City of Wildwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 1997 § 340.010; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any emergency vehicle traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where any emergency vehicle has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.020; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
[R.O. 1997 §§ 340.030, 340.050; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean:
FUNERAL DIRECTOR
A person licensed as a funeral director pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 333, RSMo.
FUNERAL LEAD VEHICLE or LEAD VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle equipped with at least one (1) lighted circulating lamp exhibiting an amber or purple light or lens or alternating flashing headlamps visible under normal atmospheric conditions for a distance of five hundred (500) feet from the front of the vehicle. A hearse or coach properly equipped may be a lead vehicle.
ORGANIZED FUNERAL PROCESSION
Two (2) or more vehicles accompanying the remains of a deceased person from a funeral establishment, church, synagogue or other place where a funeral service has taken place to a cemetery, crematory or other place of final disposition or a funeral establishment, church, synagogue or other place where additional funeral services will be performed if directed by a licensed funeral director from a licensed establishment.
B. 
Driving Rules.
1. 
Except as otherwise provided for in this Section, pedestrians and operators of all other vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which is a part of an organized funeral procession.
2. 
Notwithstanding any traffic control device or right-of-way provision prescribed by State or local law, when the funeral lead vehicle in an organized funeral procession lawfully enters an intersection, all vehicles in the procession shall follow the lead vehicle through the intersection. The operator of each vehicle in the procession shall exercise the highest degree of care toward any other vehicle or pedestrian on the roadway.
3. 
An organized funeral procession shall have the right-of-way at all intersections regardless of any traffic control device at such intersections, except that operators of vehicles in an organized funeral procession shall yield the right-of-way to any approaching emergency vehicle pursuant to the provisions of law or when directed to do so by a Law Enforcement Officer.
4. 
All vehicles in an organized funeral procession shall follow the preceding vehicle in the procession as closely as is practical and safe under the conditions.
5. 
No person shall operate any vehicle as part of an organized funeral procession without the flashing emergency lights of such vehicle being lighted.
6. 
Any person who is not an operator of a vehicle in an organized funeral procession shall not:
a. 
Drive between the vehicles comprising an organized funeral procession while such vehicles are in motion and have the flashing emergency lights lighted pursuant to Subsection (B)(5) above, except when required to do so by a Law Enforcement Officer or when such person is operating an emergency vehicle giving an audible or visual signal;
b. 
Join a funeral procession for the purpose of securing the right-of-way; or
c. 
Attempt to pass any vehicle in an organized funeral procession, except where a passing lane has been specifically provided.
7. 
When an organized funeral procession is proceeding through a red signal light as permitted herein, a vehicle not in the organized funeral procession shall not enter the intersection unless such vehicle may do so without crossing the path of the funeral procession.
8. 
No ordinance, regulation or any other provision of law shall prohibit the use of a motorcycle utilizing flashing amber lights to escort an organized funeral procession on the highway.
C. 
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this Section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).
[R.O. 1997 § 340.040; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
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Editor's Note: R.O. 1997 § 340.050 was combined with § 340.030 by the City during the 2019 recodification project. See now § 340.030.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.060; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.070; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.080; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
A. 
No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of or turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein.
1. 
An operator or driver when stopping, or when checking the speed of the operator's vehicle if the movement of other vehicles may reasonably be affected by such checking of speed, shall extend such operator's arm at an angle below horizontal so that the same may be seen in the rear of the vehicle.
2. 
An operator or driver intending to turn the vehicle to the right shall extend such operator's arm at an angle above horizontal so that the same may be seen in front of and in the rear of the vehicle and shall slow down and approach the intersecting highway as near as practicable to the right side of the highway along which such operator is proceeding before turning.
3. 
An operator or driver intending to turn the vehicle to the left shall extend such operator's arm in a horizontal position so that the same may be seen in the rear of the vehicle and shall slow down and approach the intersecting highway so that the left side of the vehicle shall be as near as practicable to the center line of the highway along which the operator is proceeding before turning.
4. 
The signals herein required shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by a signal light or signal device in good mechanical condition of a type approved by the State Highway Patrol; however, when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle, then such signals shall be given by such light or device. A vehicle shall be considered as so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load exceeds twenty-four (24) inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereon exceeds fourteen (14) feet, which limit of fourteen (14) feet shall apply to single vehicles or combinations of vehicles. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to any trailer which does not interfere with a clear view of the hand signals of the operator or of the signaling device upon the vehicle pulling such trailer; provided, further, that the provisions of this Section as far as mechanical devices on vehicles so constructed that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle as above provided shall only be applicable to new vehicles registered within this State after the first day of January 1954.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.090; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
B. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.100; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995; Ord. No. 1169 § 3, 4-11-2005]
A. 
