City of Richmond Heights, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 315.010 Speed Limits Designated.

[CC 1984 §24-215; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; Ord. No. 3140 §24-107; Ord. No. 4497 §4, 4-19-1993; Ord. No. 4622 §1, 1-16-1996]
A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on or across the streets of this City in excess of twenty (20) miles an hour except as may be otherwise provided in this Chapter.
B. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on or across any private road, street, parking lot or driveway of this City in excess of twenty (20) miles an hour except as may be otherwise provided in this Chapter.
C. 
The streets and parts of streets set forth in Schedule IX are designated arterial streets or caution streets. On such streets and highways, no person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle (except emergency vehicles on emergency runs) at any time at a rate of speed in excess of that set forth in Schedule IX except as otherwise provided in this Chapter.

Section 315.020 Impeding Traffic — Slow Driving — Misdemeanor.

[CC 1984 §24-216; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; Ord. No. 3140 §24-108]
A. 
No person shall drive at such a slow speed or in such position on the roadway so as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, or because upon a grade or when the vehicle is a truck or trailer necessarily or in compliance with the law, proceeding at reduced speed.
B. 
Police Officers may enforce this Section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this Article and refusal to comply with direction of an officer, in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is a misdemeanor.

Section 315.030 Impeding Traffic — Advertising Vehicles.

[CC 1984 §24-217; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; Ord. No. 3140 §24-109]
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle used primarily for advertising purposes or display posters or placards or any articles for the inspection of the public on such vehicles or as a part thereof at a rate of speed less than twenty (20) miles per hour. The operator of such vehicle shall move it continuously and not stop the vehicle except when ordered by any Police Officer or in obedience to traffic signals or signs.

Section 315.040 Speed of Vehicle — Generally.

[CC 1984 §24-220; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; Ord. No. 3140 §24-110; Ord. No. 4497 §4, 4-19-1993]
Every person operating a motor vehicle on the highways, public and private roads, streets or alleys shall operate or drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and in the exercise of the highest degree of care and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person. He/she shall take into consideration the time of day, the amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the condition of the street or highway, the atmospheric conditions, and the location with reference to intersecting streets or highways, curves, residences or schools.

Section 315.050 Metal-Tired Vehicles — Speed Limit.

[CC 1984 §24-221; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; Ord. No. 3140 §24-111]
No person shall operate a motor vehicle equipped with iron or other metal tires at a greater speed than six (6) miles per hour.

Section 315.060 School Zones — Speed Limit.

[CC 1984 §24-222; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; Ord. No. 3140 §24-112]
The streets and parts of streets set forth in Schedule X are designated school zone streets. On such streets and highways or parts thereof, no person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle (except emergency vehicles on emergency runs) between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on days when any school is in session in the City at a rate of speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour.

Section 315.070 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 4796 §1, adopted September 17, 2001, repealed section 315.070. Former section 315.070 derived from CC 1984 §24-223; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.36; ord. no. 3140 §24-113. At the editor's discretion, this section has been left reserved for future use by the city.