City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.710, 7-6-1988]
Except as otherwise provided in this Title every vehicle stopped or parked upon a highway or roadway shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel to and within eighteen (18) inches of the right-hand curb or right-hand edge of pavement and headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.715, 7-6-1988]
No person shall park any vehicle upon any roadway or alleyway in a manner or under conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway or alleyway for free movement of vehicular traffic. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on a highway, roadway or alleyway in such position as to block the entrance to any abutting property.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.720, 7-6-1988]
All angle parking is strictly prohibited upon any highway, roadway or alleyway in the City of Bridgeton, except where allowed by the Bridgeton City Council by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance, and the proper signs are posted allowing the angle parking.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.725, 7-6-1988]
A. 
No person shall stop or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a Law Enforcement Officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:
1. 
On a sidewalk.
2. 
In front of a public or private driveway exiting onto any highway, roadway, alleyway or parking lot.
3. 
Within an intersection.
4. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
5. 
On a crosswalk.
6. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk.
7. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any intersection or so close to the intersection as to obstruct the normal flow of traffic.
8. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
9. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of the entrance (when properly posted).
10. 
Alongside or opposite any roadway excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.
11. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
12. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway, roadway, alleyway or within a highway tunnel.
13. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
14. 
Within eight (8) feet of a public or private mailbox.
15. 
Upon any portion of the right-of-way of any controlled or limited access highway.
16. 
Upon any portion of the road so as to obstruct emergency snow removal operation.
17. 
Upon any unpaved shoulder or other unpaved portion of the right-of-way.
B. 
Where it is determined by the City Traffic Engineer, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that it is to the best interest and safety of the general public to increase the distances set out above, the City Traffic Engineer is hereby empowered to lengthen the distances of Subsection A, (4), (6), (8), (9), and (14), not to exceed one hundred (100) feet in length, and when official signs are erected, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at such designated places.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.730, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 92-24 §1, 5-20-1992; Ord. No. 96-43 §1 6-19-1996; Ord. No. 98-13 §1, 1-21-1998; Ord. No. 98-87 §§1 — 3, 12-7-1998]
A. 
On-Street Parking or Storage. Parking of vehicles on the paved portion of a street improved for vehicular travel shall be permitted, except as prohibited by no parking sign or by ordinance, subject to the following regulations.
1. 
No motor vehicle or vehicles as defined under Section 300.190 of this Code shall be parked on the public street in any area for a continuous period of time exceeding seven (7) days and no trailer as defined under the term "vehicle" as set forth under Section 300.190 of this Code may be parked unattached from a motor vehicle on the public street in any residential area for a continuous period of time exceeding twelve (12) hours in a residential area, except that trailers may be parked (unattached) in residential areas on public streets by Government agencies and public utility companies in the course of residential services for a continuous period of time not to exceed seven (7) days.
2. 
No recreational vehicle may be parked or stored on any public right-of-way, except in emergencies.
3. 
Reserved.
4. 
Reserved.
5. 
No vehicle shall be parked on the unpaved portions of any public right-of-way.
B. 
Parking Prohibited For Certain Purposes. No person shall park a vehicle on any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale.
C. 
Driving on Parking Lots. Every person driving a vehicle into or in a parking lot shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner and shall exercise ordinary care for the rights and safety of others, and shall drive at a rate of speed not in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour, or at such lesser speed as may be required so as not to endanger the property or safety of others, and shall observe all stop signs and traffic lanes in such parking lot, and shall exercise the highest degree of care in entering and leaving parking spaces, and shall adhere to all laws applicable to the operation of motor vehicles on public streets with respect to signaling, lights, backing, turning, and sounding of horns. For this purpose, the term "parking lot" shall mean any building or parcel of land regularly used in whole or in part for the storing or parking of more than five (5) vehicles and which is open to the general public, including but not limited to "drive-in" facilities, commercial "free" courtesy lots and lots for which a fee is charged. The term "parking lot" shall not include lots owned by a person, firm or corporation operated for the exclusive use of such person, firm or corporation or employees thereof.
D. 
Unnecessary Loud Noises Caused by Vehicles. It shall be unlawful for any person anywhere in the City of Bridgeton, Missouri, to permit or cause to be created any unnecessary loud noise by the rapid acceleration of the motor of any vehicle, or by the sounding of the horn of any vehicle, or by spinning the wheels of any vehicle, or by the emission of loud exhaust noises of any vehicle, or by the making of any other loud, unreasonable and unnecessary noise by means of any vehicle.
E. 
Culpable Negligence. Any owner or occupant of real estate who permits said real estate to be used for parking or storing of a vehicle found to be in violation of this Section is also in violation of this Section.
F. 
Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the City Police, as well as the Zoning Administrator, to see that the provisions of this Section and of other ordinances regarding parking, storage or loading are obeyed. The Police shall at all times keep vigilant watch for any violation, whether on public or private property, and shall issue a summons in case of any violation detected, whether or not any complaint has been made.