No person shall operate a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard upon a sidewalk within any Commercial or Workplace zoning district designation ("Commercial Business District"), except children aged ten (10) years or younger may operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a Commercial Business District, but only when accompanied by and adjacent to at least one (1) adult pedestrian.
B. 
Whenever any person is operating a bicycle, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard upon a path or sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
C. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle, motorized bicycle, or motorized scooter upon a public sidewalk or pathway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.110; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
A. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.020, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
1. 
All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use;
2. 
All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premises purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
3. 
All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City pursuant to Section 304.013, RSMo.
B. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, RSMo., within any stream or river in this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossings as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this State and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.
C. 
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
D. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. 
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
2. 
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. 
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle or who is being towed or otherwise propelled by an all-terrain vehicle, unless the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
E. 
No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.120; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998; Ord. No. 1169 § 3, 4-11-2005]
No person operating any bicycle, motorized bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates, skateboard, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or such person operating any of same to any vehicle upon a roadway; neither shall the driver of a vehicle knowingly pull a rider behind a vehicle.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.130; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.140; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
It shall be unlawful for the directing officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided that this Section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.150; Ord. No. 120 § 1, 9-1-1995]
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.160; Ord. No. 79 § 1, 9-1-1995]
Every person operating a motor vehicle on the highways and roadways of the City shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.170; Ord. No. 93 § 1, 9-1-1995]
A. 
No person shall operate any motor-propelled vehicle on the common land of any subdivision, nor park any motor vehicle on the unpaved part of the common land of any subdivision, without the consent of the trustees of the common land, or if there be no such trustees, without the consent of the owners or other persons designated by the owners to be in control of the common land.
B. 
No person shall operate or park a motor-propelled vehicle on any common land consisting of the linear tract or right-of-way of an abandoned railway now utilized for recreational purposes without the consent of the owners or other persons designated by the owners to be in control of such common land.
C. 
Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the operation or parking of any authorized motor-propelled vehicle on any common land as herein described for the purpose of maintaining such land, conducting safety patrols therein, or providing access thereto for handicapped persons. For the purpose of this Subsection, "handicapped" has the meaning ascribed to "physically disabled" in Section 301.142, RSMo., or "eligible person" in 38 U.S.C. § 1901.
D. 
For the purpose of this Section, "motor-propelled vehicle" means any vehicle propelled by a motor and not operated exclusively on rails or tracks.
E. 
For the purpose of Subsection (B):
1. 
"Abandoned" means no longer used to operate motor-propelled vehicles exclusively on rails or tracks for transportation of cargo or passengers.
2. 
"Right-of-way" means a strip of land over which a railway passes or formerly passed.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.180; Ord. No. 94 §§ 1—2, 9-1-1995; Ord. No. 1607 § 1, 3-23-2009]
A. 
No person shall operate a motorcycle, mini-bike or recreational vehicle on private property without the written consent of the owner or person in control thereof.
B. 
Violation of this Section shall be an offense, punishable by a fine and imprisonment as set out in Section 100.140 of this Code.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.190; Ord. No. 95 § 1, 9-1-1995]
A. 
No person shall willfully operate a motor vehicle on or upon the yard or lawn of any real property of another person in the City of Wildwood, without the permission of the owner or person in control of said property.
B. 
As used herein, the terms "yard" or "lawn" shall mean any portion of the property which is not paved by means of asphalt, concrete, gravel or any other material and not intended for the operation of motor vehicles thereon.
C. 
For purposes of this Section, the owner or person in whose name such motor vehicle is registered in the records of any City, County or State shall be presumed to be the operator of said motor vehicle.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.200; Ord. No. 96 § 1, 9-1-1995]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, operate or ride in or upon any automobile, motorcycle, motorboat or any other motor-propelled vehicle owned by another without the express or implied consent of the owner or his/her agent.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.210; Ord. No. 102 § 1, 9-1-1995]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
BUS
A "bus" as defined by Section 301.010, RSMo., operated commercially and used for the purpose of transporting passengers for a fee or fare.
LIGHT RAIL CONVEYANCE
A mode of mass transportation, operated on tracks or rails, which is primarily used to transport passengers solely within the St. Louis metropolitan area.
