City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 995 §301, 5-19-1987]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all traffic laws of the City and all the State vehicle laws applicable to the street traffic in the City.
B. 
Officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police, are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
[Ord. No. 995 §302, 5-19-1987]
No person shall fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police Officer.
[Ord. No. 995 §303, 5-19-1987]
No person shall knowingly and willfully give or cause to be given to any Police Officer, so engaged in the performance of his duties, any false report or false information; but nothing herein shall abridge or prevent any person from exercising his right against self-incrimination.
[Ord. No. 995 §304, 5-19-1987]
Every person propelling any push cart or riding an animal or a bicycle upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Code, applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Code which by their very nature can have no application.
[Ord. No. 1726 §2, 6-16-1998; Ord. No. 2753 §§7 — 8, 6-3-2014]
No person shall bring a bicycle or vehicle into the Parkville Nature Sanctuary/White Alloe Creek Conservation Area or Sullivan Nature Sanctuary area, unless it is a wheelchair being used by a handicapped person, a City vehicle being used in the conduct of City business, or a vehicle authorized by the Nature Sanctuary Director, Public Works Director, City Administrator, Chief of Police or their designee.
[Ord. No. 995 §305, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 2249A §§2 — 3, 4-4-2006; Ord. No. 2450 §3, 10-21-2008]
A. 
No person upon roller skates, skateboard, sled, coaster, recreational motor scooter or riding in or by means of any toy vehicle, motorized play vehicle or similar device shall go upon any roadway, alley or highway, except while crossing a street on a crosswalk, and when so crossing such person shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to pedestrians.
B. 
No person upon roller skates, skateboard, sled, coaster, recreational motor scooter or riding in or by means of any toy vehicle, motorized play vehicle or similar device shall go upon any sidewalk or upon any parking lot in the Old Town District as defined in Ord. No. 1963 or in Parkville Commons or in any public or private place posted with signage saying such use is prohibited.
C. 
This does not apply to motor vehicles utilized in commercial activity or utilized by approval in the City parks.
[Ord. No. 995 §306, 5-19-1987]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States government, this State, County, or City, and it shall be unlawful for any said driver to violate any of the provisions of this Title, except as otherwise permitted in this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 995 §307, 5-19-1987]
A. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this Section, but subject to the conditions herein stated.
B. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
1. 
Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this Title;
2. 
Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
3. 
Exceed the maximum speed limits; except privately owned vehicles shall not exceed posted speed limits by more than ten miles per hour (10 m.p.h.).
4. 
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
C. 
The exemptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when the driver of any said 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 lighted lamp displaying a blue or red flashing light visible under normal atmospheric conditions.
D. 
The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle form the consequences of reckless disregard for the safety of others.
[1]
State Law Reference — For Similar Provisions, see RSMo. §300.100.
[Ord. No. 995 §308, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Duly appointed volunteer or employed firemen are authorized to display and use a blue or red flashing emergency light and siren when responding to a fire or emergency but not otherwise.
B. 
The drivers of all other vehicles, except authorized emergency vehicles, shall yield the right-of-way to volunteer firemen while responding to fire or emergency calls and while using such blue or red flashing emergency lights and sirens.
C. 
Nothing herein shall authorize any volunteer firemen while operating other than an authorized emergency vehicle, to exceed the speed limit, to disregard any stop sign, stop light or other traffic control device.
[Ord. No. 995 §309, 5-19-1987]
Upon immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of the laws of this State or City, or of a police vehicle or a private vehicle owned by a Police Officer displaying a red or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions on the front of said vehicle or an audible signal only, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a Police Officer.
[Ord. No. 995 §310, 5-19-1987]
A. 
The driver of the vehicle upon a street upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the street for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has in the manner prescribed by law given the signal to stop, shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signalled 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. shall be equipped with a mechanical and electrical signalling device approved by the State Board of Education, which will display a signal plainly visible from the front and rear indicating intent to stop.
C. 
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. No driver of a school bus shall take on or discharge a passenger at any location upon highway consisting of four (4) or more lanes of traffic, whether or not divided by a median or barrier, in such a manner as to require the passengers to cross more than two (2) lanes of traffic; nor shall he take on or discharge passengers while the vehicle is upon the road or highway proper unless the vehicle so stopped is plainly visible for at least three hundred (300) feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles upon the highway and then only for such time as is actually necessary to take on and discharge passengers.
D. 
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 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.
E. 
If any vehicle is witnessed by a peace officer or the driver of a school bus to have violated the provisions of this Section and the identity of the operator is not otherwise apparent, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the person in whose name such vehicle is registered committed the violation. In the event that charges ar filed against multiple owners of a motor vehicle, only one of the owners may be convicted and court costs may be assessed against only one of the owners.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo., §304.050.
[Ord. No. 995 §311, 5-19-1987]
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident or resulting in the injury or death of any person, or property damaged in the apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more, shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident and by the quickest means of communication available, shall notify the police, give them such information as they shall require, and remain at said scene until authorized to proceed by the police. Such driver shall give his name, address, and registration number and such other pertinent information requested to any other driver or injured party involved.
[Ord. No. 995 §312, 5-19-1987]
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving an immediate report of an accident as is required in Section 310.110, and there is another capable occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of making of such report, then such other occupant shall make or cause to be made said report required of the driver, but this shall not relieve the driver of the obligation to remain until authorized to proceed by the police unless his injuries require immediate removal for medical attention.
[Ord. No. 995 §313, 5-19-1987]
Every officer of the Police Department who, in the regular course of duty, investigates a motor vehicle accident, either at the time of and at the scene of an accident or thereafter by interviewing the participants or witnesses, shall immediately prepare and file written report of said accident.
[Ord. No. 995 §314, 5-19-1987]
A. 
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which there are no personal injuries and the apparent property damage is less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall immediately stop such vehicle and give his name, address, and registration number, and such other pertinent information requested, to any other driver involved, and if requested by such other driver, shall remain at the scene of the accident until authorized to proceed by the police.
B. 
If the damage is to unattended vehicle or fixture or other property along the roadway, the driver involved shall make reasonable effort to locate and give the owner thereof such information, and if unable to do so in the case of an unattended vehicle, shall leave his name and address in a conspicuous place thereon; provided, however, that if the owner cannot be found, then report of such action shall be made to the police by the quickest means of communication available and said driver shall remain at the scene until authorized to proceed by the police.
[Ord. No. 995 §315, 5-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any operator or passenger in any vehicle to cause or allow debris, litter, paper, junk, obstruction or any other items including but not limited to putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food, non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and non-combustible wastes such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, sold or liquid market or industrial wastes to be thrown, placed, dropped, unloaded or blown from such vehicle and remain in, upon or about any street, highway, roadway, alley, public property or public right-of-way in the City.
[Ord. No. 995 §316, 5-19-1987]
All motor vehicles, and every trailer and semi-trailer operating on the public streets or roadways of this City and carrying goods or materials or farm products which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer as a result of wind pressure or air pressure and/or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secured that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer while being transported or carried.
[Ord. No. 995 §317, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 2099 §2, 11-4-2003]
A. 
No person shall damage, injure or obstruct any street, curb, sidewalk, public property or public right-of-way, either willfully or negligently.
B. 
Notwithstanding the above, persons may barricade a street for a block party if they have complied with the provisions of Chapter 140, Section 140.345 and received a signed permit from the Chief of Police and Public Works Director.
[Ord. No. 2816 §2, 7-21-2015]
[Ord. No. 1629 §1, 1-21-1997]
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.