Cass County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 05-20 §1, 12-22-2005]
The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the County, except that the County may by ordinance or order 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.
[Ord. No. 05-20 §1, 12-22-2005]
The County 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.
[Ord. No. 05-20 §1, 12-22-2005]
A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in Schedule I at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.
B. 
For the purposes of enforcing the speed limit laws of this County, it is a rebuttable presumption that the posted speed limit is the legal speed limit.
C. 
A violation of the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to relieve the parties in any civil action on any claim or counterclaim from the burden of proving negligence or contributory negligence as the proximate cause of any accident or as the defense to a negligence action.
[Ord. No. 05-20 §1, 12-22-2005]
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 an ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 05-20 §1, 12-22-2005]
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in Section 320.030 or Schedule I at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.