excess of ten (10) miles per hour in any open public alley of the City.
No person shall operate a vehicle on any road, street, highway, parking lot or drive-in, or on any driveway or access road thereto, at a rate of speed in excess of posted limits; and the operator of such vehicle is charged with the duty of operating at such lesser speed as will be consistent with the safety of others using such places, taking into consideration the amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the visibility and atmospheric conditions and condition of the pavement.
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. Peace Officers may enforce the provisions of this Section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is a misdemeanor.