[CC 1994 §35.505]
The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
[CC 1994 §35.510; Ord. No. 60-95 §1, 2-13-1995]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command, and upon conviction, the driver shall make restitution to the Fire Department for replacement of the hoses.
[CC 1994 §35.515; Ord. No. 311-00 §§1 — 11, 2-8-2000]
As used in this Section, the following terms mean:
- FUNERAL DIRECTOR
- A person licensed as a funeral director pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 333, RSMo.
- FUNERAL LEAD VEHICLE OR LEAD VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle equipped with at least one (1) lighted circulating lamp exhibiting an amber or purple light or lens or alternating flashing headlamps visible under normal atmospheric conditions for a distance of five hundred (500) feet from the front of the vehicle. A hearse or coach properly equipped may be a lead vehicle.
- ORGANIZED FUNERAL PROCESSION
- Two (2) or more vehicles accompanying the remains of a deceased person from a funeral establishment, church, synagogue or other place where a funeral service has taken place to a cemetery, crematory or other place of final disposition, or a funeral establishment, church, synagogue or other place where additional funeral services will be performed, if directed by a licensed funeral director from a licensed establishment.
Except as otherwise provided for in this Section, pedestrians and operators of all other vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which is a part of an organized funeral procession.
Notwithstanding any traffic control device or right-of-way provision prescribed by State or local law, when the funeral lead vehicle in an organized funeral procession lawfully enters an intersection, all vehicles in the procession shall follow the lead vehicle through the intersection. The operator of each vehicle in the procession shall exercise the highest degree of care toward any other vehicle or pedestrian on the roadway.
An organized funeral procession shall have the right-of-way at all intersections regardless of any traffic control device at such intersections, except that operators of vehicles in an organized funeral procession shall yield the right-of-way to any approaching emergency vehicle pursuant to the provisions of Section 304.022, RSMo., or when directed to do so by a Law Enforcement Officer.
All vehicles in an organized funeral procession shall follow the preceding vehicle in the procession as closely as is practical and safe under the conditions.
No person shall operate any vehicle as part of an organized funeral procession without the flashing emergency lights of such vehicle being lighted.
Toll free passage shall be given on all toll bridges, tunnels and other toll highways to all vehicles in an organized funeral procession.
Any person who is not an operator of a vehicle in an organized funeral procession shall not:
Drive between the vehicles comprising an organized funeral procession while such vehicles are in motion and have the flashing emergency lights lighted pursuant to Subsection (F) of this Section, except when required to do so by a Law Enforcement Officer or when such person is operating an emergency vehicle giving an audible or visual signal;
Attempt to pass any vehicle in an organized funeral procession, except where a passing lane has been specifically provided.
When an organized funeral procession is proceeding through a red signal light as permitted in Subsections (C) and (D) of this Section, a vehicle not in the organized funeral procession shall not enter the intersection unless such vehicle may do so without crossing the path of the funeral procession.
Any person violating the provisions of this Section is guilty of a violation which shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).
No ordinance, regulation or any other provision of law shall prohibit the use of a motorcycle utilizing flashing amber lights to escort an organized funeral procession on the highway.
[CC 1994 §35.520]
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
[CC 1994 §35.525]
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the Traffic Division.
[CC 1994 §35.530]
No funeral, procession or parade containing two hundred (200) or more persons or fifty (50) or more vehicles except the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of this State and the forces of the Police and Fire Departments, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street except in accordance with a permit issued by the Chief of Police and such other regulations as are set forth herein which may apply.
[CC 1994 §35.535]
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
[CC 1994 §35.540]
The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
[CC 1994 §35.545]
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
[CC 1994 §35.550]
A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
The operator of a motorized bicycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
[CC 1994 §35.555]
No person shall ride a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, roller blades or similar device upon a sidewalk within a business district.
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
No person shall ride a motorized bicycle upon a sidewalk.
[CC 1994 §35.560; Ord. No. 759 §1, 11-13-2007; Ord. No. 883-10 §2, 2-9-2010]
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.020, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, RSMo., within any stream or river in this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossings as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this State and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle or who is being towed or otherwise propelled by an all-terrain vehicle, unless the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to any all-terrain vehicle in which the seat of such vehicle is designed to carry more than one (1) person.
A violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor.
[CC 1994 §35.565]
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself/herself to any vehicle upon a roadway.
[CC 1994 §35.570]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
[CC 1994 §35.575]
It shall be unlawful for the directing Officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided that this Section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.
[CC 1994 §35.580]
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[CC 1994 §36.305]
Every person operating a motor vehicle on any street or highway in this City shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care.
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated:
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle; and
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of his/her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
Upon a City street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lanes of vehicles in each direction;
Upon a one-way street;
Upon any highway outside of a City with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for four (4) or more lines of traffic.
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The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway. The provisions of this subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow-moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
Except when a roadway has been divided into three (3) traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
[CC 1994 §36.315]
No operator shall have in his/her lap any other person, adult or minor, nor shall he/she be seated in the lap of any person, while the vehicle is in motion.
[CC 1994 §36.320]
No person shall ride in or operate any motor vehicle unless all portions of such person's body are entirely within that portion of the vehicle designed for the carrying of passengers or merchandise, or as otherwise permitted by this Chapter; provided however, that this Section does not apply to any person whose employment makes it necessary to ride otherwise.
[CC 1994 §36.340]
Any driver of a vehicle upon any street, alley or highway within this Municipality, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children or other passengers when the driver of said school bus has in the manner prescribed by law given a signal to stop, shall stop such vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or until signalled by its driver to proceed.
Every such school bus operating within this Municipality shall comply with all rules, regulation or regulations of the State Board of Education in and for the operation thereof.
[CC 1994 §36.345]
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any highway, street or alley in this Municipality having a greater weight than that described in Section 304.180, RSMo.
Provided further, that the local officials and State Highways and Transportation Commission or their legal agents for their respective jurisdiction whenever by thawing of frost, rains, or soft conditions due to construction, reconstruction and maintenance, adverse critical weather conditions, or other causes detrimental to the surface or physical condition of such highways, streets and alleys in this Municipality, are hereby authorized to limit such weights described under Subsection (A) to such an amount and in such manner as will preserve their economical use by the general public. When posted or marked it shall be unlawful to transport any gross load in excess of the posted notice, and in addition to conviction and punishment for a misdemeanor the registered owner thereof shall be held liable in any court of competent jurisdiction for destructive damages to the surface and physical conditions pertaining, by an action of the State, County or other interested person.
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association violating any of the provisions, regulation or regulations of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Section 304.240 RSMo., and the same rates of punishment shall apply where weights are limited in excess of those posted as apply to those exceeded under Section 304.180, RSMo.