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.
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.
[R.O. 2005 §26-102; Ord. No. 2400 §2, 9-6-2000]
Except where otherwise provided by signs erected pursuant to duly passed and approved ordinances, no person shall operate a vehicle on any street in the City in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour.
[R.O. 2005 §26-104; CC 1997 §26-104]
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §304.011, RSMo.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.
[Ord. No. 2779 §1, 7-19-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of a duly authorized and posted speed limit as provided in this Code, but notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, a speeding violation which is over the posted speed limit by five (5) miles an hour or less shall be a "no-point" speeding violation as allowed by Section 304.009, RSMo., and shall not be reported to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles.
[Ord. No. 3126 §1, 9-4-2013; Ord. No. 3202, 1-7-2015; Ord. No. 3413, 4-3-2019]
For purposes of this Section, Special Enforcement Area is defined as follows: any public or private roadway or street that has been designated as such by the City Council and is clearly posted with Special Enforcement Area signage.
Conviction of a moving violation in a Special Enforcement Area, as defined by this Section, is punishable by a fine at least double that set for such moving violation on the schedule of the Traffic Violations Bureau, not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
Damage to, defacement of or unauthorized removal of special enforcement signage is prohibited and shall not relieve a violator of the additional penalty provided by this Section.