City of Caruthersville, MO
Pemiscot County
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Section 365.010 Application.

The provisions of this Title prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.

Section 365.020 Regulations Not Exclusive.

The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.

Section 365.030 Parking Prohibited at All Times on Certain Streets.

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 365.040 Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours on Certain Streets.

When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 365.050 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours on Certain Streets.

When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 365.060 Parking Signs Required.

[CC 1983 §17-223]
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.

Section 365.070 Commercial Vehicles Prohibited From Using Certain Streets — Exceptions.

[Ord. No. 2009-1 §1, 1-5-2009]
A. 
Classification Of Streets. Each street of the City shall be classified as either a restricted street or a truck route. Each street shall be regulated as to heavy traffic in accordance with the regulations as set forth in this Section applicable to the classification of the street.
B. 
Truck Routes. All motor vehicles licensed for a gross vehicle weight of more than twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds shall, except as provided herein, travel through the City on designated truck routes. The designated truck routes for the City are set forth on Schedule II to this Title III.
C. 
Restricted Streets. All streets not designated as a truck route shall be restricted streets. Except as otherwise provided herein, whenever signs are erected giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning or operating any commercial motor vehicle or truck-trailer combination licensed for a gross vehicle weight of more than twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds to drive or propel the same or to cause or permit the same to be driven or propelled at any time upon restricted streets of the City.
D. 
Erection Of Signs. The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to post appropriate signs on any street in the City which signs shall state and declare limits established by this Section.
E. 
Exemptions From This Section. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:
1. 
Prohibit any vehicle from loading or delivering freight of any kind; provided the most direct route from a designated truck route is utilized to complete such load or delivery.
2. 
Any vehicle operated by the City, or a private contractor under contract with the City, while engaged in street maintenance, construction, solid waste collection or related activities.
3. 
Any vehicle owned by a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility facility.
4. 
Emergency vehicles of the City.
5. 
School buses.
6. 
Trucks directed to the Pemiscot County Justice Center by the State of Missouri.
F. 
Penalties. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Section 365.080 Handicapped Parking.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for handicapped persons by means of an upright sign whether on a pole or attached to a building which is inscribed with the international symbol of accessibility and/or the word "Handicapped" whether upon public property or private property open to public use, unless the vehicle bears the State of Missouri license plate or placard for the disabled as provided for in Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended or any other similar plate or placard from another State. Said sign may or may not contain additional language indicating that the stall or space is designated or reserved for "handicapped persons."
B. 
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped parking space unless there is a physically disabled person in the vehicle, or while the vehicle is being used to transport a physically disabled person.
C. 
Upon conviction thereof, violators shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00).