[Ord. No. 05-44 §1, 6-16-2005; Ord. No. 09-29 §1, 8-10-2009]
The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all State roads and State highways within the City unless otherwise set by ordinance and meeting State requirements for approval, if any. The City may, by ordinance, set speed limits for City streets within the City. 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. No person shall exceed the speed limits so established within the speed zones set forth and described in Schedule I.
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.
[CC 1999 §14-12]
Every person operating a vehicle upon the public streets of the City shall drive the same at a rate of speed not to exceed thirty (30) miles per hour; provided, that there shall be placed at the intersection of North Main Street and the Missouri State Highway, and at the intersection of South Main Street and the Missouri State Highway, and at the west end of Elm Street, and at the east end of Elm Street in the City, and at any other appropriate place within the corporate limits of the City, so as to warn the traveling public and all other persons of the provisions of this Section regulating speed of vehicles, an appropriate sign in large letters which shall read:
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. Peace Officers may enforce the provisions of this Section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is an ordinance violation.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in Schedule I at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.