City of Grain Valley, MO
Jackson County
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Section 335.010 Stop and Yield Signs.

[Code 1985, §76.430; CC 1990 §14-251]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign if required for safety to stop shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.
B. 
Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.

Section 335.020 Vehicle Entering Stop Intersection.

[Code 1985, §76.435; CC 1990 §14-252]
Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop as required by Subsection (B) of Section 335.010, and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on such highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection.

Section 335.030 Vehicle Entering Yield Intersection.

[Code 1985, §76.440; CC 1990 §14-253]
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection; provided however, that if such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his/her failure to yield right-of-way.

Section 335.040 Right-Of-Way at Intersection — Signs at Intersections.

[Code 1985, §76.355; CC 1990 §14-201]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway, provided, that there is no form of traffic control at such intersection.
B. 
When two (2) vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the driver of the vehicle on the right. This Subsection shall not apply to vehicles approaching each other from opposite directions when the driver of one (1) of such vehicles is attempting to or is making a left turn.
C. 
The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.
D. 
The State Highways and Transportation Commission with reference to State highways and the City with reference to other highways under their respective jurisdictions may designate through highways and erect stop signs or yield signs at specified entrances thereto, or may designate any intersection as a stop intersection or as a yield intersection and erect stop signs or yield signs at one (1) or more entrances to such intersection.
E. 
The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, building or any private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered.
F. 
The driver of a vehicle intending to make a left turn into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction when the making of such left turn would create a traffic hazard.
G. 
The State Highways and Transportation Commission or the City with respect to roads under their respective jurisdictions, on any section where construction or major maintenance operations are being affected, may fix a speed limit in such areas by the posting of appropriate signs, and the operation of a motor vehicle in excess of such speed limit in the area so posted shall be deemed prima facie evidence of careless and imprudent driving and a violation of Section 304.010, RSMo.

Section 335.050 Stop Required at Railroad Grade Crossing, When.

A. 
When any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing, the driver of the vehicle shall operate the vehicle in a manner so he/she will be able to stop, and he/she shall stop the vehicle not less than fifteen (15) feet and not more than fifty (50) feet from the nearest rail of the railroad track and shall not proceed until he/she can safely do so if:
1. 
A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device warns of the approach of a railroad train; or
2. 
A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal or warning of the approach or passage of a railroad train; or
3. 
An approaching railroad train is visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing; or
4. 
Any other traffic sign, device or any other act, rule, regulation or statute requires a vehicle to stop at a railroad grade crossing.
B. 
No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing when a train is approaching while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

Section 335.060 Certain Buses and Trucks to Stop at Railroad Crossing, When.

[Code 1985, §76.460; CC 1990 §14-258]
Every motor vehicle transporting passengers, for hire, every school bus, and every motor vehicle transporting high explosives, or poisonous or compressed inflammable gases, and every motor vehicle used for the transportation of inflammable or corrosive liquids in bulk, whether loaded or empty, shall, upon approaching any railroad grade crossing, other than a crossing that is specifically exempted from the stopping requirement by order of the Division of Transportation of the Department of Economic Development, be brought to a full stop within fifty (50) feet, but not less than fifteen (15) feet, from the nearest rail of such railroad grade crossing, and shall not proceed until due caution has been taken to ascertain that the course is clear; provided, that such full stop shall not be required at a railroad grade crossing protected by a watchman or Traffic Officer on duty or by a traffic control signal (not railroad flashing signal) giving positive indication to approaching vehicles to proceed, nor when the Division of Transportation has ordered the placement of an exempt sign at the crossing.

Section 335.070 Emerging From Alley, Driveway or Building.

[Code 1985, §76.445; CC 1990 §14-254]
The driver of a vehicle within a business or residence district emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to avoid collision, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on such roadway.

Section 335.080 Stop When Traffic Obstructed.

[Code 1985, §76.450; CC 1990 §14-255]
No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he/she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.

Section 335.090 Railroads — Duty of Operator at Crossings.

[Code 1985, §76.845; CC 1990 §14-111]
No railroad company shall within the corporate limits of the City, permit its engines or cars to approach any street crossing the track of such railroad without giving timely notice of approach by the continuous ringing of a bell or sounding of its horn while moving toward such street.