City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 310.010 Authority of Police and Fire District Officials.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all traffic laws of the City and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to traffic in the City.
B. 
Officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
C. 
Officers of the Fire District, when at the scene of an incident, may direct or assist the Police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.

Section 310.020 Obedience To Police and Fire District Officials.

No person shall knowingly fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer or Fire District official.

Section 310.025 Fleeing or Attempting To Elude An Officer.

[R.O. 2008 §16-28; Ord. No. 977 §1(4.9), 1-5-1981]
Any driver of a motor vehicle who willfully fails or refuses to bring his/her vehicle to a stop or who otherwise flees or attempts to elude a Police Officer, when given visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop, shall be guilty of a violation. This signal may be given by the Police Officer by hand, voice, whistle, emergency light or siren.

Section 310.030 Persons Propelling Pushcarts or Riding Animals To Obey Traffic Regulations.

Every person propelling any pushcart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Title which by their very nature can have no application.

Section 310.040 Use of Coasters, Roller Skates and Similar Devices Restricted.

No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, skateboard or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians. This Section shall not apply upon any street while set aside as a play street as authorized by ordinance of the City.

Section 310.050 Emergency Vehicles — Use of Lights and Sirens — Right-Of-Way — Stationary Vehicles, Procedure — Penalty.

[Ord. No. 5264 §12, 8-27-2012; Ord. No. 5491 §1, 8-22-2016]
A. 
Upon the immediate approach of an emergency vehicle giving audible signal by siren or while having at least one (1) lighted lamp exhibiting red light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle or a flashing blue light authorized by Section 307.175, RSMo., the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as far as possible to the right of, the traveled portion of the roadway and thereupon stop and remain in such position until such emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a Police or Traffic Officer.
B. 
Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, or a stationary vehicle owned by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and operated by an authorized employee of the Department of Transportation or a stationary vehicle owned by a contractor or subcontractor performing work for the Department of Transportation displaying lighted amber or amber and white lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
1. 
Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible, with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
2. 
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.
C. 
Responsibilities Of Driver Of Emergency Vehicle.
1. 
The driver of any "emergency vehicle" defined in Section 300.010 of this Code shall not sound the siren thereon or have the front red lights or blue lights on except when such vehicle is responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected law violator or when responding to, but not upon returning from, a fire.
2. 
The driver of an emergency vehicle may:
a. 
Park or stand irrespective of the provisions of Sections 304.014 to 304.025, RSMo., and the provisions of this Code;
b. 
Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
c. 
Exceed the prima facie speed limit so long as the driver does not endanger life or property;
d. 
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
3. 
The exemptions granted to an emergency vehicle pursuant to Subsection (C)(2) of this Section shall apply only when the driver of any such vehicle while in motion sounds audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and when the vehicle is equipped with at least one (1) lighted lamp displaying a red light or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle.
D. 
No person shall purchase an emergency light as described in this Section without furnishing the seller of such light an affidavit stating that the light will be used exclusively for emergency vehicle purposes.

Section 310.060 Sirens and Flashing Lights Emergency Use — Persons Authorized — Violation — Penalty.

[Ord. No. 5491 §2, 8-22-2016]
Motor vehicles and equipment, not otherwise defined in this Title as an authorized emergency vehicle, may be operated on streets and highways in this City as an emergency vehicle under the provisions of Section 310.050 of this Chapter only by permit and otherwise in accordance with Section 307.175, RSMo.

Section 310.070 Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §16-115; Ord. No. 977 §1(4.1), 1-5-1981]
A. 
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of or injury to any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible and shall remain at the scene of the accident until he/she has fulfilled all the requirements of this Section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
B. 
The driver of any such vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of or injury to any person shall give his/her name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he/she is driving and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his/her license or permit to drive to any person injured in such accident and shall render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying or the making of arrangements for the carrying of such person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
C. 
The driver of any such vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of or injury to any person shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, give notice of such accident to the Police Department and give the Police such information as they shall require and remain at the scene until authorized to proceed by the Police.
[1]
State Law References — Provisions similar to Subsection (C), §300.110, RSMo.

Section 310.080 Accidents Involving Damage To Vehicle or Property. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §16-116; Ord. No. 977 §1(4.2), 1-5-1981]
A. 
The driver of any vehicle involved in damage to a vehicle or other property which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible and shall forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of such accident until he/she has fulfilled all the requirements of this Section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
B. 
The driver of any such vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle or otherproperty which is driven or attended by any person shall give his/her name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he/she is driving and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his/her license or permit to drive to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in such accident.
C. 
The driver of any such vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle or property which is driven or attended by any person, when said damage to all property is to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more, shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, give notice of such accident to the Police Department and give the Police such information as they shall require and shall remain at said scene until authorized to proceed by the Police.
[1]
State Law References — Provisions similar to Subsection (C), §300.110, RSMo.

Section 310.090 When Driver Unable To Report.

A. 
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required in Sections 310.070 or 310.080 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give or cause to be given the notice not given by the driver.
B. 
Whenever the driver is physically incapable of making a written report of an accident as required in Sections 310.070 or 310.080 and such driver is not the owner of the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident shall, within five (5) days after the accident, make such report not made by the driver.

Section 310.100 Duty Upon Damaging Unattended Vehicle or Other Property.

[R.O. 2008 §16-117; Ord. No. 977 §1(4.3), 1-5-1981]
The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property which is unattended resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property shall immediately stop and then and there either shall locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of his/her name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he/she is driving or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on such vehicle or other property a written notice giving his/her name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he/she is driving and shall without unnecessary delay notify the Police Department. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than necessary.

Section 310.110 Damaged Vehicles — Reports From Garages.

A person in charge of any garage, repair shop, body shop, wrecker service or vehicle dealer becoming aware of any motor vehicle exhibiting bullet holes, blood stains, clothing fibers or other signs indicating that an act(s) of violence has occurred involving such vehicle shall give immediate notice to the Police Department.