G. 
Parking Prohibited for Certain Purposes. No person shall park a vehicle on any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale.
2. 
Greasing, repairing, or performing similar activities upon such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[Ord. No. 98-87 §4, 12-7-1998]
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked or stored within the front yard of a lot used for residential purposes, except that passenger automobiles and/or trucks having a gross vehicle weight of one (1) ton or less or not licensed in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds gross weight may be parked upon a driveway in a front yard of a lot occupied by a one-family residence.
B. 
No vehicle shall be stored or parked elsewhere on residential property except on a paved driveway or in a storage or parking space as defined under Section 300.190 of this Code.
C. 
No off-street storage or parking area or facility accessory to a residential land use shall be used for the storage or parking of a vehicle owned by any person other than the occupant of the residential land use or a guest of the occupant.
[Ord. No. 98-87 §5, 12-7-1998]
A. 
No recreational vehicle as defined under Section 300.190 of this Code shall be parked or stored within the front yard of a lot used for residential purposes, except that properly licensed recreational trailers and mobile homes not exceeding thirty-two (32) feet in overall length and not exceeding ten (10) feet in height may be parked upon a driveway in a front yard of a lot occupied by a one-family residence and properly licensed boats and/or boat trailers not exceeding eighteen (18) feet in overall length and not exceeding seven (7) feet in height and eight (8) feet in width may be parked upon a driveway in a front yard of a lot occupied by a one-family residence, so long as the following conditions are met:
1. 
The recreational vehicle must be parked at least fifteen (15) feet away from the street curb, and a minimum distance of three (3) feet from a sidewalk when a sidewalk is present.
2. 
The recreational vehicle must be parked so as to create a distance of open space of at least three (3) feet from any structure and said recreational vehicle.
B. 
No recreational vehicle as described in this Section shall be stored elsewhere on residential property, provided however, not more than one (1) properly licensed recreational vehicle owned by the occupant may be parked on a paved driveway or on a storage or parking space as defined in Section 300.190 of this Code; so long as said recreational vehicle is parked in the rear or side yard and so long as the following conditions are met:
1. 
The recreational vehicle can be no closer than three (3) feet in distance from any structure.
C. 
No recreational vehicle may be parked or stored upon a residential curb-to-curb driveway, commonly known as a "horse shoe" type driveway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.735, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 98-87 §6, 12-7-1998]
A. 
On-Street Parking.
1. 
No commercial motor vehicle being licensed in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds gross weight shall be parked on any roadway or highway in a residential district between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 6:00 A.M. of any day, except in an emergency.
2. 
No truck licensed in excess of eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds gross weight and no tractor or tractor-trailer or tractor-trailer truck unit shall be parked on any roadway in a residential district at any time, except while loading or unloading, with the exception of governmental vehicles during work in progress.
3. 
No bus shall be parked on any roadway in a residential district at any time, except while loading or unloading, with the exception of governmental vehicles during work in progress.
B. 
Off-Street Parking.
1. 
No bus, semi-truck tractor or semi-trailer shall be permitted to be stored or parked in any off-street parking area unless in a loading or an unloading area, or in a motel-hotel lot when its owner or driver is registered as a guest; provided however, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle operator, or the owner of any property upon which said vehicle is parked, or the property owner's agent, to cause, allow, or permit any refrigeration compressor, motor, or other refrigeration equipment or any vehicular engine, or any bus, truck, trailer, tractor, tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle to run or operate while any such vehicle is parked or placed within one thousand (1,000) feet of an occupied residential structure between the hours of 8:00 P.M. in the evening to 8:00 A.M. the following day, or to run or operate for a total period of time of thirty (30) minutes or more while any such vehicle is parked or placed within one thousand (1,000) feet of an occupied residential structure between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
2. 
Except as provided in Section 325.055 above, no bus, truck, tractor, trailer, tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle of over one (1) ton rated capacity or licensed in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds gross weight shall be stored or parked between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 6:00 A.M. on any premises not owned or leased by the owner or operator of such vehicle or where such vehicle is not being serviced by a business establishment located on such premises.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.740, 7-6-1988]
Parking on certain highways or roadways or parts of highways or roadways shall be prohibited or limited as shown in Schedule VIII of this Title.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.745, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 94-101 §1, 12-21-1994]
Parking on private roadways, certain parking lots or part of parking lots, shall be prohibited or limited as designated in Schedule IX of this Code when the property owner has posted the appropriate signs.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.750, 7-6-1988]
A. 
Whenever a bus company, duly and properly authorized to operate in St. Louis County by the Public Service Commission of Missouri, has obtained the consent of the St. Louis County Council to operate busses over designated routes in St. Louis County and has furnished the locations of bus stops for the loading and unloading of passengers along such routes and the same have been approved by the City Traffic Engineer, such stops may be designated by appropriate signs as follows:
Location
Minimum Length
Near side of intersection
One hundred five (105) feet from curbline of intersecting street.