PROPERTY OF THE OPERATORS OF ANY LIGHT RAIL CONVEYANCE
An area, open or enclosed, wherein are located services or facilities for the public using or intending to use a light rail conveyance.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person:
1. 
To ride any bus, or ride or enter upon any light rail conveyance, without payment of the fare or other charge therefor.
2. 
To use or enter upon any light rail conveyance and fail to possess and present valid proof of payment of the fare thereof upon the request to do so by an agent of the operator of any light rail conveyance.
3. 
To falsify proof of payment of the fare or use any form of pretense for the purpose of using or entering upon any light rail conveyance, or to tamper with or place anything other than legal currency or coinage into any vending machine which dispenses tickets to use any light rail conveyance.
4. 
To perform any act which interferes or obstructs the movement of any light rail conveyance or perform any act which would interfere with the safe and efficient operation of a light rail conveyance.
5. 
To make false representations regarding one's status as an agent, employee or representative of the operator of any light rail conveyance for the purpose of avoiding the duty to act in accordance with any law regulating the conduct of users of light rail conveyances.
6. 
To litter, dump garbage, liquids or other matter, or create a hazardous or unsanitary condition, including spitting or expectorating, upon any bus or upon any light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of a light rail conveyance.
7. 
To drink any alcoholic beverages or possess any opened or unsealed container thereof on any light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of a light rail conveyance, when signs or other notice is posted prohibiting the same, except on premises duly licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
8. 
To eat or drink upon any bus or light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of a light rail conveyance when signs or other notices are posted prohibiting the same.
9. 
To smoke or carry an open flame or lighted match, cigar, cigarette, pipe or torch upon any light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of any light rail conveyance, where signs or other notices are posted prohibiting the same.
10. 
To throw or cause to be propelled any projectile at, from, upon or in any light rail conveyance.
11. 
To play any radio, cassette recorder, compact disc player or other such instrument except where the same is connected to an earphone that limits the sound to the individual user, or create any unreasonable noise, upon any bus or any light rail conveyance or upon the enclosed property of the operator of any light rail conveyance.
12. 
To interfere with or block the light emanating from any lamp, electric light or other electric fixture upon any light rail conveyance or upon the property of the operator of any light rail conveyance.
13. 
To mark, soil, paint, draw, inscribe, write, spray paint or place graffiti upon any light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of any light rail conveyance, or upon any sign, notice or advertisement, either public or private, which is located on any light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of any light rail conveyance.
14. 
To carry any weapon or other dangerous instrument intended for use as a weapon upon any light rail conveyance or the property of the operator of any light rail conveyance. Provided however, that Law Enforcement Officers or other persons specifically licensed to do so may carry such weapons upon such property. Provided further, that any person who may lawfully do so in Missouri may carry upon such property a rifle or shotgun which is unloaded and carried in an enclosed container which completely conceals such item from view and identification as a weapon.
15. 
To carry into any bus or light rail conveyance or upon the property of the operator of any light rail conveyance any explosive, flammable liquid (except cigarette lighters), dangerous acid, fireworks or other highly combustible materials, or dangerous radioactive materials.
16. 
To ride on the roof, coupler areas, or any exterior area of any light rail conveyance.
17. 
To take any animal upon any bus or light rail conveyance or upon the enclosed property of any light rail conveyance, except the following:
a. 
An animal enclosed in a container, accompanied by a person and carried in a manner which does not interfere with any other person; or
b. 
Working dogs for law enforcement personnel, or dogs properly harnessed and accompanying visually or hearing impaired persons to aid such persons.
18. 
To carry or take a bicycle upon any light rail conveyance, unless specifically authorized to do so by the operator of such light rail conveyance.
C. 
Any act otherwise prohibited by this Section is lawful if performed by an officer, employee, or designated agent of the operator of any light rail conveyance, if performed within the scope of the duty or employment of such person.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.220; Ord. No. 112 § 1, 9-1-1995; Ord. No. 1169 § 3, 4-11-2005]
A. 
No person shall operate a skateboard, scooter, roller blades or roller skates in a private driveway, on a private parking lot, or on private property without the express consent of the owner thereof or other person in lawful charge of such driveway, parking lot or property.
B. 
For the purpose of Subsection (A), "private driveway," "private parking lot" and "private property" means any driveway, parking lot or property, respectively, other than public streets, but including any other driveway, parking lot or property, even if owned by a governmental entity.
