City of Caruthersville, MO
Pemiscot County
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Section 320.010 State Speed Laws Applicable.

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.

Section 320.020 Regulation of Speed by Traffic Signals.

[CC 1983 §17-152]
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.

Section 320.030 Restrictions as to Speed and Degree of Care.

[CC 1983 §17-151]
Every person operating a motor vehicle on the streets of this City shall operate or drive the same 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.

Section 320.040 Speed in Construction/Work Zone.

[Ord. No. 2006-26 §1, 12-4-2006]
The City Street Department, on any section of a public street where construction or maintenance operations are being effected, may fix a speed limit in such areas by 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 320.030.