City of O'Fallon, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2007 §300.020; Ord. No. 4416 §1, 10-17-2002; Ord. No. 4575 §1, 10-15-2003]
The following words and phrases, when used in this Title, mean:
ABANDONED VEHICLE
Any vehicle without current vehicle license, not driveable without repair, or left on property without the consent of the owner or person in possession of the property.
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty (50) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of six hundred (600) pounds or less, traveling on three (3) or more low pressure tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and handlebars for steering control.
ALLEY OR ALLEYWAY
Any street with a roadway of less than twenty (20) feet in width.
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
A vehicle of any of the following types as defined in Section 304.022, RSMo.:
1. 
Any vehicle operated by the State Highway Patrol, Police, Sheriff, or Deputy Sheriff Departments, Constable, Federal Law Enforcement Officer authorized to carry firearms and to make arrests for violations of the Laws of the United States, Coroner or Medical Examiner, enforcement personnel of the Division of Transportation of the Department of Economic Development;
2. 
Any vehicle operated as an ambulance or operated commercially for the purposes of transporting emergency medical supplies or organs;
3. 
Any vehicle operated under the provisions of Section 307.175, RSMo., by any member of an organized Fire Department, ambulance association, or rescue squad, whether paid or volunteer;
4. 
Any wrecker, tow truck, or vehicle owned by a public utility or public service corporation, or by an authorized privately owned emergency vehicle company;
5. 
Any vehicle transporting equipment designed to extricate human beings from wreckage;
6. 
Any vehicle designed to perform emergency functions for a Civil Defense or Emergency Management Agency established under the provisions of the Chapter 44, RSMo.;
while responding to emergency calls, performing emergency service, or in reference to Subsection (1) hereof, while in pursuit of an actual or suspected law violator.
AUXILIARY LAMP
An additional lighting device on a motor vehicle used primarily to supplement the headlamps in providing general illumination ahead of a vehicle.
BICYCLE
Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, or two (2) parallel wheels and one (1) or two (2) forward or rear wheels, all of which are more than fourteen (14) inches in diameter, except scooters and similar devices.
BUSINESS DISTRICT
The territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any six hundred (600) feet along the highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes, including but not limited to hotels, banks, or office buildings, railroad stations and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred (300) feet of frontage on one (1) side or three hundred (300) feet collectively on both sides of the highway.
CENTRAL BUSINESS (OR TRAFFIC) DISTRICT
All streets and portions of streets within the area described by City ordinance as such. If not otherwise defined by City ordinance, the district shall include that area bounded by Highway 70 on the south, Sonderen on the east, Civic Park Drive on the north and Woodlawn on the west.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Ever vehicle designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of property.
CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY
Every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street or roadway.
1. 
That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs from the edges of the traversable roadway;
2. 
Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
CURB LOADING ZONE
A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
DRIVER
Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
FREIGHT CURB LOADING ZONE
A space adjacent to a curb for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight (or passengers).
HEADLAMP
A major lighting device capable of providing general illumination ahead of a vehicle.
HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
1. 
The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict;
2. 
Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of two (2) roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
LANED ROADWAY
A roadway which is divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors and motorized bicycles.
MOTORCYCLE
Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled device, except motorized scooters, having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.
MOTORIZED SCOOTER
Any two-, three- or four-wheeled device having handlebars that are attached to a footboard, which is designed to be ridden in a standing or seated position and is powered by a motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion. This Section shall not apply to legitimate devices for use by physically disabled persons, such as electric wheelchairs or scooters, when operated by a physically disabled person.
OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD
Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in the City.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this Title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
PARK OR PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
PASSENGER CAR
Every motor vehicle designed for carrying ten (10) persons or less and used for the transportation of persons; except that, the term "passenger car" shall not include motorcycles, motorized bicycles, motor tricycles, and trucks with a licensed gross weight of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds or more.
PASSENGER CURB LOADING ZONE
A place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.
PEDESTRIAN
Any person afoot.
PERSON
Every natural person, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation.
PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Any natural person with disabilities which limit or impair the ability to walk, as determined by a licensed physician as follows:
1. 
The person cannot walk fifty (50) feet without stopping to rest; or
2. 
The person cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device; or
3. 
Is restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person's forced respiratory expiratory volume for one (1) second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one (1) liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty (60) mm/hg on room air at rest; or
4. 
Uses portable oxygen; or
5. 
Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association; or
6. 
Is severely limited in his/her ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
POLICE OFFICER
Every Officer of the Municipal Police Department or any Officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons.
RAILROAD
A carrier of persons or property upon cars operated upon stationary rails.
RAILROAD TRAIN
A steam engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails, except streetcars.
REFLECTOR
An approved device designed and used to give an indication by reflected light.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT
The territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on such highway for a distance of three hundred (300) feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The right of one (1) driver or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another driver or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
ROADWAY
That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways the term ROADWAY as used herein shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
SAFETY ZONE
The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
SECONDARY STREET
Any street which is not designated as a "snow emergency route".
SIDEWALK
That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians.
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES
Those streets designated as such in accordance with the provisions of this Title.
STAND OR STANDING
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
STATE HIGHWAY
A highway maintained by the State of Missouri as a part of the State Highway system.
STOP (REQUIRED)
Complete cessation from movement.
STOP OR STOPPING
When prohibited, any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
STREET OR HIGHWAY
The entire width between the lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the uses of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
THROUGH HIGHWAY
Every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this Title.
THROUGH STREETS
Those streets and parts of streets described by ordinances of the City are declared to be through streets for the purposes of Sections 335.010 through 335.090.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL
Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
TRAFFIC DIVISION
The Traffic Division of the Police Department of the City, or in the event a Traffic Division is not established, then said term whenever used herein shall be deemed to refer to the Police Department of the City.
VEHICLE
Any mechanical device on wheels designed primarily for use or used on highways, except motorized bicycles, motorized scooters, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, cotton trailers, or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons.
[Ord. No. 5324 §1, 5-8-2008]
A. 
A Traffic Management Policy shall be adopted for the City of O'Fallon as set out in Exhibit A of Ord. No. 5324 and adopted by reference herein. Said policy shall be on file in the City offices.
B. 
The Traffic Management Policy adopted in Subsection (A) of this Section, was amended to include a new Subsection (20) establishing guidelines for implementing a Pedestrian Crossings Policy. Said policy shall be on file in the City offices.
[Ord. No. 6472, 6-14-2018]
C. 
The Traffic Management Policy adopted in Subsection (A) of this Section was amended to include revisions to Subsection (19) regarding the City's Traffic Calming Policy. Said policy shall be on file in the City offices.
[Ord. No. 6479, 7-12-2018[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Additionally note the adoption of a Traffic Calming Policy as set out in Section 300.030 below.
[Ord. No. 5304 §1, 3-27-2008]
A Traffic Calming Policy shall be adopted for the City of O'Fallon as set out in Exhibit A of Ord. No. 5304 and adopted by reference herein. Said policy shall be on file in the City offices.