The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonably safe and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the roadway. Vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, shall be so operated, except in a funeral procession or in a duly authorized parade, so as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles as to enable any other vehicle to overtake or pass such vehicles in safety. This Section shall in no manner affect Section 304.044, RSMo., relating to distance between trucks traveling on the highway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.230; Ord. No. 130 § 1, 9-1-1995]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in the City at a rate of acceleration greater than is reasonably necessary to safely enter the existing flow of traffic or obtain the maximum speed limit. The friction marks or squealing of tires shall be evidence of such excessive acceleration.
The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, as defined in Section 300.020, shall leave a safe distance when passing the bicycle, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.240]
A. 
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated:
1. 
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle; and
2. 
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of such driver's vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. 
Passing To The Right Of Another Vehicle.
1. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
a. 
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
b. 
Upon any City street or highway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lines of vehicles in each direction;
c. 
Upon a one-way street;
2. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway. The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow-moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except when a roadway has been divided into three (3) traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.
D. 
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
2. 
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
A. 
All vehicles not in motion shall be placed with their right side as near the right-hand side of the highway as practicable, except on streets of the City where vehicles are obliged to move in one direction only or parking of motor vehicles is regulated by ordinance.
B. 
Upon all public roads or highways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right-half of the roadway, except as follows:
1. 
When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction pursuant to the rules governing such movement;
2. 
When placing a vehicle in position for and when such vehicle is lawfully making a left turn in compliance with the provisions of this Title;
3. 
When the right-half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair;
4. 
Upon a roadway designated by local ordinance as a one-way street and marked or signed for one-way traffic.
C. 
It is unlawful to drive any vehicle upon any highway or road which has been divided into two (2) or more roadways by means of a physical barrier or by means of a dividing section or delineated by curbs, lines or other markings on the roadway except to the right of such barrier or dividing section or to make any left turn or semicircular or U-turn on any such divided highway, except at an intersection or interchange or at any signed location designated by the State Highways and Transportation Commission or the Department of Transportation or the City Traffic Engineer. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to emergency vehicles, law enforcement vehicles or to vehicles owned by the Commission or the Department.
D. 
The Chief of Police may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the highway, and Police Officers may direct traffic in conformance with such signs. When authorized signs have been erected designating off-center traffic lanes, no person shall disobey the instructions given by such signs.
E. 
Whenever any roadway has been divided into three (3) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all other consistent herewith shall apply:
1. 
A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.
2. 
Upon a roadway which is divided into three (3) lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle where the roadway ahead is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn, or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is signposted to give notice of such allocation.
3. 
Upon all highways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic thereon shall be driven in the right-hand lane for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb, except as otherwise provided in Sections 304.014 to 304.026, RSMo.
4. 
Official signs may be erected by the State Highways and Transportation Commission, Highway Patrol or the City Traffic Engineer may place temporary signs directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign.
5. 
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right and, except when a roadway has been divided into traffic lanes, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half (1/2) of the main traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
F. 
All vehicles in motion upon a highway having two (2) or more lanes of traffic proceeding in the same direction shall be driven in the right-hand lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or when preparing to make a proper left turn or when otherwise directed by traffic markings, signs or signals.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.250; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
Every person operating a motor vehicle within a public park shall operate same in a careful and prudent manner, in the exercise of the highest degree of care, and in accordance with the current City traffic ordinances and Revised Missouri State Statutes. The speed limit for operating a motor vehicle within a public park shall be twenty (20) miles per hour, except as otherwise established.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.260; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon any unpaved area within a public park unless the area is specifically designated and posted to permit the operation of such vehicles in that area.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.270; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
The parking of vehicles on grassy areas is not permitted; vehicles must park only in areas designated for such use.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.280; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
Trucks and buses are prohibited from entering into any public park unless specific permission for same is obtained from the Director of Parks or his/her designee. Trucks and buses having secured permission must park in areas so designated by the Director of Parks or park Police.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.290; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998; Ord. No. 1169 § 3, 4-11-2005]
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard shall obey the instructions of official traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Law Enforcement Officer.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left turn or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle, motorized bicycle or scooter shall disobey the direction of any such sign. Where such person dismounts from the bicycle, scooter or skateboard to make any such turn, or any roller blader or roller skater makes such a turn, such persons shall obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.300; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998; Ord. No. 1169 § 3, 4-11-2005]
A. 
Every person operating a bicycle or scooter upon a highway, roadway or alleyway shall ride as near to the right side of the highway, roadway or alleyway as practicable and shall exercise due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
B. 
Every person operating a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard upon a road shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except when riding on paths or part of roads set aside for the exclusive use of such devices.
C. 