Far side of intersection
Eighty (80) feet from curb-line of intersecting street.
Mid-block
One hundred forty (140) feet from curbline of intersecting street.
B. 
In any prosecution charging a violation of bus stops as provided in this Title, proof that such bus stops are appropriately marked in conformance with Subsection (A) shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the bus stop was duly and properly designated and marked as provided by this Title.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.755, 7-6-1988]
A. 
The operator of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any highway or roadway at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided by this Title.
B. 
The operator of a bus shall not stop the vehicle upon any highway or roadway at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided by this Title except in case of an emergency and except for school buses loading or unloading children.
C. 
The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a highway or roadway in a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of the vehicle not further then eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to impede unduly the movement of other vehicular traffic.
D. 
The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any highway or roadway at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided by this Title. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.760, 7-6-1988]
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus or taxicab in an area designated as a public carrier zone when any stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed. However, the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop there for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when the stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter the zone.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.765, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 97-70 §1, 10-1-1997]
The City, by ordinance or resolution, and any person or corporation in lawful possession of a public off-street parking facility, may designate reserved parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or placard issued pursuant to Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as close as possible to the nearest accessible entrance. Such designation shall be made by posting immediately adjacent to and visible from each space, a sign upon which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility. It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle in any space designated pursuant to the above unless the vehicle displays the State of Missouri Director of Revenue distinguishing card on the driver's side of the windshield, or a distinguishing license plate or placard issued pursuant to Section 301.142 or 301.071, RSMo. The owner or person in lawful possession of a public off-street parking facility, and any political subdivision owning or operating a public off-street parking facility may, after notifying the Bridgeton Police Department, cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a distinguishing license plate or card in accordance with Section 301.142 or 301.071, RSMo. Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle. Bridgeton Police Officers are empowered to enter upon private property open to public use to enforce the provisions of this Section. The sign described in this Section shall also state, or an additional sign shall be posted below or adjacent to the sign, stating the following: "$50.00 to $300.00 fine". Any person who, without authorization, uses a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to this Section to park in a parking space reserved under authority of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.770, 7-6-1988]
In accordance with the provisions of this Title and when signs are erected giving notice thereof, highways, roads and/or streets are designated in Schedule XII as snow routes. During a snowfall and for twelve (12) hours thereafter, parking is prohibited on both sides of streets designated in Schedule XII. Any vehicle parked on these streets may be towed by the Police Department at the owner's expense. During the same period, parking on all other City streets is prohibited on the odd numbered side (north or west side). In addition, parking is prohibited on all courts and cul-de-sacs, as shown in Schedule XII.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.775, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 98-26 §1, 3-4-1998]
A. 
To maintain immediate parking access and unobstructed ingress and egress by emergency vehicles as defined under Section 300.190, "Authorized Emergency Vehicles" of this Title and when signs are erected giving notice thereof designating lanes and parking spaces as fire lanes, no person shall stop or park a vehicle in a marked fire lane, whether on public or private property.
B. 
Exceptions:
1. 
Commercial vehicles making merchandise pickup or delivery only may park in a fire lane no longer than fifteen (15) continuous minutes.
2. 
Commercial vehicles parking in fire lanes for the purposes of merchandise pickup or delivery must be parked in the required direction and manner as set forth in Section 325.010 of this Chapter and so as not to obstruct traffic as set forth under Section 325.020 of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 90-39 §4, 4-18-1990]
No person shall leave any partially dismantled, wrecked, or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the City.
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Cross Reference — Also see ch. 360, vehicle removal code.
[Ord. No. 90-39 §4, 4-18-1990]
A. 
All major repairs upon all automotive vehicles of all kinds and varieties, including motor scooters, motorcycles and go-carts are prohibited upon the public streets, alleys or easements of the City.
B. 
The making of major repairs upon automotive vehicles is declared a public nuisance for the reason that said repairs have a tendency to block and impede traffic upon the streets and also from the standpoint that said repairs tend to cause the streets to become littered, cluttered and oil and grease stained; all to the detriment of the citizens of the City generally.
[Ord. No. 90-39 §4, 4-18-1990]
No person charged with control of any property within the City, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise shall allow to remain on such property for longer than fourteen (14) days any motor vehicle which fails to comply with applicable requirements of Chapter 301 RSMo. (Licensing of Vehicles) and/or Chapter 307, RSMo. (Vehicle Equipment Regulations), as amended, or any motor vehicle which is mechanically incapable of being driven or operated, except that this Section shall not apply to any vehicle in an enclosed building, any vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of such business and enterprise, or to a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the City.
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Cross References — Also see §300.190 for definitions; for parking or storage space see §325.050 of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 98-87 §7, 12-7-1998]
Any owner or occupant of real estate who permits said real estate to be used for parking or storing of a vehicle found to be in violation of this Chapter is also in violation of this Chapter.