City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 995 §400, 5-19-1987]
The Board of Aldermen shall authorize the placement and maintenance of traffic control signs, signals and devices which would make effective the provision of the traffic ordinances.
[Ord. No. 995 §401, 5-19-1987]
All traffic control signs, signals and devices shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the State Highways and Transportation Commission or resolutions adopted by the legislative body of this City. All signs or signals required hereunder for a particular purpose shall as far as practicable be uniform as to the type and location throughout the City. All traffic control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Chapter shall be official traffic control devices.
[Ord. No. 995 §402, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1532 §1, 9-5-1995]
A. 
The drivers of all vehicles except authorized emergency vehicles on official emergency trips are required to observe the instructions of all official traffic devices placed under the provision of this Chapter. Such devices shall include all lettered signs, all buttons, all curbing, all mechanical traffic signals, and all paint marks placed upon the surface of the roadway. Such devices shall be held to have the same authority as the personal direction of the Police Officer.
B. 
Placement of traffic signals is hereby authorized at the following locations:
The intersection of Highway 9 and 45, controlling northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound traffic.
Highway 45 at Melody Lane on the north and Parkville Heights Shopping Center on the south, controlling northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound traffic.
Highway 9 at Lakeview Drive controlling northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound traffic.
[Ord. No. 995 §403, 5-19-1987]
No provision of this Chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator, if at the time and place of the alleged violation an official sign herein required is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinary observant person. Whenever a particular Section does not State that official traffic control devices are required, such Section shall be effective even though no device is erected or in place.
[Ord. No. 995 §404, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Whenever official traffic control devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this Code such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
B. 
Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this Code and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this Chapter, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
[RSMo. §300.155]
A. 
Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic control signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and yellow shall be used except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word legend, and said lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:
1. 
Green indication.
a. 
Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn. But vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such signal is exhibited.
b. 
Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow, or such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection;
c. 
Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 315.070, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
2. 
Steady yellow indication.
a. 
Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection.
b. 
Pedestrians facing a steady yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 315.070 are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.
3. 
Steady red indication.
a. 
Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green indication is shown except as provided in Paragraph (b) of this Subsection;
b. 
The driver of a vehicle which is stopped as close as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, than at the entrance to the intersection in obedience to a red signal, may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed by the signal at the intersection, except that the State Highways and Transportation Commission with reference to an intersection involving a State highway, and local authorities with reference to an intersection involving other highways under their jurisdiction, may prohibit any such right turn against a red signal at any intersection where safety conditions so require, said prohibition shall be effective when a sign is erected at such intersection giving notice thereof;
c. 
Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 315.070, pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.
4. 
In the event an official traffic control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provisions of this Section shall be applicable except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application. Any stop required shall be made at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such sign or marking the stop shall be made at the signal.
[Ord. No. 995 §406, 5-19-1987]
Whenever special pedestrian control signals exhibiting the words "walk," "wait" or "don't walk" are in place such signals shall indicate as follows:
WALK
Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles.
WAIT OR DON'T WALK
No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the walk signal shall proceed to the sidewalk or safety zone while the "wait" or "don't walk" signal is showing.
[Ord. No. 995 §407, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Whenever an illuminated flashing red or yellow signal is used in a traffic sign or signal it shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows:
1. 
Flashing red (stop signal), when a red lens illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or at a limit line when marked, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and the right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign;
2. 
Flashing yellow (caution signal), when a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or past such signal only with caution.
[Ord. No. 995 §408, 5-19-1987]
When lane direction control signals are place over the individual lanes of a street or highway, vehicular traffic may travel in any lane over which a green signal is shown, but shall not enter or travel in any lane over which a red signal is shown.
[Ord. No. 995 §409, 5-19-1987]
No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic control device or any railroad sign or signal.
[Ord. No. 995 §410, 5-19-1987]
No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any official traffic control device or part thereof.
[Ord. No. 995 §411, 5-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive upon any street where any barricade, sign or flagman or workman designates to gives notice that such street or portion of street is closed.
[Ord. No. 995 §412, 5-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle across private property for the purpose of avoiding an official traffic control device.
[Ord. No. 995 §413, 5-19-1987]
Where there are established traffic lanes and such traffic lanes have been marked, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to fail or refuse to keep such vehicle within the boundaries of any such lane except when lawfully passing another vehicle or preparatory to making a turning movement.