Every person operating a bicycle, motor bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard upon a street or highway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State declaring rules of the road applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations in this Chapter, and except as to those provisions of law and ordinance which by their nature can have no application.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.310; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
No driver shall operate a motor vehicle on any private lot, road, driveway, parking lot or any area which is not a roadway for the purpose of avoiding travel upon the right-of-way between one highway or roadway and the same or another highway or roadway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.320; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle upon a highway upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has given the signal to stop in the manner prescribed by law given the signal to stop shall stop the vehicle before reaching the school bus and shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or until signaled by its driver to proceed.
B. 
Every bus used for the transportation of school children shall bear upon the front and rear thereon a plainly visible sign containing the words "School Bus" in letters not less than eight (8) inches in height. Each bus shall have lettered on the rear in plain and distinct type the following: "State Law: Stop While Bus is Loading and Unloading." Each school bus subject to the provisions of Sections 304.050 to 304.070, RSMo., as amended, shall be equipped with a mechanical and electrical signaling device approved by the State Board of Education which will display a signal plainly visible from the front and rear and indicating intention to stop.
C. 
Every school bus operated to transport students in the public school system which has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than ten thousand (10,000) pounds, which has the engine mounted entirely in front of the windshield and the entrance door behind the front wheels, and which is used for the transportation of school children shall be equipped with a crossing control arm. The crossing control arm, when activated, shall extend a minimum of five (5) feet six (6) inches from the face of the front bumper. The crossing control arm shall be attached on the right side of the front bumper and shall be activated by the same controls which activate the mechanical and electrical signaling devices described in Subsection (B) of this Section. This Subsection may be cited as "Jessica's Law" in commemoration of Jessica Leicht and all other Missouri school children who have been injured or killed during the operation of a school bus.
D. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the driver of a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students upon a street or highway shall activate the mechanical and electrical signaling devices, in the manner prescribed by the State Board of Education, to communicate to drivers of other vehicles that students are loading or unloading. A public school district has the authority pursuant to Section 304.050, RSMo., as amended, to adopt a policy which provides that the driver of a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students upon a divided highway of four (4) or more lanes may pull off of the main roadway and load or unload students without activating the mechanical and electrical signaling devices in a manner which gives the signal for other drivers to stop and may use the amber signaling devices to alert motorists that the school bus is slowing to a stop; provided that the passengers are not required to cross any traffic lanes and also provided that the emergency flashing signal lights are activated in a manner which indicates that drivers should proceed with caution and, in such case, the driver of a vehicle may proceed past the school bus with due caution. No driver of a school bus shall take on or discharge passengers at any location upon a highway consisting of four (4) or more lanes of traffic, whether or not divided by a median or barrier, in such manner as to require the passengers to cross more than two (2) lanes of traffic; nor shall any passengers be taken on or discharged while the vehicle is upon the road or highway proper unless the vehicle so stopped is plainly visible for at least five hundred (500) feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles in the case of a highway with no shoulder and a speed limit greater than sixty (60) miles per hour and at least three hundred (300) feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles upon other highways, and on all highways, only for such time as is actually necessary to take on and discharge passengers.
E. 
The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or overtaking a school bus which is on a different roadway, which is proceeding in the opposite direction on a highway containing four (4) or more lanes of traffic, or which is stopped in a loading zone constituting a part of, or adjacent to, a limited or controlled access highway at a point where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.330; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
A. 
No person shall throw, dump, deposit, place or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private road or driveway, or right-of-way of same:
1. 
Any paper, bottles, cans, rubbish, garbage, or debris of any and all kinds.
2. 
Any and all substances and materials which cause or may cause a hazard and obstruction to the movement of traffic, including snow or ice.
B. 
No person shall throw, dump, deposit or place or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed such materials and substances in such a manner as to cause the same to roll, flow or wash upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private roadway or driveway, or right-of-way of same.
C. 
No person, when moving or hauling any load upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private road or driveway, or right-of-way of same, shall allow the load or parts of the load to blow, spill, drop, or otherwise come to rest over and upon said highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private road or driveway, or right-of-way of same.
D. 
All motor vehicles and every trailer and semitrailer operating upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private roadway or driveway and carrying goods, materials, farm products, or any of the substances referred to in this Section which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer as a result of wind pressure or air pressure or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secure so that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer while being transported or carried.
E. 
No person shall drive an overloaded vehicle or one loaded in a manner such that any part of the load is likely to fall upon and litter any road or cause injury to persons or damage to other vehicles or property.
