Cross Reference — As to restricted commercial vehicles or truck use, sch. VI.
[CC 1970 §21-3]
No person shall knowingly fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer or Fire Department official.
State Law Reference—For similar provisions, §300.080, RSMo.
Every person propelling any pushcart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Title which by their very nature can have no application.
[CC 1970 §21-26; CC 1947 §11-50; Ord. No. 5267 §1, 8-13-1996; Ord. No. 5796 §1, 11-11-2003]
As used in this Section, "electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD)" shall mean a self-balancing, two-non-tandem-wheeled device designed to transport only one (1) person, with an electric propulsion system with an average power of seven hundred fifty (750) watts (one (1) horsepower), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a propulsion system while ridden by an operator who weighs one hundred seventy (170) pounds, is less than twenty (20) miles per hour. Persons under sixteen (16) years of age shall not operate an electric personal assistive mobility device, except for an operator with a mobility-related disability.
It shall be unlawful for any person upon a skateboard, electric personal assistive mobility device, roller skates, in-line skates, coaster, sled, toy vehicle or similar device to:
Go upon any roadway which has more than one (1) traffic lane running in the same direction (including, but not limited to, Clayton Road, Brentwood Boulevard, Forsyth Boulevard, Central Avenue, Big Bend Boulevard, Maryland Avenue, Bemiston Avenue, Bonhomme Avenue, Carondelet Avenue and Meramec Avenue), except while crossing a street in a crosswalk.
Ride in or upon any public property (other than sidewalks) or private property of another, to include steps, staircases, ramps, banisters, courtyards, fountains, foyers, plazas and other improved areas associated with real property, without specific permission from the property owner or an agent thereof.
Ride in or upon any school playground, parking garage or paved lot, if the area has been posted to prohibit such devices or without specific permission from the property owner or an agent thereof.
Use such devices in a crowd or during a public event, except that a person with a demonstrable mobility-related disability may use an electric personal assistive mobility device unless such use would pose a hazard to public safety.
To latch onto a motor vehicle with the intent to secure a tow or ride.
Skateboards, electric personal assistive mobility devices, roller skates, in-line skates, coasters, toy vehicles, sleds and similar devices, etc., will be permitted on public sidewalks (other than as prohibited in Subsection (B)(4) above) provided that such devices are operated in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, those persons operating such devices shall be required to yield the right-of-way to any and all pedestrians who may be utilizing the same sidewalk.
In the event a person is operating a skateboard, electric personal assistive mobility device, roller skates, in-line skates, coasters, sleds, toy vehicles or similar devices in contradiction to this Section and the individual is seventeen (17) years of age or younger, responding Police Officers may impound the item and retain possession of same until such time as the parent or guardian of the violator shall appear at the Police Department and claim the impounded device.
[CC 1970 §21-4; CC 1947 §11-5]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the operator of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the U.S. Government, this State, County or City and it shall be unlawful for any such operator to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter.
Upon the immediate approach of an emergency vehicle giving audible signal by siren or while having at least one (1) lighted lamp exhibiting red light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle or a flashing blue light authorized by Section 307.175, RSMo., the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as far as possible to the right of, the traveled portion of the highway and thereupon stop and remain in such position until such emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police or traffic officer.
Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.
Responsibilities Of Driver Of Emergency Vehicle.
The driver of any "emergency vehicle" defined in Section 300.010 of this Code shall not sound the siren thereon or have the front red lights or blue lights on except when such vehicle is responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected law violator, or when responding to, but not upon returning from, a fire.
The driver of an emergency vehicle may:
Park or stand irrespective of the provisions of Sections 304.014 to 304.025, RSMo., and the provisions of this Code;
Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
Exceed the prima facie speed limit so long as the driver does not endanger life or property;
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
The exemptions granted to an emergency vehicle pursuant to Subsection (C)(2) of this Section shall apply only when the driver of any such vehicle while in motion sounds audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and when the vehicle is equipped with at least one (1) lighted lamp displaying a red light or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle.
No person shall purchase an emergency light as described in this Section without furnishing the seller of such light an affidavit stating that the light will be used exclusively for emergency vehicle purposes.
Violation of this Section shall be deemed an ordinance violation.
A person commits the offense of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when, being the operator or driver of a vehicle on the highways, streets or roads of the City or on any publicly or privately owned parking lot or parking facility within the City generally open for use by the public and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property due to his/her culpability or to accident, he/she leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving his/her name, residence, including City and street number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number, if any, to the injured party or to a Police Officer, or if no Police Officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearest Police station or judicial officer.
For the purposes of this Section, all Peace Officers shall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, to enter the premises of any such privately owned parking lot or parking facility for the purpose of investigating an accident and performing all necessary duties regarding such accident.