[CC 1970 §21-2; CC 1947 §11-2; Ord. No. 5439 §1, 7-14-1998]
It shall be the duty of the Police Department to enforce the provisions of this Chapter. Officers of the Police Department are authorized to direct all traffic either in person or by means of visible or audible signal in conformance with the provisions of this Chapter; provided, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police and Fire Department may direct traffic, as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of this Chapter.
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to restrict parking or to establish such other emergency measures as conditions may require to control traffic during such emergency conditions.
[CC 1970 §21-7; Ord. No. 5439 §2, 7-14-1998]
The office of City Traffic Engineer is established. The Director of Public Works or other designated City Official shall serve as Traffic Engineer in addition to his/her other functions and shall exercise the powers and duties with respect to traffic as provided in this Chapter.
The Traffic Engineer shall determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices, conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and devise remedial measures, conduct engineering investigation of traffic conditions, plan the operation of traffic on the streets and highways of the City and cooperate with other City Officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions and carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by this Code and other ordinances of the City.
The Director of Public Works is authorized to install new traffic control devices or modify existing installations for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. All installations that remain in place after the initial period require that they be authorized by ordinance.
State Law Reference—For similar provisions, §300.060, RSMo.
[CC 1970 §21-164; Ord. No. 3734 §1, 5-13-1975; Ord. No. 5690 §3, 4-23-2002]
The Chief of the Fire Department is authorized to designate fire lane areas on such portions of public or private streets, alleys, roadways or any area accessible to vehicles as the Chief of the Fire Department may deem necessary to provide unobstructed access for Fire Department and other emergency vehicles.
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave a motor vehicle in or upon or to obstruct in any manner any fire lane so designated by the Chief of the Fire Department.
Fire lanes so legally designated by the Chief of the Fire Department shall be posted with appropriate signs or markings as specified by the Chief of the Fire Department so that the public will be aware of the existence of such fire lanes. In cases of fire lanes established on private property, the owner thereof shall provide such signs or markings at his/her expense.