F. 
Any person, who by reason of accident violates this Section, shall be held blameless of such violation upon an affirmative showing that the person:
1. 
Immediately cleaned and cleared away the materials or substances involved; or
2. 
Immediately made reasonable and conscientious effort to clean and clear; or
3. 
By reason of such accident was rendered incapable of cleaning and clearing away the materials or substances involved.
[Ord. No. 2473, 5-28-2019]
A. 
As used in this Section, the term "passenger car" means 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.
B. 
Each driver, except persons employed by the United States Postal Service while performing duties for that Federal agency which require the operator to service postal boxes from their vehicles or which require frequent entry into and exit from their vehicles, and each front seat passenger of a passenger car manufactured after January 1, 1968, operated on a street, road or highway in this City, and persons less than eighteen (18) years of age operating or riding in a truck as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets Federal National Highway, Transportation and Safety Act requirements, except that a child less than four (4) years of age shall be protected as required in Section 340.340 of this Code and Section 307.179, RSMo. Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a child four (4) years of age or more but less than sixteen (16) years of age shall secure the child in a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to persons who have a medical reason for failing to have a seat belt fastened about his or her body or to persons operating or riding a motor vehicle being used in agricultural work-related activities.
C. 
Each person who violates the provisions of Subsection (B) of this Section shall upon conviction be fined not more than ten dollars ($10.00). Court costs will not be assessed for this violation. In no case shall points be assessed against any person pursuant to Section 302.302, RSMo., for violation of this Section.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.340; Ord. No. 479 § 1, 11-23-1998]
Every person transporting a child under the age of four (4) years shall be responsible, when transporting such child in a motor vehicle operated by that person on the streets or highways of this State, for providing for the protection of such child. Such child shall be protected by a child passenger restraint system approved by the Department of Public Safety.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.350; Ord. No. 601 § 1, 4-10-2000; Ord. No. 1607 § 1, 3-23-2009]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle intentionally to harass or alarm another person who is inside a motor vehicle by intentionally or knowingly:
1. 
Increasing or decreasing the speed of his/her vehicle; or
2. 
Changing lanes; or
3. 
Following the other person's vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent under the totality of the circumstances; or
4. 
Impeding or obstructing the operation of the other person's motor vehicle; or
5. 
Operating his/her vehicle in a manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property.
B. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section will be subject to a fine and imprisonment as set out in Section 100.140 of this Code.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.360; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
A. 
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride on a seat other than a permanent and regularly attached seat.
B. 
No bicycle, scooter or skateboard shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which such bicycle, scooter or skateboard is designed and equipped.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.370; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
No person shall operate a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates, or skateboard at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions nor shall such operator exceed the legal speed limit for the roadway while riding upon the roadway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.380; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
The operator of a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard emerging from an alleyway, private roadway, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on the sidewalk or sidewalk area. Upon entering the highway or roadway, the operator shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway or roadway.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.390; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
No person operating a bicycle or scooter shall carry any package, bundle, or article that prevents the operator from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handle bars.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.400; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
No person shall park a bicycle or scooter upon a highway, roadway, sidewalk, or pathway in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
Every bicycle, motorized bicycle and scooter shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle, motorized bicycle or scooter within twenty-five (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.410; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
A. 
Every bicycle, motorized bicycle or scooter when in use on a street or highway during the period from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet;
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, or a rear-facing red lamp on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet;
3. 
Reflective material and/or lights on any part of the bicyclist's pedals, crank arms, shoes or lower leg visible from the front and the rear at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
Reflective material and/or lights visible on each side of the bicycle, scooter, or rider and visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.
[R.O. 1997 § 340.420; Ord. No. 1169 § 4, 4-11-2005]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian to permit a child under the age of seventeen (17) years to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle, a scooter, roller skates, roller blades, or a skateboard unless such child shall wear protective headgear that properly fits and is fastened securely upon the head of such operator or passenger. Such headgear shall meet or exceed the impact standard for protective bicycle helmets set by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Snell Memorial Foundation or the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).
B. 
In addition to the provisions of Section 300.030, Violations and Penalties, of the Traffic Code, any parent or guardian found to be in violation of this Section 340.420 may be issued an equipment violation notice as prescribed on a Missouri Uniform Complaint and Summons, which violation may be dismissed if the parent or guardian brings an approved helmet to the Wildwood Police Department within twenty-five (25) business days of the receipt of such violation notice and receives compliance verification as set forth on the back of the Missouri Uniform Complaint and Summons.