Velda City, MO
St. Louis County
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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.
[CC 1974 §320.030; Ord. No. 101 §1, 11-6-1963]
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle (except authorized emergency vehicles on emergency runs) on or upon any open and public street or thoroughfare within Velda City at a rate of speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour except on Lucas and Hunt Road whereon the rate of speed shall not be in excess of thirty (30) miles per hour.
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.
[Ord. No. 562 §§1, 3, 10-9-2002]
A. 
All public streets or roadways within the City limits where the speed limit has been established at twenty (20) miles per hour or less and/or any street or roadway designated as a School Zone shall be Special Enforcement Areas.
B. 
All Special Enforcement Areas shall be designated and marked by the posting of signs which shall clearly state "SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AREA, FINES DOUBLED".