City of Greenwood, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 2.402 § 1, 11-2-1981]
Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn, directed forward, or whistle in good working order, capable of emitting a sound adequate in quantity and volume to give warning of the approach of such vehicle to other users of the highway and to pedestrians. Such signaling device shall be used for warning purposes only and shall not be used for making any unnecessary noise, and no other sound-producing signaling device shall be used at any time.
[Ord. No. 2.402 § 2, 11-2-1981]
Muffler cutouts shall not be used and no vehicle shall be driven in such manner or condition that excessive and unnecessary noises shall be made by its machinery, motor, signaling device, or other parts, or by any improperly loaded cargo. The motors of all motor vehicles shall be fitted with properly attached mufflers of such capacity or construction as to quiet the maximum possible exhaust noise as completely as is done in modern gas engine passenger motor vehicles. Any cutout or opening in the exhaust pipe between the motor and the muffler on any motor vehicle shall be completely closed and disconnected from its operating lever, and shall be so arranged that it cannot automatically open, or be opened or operated while such vehicle is in motion.
[Ord. No. 2.402 § 3, 11-2-1981]
All motor vehicles, except motorcycles, shall be provided at all times with two (2) sets of adequate brakes, kept in good working order, and motorcycles shall be provided with one (1) set of adequate brakes kept in good working order.
[Ord. No. 2.402 § 4, 11-2-1981]
All motor vehicles which are so constructed or loaded that the operator cannot see the road behind such vehicle by looking back or around the side of such vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror so adjusted as to reveal the road behind and be visible from the operator's seat.
All motor vehicles shall be equipped with lighting devices as required by Section 307.020, RSMo., et seq.
[Ord. No. 2.402 § 6, 11-2-1981]
Any person violating the provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished according to Section 300.030 of this Title.
[Ord. No. 99-09-20-10 §§ 1 — 3, 9-20-1999]
It shall be unlawful to operate or use a Jacobs Engine brake, or other engine braking device in the City of Greenwood, except in emergencies. For the purpose of this Section, a Jacobs Engine brake is a hydraulic-electric engine attachment that converts a diesel engine into an air compressor by changing engine exhaust valve operation.
Notice of this Section shall be posted at the place where the boundary of the City joins or crosses any highway by an appropriate sign notifying motorists of the passage of this Section.
Punishment. Failure to prohibit the use of a Jacobs Engine brake shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Section 100.050 by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 2008-04-14-02 § 1, 4-14-2008]
Any person may operate a motor vehicle with side and rear windows that have a sun-screening device, in conjunction with safety glazing material, that has a light transmission of thirty-five percent (35%) or more plus or minus three percent (3%) and a luminous reflectance of thirty-five percent (35%) or less plus or minus three percent (3%).
Any sun-screening device applied to side windows in excess of the requirements of this Section shall be prohibited without a permit issued by the Missouri Department of Public Safety pursuant to Section 307.173, RSMo.
All sun-screening devices applied to the windshield of a motor vehicle are prohibited, except this Section shall not prohibit labels, stickers, decalcomania or informational signs on motor vehicles or the application of tinted or solar-screening material to recreational vehicles (as defined in Section 700.010, RSMo.); provided however, that such material does not interfere with the driver's normal view of the road.
This Section shall not prohibit factory-installed tinted glass, the equivalent replacement thereof or tinting material applied to the upper portion of the motor vehicle's windshield which is normally tinted by the manufacturer of motor vehicle safety glass.
No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, snow, ice or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield, side wings or side or rear windows of such vehicle which materially obstructs, obscures or impairs the driver's clear view of the street or highway or any intersecting street or highway.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle in this City that is not equipped with a device for cleaning rain, snow or other moisture from the windshield, which device shall be so constructed as to be controlled or operated by the driver of the vehicle and shall be maintained in good working order.
Any vehicle licensed with a historical license plate shall be exempt from Subsections (A), (B), (C) and (D) of this Section.