City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1210, 7-6-1988]
Every person operating a motor vehicle shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or body of any person, including the driver or passengers of the vehicle, and shall exercise the highest degree of care.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1215, 7-6-1988]
Every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any highway, roadway, alleyway or driveway notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter. Such driver shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary to avoid a collision.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1220, 7-6-1988]
Upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, or driveway which has been divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane. Such vehicle shall not be moved from the lane unless done with safety and without irregular movement.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1225, 7-6-1988]
Upon any highway or roadway other than any one-way roadway, the driver of a vehicle shall keep as near to the right hand curb as practicable, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle. Such overtaking and passing shall be subject to the limitations applicable by law to overtaking and passing. The driver of a vehicle shall also proceed to the right of a traffic island in the road unless signs designate otherwise.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1230, 7-6-1988]
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 the vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the highway or roadway. Vehicles being driven in a caravan or motorcade upon any highway or roadway outside of a business or residence district shall be operated so as to allow sufficient space between each vehicle or combination of vehicles as to enable any other vehicle to overtake or pass such vehicle in safety. This Section does not apply to drivers in a funeral procession or in a duly authorized parade. This Section applies whether or not the following vehicle is towing other vehicles.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1235, 7-6-1988]
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 (1) highway or roadway and the same or another highway or roadway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1240, 7-6-1988]
The operator of a motor vehicle shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop upon perceiving a Police vehicle in pursuit with lights or siren activated. Such vehicle shall be parked in a position parallel to and as close to the right hand edge of the road as possible.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1245, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 93-87 §§1 — 2, 10-6-1993]
A. 
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle equipped with at least one (1) lighted beacon exhibiting red or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of the vehicle, and when the vehicle is emitting an audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle or bell, the driver of every other vehicle, unless otherwise directed by a Law Enforcement Officer, 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 the stopped position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.
B. 
This Section shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway or roadway.
[Ord. No. 88-39, §24.1250, 7-6-1988]
The driver of any vehicle shall not back the vehicle unless the movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1255, 7-6-1988]
A. 
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side adjacent to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so.
B. 
No person shall leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle adjacent to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1260, 7-6-1988]
A. 
A driver intending to turn a vehicle to the right shall extend an arm at an angle above horizontal so that the arm may be seen from the front and rear of the turning vehicle and shall slow down and approach the intersecting road as near as practicable to the right side of the road along which the driver is proceeding before turning.
B. 
A driver intending to turn a vehicle to the left shall extend an arm in a horizontal position so that the arm may be seen from the rear of the vehicle and shall slow down and approach the intersecting road so that the left side of the vehicle is as near as practicable to the center line of the road along which the vehicle is proceeding before turning.
C. 
When stopping or slowing the speed of a vehicle, a driver shall extend an arm down in a vertical position so that the arm may be seen from the rear of the vehicle, but only if the movement of other vehicles may reasonably be affected by such slowing of speed.
D. 
None of the above hand signals is required if the turning, slowing, or stopping vehicle's electrical signaling and brake lights are operating properly, and are used to signal the intended movement.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1265, 7-6-1988]
The driver of any vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except at a permanent or temporary driveway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1270, 7-6-1988]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited access roadway or highway except at entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1275, 7-6-1988]
No person shall operate any commercial motor vehicle with a gross weight in excess of the amounts specified in Schedule XI of this Title at any time on any roadway or parts of roadways described in Schedule XI. Such vehicles may be operated thereon for the purpose of delivering or picking up materials or merchandise upon the restricted roadways.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1280, 7-6-1988]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of any Fire Department when the hose is laid down on any highway, roadway, alleyway, or driveway for use at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department Official in command.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1285, 7-6-1988]
The driver of any vehicle other than one (1) on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet, or drive into or park such vehicle within the block or within five hundred (500) feet of where the fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1290, 7-6-1988]
The driver of a vehicle approaching a totally or partially blind pedestrian who is carrying a cane predominately white or metallic in color, with or without a red tip, or who is using a guide dog shall take all necessary precautions to avoid injury or hazard to the blind pedestrian.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1295, 7-6-1988]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle upon any highway or roadway upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the highway or roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has given the signal to stop in the manner provided by law 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. 
The driver of a vehicle need not stop for a stopped school bus under the following conditions.
1. 
When on a divided highway or roadway proceeding in the opposite direction.
2. 
When proceeding in the opposite direction on a highway or roadway carrying four (4) or more lanes of traffic.
3. 
In either direction when the school bus is stopped in 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 highway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1296, 7-6-1988]
In accordance with Chapter 302, RSMo., no person shall operate a motor vehicle with his/her operator's license being suspended or revoked.
[Ord. No. 94-41 §1, 6-1-1994]
A. 
No owner of a motor vehicle registered in this State shall operate the vehicle, or authorize any other person to operate the vehicle, unless the owner maintains the financial responsibility as required by Chapter 303 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri. Furthermore, no person shall operate a motor vehicle owned by another with the knowledge that the owner has not maintained financial responsibility unless such person has financial responsibility which covers his operation of the motor vehicle.
B. 
Any person who operates a motor vehicle on the highways or streets of the City of Bridgeton shall upon request of any Officer display evidence of financial responsibility in conformity with Chapter 303, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.
C. 
No person shall be stopped or detained solely to determine compliance with Subsection (A) and (B) of this Section.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.725, 7-6-1988]
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under such person's control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
[Ord. No. 98-86 §1, 12-7-1998]
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.
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Cross References — As to speed limit on parking lots, see §310.050; as to stop intersections, see §320.030.
[Ord. No. 98-86 §1, 12-7-1998]
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.